Saturday, 1 June 2013

It's not a power tool...

A few weeks ago I made a big change and got my hair cut. Not a trim or a little bit off the sides but a real cut. I left the salon with a fourteen inch ponytail for donation to make wigs for people going through cancer treatment.

And as a side note, if you think you can't do the same because your hair has been permed or coloured, check around online. Some organizations are happy to accept those donations too! All you need to do is mail them.

The next day I realized it wasn't just a big change. It was also a huge adjustment.

I found myself in Wal-Mart because I needed something to do my hair with, dangling preposition and all.

The last time I used a blow dryer you had two choices: mousse and gel. I couldn't even find them and didn't have a clue what to do with anything else on the shelves. My daughter was no big help. After my rant about the chocolate scented mousse you could get when I was in highschool and where the heck was it, I sent the laughing 'tween to the toy department. I found what I needed at a fraction of the price of any of the other styling products. Victory for the fashion dinosaur.

Come Monday, the panicked texts to my husband began. He was still at work and I was trying to get ready.

Me> Where is hair dryer?
Him> Shed
Me> ??
Him> (silence)

Me> Not in shed


Him> Garage?
Me> It's not a power tool

So I found it in the garage. Apparently it's been used to dry everything from epoxy to hockey gloves in the past six years. It has a power cord, therefore it must be a power tool. I had no idea the thing was so versatile!

So consider the benefits
- hair donation for charity
- no more neck pain
- gone from twenty-four pumps of shampoo to three
- don't have to wake up Hubs up to get off my hair so I can roll over at night
- found another use (the original one) for the dryer power tool

The main one I'd like to pass along is the donation. We've all been touched by cancer in some way. Whether you donate blood or hair or time or money, please take a moment to give.

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