Good grades, social life, enough sleep: pick two. If I don’t even have enough time for all three of those seemingly important choices, when the efffff am I supposed to find time to shower?
Real Talk: If I could shower once every five days, I would do it.
In fact, I’m almost certain there have been plenty of stretches in my life where this hasn’t been real talk, but rather real life. Simply because showering is a daunting and time consuming task. Seriously, by the time I shampoo my hair, condition my hair, shave my legs, wash my body, and wash my face, 45 minutes has elapsed.
As women we have a lot of pressure on us to be smart, strong, independent, and beautiful. Those standards alone are a lot to live up to. Then when you factor in my studying, my drinking habits, my girlfriends, my boyfriend, and keeping up my personal appearance, showering just simply doesn’t happen as often as it probably should. But, hey, the first step to recovery is admitting you have a problem.
So I’ll admit it: I have a problem with not showering enough.
But I’m coping with my problem; with a little help from dry shampoo. And I mean who hasn’t leaned on a little bit of hair product to trick everyone into believing you have it all together. You gotta find what works or we’re all going to drive ourselves mental. Not everyone has time to take 18 credit hours, sleep eight hours a night, drink five days of the week AND shower regularly.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not giving anyone permission to run around smelling like middle schoolers going through puberty. But cut yourself a break sometimes. Sleep the extra 20 minutes in the morning and let dry shampoo pick up the slack; better yet, put a baseball hat on and don’t even worry about your hair at all.
Ignore every perfectly curled head of hair you see because honestly each of them probably had to get up at 5:30 am to look that way. And if I had to guess, inside of that that pretty little head they are thinking about how absolutely fucking miserable they are right now.
Spend your extra 20 minutes taking shots of tequila until you forget where you live, having sex with your boyfriend for the 3rd consecutive time that day, or binge watching Gossip Girl again.
It’s okay not to be okay, as long as you can find ways to deal with it. And I say we deal with it holding a bottle of dry shampoo in one hand and a bottle of wine in the other..
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