@kelly a Well, blow-drying is sorta bad for your hair, but I'm also volume-obsessed, so I still do it. On days when I don't have to leave the house, or I'm just running errands or whatever, I try to avoid it so my hair gets a break.
But when I do blow-dry it, I use a finger diffuser like this one. Basically, you stick the "fingers" in your hair and rotate them a half-twist, which sort of wraps your hair around them so that the dryer dries your hair in waves. I start with the roots, in six sections: front, middle, back on the left and then on the right, then do the same with the ends.
@parallel-lines Could be that the vinegar wasn't diluted enough, or water pressure, or just body chemistry weirdness. Also possible that you weren't making enough use of your fingernails? I don't know.
The 60/40 lemon/water mix might be a good idea, but also if shampoo works fine for you, then it works fine for you.
@Woman Laughing Alone With Boas
Re: hair products, I don't use any anymore. Baking soda/ACV will definitely wash them out, but they may mess up your oil balance. I imagine it would differ depending on the product.
Re: haircuts, I wash my hair with baking soda/ACV that morning, and then I just ask them to only use water and no shampoo and no product. If they ask about it, I tell them about the whole no-shampoo thing. My favorite reaction was a woman who just immediately grabbed a bunch of my hair and smelled it and said, "WHAT?! But it smells GOOD!"
@zeytin That's entirely possible! But the level of oiliness does seem to make some difference. Like, if I go a full seven days without washing and my hair is dirty, it definitely looks darker. I also find occasional random black hairs that I didn't use to find before?? (Black as judged against the shower wall, not against the rest of my hair.) NO idea what that's about.
The answer I've been giving to this question my whole life is "astronaut," and boy are the trailers for Gravity driving that home.
California's: "Uh sorry, I ordered this with dressing on the side?"
@She was a retail whore
I'm doing an MFA at SFSU right now and had a similar reaction!
It looks like darioles are made in wee ramekins.
@LacunaKale On the same campus as the one in the article, in the student health center, there's a warning not to flush tampons that includes an asterisk directing you to a footnote that says, "Written by a FEMALE student!" Like that is a typed part of the official, photocopied warning.
I'm glad you posted this, because I'm in the middle of that issue right now, and I had skipped that story because I thought it was just straight up about running, and I get exhausted and anxious just reading about intense athletics. I read the weightlifting article in the issue before in a sort of stupefied terror, wondering why why why anyone would ever do this to themselves and periodically grasping my own muscles to make sure they weren't ripping apart. But now I'll go back and read this one. I like to read about cheating!