My dear friends.  OH, my friends.

I had hoped to be able to give you a glowing report on my hair crisis, to issue a statement to the effect of, “Things were a bit dodgy but with proper haircare and some 3 Minute Miracle, all is well in lock-land.”

But it’s not going to work out.

Instead of being able to move past the differences I have with my hair I’m being forced to upgrade the situation to a sincere “hair-tastrophe”!

Bad Hair Day does nothing to accurately depict the flyaway pieces of Silly String attached to my head.  (Except my hair isn’t hot pink or orange.)

I am at a loss and now seeking intervention.  I don’t want to wear a ponytail for the rest of my life but if I don’t my hair is levitating off of my head, in shock from its switch from soft to hard water, humid to arid climate.

What’s a girl to do?!

Is there a haircare guru reading this?  Can someone help me?  What product should I be using???

In other news, my sister is an excellent cook and makes the best breakfast burrito I’ve ever had.  The lard baby is very happy this morning.

Mmmmm, Yummy.

I’d also like to know if it’s just practice that makes people get good at playing Word with Friends or if I’m lacking a gene.

I’m new to the Words with Friends world and I thought I was going to absolutely love it because I have an inappropriate love relationship with words (and have even been known to read the dictionary on occasion.  That’s how I know it’s an inappropriate relationship – who in their right minds reads the dictionary?)

The thing is, I’m loving the game but my scores are horrible.  Abysmal.  Unworthy.  Flagitious.  Painful.  Vile.  Atrocious.


So, today’s StealingFaith post is A) All about me and my issues (with a small detour to my sister’s breakfast burrito) and B) A desperate plea for advice regarding the sad state of “a-hairs” (yuck,yuck) on my head and how to improve my Words with Friends game.

Thank you.  Goodbye.

PLEASE!  Don’t forget to leave your advice in the comments.  And rate this post, send it to your Aunt Fanny in Poughkeepsie, and don’t forget to have yourself a stellar (good, wonderful, cracking, neat, great, lovely, fun-filled, enceinte, spectacular, groovy and corking) day!  

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4 thoughts on “Self-Absorbed

  • June 25, 2011 at 11:37 am

    Okay, so I realize I do not have curly hair, only wavy and I straighten it every day so there is no way I can possibly know what you are going through. However, I eat up beauty tip articles in magazines and I recently read an amazing article (at least I hope it will be) on how to tame your frizzy, curly locks in unforgiving weather! So here it goes… Hope this will help you:

    1. Use conditioner that states “no buildup” or “washes clean.” However, after a few months of the same conditioner, if you notice your hair is returning to it’s unruly ways, use a clarifying shampoo or switch brands. It will last longer if you use the matching shampoo with the conditioner.
    2. Leave-in conditioner and root booster. They are your friend and they will save your life.
    3. Sephora carries a miracle product (or so I’ve been told by my half black/half white sister who has hair much bigger and frizzier than I have ever seen yours) and it is called Climate Control Heat and Humidity Gel. Maybe check it out.
    4. End your shower by rinsing your hair with cool water because the hot water deprives your hair of moisture which is what causes it to be unmanageable.
    5. Lastly, if you get really desperate (or even if you don’t) you can try this awful sounding home remedy for frizzy hair. 8 teaspoons of mayonnaise and 2 eggs (also, a couple drops of olive oil for shine!). Apply it to your hair and let it sit for half an hour and then rinse it out. I know it sounds gross but hey, it may work, right?!

    As far as Words with Friends goes, it is all about the placement. I have played 7 letter words that were less points that a 3 letter word I have played before. Placement is KEY. 🙂

  • June 25, 2011 at 12:52 pm

    Curly hair can be a true dilemma. I’m not sure if this will work for the climate you’re in, but this is the concoction I’ve come up with after years of experimentation. First, I put mousse all over. The pro’s of mousse–it’s light and doesn’t make your hair crunchy. The con’s–doesn’t always do the trick for the tough frizzies. Next, gel goes only on the ends. I find gel is the exact opposite of mousse–always takes care of the friz, but too much can leave a lot of crunch. And no one wants crunch. Next, diffuse and you’re good to go! I think some people use a finishing spray as well, but I’ve never tried it.

    As for product lines, I always use the cheap stuff. Personally, I think a lot of it is the same. I use Tresemme mousse and those huge bottles of pink or green gel you can get for like $3. Lasts about a year, too. Hair dressers would probably tell me this is a big no-no, but it works for me!

    Good luck, dear curly-haired compadre.

  • June 25, 2011 at 6:22 pm

    J, I suggest Googling for an Aveda school. A student clips, massages head and neck and they really know hair!! A teacher watches and has the final say. It’s a spa salon experience for $20. Ask for someone who knows curly hair– they know hair and I am certain they can help you!

  • June 26, 2011 at 12:12 am

    JJ I deal with the same climate issues, except with my skin! Even when I go to a humid place for a short visit my skin breaks out in protest, clears up a few days later and then breaks out again when I get back to the oven formerly known as phoenix. As for the hair issues I won’t lie I am kinda hair care obsessed and always have been. I agree with Michelle! Try to find an aveda salon or school. There is a salon right by the hideaway in sedona and there is a aveda school here in tempe. I have tried every hair product humanly possible in my years of obsession and settled on aveda about 2 months ago.. I had used it before and loved that it was all natural and the stylists know what they are doing and actually listen to you. The salons are also super relaxing.. yes the massage is amazing, the tea is wonderful and they always know what they are doing. I bought the shampure shampoo and conditioner and my hair is now thicker than ever before! And shiny!!!! Super happy with aveda. When I had permed hair in Oklahoma I used their be curly curling cream to tame frizz and biosilk silk therapy for shine and flyaways. Hope this helps:)


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