Sunday, June 24, 2012

Hair Smoothie

I put a smoothie in my hair yesterday.

On purpose, no less. Even knowing my unorthodox views on hair care, Susan was stunned. Her first question was whether this was an "experiment or a lauded hair therapy."

The answer was something in between, but either way it sure was fun.

I feel I have license to continue in this vein since we already have a grand total of maybe four guys who have ever read this blog. And that is only if you include my father who does it because he loves me.

So I'm not afraid of chasing anyone away.

I put a smoothie in my hair because the recipe promised "luscious, manageable curls."

Everyone say: Oooooooooh! Aaaaaaahhh!

I find the word "manageable" nearly as attractive as the word "luscious."

I discovered I had all the ingredients, mixed it up, drank some of it, and with no more than a tiny internal quiver (I've been a fan of alternative hair care for a long time and so have built up an immunity to putting slimes of various sorts on myself), I slopped it onto my hair.

It tasted pretty good and I think it worked. My hair is really soft and curlier than usual and plus it smells wonderful.

I think writing should be approached with a similar attitude. It's something between a lauded therapy and an experiment. If it works, you've made something beautiful (luscious curls or a charmingly original metaphor). If it doesn't, you can always wash it out.

Meanwhile, it tastes pretty good.


Recipe for the hair smoothie:

2 1/4 ripe bananas
1/4 cup carrot juice
1 teaspoon almond oil

1. Blend until smooth and frothy.
2. Have a few sips. It's good for the inside and the outside.
3. Apply the smoothie to your wet hair. Make sure every strand is coated. WARNING: it will get all over you and your shower. Fear not! Shower, hair, body and hands can all be washed.
4. Wrap your hair in a damp towel (in case you were wondering, the best way to dampen a towel is to dry your body with it) and wait 30 minutes.
5. Rinse your hair with warm (not hot) water. Do not use Shampoo!!! or you will lose all the benefit of this wonderful hair smoothie.
5a. If your hair is still a little sticky (or orange) use a little conditioner.


  1. When last I checked, smoothies were for drinking. It made a good writing analogy though! :)

    Also, I'm glad to be one of the few men to regularly read your blog. ;)

    1. Three words, Peter: luscious, manageable curls.

      And we always appreciate your input. Thanks for reading ;)

  2. I've been wishing for a more curly hair, recently. so who know, I might give it a try one day when I feel brave enough. :)

    The picture look delicious - I kinda want a smoothie now.

    And I love your comparison to writing!

  3. Aw, you quoted me! I must admit I wasn't *that* shocked, but my mom on the other hand...

    Susan: Tyler-Rose put a smoothie in her hair!
    Susan's mom: WHY?
    Susan: Because...she's from California?
    Susan's mom: Sounds like a waste of a good smoothie.

    I, however, can see that it was not wasted. ;)

  4. It worked? Really? Guess I'll have to grocery shopping. :)