“I’m Ad­dicted to Blow­dries!”

How far is too far to get that per­fect, swishy hair?

Cosmopolitan (India) - - CONTENTS -

“I got my first blowout back in high school. I still re­call the feel­ing of my newly-sleek style glid­ing be­tween my fin­gers. My old hair had been falsely ad­ver­tis­ing a dis­or­gan­ised, un­re­li­able mess, when in truth, I’m some­one who al­most al­ways ar­rives on time and jug­gles a mil­lion things. Which is why, when I started my ca­reer as a writer 10 years ago, I wouldn’t dream of head­ing into a ma­jor meet­ing with­out a fresh one. When a Yale Univer­sity study con­firmed what I’d known—bad hair days lower self­es­teem—blowouts of­fi­cially be­came my weapon. I live in a high state of anx­i­ety about get­ting my hair wet or sweaty. A few drops of H2O make it kink, so at the pool, I’m that girl roast­ing on the edge when it’s 100 de­grees. Steamy sex on Mon­days... aka blowdry day? For­get it. Even my ex­er­cise suf­fers: I fell in love with spin­ning last year, but couldn’t stand ru­in­ing my hair. So I choose per­fect hair over a per­fect butt, and Mon­day-night or­gasms.

Then there’s my check­ing ac­count. To avoid a car-pay­ment’s worth of salon vis­its on my Visa, I had to make some changes. To­day, I shop less, eat-in more, and only hit the salon on Mon­days, ek­ing out four to six days of great hair from that ses­sion. Now that I’ve got­ten more of a grip, the guilt is mostly gone. (Hey, some peo­ple spend way more than ` 2,600 a week on their ver­sion of ther­apy!) Yes, I’m hooked, but I feel hot­ter and hap­pier for it...and Tues­day nights just seem a lit­tle more spe­cial in my house.

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