Friday, June 25, 2010

My Daughter's Hair and Benign Neglect

Here is a photo of my daughter's hair that has just reached BSL. Her hair is very much like mine; fine, and very straight. Her hair colour was very light blonde as a child but now it's a dark blonde, occasionally covered with a temporary red shade.  I think it looks lovely.

As for me, with the hot weather and having been busy, I've just been practicing benign neglect on my hair this week.

That simply means that while I haven't been going out of my way to do deep treatments or anything in particular to enhance my hair's health, I've just been putting it up, forgetting about it, and doing it no harm.

Since I touched up my roots on Sunday, I've been able to go three days between washings, as seems to be the norm immediately after colouring.  After about a week and a half, I do find that I need to wash every other day, as I've mentioned before.

It's actually quite nice to be in a benign neglect phase, because it means I'm not thinking about my hair's length, progress, or its condition.  At the same time, just putting it up in a protective updo is making sure it doesn't get damaged.

When it gets hot and humid like this, I am very thankful that I don't live down south in a place that has this weather for much longer than we experience it.  I know that a lot of people love the heat, but while I love summer, heat and humidity really does make me wilt.

I do love the changing seasons, as well.  I wouldn't give it up for anything.

I wish everyone a lovely and happy weekend.


  1. Wow your daughter's hair is lovely. My hair was a dark blond before it turned gray. We have heat and humidity here in Oklahoma for about 4 or 5 months every year. Fortunately my skin and hair love the humidity.

  2. Your daughter looks quite like her mom, I think. She looks like she has your figure too. I'm with you on the weather. Summer is my least favorite of the 4 seasons, admittedly. The heat and humidity and even the bright sunlight just drain me completely. I'm always happy with the overcast skies and don't mind the rain or thunder or lightening or wind or snow, sleet, or hail. But give me autumn! My favorite!


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