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@Slutface Yup. I finally turned off notifications telling me when someone replies to my comments because I got sick of all the spam replies flooding my inbox (spam replies to comments I'd left months, maybe years ago). Not a good thing if you want to maintain a strong commenting presence, like the Hairpin used to have.
@Jia Tolentino aaa oh no... i'm going to miss your music posts especially. you introduced me to some really cool stuff. (๑◕︵◕๑)
sweeeeeet. summer has officially started.
this is so clever and good. so many great lines.
off to buy a sweater stone.
@I AM DIAPHENA & there were bodyguards present. severely limited how much damage was possible.
I wish everyone could hear the voice I hear in my head for Baba Yaga when I read these... but probably everyone hears their own Baba Yaga voice?
Sometimes, you're so anti-racist that you're actually really racist.
galactic rabbit, making me tear up(in a good way).
@dracula's ghost I DID IT. It's been months, but because talking with you was the final push that made me decide to go for it, I wanted to update you on my fantastic and disgusting hair adventure. There have been highs and lows and smells. I will do my best to keep this somewhat brief.
So for about six weeks, my hair was absolutely vile. I kept it in a bun and wrapped up in a cotton headband in an attempt to hide it, at least while at work... or around people at all. I was soooo close to quitting & going back to shampoo. The only thing that stopped me was that the massive amounts of hair that I shed everywhere daily suddenly disappeared (seemed like a good sign for my limp, flyaway-prone, fine hair). Greasiness disappeared at week 6 but came back when I phased out baking soda in favor of tiny amount of very gentle bar shampoo (jr liggett's... at least i think it's gentle). I elimnated the vinegar pretty early on because it didn't seem to be doing anything for me. Hair plateau. It was not completely disgusting anymore, but also not great. Still very oily.
AND THEN... I added homemade dry shampoo to my routine. That was it. Magic. Pretty much everyone in my life has stopped me to comment on how great my hair looks. It's to the point where as a somewhat reserved person i kind of don't know how to handle all the attention. I've heard this from lots of people who know nothing about my experiment, haven't seen me for months & didn't see me going through the really horrible oily phase, so it's not just better than my peak grossness hair (my week four hair, blerg). It's definitely not just the dry shampoo. I've tried dry shampoo in the past and it wasn't anything special. It's the alchemy of hair oil + dry shampoo together that is working the magic. And on top of that there's cocoa powder in the dry shampoo and my hair smells so fucking good. Although it makes me crave sweets.
Thank you for you hair wisdom, girl. I don't think I'll ever go back to shampoo.