Wednesday, March 31, 2010

"Eat your oatmeal, don't wear it."

Jamie at Jamie Ridler Studios ask today, What do you wish to accomplish?

I wish to manage to have at least one good belly laugh a day even if it means laughing at my own stupidity, and this morning I outdid myself. Awake a good half hour before my normal 6:00 alarm, I decided to take advantage of the extra time to try out a new natural home beauty treatment. I'm always willing to try natural home cleaners and beauty products, so when I heard Dr. Oz the other night endorsing using oatmeal and banana to condition old and tired damaged hair I knew I had to try it. All you have to do process some oatmeal with banana, rub it into your hair, leave it on for 15 minutes and then shampoo hair...right...

Opting to use my blender instead of the food processor as I planned to use the blender anyway to make a breakfast smoothie...why dirty two appliances...I set about making my natural conditioner.

Lesson 1. Should have used the processor as the blender did not do a good job breaking up the oatmeal.

Lesson 2. Never put oatmeal and banana in your hair.

It took two shampoos, combing my hair with a wide tooth comb, then a fine tooth comb, followed by a third shampoo and cream rinse to get the porridge of of my hair. During the whole process I kept hearing my mother's voice reminding me of all the poor children around the world who would be thankful to have the food I just wasted. So here I sit, with very clean but still dry and damaged hair. But I did accomplished something. I got my belly laugh!


13 comments:

  1. oh Marisa, I saw that episode of Dr. Oz and after reading your post I'm so glad I didn't try it! You did give me quite a laugh though :)

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  2. LOL. I learned that one that hard way too. Don't put coconut oil in your either!

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  3. Thanks for giving such great advice and a grin!
    As Marissa wishes for herself, so I lovingly do also:)

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  4. I love this post!:) Dr. Oz only has a little hair I think......

    xo

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  5. Thank you so much - you gave me a belly laugh too! As Marisa wishes for herself, so I wish for her as well. (I think you get your gold star now!)

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  6. I admire your sense of adventure. I am not sure I could put that treatment in my hair even if Dr. Oz endorsed it. So glad that you got your belly laugh of the day. As Marisa wishes for herself, I wish for her as well.

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  7. oh, this gave me a belly laugh just reading... =)

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  8. LOL! Ok, good to know. :)
    I´m not so experiment "happy", but I admire people who have the guts to try it. :)

    Happy Easter!

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  9. One I got past the fact that you were doing all that before 6 a.m. I had a good belly laugh with you.

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  10. Love it! You gave me a real laugh as well!
    Great lessons learned!
    As Marisa wishes for herself, I wish for her also.

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  11. ~l♥♥♥ve...thank you for sharing your day with us as your wish for a good belly laugh has been passed on! i too many times before i have tried interesting concotions and well not always so pleased with the aftermath...but hey you tried and you laughed so i say two stars for you little lady...as Marisa wishes for herself so I wish for her too...may your heart and soul always be filled with joy and laughter...brightest blessings~

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  12. :-)))) You cracked me up Marisa.

    I wish a good belly laugh for you every day too-- One that's easier to accomplish.

    Happy weekend,
    xo

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