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ok, need to start showering at night again, until it gets warm consistently, or start checking the forecast before I put it off till morning. My hair is still damp, and I'm *still* cold, after having been at work for >3 hours.

Morning showers good: wakes me up, wet hair in hot weather
Morning showers bad: wet hair in cold weather, have to get up earlier

Evening showers good: relaxing, avoids wet-hair-in-morning debate
Evening showers bad: wet hair annoying in bed, prone to tangles

I refuse to use a hair dryer - my hair has enough problems being flyaway/brittle as is.

And then, of course, the debate over whether it's better to shower before having sex so you're all nice and clean-smelling, or after, to clean up the mess.... doing both has the problem of drying out my hair, again.

Oh, and in case anyone's wondering why I'm not doing work like I said I'd do - the web page my script needs to access is down, and maintainer hasn't responded to email yet. Bah.


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Mar. 18th, 2002 12:01 pm (UTC)
Shower timing and sex
I used to have the same problem with showers. If I shower in the morning, my hair freezes on the way to school/work. Even if I do not go outside after showering, my metabolism has not fired up for the day so I am cold when I get out. If I shower at night, my hair tangles during the night and my pillow gets wet.

Solution: I have been showering after I workout, about 7pm. I really like this. My hair is typically dry by the time I go to bed. When I do not workout I try to shower in afternoon.

As far as showering and sex. In general I prefer to shower after sex. Showering before sex washes away all the pharmones. (The Joy of Sex acctually has a section that talk about this.)
However, when having sex at the end of the day, all I want to do is cuddle and sleep. This presents me with the morning showering thing.
Mar. 18th, 2002 12:02 pm (UTC)
Why not just put your hair in a bun and shower the rest of you? (At least sometimes -- obviously hair does need washing sometimes.) That's what I do -- I cannot sleep on wet hair at all, and my hair would be unhappy if I washed it both in the morning and after exercise. (I tend to wash it about 2/3 days, since every day is a little too drying, and every other is too little.)
Mar. 18th, 2002 06:07 pm (UTC)
Do you use a separate conditioner on your hair? I've found that since I did that, my hair isn't nearly as breakable as it used to be. And as you know, I shower at night so my hair will actually frickin' dry by morning.
Mar. 18th, 2002 07:02 pm (UTC)
Yep, we use Infusium 23 (moisturizing) Shampoo and Conditioner (separate)
Mar. 18th, 2002 11:10 pm (UTC)

Well, you could always try switching shampoo/conditioner for a while. General scuttlebutt sez that's a good idea anyway, so as to give your hair a break from the usual routine. The Neutrogena Cleansing No-Residue Shampoo is pretty good stuff, imho.
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