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?