Stubby tail & Hairwash bliss

For about half a week these days, I sport a stubby looking "ponytail". My hair has reached the annoying length where it starts to stick out at the ends. I refuse to get it cut short (although I do go for regular trims), because the rate it is growing now seems much faster than pre-pregnancy. I miss my long hair, and hope to grow it out before the baby comes, so I can tie it up nicely.

So yes, for those days where I wash my own hair, I do the stubby tail so I don't look like a mad woman.

On the rest of the week however, I have found the PERFECT place to get a hairwash and blow (with a head/neck massage thrown in).

Truth to be told, I have been doing this off and on for a couple of years now, but since getting pregnant, I have been trying out all the hair salons around my home and office areas. I pop into random ones just to see how they fair. So far, I have paid between $11 to $26 per hairwash & blow.

And FINALLY, about 2 weeks ago, I found the perfect place. The lady who does the wash for me has super strong and deft fingers. She does a really mean head and neck massage, effectively rubbing away any lingering aches or tiredness. She takes her time during shampooing to do this, and I just sit there with my eyes closed enjoying every moment. Not only that, the massaging continues right through the shampoo rinsing! I can literally catch forty winks lying down, feeling the cool water and strokes across my head. She does not use her fingernails to scratch, the way many stylists like to do.

After about 30 minutes of bliss (I suspect she gives me extra long massages because I always go in looking so pregnant and tired), I emerge fresh and relaxed, ready for the hair blow and styling. This, she does it perfectly too. Many stylists take way too long to blow dry and style my hair because of its thickness. The heat and sound of the hairdryer then negates all the wonderfulness of a hairwash. But she is efficient, and does it beautifully and quickly.

So for half of the week, my hair looks nicely blown, with ends that curl naturally under my chin. I walk around with a bounce in my hair :) I willingly pay $14 for this weekly (or twice a week) ritual. It puts a bounce in my step too!

6 comments:

Tina Ng said...

You make me feel like going to the Perfect Place now. Where can i find the Perfect Place and what's the name of the Perfect Stylist?

corsage said...

tina:
Email me! I'll tell you :)

cHeeRs said...

Woo! I also want to go if it not too far for me. Been having neck pain lately : (

lilsnooze said...

Nothing like the feeling after a good wash and blow. The hair really feels much lighter!

corsage said...

cheers:
You should go! It is sooo relaxing :) And your hair looks nice after that too.

lilsnooze:
Yup, most definitely! The scalp feels refreshed.

patchbunny said...

Where is it???? I am curious too! :D