Thursday, August 29, 2013

Hair update!

I might have made progress on saving my henna-hair disaster.

After I washed my hair last night--three times--with my clarifying shampoo, my hair was officially the worst it has ever looked.  I looked like someone dumped a bottle of olive oil right on my head.  It was sticking out in crazy directions from the was awful.

I wore a hat to work, it was so bad.

Today I decided I meant business.  So I filled up the tub and soaked my hair as long as I possibly could, until the water started to get pretty cold.  Then I drizzled a bunch of apple cider vinegar on my hair and let it sit for a while.  After that, I used a little bottle of Axe (yes, men's!) shampoo that my boyfriend had left here for when he stays over.  (Sorry Shaun! I'll buy you some more.)

The reason I used Axe rather than any of the pricey shampoos that I have?  Axe has sulfates in it.  In addition to sulfates having a pretty bad reputation, I'm also allergic to them--and have been for years, before I finally figured out why I was sneezing all the damn time.  (This is pre-owning-a-cat years.  Now I just sneeze all the time from the cat!)

So, as you can imagine, the shampoos in my house don't have sulfates in them.  Which is usually a good thing.  Until it comes to fighting Henna.

I blew my hair dry and straightened it as usual, and it looks about 90% better.  It pretty much looks exactly like my normal hair, there's just a slight greasy spot on the left hand side that no one would notice except me.

I guess I'm going to have to run out and grab myself some sulfate shampoo until the Henna mess settles down, and hopefully it will continue to help!

While I have you: What the hell is up with LinkedIn constantly suggesting you add people that you've already tried to add except they've denied you?  I didn't even notice they were doing this, so I figured, "Hey!  There's Joe.  We aren't friends on LinkedIn, I'll have to fix that."  But then when I logged in a few months later (I've been a sporadic user, up until lately) I'd see Joe AGAIN, and try to add him again, because I completely forgot that I had tried to add him before.

Ugh.  Way to go, LinkedIn.  Using my poor memory against me.  It's not bad enough that these people have already decided not to connect with me for whatever reason--now you have to make me look like a crazed stalker who tries to add them every month.



And on the other hand, what reason would you use to NOT connect to someone on LinkedIn, if you knew them professionally?  Isn't that the whole point?  It's not like I request people who I don't know.

I don't get networking.  But I'm working on it.

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