"Grease is {not} the word..."

The one thing I hate the most about my new teaching schedule is taking showers at night. In the good ol' days after I woke up naturally, I could leisurely take a shower and then get ready at a slow and steady pace for my day. Now I have to have everything prepared for the next day so that I can squeeze in as many extra minutes of sleep as possible.

This has led me to start skipping a few showers here and there.

Eww, I know. It's not as bad as you think though. I don't go to work smelling or anything. I never go a day without at least bathing. It's just the washing my hair part that is a total pain, because then I have to blow dry my hair, which takes for-ev-er *said in a "Sandlot" voice*. Thus, I have learned a few tricks of the trade for allowing my hair to avoid the shower for as long as possible. 1.) Keep current with my highlighting sessions. Highlights=drier hair=less grease=more sleep. :)

2.) Sleep with your hair in a loose ponytail. This keeps your hair from getting a "bedhead look" (i.e. sweaty, matted, tangled hair), but be sure not to tie your ponytail too tight or you will have a nice looking crimp in the back.
3.) Baby powder. I swear by it. A little goes a long way for soaking up any greasy looking strands and is a blonde's best friend. I'm not a big fan of the baby powder smell though, so I buy the Johnson's baby powder brand in the "Calming Lavender & Chamomile" scent. Smells WAY better!
4.) And when all else fails I sport a ponytail and headband on not so good hair days! ;)

Unfortunately, I am out of tricks this evening. Time to hit the showers... blah!


  1. I know how you feel! I have to take my showers at night because I want to get as much sleep as I can in the mornings :) Thanks for the hair tips since I don't like having to dry my hair either because it takes sooo long!

  2. I know my coworkers must think that I am the tackiest person ever b/c I literally run out of the door a mess at this point. We have to be there at 7 am, and I still consider that sleeping domain. I use some kind of ghetto spray shampoo from Walgreens when it's emergency. It's kind of like spray powder to get the grease out. My hair is a disaster most of the time.

  3. I don't know why but I have never been able to handle taking showers at night! I have been trying to not wash my hair as much though, I've heard it improves your hair.