Throughout most of my life, I’ve been a morning shower guy. Get up, brush my teeth, shower, get dressed and go. But when I started Akemi, that changed. Akemi was a night shower gal (a Japanese thing) and the whole morning shower routine left her thoroughly perplexed. She would ask: “Doesn’t it make more sense to take a shower at the end of your day and go to bed nice and clean every night?”. In fact, it DID make more sense and so, after some forty years of morning showers, I switched. And, quite frankly, I’m glad I did. The best part is I now get to bank that extra half hour in the morning.
So, my first poll question to you is this –
Yesterday, I got on the elevator with one of my neighbors and commented: “You’re doing something new with your hair. I LOVE it!” As it turned out, she’d been to the hair salon earlier in the week and was trying a new do. When she got off, Akemi remarked: “She probably doesn’t wash her hair every day.” I was like: “Wut?” According to Akemi, when you get your hair done, the hairdresser will often suggest you NOT wash your hair every day. “I was like: “Wut?” In fact, Akemi informed me, even though SHE washes her hair every day, experts tell you not to. It’s apparently bad for your! And I was like: “Wut? Wut?”
So, my next poll question is this –
I grew up in a home where we always ate dinner together, always went to bed at a reasonable hour, and always used both shampoo AND conditioner when we showered. And then, when I eventually moved out, I stopped using conditioner and noticed something interesting: It made absolutely no difference.
Maybe my hair isn’t as sheeny and bodiful as yours, so I’m wondering –
I’d always assumed that showers were all the same, the heads angled at a 45 degrees. Then many years ago, when I visited Japan, I discovered the rain shower head that – well – rained the water straight down on you. I loved it – and now get to love it even more because my new place has one. Akemi, for her part, hates the rain shower, endures the 45 degree shower head, but actually prefers the hand-held shower head. I went hand-held for about a month at our last place after the slide bar in our shower broke and absolutely hated it.
So, next question is this –
Finally – when Akemi first came to Canada, she would take a bath about once a week, just lying in the hot tub, soaking and relaxing for an hour before hitting the shower. I, on the other hand, can’t remember the last time I took a bath. I guess I don’t see the point.
So, my final question is this –
Thanks for your input. I look forward to analyzing the results. And passing judgement on you.