I wouldn’t say it saves my life. I wouldn’t say I love it almost as much as my family. But almost….
I have decided that dry shampoo improves my mental health.
I’m going to talk about the shampoo first and how it helps me second. You know, so those busy execs at Batiste don’t have to read the whole blog post to realize I’m their biggest fan and send me a lifetime supply for free.
So I’ve tried many a dry shampoo since they became a thing. I mean something to help me prolong doing my hair for one more day and mask how dirty it is…. I jumped on that band wagon fast!
I’ve tried powders and sprays, expensive and cheap. However, the experimenting was over when I found Batiste. It is accessible at most drug stores. It is inexpensive and it works amazingly.
Also for someone like me who has dark hair it has an added amazing feature that it doesn’t turn your hair white like from a powder.
So basically it’s a miracle in a can.
Now I’m not extremely health conscious, but I try to pay attention to what I’m putting in and on my body. But when it comes to dry shampoo I don’t care. Ignorance is bliss. I don’t know what’s in it, I don’t care. I’m choosing to believe it is good for me because it makes my life better and that is that.
It is good for me. It is good for my mental health.
See, I’m a working mom of two. I have a lot of plates spinning in the air at once…A LOT. I’m not complaining. I thrive with a full plate. I pride myself on being involved as a wife, a mother, a daughter, cousin, friend, community member etc. Also, professionally, I have more than one job. I own my own business, and I’m working on getting my name out there.
Without balance and boundaries I could literally work 24/7 and still find more to do.
But I work on balance and boundaries. Maybe more importantly, I prioritize self care.
For me, doing my hair is not a highlight of my day or week. I have a lot of hair and it is high maintenance. My personality is low maintenance, and I’m a busy person. Not a great combination. I’m low maintenance but I still like to look nice. And for my hair to look nice in my eyes it takes maintenance, a lot of maintenance.
Someday, When I am independently wealthy, I will have someone else wash and blow dry my hair ALL the time. But until that happens, dry shampoo saves the day!
When I do my hair completely, no short cuts, the whole washing-blowdrying-styling process can be over an hour, close to two. I often don’t actually have this much time at a reasonable hour or the energy to do it. So sometimes to avoid my head of hair giving away how tired I am or that I could still use a little work on balance and scheduling, I use dry shampoo and it buys me time.
I can leave the house feeling more put together on the outside than maybe I feel on the inside and this boosts my confidence. It helps me remember I’m human, and sometimes I have dirty hair. It also reminds me I’m not alone because dry shampoo is a thing and if I was the only one who needed it, it wouldn’t be a thing.
Hey Batiste, I’m not alone but I am your biggest fan and singing your praises all over the place…. So about that life time supply….
But in all seriousness I decided to write about dry shampoo not because of dry shampoo but because of what it represents to me. I made a joke about how much I love it, but then it clicked. Dry shampoo is important to me because it helps me be a better me. To have more time for the things I love and to be more confident. It’s actually become a tool in my coping tool box. A tool that helps me keep the plates spinning in the air with out dropping.