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PF Graham
February 3rd, 2011, 12:19 AM
OK, so, with the fantastic sucess of my last post (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=64829), I'll tell you all about the pit falls of being ADD (Attention Disorder something) and trying to participate in a new long hair regime from the likes of all you brilient women and men who have figured it out.

After roaming high and low, I found one of your breven Witchy (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/member.php?u=23447) who provided me with his routine (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/converse.php?u=23447&u2=28506). I thought I'd try a 'guys' approach first then see where it took me.

OK, so, this is were the story goes astray - I glance at his routine and think all I need to do is get some coconut oil from Whole Foods and I'm off to the races of super healthy hair and stuff....

Well, it's June in Woodland Hills California and it's a tad hot.

I have this big meeting at the the same place the Oscars are held each year (The Kodak Center). They have restaurants and crap open to the public and it was central to the guy I was meeting so it worked for us both.

I guess what I'm saying is it was a VERY public place.

I get up late, work my email list, jog, take a shower, decide this is the perfect day to try the coconut oil.

I remembered that it said something about you can leave some of it in after your shower.

Because it was so freaking hot, the coconut oil is a complete liquid.

My pea brain thinks I should wash my hair then add enough oil so it won't dry out.

Oh My God - what a mistake.

Looking at my last post, if you look at the BEFORE picture, you'll see a water only head of hair and that is probably three days into no shampoo.

NOW, if you will, please imagine that head of hair DRIPPING with coconut oil as I get out of the shower.

Dripping like the BP oil spill in the Gulf.

Being sorta' oblivious in general - I chalk it up to 'oh, this must take a little time to soak into my hair'!

One word - Jheri Curl (I know it's two words but it sounds funnier this way).

No, wait, two words - White Man Jheri Curl (see above for reason for inaccurate word count).

Now, I've always been a sorta' casual guy when it comes to formal meetings - I'm not afraid to wear shorts to the most formal meeting - usually because they are meeting with me.

So, me in shorts and an outdoor short sleeve shirt at a fancy Italian restaurant on the third floor of the Kodak Center meeting with a little British guy about buying some of his company.

It's still about 100 degrees and now that I look back on it, the coconut oil NEVER congealed so it was probably dripping down my back the whole meeting.

God knows what this little pasty UK fellow must have thought about me.

The next day (yes, I went the entire day thinking this grease must congeal at some point) it took me about an hour to wash my hair back to some semblance to looking and feeling normal.

Life lesson: Jheri Curl is nice but you'll need new head rest covers every other day.

OR, maybe read the whole recommendation - I don't know which is going to be harder.

Good times...

- P

ravenreed
February 3rd, 2011, 12:30 AM
Ah yes. A word to the wise, NEVER try a new routine unless you have time to do some disaster recovery, as in a whole extra shampooing or three.

TiaKitty
February 3rd, 2011, 12:55 AM
LOL! Very funny post... I bet your hair was very shiny and nice the wash after your soaking!

Alaia
February 3rd, 2011, 03:31 AM
Lol your hair probably appreciated that but I doubt your British guy did ;)

Nae
February 3rd, 2011, 05:39 AM
Bwhahaha! So funny, but I am sure you hair was nice and soft afterwards.:rollin:

I too always manage to try something different at the absolute worst times, I can totally relate.

CastaDiva
February 3rd, 2011, 06:28 AM
LOL!! What a really funny post:D Thanks for sharing:)

GRU
February 3rd, 2011, 07:23 AM
I'll tell you all about the pit falls of being ADD (Attention Disorder something) and trying to participate in a new long hair regime from the likes of all you brilient women and men who have figured it out.

Anyone else think of "SQUIRREL!!!!" when they saw this? :lol:

Word of warning -- a little bit of ANY oil will go a long way. Think of Brylcreem: "a little dab'll do ya"!

PF Graham
February 3rd, 2011, 09:42 AM
Anyone else think of "SQUIRREL!!!!" when they saw this? :lol:

Word of warning -- a little bit of ANY oil will go a long way. Think of Brylcreem: "a little dab'll do ya"!


I know, RIGHT!

Ugggggg!

Thanks!

- P

PF Graham
February 3rd, 2011, 09:46 AM
LOL! Very funny post... I bet your hair was very shiny and nice the wash after your soaking!


Bwhahaha! So funny, but I am sure you hair was nice and soft afterwards.:rollin:

I too always manage to try something different at the absolute worst times, I can totally relate.

If by "shinny" you mean the same way an oil slick looks then, yes, very, very shinny.

I think it took me forever to wash it out.

I had a similar experience with Viagra ..... now, that was a long, hard day - I'm telling you....

- P

TiaKitty
February 3rd, 2011, 09:54 AM
I had a similar experience with Viagra ..... now, that was a long, hard day - I'm telling you....

- P

I bet the British guy wasn't happy that day, either...:confused:

PF Graham
February 3rd, 2011, 10:05 AM
I bet the British guy wasn't happy that day, either...:confused:

I don't know - he made a bunch of money from me that day - I doubt he would have cared if I showed up in a dress.

ooo
February 3rd, 2011, 10:18 AM
haha! I wish, I lived somewhere, where the coconut oil would get completely liquid :D

Alvrodul
February 3rd, 2011, 11:12 AM
Incredibly funny story! My hair certainly loves coconut oil, and I use quite a lot of it (for certain values of "a lot". Think of GRU's comment about Brylcreem. ;))
And I have also learned lessons about when to experiment with something completely new - that is what weekends and holidays are for!
And for more stories like this one - you know you will have an appreciative audience here! :D

ScarlettAdelle
February 3rd, 2011, 12:07 PM
haha! I wish, I lived somewhere, where the coconut oil would get completely liquid :D

Care to house swap? Haha I feel like I'm dieing when it gets over 60F XD

Coan-Teen
February 3rd, 2011, 12:38 PM
Care to house swap? Haha I feel like I'm dieing when it gets over 60F XD

I know, me too. People always wish for warm weather and I'm sitting on the couch, perfectly comfortable complaining it's too warm now.

OP, that's hysterical. But at the very least I'm sure you both came out of the experience with a good story. I bet the first thing he did was call a friend to say, "You will not believe what this guy showed up in. ... No. ... Nope. ... No... A Jheri Curl. ... No, I am not kidding." :D

juliaxena
February 3rd, 2011, 01:50 PM
I haven't laughed this much in a long time. Admit it, that was pretty funny :-D

Anywhere
February 3rd, 2011, 02:06 PM
:spitting:

I bet your clothes were super oily afterwards, puts a lovely visual in my mind. :p
Thanks for sharing. ;)

littlenvy
February 3rd, 2011, 02:13 PM
:):) Thank you for sharing! It was funny.
Sorry you had to go through that, hope your hair will be very healthy indeed.

MsBubbles
February 3rd, 2011, 03:04 PM
uh-oh! Are we gonna see you here on TMZ sometime? "What's that stuff PF Graham has in his hair?!".

Debra83
February 3rd, 2011, 03:19 PM
LOL!!!! :D Hilarious!!!!!

Red_Wednesday
February 3rd, 2011, 09:06 PM
Great story, LOL!! Thanks for putting a smile on my face:D.

PF Graham
February 3rd, 2011, 11:26 PM
haha! I wish, I lived somewhere, where the coconut oil would get completely liquid :D - Move - it's easy....


Incredibly funny story! My hair certainly loves coconut oil, and I use quite a lot of it (for certain values of "a lot". Think of GRU's comment about Brylcreem. ;))
And I have also learned lessons about when to experiment with something completely new - that is what weekends and holidays are for!
And for more stories like this one - you know you will have an appreciative audience here! :D - You are very kind. For some stupid reason, I just sorta' assumed I wasn't the only person this happened too. I thought most of the comments would go something like "Oh my god, I did the exact same thing and I went to my brother's wedding and bla, bla, bla" - nope, not one comment like that so far. I really need to slow down when I read.


I know, me too. People always wish for warm weather and I'm sitting on the couch, perfectly comfortable complaining it's too warm now. -

OP, that's hysterical. But at the very least I'm sure you both came out of the experience with a good story. I bet the first thing he did was call a friend to say, "You will not believe what this guy showed up in. ... No. ... Nope. ... No... A Jheri Curl. ... No, I am not kidding." :D Umm, I'm just sayin, it's pretty nice here.... Thank you.


I haven't laughed this much in a long time. Admit it, that was pretty funny :-D


:spitting:

I bet your clothes were super oily afterwards, puts a lovely visual in my mind. :p
Thanks for sharing. ;) - You want to know something - I was convinced it would get better so I slept on it. My maids came the next day. They were NOT happy with my bed sheets. I got some really uncomfortable looks the next day.


:):) Thank you for sharing! It was funny.
Sorry you had to go through that, hope your hair will be very healthy indeed.


uh-oh! Are we gonna see you here on TMZ sometime? "What's that stuff PF Graham has in his hair?!". - Trust me, I'm far, far, far from that important in the entertainment business (farrrrr).


LOL!!!! :D Hilarious!!!!! - Really - nobody else did this??????


Thank you all for you kind and silly comments!

- P

burns_erin
February 3rd, 2011, 11:51 PM
- Move - it's easy....

- You are very kind. For some stupid reason, I just sorta' assumed I wasn't the only person this happened too. I thought most of the comments would go something like "Oh my god, I did the exact same thing and I went to my brother's wedding and bla, bla, bla" - nope, not one comment like that so far. I really need to slow down when I read.

Umm, I'm just sayin, it's pretty nice here.... Thank you.



- You want to know something - I was convinced it would get better so I slept on it. My maids came the next day. They were NOT happy with my bed sheets. I got some really uncomfortable looks the next day.



- Trust me, I'm far, far, far from that important in the entertainment business (farrrrr).

- Really - nobody else did this??????


Thank you all for you kind and silly comments!

- P

Well, I fairly routinely saturate my scalp and hair with grapeseed oil over weekends, and have on occasion had to go out that way. I have also used henna and then had something come up where I had to go out in public. And considering I used to cover with a neon pink shower cap I am sure I liked awful odd.

Alvrodul
February 4th, 2011, 01:34 AM
- You are very kind. For some stupid reason, I just sorta' assumed I wasn't the only person this happened too. I thought most of the comments would go something like "Oh my god, I did the exact same thing and I went to my brother's wedding and bla, bla, bla" - nope, not one comment like that so far. I really need to slow down when I read.


Actually, for me it was EVOO and almond oil. For me, the almond oil was worst - I had real trouble washing it out of my hair. :rolleyes: Coconut is eashy to wash out - what my hair doesn't slurp up anyway.:p