Thursday, 13 February 2014

The diabolical disaster doubling as my do ...

It has been so muggy … I mean really, really muggy.

So hot … no rain …. and it feels like I'm trying to breathe underwater.

This makes me somewhat irritable.   It gives me headaches.  I perspire way more than any lady … or even me ... wants to perspire.  But … worst of all ... my hair misbehaves in the manner of a petulant toddler.  Which is to say it doesn't do a thing I want it to … and everything I don't want it to.

In my desperation I decided to give my usual ... "whatever is on sale at the supermarket" shampoo a miss … and spoil myself with some of the hardcore, pure stuff … the …. "salon" brand.

So off I went.

I was busily surveying the shampoo/conditioner gift packs that were on display out the front of the salon  … when a young chap came out to offer me his assistance.

"What can I help you with today?" he enquired.

Then he took one look at my head … recoiled in horror … attempted to quickly assume an "I've seen it all before and it doesn't faze me" expression … and led me to the deep conditioning varieties.



Mind you … he was sporting dread locks, multiple facial piercings and embracing an emo/grunge/unwashed fashion persona.  The thought could have occurred to me … "Are you the best candidate to advise on things relating to personal grooming and cleanliness?" … but that would have reeked of  "Eau de judgemental old cow" … so I'm certain no such thought ever crossed my mind.

As it turns out he was just lovely … and so helpful.  And he kindly never … not even once … referred to my hideous coiffure … such restraint is a clear sign of good character.

He sold me this … after telling me that there was no need to pay for the even more expensive ones … this one was every bit as good.


And guess what … he was right.

Cause here I am … post shampoo … loving myself sick.


HURRAH!!

22 comments:

  1. Oooooh you are totally gorgeous. I just googled this to see if it's available in the states. Or maybe you'd like to hop on a plane and deliver some to me in person! Come on!

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    1. I'd love to … or you could hop on a plane and I'll take you straight to the shop myself ;0)
      xx

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  2. What a gorgeous photo and fabulous locks! Love the cartoon, too!
    Odd, isn't it? The staff in Lush often have shaved heads or dreadlocks but whenever they've recommended a hair product it's been fab! x

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    1. Totally … they know what they preach … even if they don't practise it ;0)
      xx

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  3. Loving your drawing, and smell of eau de judgemental old cow I think not!!! How good of him not to try to sell you the very most expensive product that you need a manual to use the dam stuff. Beautiful photo of your gorgeous self by the way!

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    1. He was really great … I'm feeling a complimentary email to the salon coming on :0)
      xx

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  4. Looking gorgeous there! and your hair is beautiful, excellent cartoon too, and I do like a lovely assistant who isn't going to rip people off (I find myself saying things like 'what a lovely young man' etc at the mo, wtf) x x x

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    1. HA … so do I … when did we suddenly turn into our mothers ;0)
      xx

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  5. Oooh, nice and shiny and not a wiff of frizz. That's me right now - frizz city. Late summer in Sydney is when I want to move to Greenland. x

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    1. I understand you completely … humidity is not my friend.
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  6. Gorgeous, Jo - both you and your hair look beautiful! All thanks to The Matrix! xxx

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    1. Aww thank you Curtise … and thanks to Keanu Reeves as well ;0)
      xx

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  7. Well he did a good job helping you out by the looks of that lovely selfie....shame he didn't have the appearance of looking like he knew what he was talking about lol xxx

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    1. Seems you really can't judge a book by it's cover ;0)
      xx

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  8. You look gorgeous Jo - and your hair and hair colour is to die for! x

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    1. Aww thanks Sonia … you are too kind :0)
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  9. You sux! You have the best hair ever!! Yes, yes I am jealous.

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