Sunday, November 26, 2006

The Powder, She Works!

Quelle horror!
PeaceBang had no hot water this morning and while she endured a quick cold shower, she could not bring herself to wash her hair in the chilly eau for fear that she might catch a chill. So she did a quick douse -- shivering all the while, blow-dried her hair by way of styling it, and decided after all that that her greasy flat hair would scare the children at church and that just wouldn't do.

So your faithful PeaceBang took a big, fluffy cosmetics brush (a big one, mama !--- like 3" across) and dipped it in Johnson's baby powder. She powdered her part, her bangs, and just generally the roots of her hair. The powder soaked up the oiliness, her hair was rendered semi-presentable, and off PeaceBang went to church, chastened by her cold shower and absolutely unaware that the basement was flooding at that very moment.

[Sound of angels singing...]

PeaceBang Recommends:

Johnson & Johnson Cornstarch Baby Powder gingerly applied to the roots of the hair when a shampoo is impossible

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Anonymous kjr said...

I've heard that "catching a chill" is an myth, evidently we don't get sick without germs or a virus. You can, I guess, make an illness worse. Of course being cold and damp is unpleasant and there is good reason not to want to prolong a cold shower even in the peak of health!

7:43 PM  
Blogger PeaceBang said...

KJR, that's what I thought, but I JUST READ that being all chilly and having low body temp can make it easier to catch a virus, and since I was on my way to church I wanted to be careful.

7:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Even better than powder, for those of us with dark hair and a fear of claggy white residue, is the old fashioned method (read 1920's-1940's) of a "friction". This entails taking a brand clean 100% cotton towel, and rubbing the hair between your hands in the towel. Pay particular attention to the front and sides, which tend to get dirtiest. Rub and pull gently with new towel surfaces for a few minutes, changing area of towel frequently.

Comb, and amazingly, looks much, much cleaner. The towel is ready for the wash, with its light coating of oil and dirt no longer on your hair! Doesn't disturb styling either.

1:33 AM  
Anonymous Lorna said...

flooding basement?!!! ouch

peace to you PB

3:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bumble & Bumble also makes a fabulous hair powder for brunettes, blondes, and redheads that absorbs the oil from your hair and even makes your hair fluffy! LOVE IT--winner of best product in an emergency situation!

4:08 PM  

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