Thursday, August 14, 2008

New Thing #216--Cap It

The summer sun and heat have really done a number on my hair and scalp. Both were dry and needed a deep conditioning. I bought a jar of conditioner at the drug store a couple of weeks ago, but never got around to using it because the directions said it needed to be left in (under a shower cap) for an hour to obtain the maximum benefit. Today I decided the job had to be done so I glopped the conditioner in my hair, put on the oh-so stylish plastic head covering, went outside, and did yard work wearing a shower cap.

According to my beauty sources, I needed to use the plastic cap to hold in heat on my head to allow the conditioner to penetrate deeply. It did indeed hold the heat in; even with today's below-average heat and humidity, the cap made my head very hot. I could feel the humidity building up inside the cap.

We live on a very quiet cul-de-sac street. There's never a lot of people coming through, and today was no exception. My neighbor, who teaches piano in her home, had some students come for a lesson, but I was on the other side of the yard and they didn't look my way. A delivery truck drove down the street when I was pulling some weeds in the front yard. I was tempted to move to the side of the house so they wouldn't see me, but I stayed right where I was!

After the hour was over and I rinsed the conditioner out, my hair felt great. I cleaned off the shower cap and put it and the conditioner away. Who knows when I'll want to repeat this activity?


  1. I have been wanting to try something like this. Maybe one of these days....

  2. I need to do this. Well, not the part about working in the yard with the plastic shower cap on, but the part about the deep conditioning. After all, I'm sure my hair is getting very tired of being smothered with VO5 after each blowdry.