Sunday, April 5, 2009

Derailing for Dummies

I posted this on my Facebook (*eye roll*) but I'm posting it here for posterity's sake.

In face to face conversations, people will use these tactics but somehow usually manage to have a little more tact about it. On the internet, however, forget about it. Anonymity and the opportunity to experience other people as textual blurbs on a personal computer screen give one near absolute permission to behave like a tremendous dickwad.

This lovely satirical piece (which is also dead serious) outlines how you, too, can marginalize and insult practically anyone!

Derailing for Dummies

Saturday, April 4, 2009

No 'Poo

I have been hearing about this "No 'Poo" regimen for a while now. I've decided to try it out because I like the idea of not spending so much money on hair care products, not creating so much waste (think of all the shampoo bottles alone you've used up in your life, not to mention conditioner, hairspray, and other products), and letting my hair do what it wants to do naturally (a lesson I learned begrudgingly after many years of fighting with it). I'm going to try the baking soda washes and apple cider vinegar rinses at first instead of just quitting cold turkey. I don't think I could handle the oil overload that would arise from just rinsing with water at first. If, later on, I feel that it's working out for me, I'll try to use baking soda and vinegar less until perhaps I won't use them at all. That is, IF I get very far. There's a possibility I'll cave and go running back to my Herbal Essences shampoo for long hair like I'm on fire and it's the only pond in town. There's also the possibility that this will ruin the ends of my hair, drying and snapping my strands like a Slim-Jim. Since I sort of expect this to happen, I feel this is a good time to attempt this experiment since I've been thinking of cutting my hair a little bit anyway. I haven't even had a trim since last July and my hair is down to my shoulder blades. I can afford at this point to lose an inch or two. I haven't quite decided what to do about my patron saint, St. Fructis of Leave-In Conditioner. It's the only styling product I use. I guess I'll just have to figure it out as I go.

Anyway, I'll be updating about my progress, probably with little regularity. If anyone wants to join me in this, that would be cool too!

BTW, I probably will not be calling it the "No 'Poo" trial because I think that is a ridiculously stupid name. I'll probably call it "not washing my hair" or "not using product."

No Product, Day 1: