Oh, and the first dry shampoo hit the market in the ’70s, was called Pssst! and was advertised like this:
She gets very depressed!
I opted to write about dry shampoo because I’d never used it before and didn’t really understand what it was (which I suppose makes me more of a “beauty critic” than a beauty editor). I first heard about the product from my impossibly beautiful French former-ballerina friend, who had a perfect, short pixie cut like prime “Freedom”-era Linda Evangelista. She was a big fan of dry shampoos but I was leery of adopting anything ridiculously gorgeous French girls swear by because… because what’s the point? Anyway, I didn’t investigate further because, back then, I didn’t have a terribly demanding job and shower time was pretty easy to come by.
Nowadays, it’s not. I’ll be honest: I probably don’t shower as often as I could. My day job is writing for TheGloss, but I sold a book last year and have been trying to turn a 50 page proposal into an 80,000 word manuscript for the last six months. Blogging also requires more than a little after-hours work–going to events and the like–so, add to that trying to have a social life, and showering isn’t always my #1 priority.
Look, I’m not a saying I spritz my armpits with a lemon wedge and go weeks without bathing and convince myself I’m saving the world because of it; I’m saying I can’t make time to shower every single day. It’s not crazy.