2023 Hairvolution (Meaning I’m Getting a New ‘Do)

Now’s as good a time as any to give a little progress update on my hair. Recall on January 11th I looked in the mirror and said, Don, ya just don’t look good with short hair. High and tight isn’t for you. Time to get back to grown-up hair. News anchor hair.

I’ve been 55 days and 2 haircuts since that day (I get a haircut every 21 days) and things are looking much better. The length on top is the right look. I still have a ways to go. My bangs, when my hair is at an ideal length, can be pulled down to just about my eyebrow level. I’ve still got a little ways to go. Thinking it’ll be about late April until my hair is just right.

I tell my barber, “a 3 around the ears only to control the crazy grey hair and then scissor cut the rest of the way.” When I get my hair the right length, then the attention-to-detail really begins because each haircut after that needs to be exact. I can’t have a rogue barber goin’ crazy on my head with clippers.

Here’s a side-by-side at Day-55. Am I obsessed? Yes. But I’ve always been. I have more forehead than I would like, but I’m nearly 50-years-old, so not much I can do about that.

I do believe, however, that my hair routine has as much to do with my having hair as genetics (even tho I know it’s alllll genetics if I’m being honest with myself). I work hard to keep my hair. Here’s how:

  1. Expensive shampoo and conditioner with as few chemicals as possible
  2. Finger tips only to gently massage shampoo and conditioner into my hair (never finger nails)
  3. Rinse without violently rubbing my scalp – I just let the water rinse everything out
  4. Pat dry with a towel (again, no violent toweling off)
  5. No combs or brushes – fingers only to part and form my left-side parted hair
  6. When I use my expensive face moisturizer I push in an upward motion and make sure to moisturize the hairline (where my growing forehead meets the hair …got keep those pores and follicles conditioned)
  7. Quality pomade (a tiny, tiny amount) to control the frizz

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