MD is really blessed.
He inherited the best features from his family members.
He has his daddy's smile...which is what drew me to Steven in the first place.
He has his Nana & Uncle Mark's beautiful blue eyes...
And, best of all, he inherited his mother's hair.
Has the appearance of baby bird feathers until you reach the age of..ohhh...20 years old?
And the best part...once it actually starts to resemble "real" hair, it gets more snarly than a rat's nest if you look at it wrong.
In all honesty, most of my hair problems will not affect little MD, because he's a boy.
He's lucky in that way...he will never grow his hair out and have to deal with raking a comb through it and losing half of it in the process.
I've literally tried EVERY SINGLE OPTION when it comes to trying to tame my snarly hair and it's come to no good conclusion.
I go through about two bottles of hair conditioner for every bottle of shampoo, just to try to soften it up enough in the shower to allow me to brush it, which never works anyways.
My current routine consists of shampoo, rinse...condition, condition, condition, let the conditioner set while I do the rest of my shower, comb out hair (with conditioner in) with a wide-toothed comb in the shower, then rinse, then carefully pat dry with a towel, then comb through again (which is naturally where I sit for 20 minutes trying to comb through the rats nest that has still somehow formed during my delicate process.
I'm not even kidding.
SO when I heard about a "new product" that was supposed to be awesome for taming tangly rat nest hair, I naturally thought one thing...it must cost a fortune.
AND...my second though was...it probably doesn't work.
See, what I had heard about was this thing called a "wet brush". I think they've existed for a while, but I kept hearing about it in conversations with friends & family so I thought, hey, I'll at least look it up!
Well...I went to my favorite store with a giant red circle and did what I usually do, but the one thing I went there for, and then browse around throw a bunch of other shit in my cart on a whim.
I came across this "magic brush" and it was only $9.
Even if it doesn't work...at least I only would have spent $9.
So I bought it....cuz it's Target, and you buy shit even if you only half want it.
In order to REALLY test this magical wet brush I decided to skip my normal shower routine in which I pamper my hair, tell it how wonderful it is, and play it sweet songs while I feed it grapes...and just do what normal people do.
Shampoo...rinse....conditioner...rinse...pat dry....holy fuck.
Honestly, I hadn't done a "normal" shower routine with my hair in YEARS so seeing the full effect rats nest at the end was absolutely terrifying.
If this brush didn't work out I was seriously going to need to re-shower and apologize to my hair for 20 minutes while conditioning it to make things right.
BUT for the sake of experimentation I had to at least give the brush a try.
I shit you not...this thing really is effing magic.
I did not have one single "ouch" moment.
I did not have a single strand of hair tangled in the brush that was lost during "The Battle of the Nest".
I was planning on this blog posting being a huge blaze of fire bitch-fest where I complained so much about how shitty this brush is that The Wet Brush would have to send me some kind of compensation so my readers wouldn't start a picket outside of their offices, but that's not the case.
If you have even remotely snarly hair, you need to go to Target RIGHT NOW and buy it (you can also get it on Amazon for the same price).
Also, I wanted to note, even though the name is "The Wet Brush" you can still use it when your hair is dry, and it works awesome then as well...it's just that it's best for people with shitty hair (like me) who need special assistance when our hair is wet.
Hope you enjoy!