There are three typical physical effects that winter has on me.
First, there is chapped lips (I’ve been slathering on Burt’s Beeswax and Bigelow’s flavored lip gloss like it’s going out of style).
Then there is dry skin, though it doesn’t seem to be much of a problem right now. This is probably because I have been spending more time inside my office building than outside in the dry, nippy air like the winters of yesteryear (and by yesteryear I mean trucking to and fro from classes in college, where I spent a significant portion of my day bundled up outside).
Last, but not least, we have static electricity. My arch nemesis. I have been suffering from static electricity in my hair and my clothes since I was a little girl because I have the wonderful distinction of having fine, straight hair that I swear double as copper wire during the winter. I have never found a way to combat the Rubbed-A-Balloon-Against-My-Hair look which is oh-so-not attractive.
I remember reading an article in an old issue of Seventeen magazine that combing hairspray through your hair is supposed to help. After a couple of hours though I’m back to Frizz City. A spin around Google brought a few results that included using leave-in conditioner and carrying around fabric softener sheets to run against my hair throughout the day. Right…
We have chapstick for lips and the lotion for hands, but what is a girl to do about her hair? I’m thisclose to offering myself to the Department of Energy to help beat the energy crisis. Maybe I could use my hair to power a Hybrid?
This is what my hair looks like in the wintertime. Okay, not really, but wouldn’t it be really funny if it did? And by funny I mean traumatically awful. I would never leave my room.