Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Long Hair and other Dangerous Things

I'm glad you were so amused by my microbead horror experience. I'm here today to share the dangers of having very long hair.

When a strand of hair falls out of a long haired person's head, it has a bit of a journey to make.

With short hair, the hair breaks free at the scalp and jumps to safety onto the next nearest surface, carefree and relaxed without a trace.

When long hair falls out, though, it breaks free at the scalp and can hang out there, undetected for a while. Supported by all its neighbors, a long hair simply slides down down, looking for a while like one extra long strand, when in reality it's trying to shimmy down away from its friends.

So- back to the shower.
Water can help that shimmying.

In the shower, the hair descends down down, right between the cheeks of the poor long haired person who gave it life.

As a payback, or maybe because the little dying hair is resentful, it rests somewhere there, between the cheeks. As those cheeks move, while walking or exercising or something, that strand of hair gets rolled up into a little tiny ball that's a lot like an SOS pad.

You didn't know that, did you?

So let me reiterate the RINSE WELL message.

It's THAT important.

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Monday, October 6, 2008

Microbead Dangers, Disappearing navels and More

Reposted from the regular Mrs Hannigan Blog

#1 Mederma is really awesome at removing stretch marks, my navel looks almost like new and, in spite of my fear that it would disappear, I still have a navel. In case you wondered. I've been using it for like a month now and the explosion scars are almost gone.

#2 NEVER EVER EVER EVER use a body wash with microbeads. There are places microbeads do not belong. If you're using this stuff on your whole body, then you might end up with a microbead trapped in between places that likely don't need exfoliating. Microbeads suck as exfoliators anyways. Baking soda, however is an awesome exfoliator that kicks the BUTT of commercial "microdermabrasion" products. Anyways- if you choose to use a body wash with microbeads, take the time to RINSE your nether regions very very thoroughly, or halfway through the day you might get concerned about a certain unfamiliar pain and have to discover that the microbead has scratched a hole in your crotch. Don't say I didn't warn you.

#3 It's true about pimples going away faster if you don't mess with them. I never believed it, but last week I had a pimple. It looked like a boil, really, on my jawbone. I was kind of busy, so I put a band-aid over it and forgot about it. It disappeared. OK, it almost disappeared, and then I started messing with it and now it's a little messed up but still- it's leaving way faster than the ones I "helped"

#4 Change your pillowcase frequently because when you sleep, all kinds of things from your dirty face, slobber, your hair, and the air, your dog if you have one, cat, dirty kids, etc all gets stuck between the fibers of your pillowcase and when you sleep, they get ground into your pores. That is the #1 thing you can do to help your skin. And if you know me, you know I'm not a frequent pimple-getter, so trust me on this one.

That's all for today. Please don't forget #2. You really don't want that to happen.

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