What do you do when you find a split-end? No, not on your head- um, on your arm. I found one. Sunday. While I was sitting in Sunday School, listening to the Gospel Doctrine teacher who was teaching about everything but arm hair split ends. And you know what they say about when you find one split end- there are many more you can't see (kinda like cockroaches and termites).
I just don't know what more I can do for my arm hair- not arm pit hair- just arm hair, like on the forearm. I give it the best moisturizing shampoos. The best conditioners. The best leave-in conditioners. I use the lowest heat possible on my hair dryer. The lowest heat on my flat iron (and it is a little time-consuming to straighten all that arm hair). And the best hairspray money can buy. Obviously, it needs something else.
So while I was at Wal-Mart yesterday I searched high and low for arm hair products. There were none to be found. Anywhere. In that huge store. And Sally Beauty Supply was next door. Didn't even go in there. I was feeling too defeated.
You know what I think the greatest problem facing us in today's society? No product (sorry beauty school girls, but I always think it sounds funny when people call hairspray "product". cracks me up) specifically for the arm hair. I think we are a prejudiced society. You only get product if you are on the head. Isn't that sending the wrong message? Isn't every hair just as important as hair-on-the-head? I don't know what we can do about this. There is no legislation in place. Who wants to lobby for arm hair? What happens if we do slip into a depression? No one's going to want to focus on the arm hair. And then where will we be?
I have a sister who is a beautician. My next move is to schedule a trim. I know she can clean up my unsightly arm hair. Anyway, I can't even bear to give it another thought. I just have to move on. So when you see me next, please don't judge me. Just know that when you find your first split-end (on the arm) I will (hopefully) have found a solution- or maybe at least some product. Come see me. I'll also have chocolate.
Seriously, though!?! A split end on my arm hair?