Have you ever wondered how much space in your home is occupied by your hair care products? How much money do you spend on products? How much of what you have is not strictly clutter?
I have easy care hair. It is one of my favourite things about myself - that I can basically wash it and then leave it or give it a quick dry. I am not challenged. Still, today, I decided to take inventory of what kind of space I am dedicating to my 'crowning glory'.
- In the shower - just for me - Four different shampoos and one conditioner
- In the other bathroom - an unused butane curler, heat rollers not used in the past 5 years, and a box of those special curlers that I needed to add to the heat roller appliance because they never give you enough.
- Under one sink in the en suite bath - two plastic containers of hair ornaments (you know, when I had long hair and needed 45 different pony tail clips and a number of barrettes. The other box has special cloth hair bands in case, one day, my hair is in the way and I need a hair band or two or twenty.
- Under the other sink (and here I am slightly embarrassed) - six different shampoos (I keep seeing an ad for something miraculous that never pans out), two different conditioners for the shower, two for adding after the hair is toweled dry, three boxes of root touch-up because you never know what will happen between appointments with the colourist, three different waxes for the days I decide that I must have a little sticking up hair, three hair sprays and only one is aerosol because I care about the environment, mousse because there are days my hair might get the fly-aways, and one product that is in a foreign language but I am sure it will do something for me .... one day.
- In the side cabinet - a container full of velcro rollers (I might be asked out somewhere where curls are required) and a very expensive hair straightening thing that I used once but the fear of frying my head stopped me.
- Finally, on the wall is a special blow dryer that promises to tame my hair and a towel that is specially produced to dry my hair to a point almost ready to
I want to reduce the real estate in my home devoted to my hair, my good and easy to manage hair. I am struggling with the concept of 'good money'. You know the good money I spent on all of those name brand products and appliances that I no longer use. Still, by baring my soul here today (and maybe you can join me in this), I hope to be able to go in and toss the old products that I have tried and will not use and donate those appliances someone may want. I want a cleaner and less cluttered life.
Garbage Day is coming and it may be a hairy experience.
Photo Credit: wigs and haircare (because there is no way I will expose my excesses here so I borrowed this photo from Flickr)