The Rat’s Nest, aka My Hair

by Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] on March 14, 2012

in All About Me,Lazy

There is an ugly side of having good hair.

Yes, I do have good hair. I’m not shy about saying it, because when you have something worth flaunting, you should.

Witness, good hair:

photo by my OGBFF Mishi

And when I only have a few things to flaunt, I brag the shite out of what I have worthy of flaunting. (see: my fingernails, my girls, my TV-watching skills)

But then there’s an ugly side to having a mane of curly hair.

The ugly side is days like today when I’m working on day 5 of it being unwashed.

I use dry shampoo on my hair when it’s been more than 3 days since its last shampoo, so I know it’s not all-the-way dirty. But having product applied to it daily and then sleeping on it night after night, the hair mass will make for a tangled mess.

I will neither confirm, nor deny, the accusation that there are baby rats living in there.

Unless you want to lose a finger, don’t even try to touch it.

By tomorrow, it will be walking on its own.

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1 Neeroc March 14, 2012 at 2:04 pm

Dude! Dude. Can I come cry on your shoulder? I’ve never cut this child’s hair – http://www.flickr.com/photos/neeroc/6475044049/in/photostream. It scares me. I love the curls, and the fact that I can go *days* without brushing it (you really don’t want to brush it. But. It is dreadlocks after one sleep. I cry, she screams…I really should start drinking. How, how do you manage it? What magic products make it all go away?
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2 Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] March 14, 2012 at 4:16 pm

I hate to tell you this, but I didn’t have curly hair as a kid so I have no idea how to help her hair. I know. It’s weird. It grew out curly after puberty.

I use Pantene which is probably too harsh for her baby hair. Also, I leave in conditioner which helps if I wash it every few days, but if I’m going longer than ~3 days between washings, leave-in conditioner makes it worse.

Good luck… It’s GORGEOUS.
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3 Crystal March 14, 2012 at 5:48 pm

My hair turns into a jumbled mess too. I usually wash it every 3 days because I NEVER remember to buy leave in conditioner…My hair was never curly when I was little but now its really wavy/curly and THICK. If I want it to be manageable I usually have to straighten it or wear it up. I feel your pain
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4 Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] March 14, 2012 at 11:45 pm

I just use a small amount of regular conditioner to leave in. But if I do, I can’t go more than 3 days w/o washing again. It’s a major mess after that.
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5 Liz March 14, 2012 at 11:37 pm

My hair is straight but thick … when I go to sleep with it wet, it’s everywhere the next day! My mom has super curly hair like yours though. :)

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6 Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] March 14, 2012 at 11:45 pm

I bet your mom has good hair.
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7 Liz March 14, 2012 at 11:47 pm

She actually likes to straighten it sometimes, and it looks worse straight! It looks nice curly, which is her natural state.

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8 Al_Pal March 15, 2012 at 12:56 am

Although mine is not curly, I also have Good Hair that can become snarled. It is super fine and wants to be a dreadloaf.
I have to braid it before bed often, or else the comb-outs take way too long. ;p

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9 kalisa March 15, 2012 at 5:31 pm

We have the same hair (although I’m currently straightening mine). Mine turned thick and curly after puberty too. I look like the singer from Counting Crows when I wake up in the morning. And when I go to the beach I look like Medusa. Good hair.

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10 Amanda March 17, 2012 at 12:54 am

I found some fabulous new conditioner by Bed Head for curly hair. Keeps the curls fabulous (and soft). It’s expensive at the salon, but I can always find the giant bottle at TJ Maxx, Marshalls or Ross for $14.99ish. I recommend it!
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