I’m doing a throwback post today. I’ve been editing prior posts & came across this Olive Oil + Hair story. I died laughing because I vividly remember smelling like a kitchen & trying desperately to convince myself that I could NOT walk around all day/w olive oil in my hair. Way too much alone time. But the post made me laugh so I figured I’d repost it today & hopefully enhance your day w/a little humor – Enjoy!
I saved my life. More like my hair’s life. I have super long, thick, blonde hair that has been severely neglected since my move to Dubai.
I rarely wash it. I try to go as many days as possible in the most extreme ways not to wash my hair. (The key is finding different ways to wear your hair the second & third/fourth/fifth day without a wash.)
The problem happens on the days I choose to wash my locks. I’ve been using shampoo that I believe physically assaults my hair. I’m nearly positive my hair is crying when I put the shampoo through it & it continues to cry until it gets oily again. In truth, my hair has probably been crying since I landed in Dubai.
I used to buy expensive shampoo + conditioner because I spend a lot of money highlighting & want to stretch the color as long as possible. I don’t want to waste the money I spent highlighting, by ruing my hair with bad product. Miss High Maintenance, Hiiii
That all went out the window when I got to Dubai. I RARELY do my hair. And when I do put in effort, it means half blow drying it & leaving it down. Most often I braid it or put it up in a bun.
The neglect started when I ran out of my good ol American shampoo & couldn’t find the one I was previously using. Shortly after that, I found a few pieces of my hair that I think missed my last trim, so I cut them myself..? I’ve never done that before. Between nasty shampoo and a self trim, I thought my hair was treacherous. I started putting it in a ponytail every single day, which again I don’t think is good for your hair. The color started fading (probably just in my head) and it turned into Rapunzel length. In a bad, ratty way.
So I booked an appointment to get my hair cut & highlighted. BUT, I was completely terrified to show up to a nice salon with my hair being dried out, self cut & brassy. I went to Pinterest in last minute efforts to find a solution that could fake maintained looking hair until it was fixed.
And as much as I would love to explain how I planned it that way & have spent years & years growing it long, that’s not 100% the case. My hair grows like a weed. Having short hair isn’t an option because it would take way too much effort to maintain. Long hair is easy for me, I go to the Salon approx twice a year.
I get asked about my hair more than anything else. You know? Like instead of “where did you get those granny Sketcher slide ons?” people ask about how I did the bun in my hair today. I don’t know why…
3 Long Hair Tips For The Lazy
1.Don’t wash it. I don’t wash it because I’m lazy AF. I know it’s almost trendy these days to say how many days in between washes you are for your hair. “I haven’t washed my hair in 5 days!”. Well, I haven’t washed my hair since I was a child. Once a month my mom had to force me to wash it, and I don’t think she wanted to either but as a mother you feel like you have to enforce rules. It takes an hour to brush out & another 3 days to air dry. I see no interest.
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