Preview of me as an old lady
I wrote on GeekMom a while back that I was going to stop resisting my hair’s slow progress toward crone-like silver, and that I thought I’d look superhero/cyborg cool with silver hair. Well, the other day I got a glimpse of what that might look like: I overdid it with the dry shampoo.
I’d never used spray-on shampoo before, but I have Problem Hair that tends to get oily very quickly, so I thought I’d give it a try. The bottle copy sounded so miraculous: “Just a quick spray transforms lifeless, limp hair into clean, fresh hair full of bouncy body.” Well. I’ve never had hair with “bouncy body” in my life, so I was excited. Apparently so excited I missed the part about “a quick spray.”
I kept spraying and spraying, not sure when I’d applied enough. It sprayed out a little bit gray-colored, but then it sort of melted into my hair, so it was hard to tell how much I’d really put on. Then the directions said to leave it in for a minute or two before brushing it out. So I wandered away to do something in the kitchen, and when I returned to the bathroom mirror, Granny from The Beverly Hillbillies was staring back at me.
I instinctively started brushing frantically, but after a couple of swipes, I noticed something. Just as predicted, it did look … kinda cool.
I’m not saying I’m going to coat my head with spray shampoo every morning for an awesome new look. But I am kind of psyched about turning 70 someday.