Monday, February 23, 2009

Tuesday's Tribute - Thank Yuko, I Am Vain


Think back to your middle school years. Sure there were the good times, rocking out to Like a Prayer with your girlfriends at the roller rink, shopping at Contempo while eating some Sweet Factory treats, hanging that fresh Nelson poster in your locker.


For me, middle school also holds a special place in my heart because it was the only time I had "good" hair. I had the "in" hair. All my friends were getting perms, defusing and scrunching like madwomen , while I was going au-natural with my crazy, curling locks. Getting ready in the morning took about 2 minutes (ok, 2 minutes after I finished the blue eye shadow and adjusting the Kleenex in my bra). Damn if that curly hair trend, like Nelson, only lasted a year or two.

In high school, my once coveted coif became termed "the fro." I have nothing against a "fro" personally, but can be inconvenient for peripheral vision purposes. (yes, my hair is THAT BIG NATURALLY). My straight (haired) friends all laughed while I resorted to blowing dry, then ironing my fuzziness into a manageable do. My hair suffered, and my burnt hands and forehead, while making for a funny story, have never really recovered.

In college I discovered the revolutionary device known as the flat iron. I was in love! I would blow dry then flat iron my hair every day for an hour and then marvel at its smoothness. I could run my fingers threw it, see around it and style with ease. This love affair went on for quite a long time until baby came along. Reality came crashing down on me like rain on freshly blown-dry hair - WHO THE HELL HAS AN HOUR TO SPEND ON THIS CRAP?

Enter Yuko. (pause because I get a little choked up here). Yuko is not a person, but an amazing hair treatment that PERMANENTLY STRAIGHTENS your hair. Yes, it takes 5 hours. Yes, it costs a gazillion dollars. But can you really put a price on self esteem?!?! (I would also like to add that I don't color my hair, and don't get mani, pedis, other lady stuff on a regular basis, but I will spring for the Yuko).

I have gotten Yuko twice now. Last Friday was my second time and this morning I woke up, showered, blow dried and was ready in 15 minutes. Noah, who was in his gated area watching the Disney Channel, never even noticed I was gone.

Thank you Yuko, for taming this mommy's "fro" and for giving her 30 more minutes a day to spend on more important things - like blogging!

20 comments:

Eudea-Mamia said...

LOL!

I'd keep your blow dryer on, and your laptop in the bathroom.

No one will be the wiser.

jenn said...

I wish I could find a fix for my hair (and I would pay alot too). My hair isn't curly, but it isn't straight. I call it lumpy. Not pretty wavy that you can let go natural. I have to flat iron it or put it up. And I have so much of it. I always hear people say they have thick hair, but I've yet to meet someone with thicker hair than me. I think I would have awesome hair if half of it would fall out. And I can't blow dry it either, that seems to make it look and feel thicker. I have to wash it at night and straighten in the morning. Usually I wear it up.

Evolving Mommy Catherine said...

I feel your pain. I had really curly hair until about month 8 of pregnancy and suddenly mt hair started going straighter. It still has some wave but seriously is takes me way less time to get ready now.

I can totally see why you would want to spring for Yuko.

Summer said...

You need to post pictures of the fro, because I just aint believing it!

So, this week is crazy. But, let's definitely try for a day next week. I really really want to see your house!!!

And you.

And Noah.

How are Thursdays or Fridays?

Braja said...

Is there something wrong with blue eyeshadow and Kleenex? I'm confused....

Jen said...

Oh what a sweet, sweet tribute. I can't have a whole head of curly hair but I do have a few pieces that curl that I would love to permanently straighten.

Erin, Nick and Merrick said...

Oh I would LOVE that treatment!
I have a fro kicking today for lack of time with my Chi.

Julie said...

Too funny! I used to hate my straight hair...guess I should be thankful now. Of course after having 2 kids it has a few waves that drive me crazy!

Call Me Cate said...

All i can say is - NELSON!!!!! Oh, how I loved Nelson...

Noah's Mommy said...

as the person before me put so eleoquently...NELSON.....oh I think I listened to I can't live without your love and affection oh a bizillion times....and I wish I had your problem....I have the opposite...I can't get any curl to come remotely close to my hair...I curl it...and in 3 minutes it's gone...(the grass is always greener)....but yeah Yuko...so glad someone finally found the answer....

Lump said...

what is this Yuko you speak of? I'm so going to have to google it! :)

and holy crap, I forgot about Contempo. I had probably seven tube tops that, or course, I wore as a skirt or um, dress. haha!

angie said...

I love that you are vain and not afraid to admit it. If I get a bad haircut I cry. For days. And days.

I've never heard of Yuki, but then again, I don't have curly hair. How long does it last?

Ronnica said...

Oh, I'm glad my hair's not as naturally big as that! I have wavy hair, but it can do curly or straight with only about 5 or 20 minutes works each.

Came over from SITS!

Deatren said...

Love your blog. I also love that your nickname for your hubby. HH too cool.

Joelle said...

haha - thanks for stopping by my blog. your baby is gorgeous! ;-)

Doublebanker said...

Gotta love it..laptop in the bathroom!

Thanks for checking out my giveaway...thought I'd stop by and show some *click* appreciation!

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Tiaras and Tantrums said...

can you NOT color your hair with this? I so want to have my hair straigntened - I went once(2006) and she told me if I had my hair highlighted with in the past 3 years to not do it. But I do color my hair - and it is very fine.

But looks like crap from so many years of doing what you described!

DiPaola Momma said...

WHY have a been away so long??? you always give me the giggle boost I need!!!! BTW one of the ads I clicked on for ya today was for Brazilian Relaxer.. um ...well there just aren't words, or atleast PROPER words.. he he

Clickity Click Click Clickin!

Kristin said...

I have curly hair which I had permanently straightened about a year ago. Now I have a years worth of curly hair roots. I am a mess. off to buy a wig.

Tabitha Blue/Fresh Mommy said...

WOW, that is awesome!!! Hmm, would that help me be ready in 15?? That would be so sweet!!

:)
~Tabitha~

freshmommyblog.com