I have made a concerted effort to write only about good product discoveries. Today is a setback. I just purchased a new organic shampoo and conditioner, on sale. (I even did the fist pump when I spotted the sale price – yeah! ) It has good ingredients, a lovely smell and a promise to help my unruly, dry, course, mop-like hair. I was feeling optimistic and a little smug that I would have a great “do” without the chemicals. After using it for the first time, I kicked myself for not rinsing out the products properly because my hair was flat and greasy looking. No big deal, it became a ponytail day. This morning I carefully rinsed, rinsed and rinsed again. I knew half way through the air-drying process it was not good news. My head is one big grease ball. I could have bought a bottle of olive oil and poured it over my head for the same effect. Bad purchase. Extremely bad mood. Then I found this quote.
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”
— Margaret Mead
These words have made me rethink this silly hair drama, forget about buying a certain shampoo (endorsed by the pretty actress with long gorgeous hair) and get back to implementing small green changes. Hopefully our efforts are making a difference. I am now going to de-grease my head.