I received this e-mail from a reader and it absolutely made my day.
I think I saw you in line at CVS the other day and I noticed you were buying Pssssst! I hadn’t thought about that stuff since college and as I stood there I remembered how easy my life was when I had it. I left the line and went in search of it. I got the last can and my life is complete. Thank you for silently reminding me that even women in the Park Cities can have dirty hair. I remember a long time ago you wrote a column about rules for Park Cities women, are we breaking any if we have dirty hair?
Ladies of the Park Cities, I move that the following shampoo schedule be added to the rule book and adopted as common and acceptable practice. Suggest edits in the comment section or vote YES as is.
Dirty hair stage 1: One day post wash and style for event. Just washed it yesterday for date night. Today, looking better than when super clean because I’ve got some texture. I’m hot.
Dirty hair stage 2: Two days post wash. A little hairspray at the root will do the trick. And honestly, everyone will be looking at my new skirt, not my hair.
Dirty hair stage 3: Three days post wash, rationalization begins. I remember hearing it’s not good to shampoo too much anyway. And for the PTA meeting, no one will notice. Hat? Nah, I’m good with plenty of lip gloss and Tory Burch flats.
Dirty hair stage 4: Four days post wash. Would it be faster to shampoo or run to the store for some Psssssst? Run to the store.
Dirty hair stage 5: Five days post wash. Sorry, I can’t go to lunch, I have dirty hair. Wear ponytail slicked in Aqua Net to work or baseball hat to grocery store.
Dirty hair stage 6: Six days post wash. Husband due back in town today. Mani, pedi, and then to salon for wash and blowout. Good as new. It doesn’t matter what I wear today, everyone will be noticing my hair. Note: this stage should not occur more than 10 times per year.