How is it, that your hair can go from – ah, that’ll do – in the morning, to full on greasy, lank, no way I can leave the house looking like this, in the afternoon?
Because that often happens to me. You’re about to get in the shower so you look at your hair in the mirror and think, she’ll be right, then that afternoon it’s disgusting.
My hair is that strange combination of oily roots with dry ends. Twenty years of bleach will do that to your hair. It makes buying shampoo difficult, although I do wonder if there is any difference between the for oily or for dry hair shampoos. I always imagine there’s just one big vat in a factory and they pipe it into different coloured bottles and label them. Not that it really matters to me because I use purple shampoo. It stops blonde hair from becoming yellow hair.
Anyway I was reading an article in my Green Living Made Easy magazine – I borrowed it from the library. It’s not really that easy living green though is it, that’s why more people don’t do it. I try, but I know I skip a lot of corners and I could try much harder.
And one way I could do it would be by donating my hair. Not all of it mind you.
Because it turns out that hair is excellent for using to clean up oil spills. And Matter of Trust (a US based non government organisation) has been running a campaign to collect hair from people and fur and feathers from their pets and turning it into nets to clean up oil spills. Since the Gulf Oil disaster they’ve had 100,00 donations.
It was a clever hairdresser who came up with the idea. He was shampooing a greasy noggin one day and watching otters on television after an oil spill with their fur covered in oil and he had one of those light bulb moments that people are always raving on about. And he said, Ye gads (or possibly not), we have to shampoo hair because it collects oil, so lets go out and collect some god damn oil with the stuff.
Anyway it’s pretty amazing and a good example of people doing a good job and a good thing. And thumbs up to all the hairy people as well. Keep growing.