Friday, September 28, 2012

I'm Going To Stop Showering

Ok, so I'm not really going to stop showering.  But I'm thinking about it?  Why?  Well, because as I'm sure I'm not the only person in the world, my perception of myself doesn't seem to match that of the rest of the world.

On days where I'm feeling sloppy and icky and everything else, that's when someone will say to me, "Wow!  You look great.  Have you lost weight?"

The day I spent open to close volunteering at the carnival at the wee ones' school?  When I was spending hours at the customer service desk answering questions and running credit cards and whatever else came up, that's when a friend's husband comes up and tells me that he's impressed.  I look really "elegant" that day.  Go figure.

Or maybe I'm having a really bad hair day.  That's when someone will say that my hair looks amazing.

This is what my hair looks like on what I consider to be a good day.  It's not a "pretty" day all around, but my hair is behaving.  Nothing is sticking out in weird places.  There are no parts that are half curly and half not.  I don't have any wings around my head.  It isn't super poofy.  It's behaving.

Me on a relatively good hair day

This is not the day I get the compliments.  I get compliments on the day when I vlog quickly before I go walking with my friends.  What do I not do before I go walking?  Those are the mornings where I didn't shower and panic trying to fluff my hair into some semblance of normalcy before turning on the camera.  And I get the compliments then.  And when I go to meet my friends?  I get compliments from them on how awesome my hair looks.

Me on a bad hair day - according to me

I have a bad hair day, but no one else thinks so

So apparently my solution is to just stop showering, right?  I wonder if it would help if I stopped brushing my teeth, too....


Melisa September 28, 2012 at 3:59 PM  

No, no, don't stop brushing your teeth.

But the no-shower thing? Maybe! ;)

Liz@thisfullhouse September 29, 2012 at 7:52 AM  

Root canals are very unsexy.

Pat September 30, 2012 at 4:58 PM  

I've had a similar experience to yours--feeling icky and like my hair is overdo for a wash and then someone says they think my hair looks great. I think your hair is really pretty in the second-to-the last photo.

Not a Perfect Mom September 30, 2012 at 10:09 PM  

it's the sexy tousled look....just go and rock it

Michelle October 1, 2012 at 11:23 AM  

Melisa - That would be one way to go green AND lower my water bill at the same time, right? ;)

Liz - Oooo good point. And knock on wood, I've never had a cavity. I don't want to start.

Pat - Thanks :) It's not how I want my hair to be, so I don't like it. But at least I now know it's not as bad as I think it is half the time.

Holly - I'm going with it. Straight to the shower ;) I've learned that especially as I get older, I can't wash my hair every day or it just breaks off and is gross dry, but... showers are definitely good things!

Jennifer Donovan October 2, 2012 at 6:01 PM  

I agree -- I like the more natural looks better!!

Michelle October 3, 2012 at 12:17 PM  

Jennifer - Thanks :) I think part of the problem is that I'm growing my hair out again so it just isn't how I want it at all... and it hasn't been cut since May so it's all scraggly. But I like it when people say nice things about me! ;)

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