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I just realized to my horror that I haven't had a blog post today. No, I refuse to break my streak! I was planning to get my awesome moving post done last night, but instead I just sort of stared at my computer screen and drooled until I couldn't keep my eyes open any more. Then this morning it was all errands and returning the truck and then biking twenty miles just because I could.

Whoops.

Right now, I'm sitting in front of the computer with a towel around my shoulders and a disturbingly stained shower cap on my head. There is a good reason for this.

Every six weeks I have a good friend of mine come over to my house and smear something that's got the color and texture of a cow pie into my hair. Thankfully, it smells much, much nicer than a cow pie. Sort of earthy and sweet and a bit like tea.

The poo is actually dried henna that's been mixed with boiling water and olive oil. I use it because it makes my mane and tail both thick and shiny... I mean my hair. It makes my hair thick and shiny. And bright red. That's actually the most important part. I've been dyeing my hair red for something like eight years (my husband has literally never seen me with my natural hair color) and henna's been my magic bullet. Regular bleach and dye washed out within weeks and just destroyed my hair; the henna just stays and refuses to leave. To the point that if I ever want to not be a redhead, as far as I know I'd just have to make a clean break and shave my head.

Overall, I'm not worried about that because I like being a redhead, and I make a believable one. And I also find sitting around with my hair smelling funny for a couple hours while I surf the net much more pleasant than choking on bleach fumes while my scalp feels like it's going to peel off.

And how could you say no to something as sexy as this?


I'll make good use of this hair pooing time by answering the seven brazillion comments that are sitting in my mailbox, and then whipping up something silly for tomorrow.

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seraphim_grace
Aug. 27th, 2012 10:03 pm (UTC)
my hair is too dark for henna
but I have this hair mayo, and it's amazing, it's like really thick butter and you gloop it on and leave it as long as you can and then perfect hair, like 1950's set hair, and although it comes in this massive tub you use only a little of it
it's really hard to find it now and if I discover they're not making it any more I think I'll literally throw myself at the company weeping
you have to get it from ebay now
and it was never dear to begin with
stoic_rose
Aug. 28th, 2012 01:36 am (UTC)
I've seen hair mayo at my Walmart in the ethnic hair aisle. I always wondered about it because it sounded scary.
seraphim_grace
Aug. 28th, 2012 09:16 am (UTC)
it's like an uber conditioner, the conditioner other conditioners queue up to worship
sealwhiskers
Aug. 27th, 2012 10:25 pm (UTC)
Let it be said for the record, that I was the first person who ever put henna onto your head. Others took over after that, but I did it that once!
rjw76
Aug. 28th, 2012 04:30 am (UTC)
hee, I hadn't realised you weren't naturally red! I'd picked up on the henna, but figured it was brightening up your natural colour.

Which kinda does suggest it works...
katsudon
Aug. 29th, 2012 11:18 pm (UTC)
Haha, yeah! I'm just normally a mousy blonde. But I guess I work as a redhead because I'm so darn pasty and freckly.
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