So I finally redeemed my Mother’s Day voucher – a deluxe facial and a back massage from my local beauty parlour, compliments of my super awesome husband and daughter.
I arrived for my mid-morning appointment and was ushered into a room by one of the young beauticians. After I changed into the robe and was ready for my treatment, the young girl said she would start with my back massage.
She then asked if I didn’t mind getting a little essential oil in my hair and the conversation went on from there…
Me: No, I don’t mind at all. In fact curly hair, like mine, loves oil, so go right ahead.
Beautician: Okay, great.
Me: And you wont believe what I’ve been putting in my hair this week. Oil is nothing!
Beautician: Oh, really? What?
Me: KY Jelly.
Me: I’ve joined a forum for curly girls, and apparently this is the must-have product for curly hair...
And the conversation went on from there until it was time for my 'no-talk relaxy time'.
It all started several weeks ago; I gazed into the mirror and could no longer look at the triangular, frizzy mop my hair has become. To say I’ve had a few bad hair days lately would be an understatement. Since becoming a mum, all things beauty-related have taken the back seat. So I decided to change everything. (Post continues after gallery).
I found a new hairdresser. She also has curly hair, so she understands it and is passionate about bringing curls to life. I also joined a forum of curly girls to hunt down that perfect frizz-reducing product.
As I mentioned to the beautician, I soon discovered the secret underworld powers of... KY Jelly. Google it. You'll be amazed how many people are using it and swear by it. Apparently KY has the same ingredients as this super amazing, frizz-taming stuff called Curl Keeper, only half the price.
It was around the same time that I paid a visit to my gynaecologist. We were discussing all things vagina, when he paused, looked up and said, “Have I ever told you to wash your vagina with hair conditioner?”
“Um, no, you haven't," I responded. "You’ve told me all the things I shouldn't put on my vagina, but we’ve never discussed what I can put on it.”