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Dirty Hair, Don’t Care.

I’m a big believer in not shampooing hair very often.  Don’t get me wrong- shampooing is important, but just not every day.  Each time you lather up you strip hair of its natural oils, your hair color fades, and the overall condition of your hair starts to tank.


But no one wants to walk around like a little grease-ball between shampooing.  That’s why I’m perpetually singing the praises of Hair Powder and Dry Shampoo.  It’s the only way to freshen up day-old-hair and get instant volume with very little effort.



I started using them about 10 years ago.  For years Pssssst was my favorite, not only for absorbing oil at the scalp, but also acting as a lightweight volumizing hair powder.



It was the only dry shampoo you could find at the drugstore- way on the bottom shelf next to the that awful big yellow tub of hair cholesterol.  Remember that stuff?




Then I was introduced to Batiste– the UK equivalent to Psssssst- only so much better.  At the time it wasn’t accessible in the US, so whenever my dear roommate would travel abroad (which was often) I would beg her to go to Boots and bring me back some.  She always kept me well stocked.  Plus they make a brown hair powder, it’s tinted darker so it does’t look like I fell into a vat of flour head first.

batiste, deep dark

batiste, deep dark

But then I moved, and I found myself running out of my stash.  And like clockwork I stumbled upon it at Marshalls, for $6/can.

Batiste!  Four glorious cans of it.  It looks like it’s finally making it’s way to the US.




How to use

  • stumble into the bathroom with a crazy mess of bed-head.
  • part hair down the middle, shake can really (really) well, and spray roots with a quick spritz of powder.
  • repeat parting, shaking, and spraying at the root all the way around your head.
  • wait a minute.
  • massage powder into your scalp.
  • begin styling your freshened up hair as usual… but with more volume!

See, it’s as easy as that.  The less you shampoo your hair the healthier it becomes- so go ahead and skip a day or two and get yourself some powder.


Renovation: Walkin Closet.

We are five weeks into our project, with one trip to California thrown in the mix for good measure, and we are starting to see serious progress. However, in light of all the changes we are making to the house, I feel the need to bring some attention on something very grave and serious here on the East Coast:

“Tiny Closet Syndrome”.


The previous owners made due with these tiny closets, but I couldn’t handle it. Between the massive wardrobe we both have, and my notoriously gigantic bed, we were in desperate need for an actual master bedroom with a walk-in closet.

Down came the wall in between the two smallest bedrooms.


Then the new closet was framed. Big enough for our things, about 6′ by 7′, without having to move any windows. I wanted the doorway for the closet on the side, to hide the pending mess in there, as well as leaving us a usable wall in the bedroom.


Mr. Heatherland hung all the drywall and I have been responsible for taping and mudding it.


As of yesterday the 7 inside corners, 7 outside corners, the ceiling and all the new drywall seams are one final sanding away from being primed. It seriously took forever!  It’s so dusty…. I would never want to do this in anything other than a construction zone.

The last of the bedroom loose ends are being tied up. The recessed lights will be done this week, the track lighting for the closet has been ordered, I am looking into an Elfa closet system while still trying to adhere to the (already blown) budget, our new doors are on their way and the new handles just came in and they are gorgeous!


It looks like we are on schedule to have a nice place to sleep when we move in… In 4 weeks!

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