Grooming Shortcuts

I’m only going to be one-armed for a few more weeks so it’s not that big a deal.  But I have been exploring ways of making the daily cleaning ritual easier. 

A helpful blog reader whose daughter will have a PICC line much longer than I will, sent me a link to a waterproof wrap.  It allows the PICC wearer to shower however they would have to detach the tube and mine is supposed to stay on 24/7.  Some people do disconnect them at times for convenience but I’m not one of those people.  I’ve decided that the $40 price tag isn’t worth it, for me, since I’ll be free of this thing pretty soon. Besides, the one-armed bath isn’t that hard to do!

I was entranced by a TV ad for Tresemme dry shampoo.  No matter how careful I am, I seem to always get shampoo in my eyes lately so I thought this method might give me a break once in a while.  The Fresh Start shampoo spray promises to restore volume and give hair a clean look and feel between shampoos.  I give it a solid “meh”.  My hair smells good but that’s about the only promise that was kept.  I still have the bed-head I woke up with!   No amount of spraying or brushing altered that reality.

Sometimes there simply are no short-cuts, especially for longer hair.  It’s not a big deal.  The only people who see me are Derek, Geraldine my nurse and the occasional visitor.  No one expects me to look like I just walked out of a salon!  But it would have been nice if, for once, a product lived up to its advertising hype.

1 thought on “Grooming Shortcuts”

  1. Truth in Advertising? Really?

    Then the ad for your hair care product would read something like this:
    Wanna look “meh” every day with very little effort? Pay too much for a spray bottle of “Daily Meh”! For those that want the effect with none of the effort! Use lots of Meh every day, burn a hole in the ozone layer and then watch the sun naturally bleach you hair and your skin.
    (May not be suitable for those NOT living in a cave or for those who DO come into regular contact with other humans)
    Smells great! (but that’s it!)

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