I haven’t blogged in ages. Most of this is due to the fact that I don’t have internet at home. This also makes it very hard to narrow down my blog post subject when I do get time to post. For instance, right now, I have about 6 separate subjects I want to write about. One of them being that before I lived in a more rural area (which isn’t even that rural compared to other parts of the country), I didn’t realize there were places where you couldn’t get good, reliable internet. Growing up in the city suburbs, internet was everywhere. Where I live now, on a busy, and rather populated road, there are several stretches that cable and high speed internet don’t cover. I happen to live on one of those stretches. The cables stop a half mile on either side of my house. There are at least 30 houses within that stretch and I don’t understand why the wires weren’t run on this stretch, but it is what it is. Our only options for internet are through our phones or satellite. Satellite is unreliable, limited, and on the expensive side considering those qualities. Also, to save money, my husband and I don’t have smart phones, and as a result, have no internet access at our house. This concept never entered my mind before moving away from “home.” There are a few benefits to not having internet at home, but the cons far outweigh them. It’s life for me right now, so I do what I can when I can and leave the rest alone.
I also have a really exciting story about my dog that involves a raccoon and a gun, but I’ll save that for another time.
The reason I actually started this post is to talk about my hair. I’m a bit slow when it comes to my hair. I must admit part of it is due to the fact that I never wanted to pay for the expensive styling products. I have come to realize that this was a serious error of ways. I could have had luscious, gorgeous curls for years now, but since I chose not to buy the better products, those years have been spent with mediocre hair. I was always afraid to try the more expensive products for fear they wouldn’t work on my hair and be a waste of money.
Recently, during the missions conference at our church, I asked one of the missionary wives what products she used on her hair (her hair was gorgeous, not frizzy, and looked so soft). Her answer didn’t really surprise me: Frizz Ease by John Frieda. I had previously tried the Curl Perfecting Spray (see, I did splurge once), but didn’t really find much difference from the cheaper Herbal Essences Spray I was using. Looking back, I’m pretty sure that was the only one that Walmart carried, so I guess my cheapskate ways aren’t entirely to blame for this lack of oversight. One of the ladies at my church who had heard the question and answer brought me the serum and the “Secret Weapon” on Sunday. The result is absolutely amazing. I didn’t realize (due to my lack of enthusiasm, internet, and research) that there were more products in the Frizz Ease line than the one I had tried. I must admit, now I want to go buy them all. When I mentioned this to my husband, he laughed and said that he’s sure I spend less money on my hair than most ladies by not going to the salon, so it basically evens out. Lol
I also recently had started not shampooing my hair every day. All previous suggestions of this were stubbornly set aside. I can’t not go without “washing” my hair. Of course, that was mostly because I couldn’t style it without it being wet, and I can’t get a comb through it without the shampoo and conditioner routine. However, I started only shampooing a few times a week, but conditioning every day. This allows me to actually comb my hair (in the shower) and style every day without actually shampooing. It works well for me. I really haven’t seen much difference in my hair, but my shower times are shorter. J
I still plop my hair after my shower, I still blow dry it briefly, but as you can see by the pictures, product makes a huge difference. At least I won’t be spending as much on shampoo.