Women in the Park Cities Can Have Dirty Hair. The Ammended Rule Book.

                                                                     

I received this e-mail from a reader and it absolutely made my day.

I think I saw you in line at CVS the other day and I noticed you were buying Pssssst! I hadn’t thought about that stuff since college and as I stood there I remembered how easy my life was when I had it. I left the line and went in search of it. I got the last can and my life is complete. Thank you for silently reminding me that even women in the Park Cities can have dirty hair. I remember a long time ago you wrote a column about rules for Park Cities women, are we breaking any if we have dirty hair?

Ladies of the Park Cities, I move that the following shampoo schedule be added to the rule book and adopted as common and acceptable practice. Suggest edits in the comment section or vote YES as is.

Dirty hair stage 1: One day post wash and style for event. Just washed it yesterday for date night. Today, looking better than when super clean because I’ve got some texture. I’m hot.

Dirty hair stage 2: Two days post wash. A little hairspray at the root will do the trick. And honestly, everyone will be looking at my new skirt, not my hair.

Dirty hair stage 3: Three days post wash, rationalization begins. I remember hearing it’s not good to shampoo too much anyway. And for the PTA meeting, no one will notice. Hat? Nah, I’m good with plenty of lip gloss and Tory Burch flats.

Dirty hair stage 4: Four days post wash. Would it be faster to shampoo or run to the store for some Psssssst? Run to the store.

Dirty hair stage 5: Five days post wash. Sorry, I can’t go to lunch, I have dirty hair. Wear ponytail slicked in Aqua Net to work or baseball hat to grocery store.

Dirty hair stage 6: Six days post wash. Husband due back in town today. Mani, pedi, and then to salon for wash and blowout. Good as new. It doesn’t matter what I wear today, everyone will be noticing my hair. Note: this stage should not occur more than 10 times per year.

14 thoughts on “Women in the Park Cities Can Have Dirty Hair. The Ammended Rule Book.

  • October 22, 2010 at 11:08 am
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    This is hilarious and utterly true! By totally random synchronicity, I posted on my Facebook page this morning at 9 AM that “whoever invented dry shampoo should like, win the Nobel Prize.”

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  • October 22, 2010 at 11:41 am
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    Ok Merritt..this seriously freaks me out. I want to be a non-washing woman on the go but it just ain’t going to happen. I am a wash-every-day girl and I am not fully ready for the day unless my hair is super clean. I am perhaps a bit of a snob when I see others who I can tell haven’t washed their hair. I know it would be so much better for my hair if I didn’t wash it daily….but ick!! Maybe I will have to try the Pssst. This would be a huge personal challenge. :). And baseball hats? NEVER. WORN. ONE!!

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  • October 22, 2010 at 12:04 pm
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    I want to know what’s in that can. Seriously, does anybody know? It sounds revolting, but I’m trying to have an open mind here…

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  • October 22, 2010 at 12:15 pm
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    @kmom, It’s a can of time. The time you save washing, drying etc. Time. Try it.

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  • October 22, 2010 at 12:37 pm
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    In high school my best friend used baby powder – she was a blonde so that worked for her, I’m a brunette so not so much on the baby powder hair. I bet every drug store for 5 miles is sold out of this stuff by the end of the weekend.

    This reminds me of the quote from Napoleon, writing to Josephine, “Home soon…don’t bathe”

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  • October 22, 2010 at 1:11 pm
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    On that same note–let’s rectify some hair color MISTAKES. This is a link to a story from my blog on the “Dallas Blonde”

    http://tinyurl.com/2dyytlm

    Dry shampoo is the way to go. You should only be washing twice a week but you can rinse often.

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  • October 22, 2010 at 2:16 pm
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    Tresemme’ also has dry shampoo in a can, which can be found at Target (no Pssssst at Target). If you want to go non-aerosol, Oscar Blandi has a lovely smelling hair powder (Sephora) that even comes in a small travel size.

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  • October 22, 2010 at 2:23 pm
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    Wow, now I don’t feel so gross. I typically am an every-other-day kind of girl with a shampoo after tennis or working out, either or both of which happen just about every other day. I’m also a wash and go person–no blow drying–and I rarely wear make-up so I have the personal maintenance thing down to about 15 minutes every other day.

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  • October 22, 2010 at 7:21 pm
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    Ummmm…no, can’t do the skip a day on the hair wash. Daily wash is a must. It is not hard to tell when someone doesn’t wash their hair daily, and that can stuff does not work. Are you taking a bath at least…yuck, you older ladies are just gross.

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  • October 24, 2010 at 2:05 pm
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    Well to each his / her own. Maybe this is a blonde thing. I have dark hair and I feel the need to wash every day. That seems to be the way the tally is going. Interesting topic.

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  • October 24, 2010 at 9:59 pm
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    Nope, it’s definitely not a blonde thing. I’m very blonde. Nor is it an age thing.

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  • October 25, 2010 at 10:59 am
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    Well I have a tidbit of info for the younger ladies. Last year I had the misfortune of having loads of chemo. Before that I had thick, lustrous long brunette hair. If I didn’t wash it every day it felt lank and greasy, so I did indeed wash it every day. All the chemo killed my ovaries and made for premature menapause – chemopause. The hair that grew back under these menapausal conditions is dry as a bone. Does that mean no more daily washing? Nope. Now I have the need to wash daily to get rid of the drenching sweats of hot flashes. You.can.not.win.

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  • October 25, 2010 at 11:27 am
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    I think you can buy Psssst through The Vermont Country Store’s catalog, too. Don’t worry, no one will know what’s in that brown box when it’s delivered…

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  • October 25, 2010 at 2:28 pm
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    Oh my goodness kmom. I am really sorry to hear of that. (((hugs))) to you!

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