I've talked about my Hair from Hell here before. The other day, instead of making an extra stop to pick up some gel and/or mousse, I opted to grab something from the store I was in. I was in a hurry - what's new? - and I was out of everything that comes close to controlling the stuff that sprouts from my head.
I should've known better.
But I was derailed. The little can boasted a great name and claimed to work miracles. It was in the area with premium brands. So I thought I'd give it a shot.
The next morning I toweled try. Squirted some of the noo-goo into my hand. Rubbed it into my hair. Grabbed the brush. Flipped on the dryer.
Now I called this stuff noo-goo. I should have called it Nue-Glue. I've never had such a mess in my life. Well, yeah I have, but I'm not talking about those now. So this became The Mess.
In that short amount of time, the product was already drying in my hair. The brush didn't want to go through it, and I kept having to stop to pull it out. The brush, not my hair. Although at that point, my hair was a viable option. I gave up with the brush and used my fingers instead. The result - even when my hair was completely dry - was a sticky, heavy glob of brown covering my head.
Maybe this product works on some hair. But it doesn't work on mine. Needless to say, I made an extra trip to the store that carries the brand I use and purchased both gel and mousse. Then I came home and re-washed my hair.
I consider this a warning. I only thought I had Hair from Hell. Now I know what Hair from Hell REALLY looks like.
Since this is Writing Monday, how does this relate? I can think of a couple of ways.
One, don't be afraid to try something new. If you're coming up empty, do a mental switch and give it a go. You'll find out right away if your new direction will work for you or not.
Two, when you reread what you've written and it sounds sticky-gooey instead of pizzazz-popping, wash it out. Hit the delete key and insert the jazzy words you intended to be there in the first place.
I'm outta here for a few hours.
But first I have to fix my hair.