Wednesday, February 17, 2010

The Price I Pay

I have short hair. Very short. My coiffure demands tremendous attention: body-building shampoo, no conditioner, no product. It probably doesn't need a hair dryer, but the rest of me does after a shower.

The drying part is equally as elaborate. I hold my head upside down and hop from one foot to the other for five minutes or until my hair is kinda/sorta dry or I have a heart attack.

Last Friday, just before a committee meeting at work, my hair dryer started to glow and then it imploded necessitating a quick trip to Walmart.

My new hair dryer cost $13 and has many upscale features. I can dry my hair with cool or warm or hot air. I can also call upon a snowflake setting to hold my hair, if so desired.



The air flow can be low or high and that choice determines what sport I pretend to play while my hair is drying. The low setting dictates that I act as though I'm a cross country skier. The high setting (and the hopping from foot to foot) are more attuned to mogul skiing.

There is even a top secret setting which purports to make my short hair softer and glossier.



But what I can't find no matter how hard I look is the setting which would cover my gray.
That was probably on the $18 dryer. Shoot.

18 comments:

Jules said...

I just got a new one a couple weeks ago...All the settings are a bit overboard. Just dry my hair please.

Mhel said...

Hi, just found you on SITS.

Geez, i didn't know that having a short hair is as difficult as having long hair. I was thinking of having a haircut because my hair is taking me alot of time and effort to manage it.talking about the shampoos and conditioners, the curlers, the straighteners, and the lists goes on.....

Decadent Housewife said...

A towel dries and covers gray.

The Incredible Woody said...

All I want is a personal hairdresser that will come to my house daily and style my hair. I don't ask for much:)

Busy Bee Suz said...

Ha Ha Ha!!! This is so funny.
and it just goes to show you...you get what you pay for.
Next time, upgrade $$$$!

The Cotton Wife said...

When I was young, I imagined that my gray would come in beautifully and if I didn't want GRAY then I could simply use a box of blonde and POOF! instant highlights.

No one told me the gray would come in one clump on the right side of my head.

Jientje said...

I have very thin short and straight hair so it takes merely five minutes to dry. After a lifetime of curling and coloring I'm not covering my gray anymore either. It's back to my roots ;-) for me!

Nancy C said...

I look in the hat section, myself.

claudia said...

What ever happened to just on or off?

Betty said...

If you ever find one of those, buy two.....one for you and one for me! :)

Jenny said...

Hi, saw you on SITS! It sounds like we have the same hair!

Evansmom said...

Make that - buy three.... one for you, for Betty and one for me!

A Lawyer Mom's Musings said...

If only ionizers could zap those dreaded grays.

Evansmom said...

Check out my blog. I left some sunshine for you!

k80 @ onegirlsjourney said...

Ha Ha....love it!!!! But that ion feature is great! I totally notice the difference now!

As for that other church - yes, we will stop back. We are hoping to go to the weekly Bible study. It is just 4 or 5 people, but it is so different from our very big church. So, I think we'll like this! :)

Jene said...

You'll have to let me know when you find a hair dryer that does all of the above! I'd also like to request a feature that styles it perfectly every time, without having to contort my body into bizarre positions to get just the right angle with my rolly-brush (I'm sure there's a technical term for that, but I'm beauty-impaired).

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

*snort! let me know when you find that dryer. I REALLY need one =)
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Mrs4444 said...

:) Funny.