Friday, August 12, 2011

Betty's Bonus Beauty Tip!



I think we all know great beauty does not just happen.
It takes work.

Hard work.

Some of you readers will remember my post about my hair titled Scared Straight in which I detailed the various challenges I face with my fine, limp, flat tresses.

Short of purchasing an industrial strength Bump It, I have tried nearly everything to give my hair that fabulous little poof at the top of the scalp that subliminally implants in people's minds the idea that great thoughts have pooled inside the skull and need to come out immediately.

I was expounding upon my poof dilemma and holding my hair straight above my head (and probably talking REALLY LOUDLY to demonstrate my frustration,) when my son's girlfriend came up with a great idea.

What was that great idea, you ask?

Well, just take a look at this.

I bought this head massager to play with in the van when we were on vacay in Colorado

Looks like just a normal head massager, doesn't it?


Oh! But look what happens when you place it on your head and gather all the hair around the top!

The ordinary head massager becomes a magical hair root lifter!


For maximum effect, put your hair up damp and allow it to dry.

This gives you plenty of time to visit the neighbors as you complete your beauty routine.

Multi-tasking!
Ding-Dong!
Betty's at the door!

That's funny....
I could have sworn they were home when I looked in their windows earlier.


In about a half an hour, take out the massager and enjoy your puffy hair!



Can you say WOW?

Strangely enough, even after I demonstrated the incredible effectiveness of her idea, my son's girlfriend did not elect to join me in this beauty ritual.

Perhaps she was just a little jealous of how great I looked while carrying out my new hairdo habit.

I know you'll all try this just as soon as possible.


Spread the word!

It's uplifting!


Bossy Betty: At the Root of All that is Fabulous.




48 comments:

Jules said...

OMG, ROFL!!! I so needed that laugh, I just hope my eyes are not deceiving me.

Have a great weekend Betty!
Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

floweringmama said...

LOL, what a way to start the day. I remember being about 9 months pregnant many years ago when those things first came out. I was at the mall and a girl at a nearby kiosk selling those "Tinglers" asked if I'd been "tinglered" lately. Um... yep, about 9 months ago!

Nat said...

Hahaha! Looking good Betty... but I think I may just pass on that particular beauty aid :-)

Old Kitty said...

BB! I never knew until today that there was such a thing as a head massager.

:-)

You look GORGEOUS BB - head whisk or not!

Take care
x

Leah J. Utas said...

Good one, Betty. But, seriously, that's a head massager?

Laura said...

I need that!
Since I turned 50, and after 50 years of straight as straight can be hair, the bottom half of my hair turned curly. And not a pretty type of curly - a frizzy, flyaway, unruly type of curly. The top half remains straight and flat and limp.
How does this happen?

Mamma has spoken said...

You look like a Who from Whoville from How the Grinch stole Christmas!

Flartus said...

Halloween costume by day...poofy-haired goddess by night.

I like it!

Gigi said...

THAT was hilarious!! Thanks for starting my day off with a laugh and an idea.....off to look for my head massager now

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I just died laughing!

Teresa Evangeline said...

WOW! What a transformation! Just don't go backcombing the bangs and then holding them with super hair spray. It might force HOB into wearing a mullet and nothing good could come of that.

Until your post I'd never heard of a hair massager. Will wonders never cease?

Eva Gallant said...

Too funny! I thought the pictures with your hair up were your new look!

Sara said...

I'm sitting here wincing because the thought of that thing in my tangled mess of a hairdo would cause painnnnnnn. And require scissors to get it back out. (This may be due to childhood traumatic experiences with bristle-y hair brushes and subsequently, scissors.)

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi BB .. yes WOW .. great little gadget - beautifully executed .. great fun .. and I'm laughing happily .. cheers Hilary

Bouncin' Barb said...

Whatever works BB. I use Ojon foam volumizer. It's great for getting a little height. My hair is fine but heavy and pulls my roots flat. I use this, blow dry it upside down it's got some lift to it.

Brian said...

HeeHee, my Dad is my head massager!

Sush said...

Looks and sounds like you got to the root of the problem...

You crazy girl you...

Hugs~

Pearl said...

LOL!

This has just made me very happy.

Pearl

Stephanie V said...

You're too funny! That was an excellent spirit-lifter this morning...thank you! Now, are you off to get a patent on your doo-hickey. No, it needs a great name. Let's work on that.

Linda said...

Can I just tell you...I was relieved to see that the head massager was not intended to remain in the hair. :)

welcome to my world of poetry said...

Betty I loved this post, wonderful to read and look at.

Yvonne,

Madi and Mom said...

LOL BB that is too funny! I believe it added about 2" to your height too. It really is a lifter!!

I was in Bed Bath and Beyond a few weeks ago. The young cashier had a serious patch of puff on top of her head. It looked very nice so I asked how she did it she said a root lifter but I didn't have a clue what that was until today!!
I bet Zelda and Mabel will be wanting to use it soon.
Hugs

C

Liz said...

You're as adorable as a Dr. Seuss character with that in your hair! You are so awesome to pose for the camera!

jenny_o said...

I don't know which was better - the mental picture of you complaining about your hair or the pictures with your solution - funny all around - you are a good sport :)

Pat Tillett said...

necessity is after all, the mother of invention! Who but you, would come up with something like this? I'll tell you who. NOBODY!!!

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

Loved this silly, hairy Betty post.
Thanks.
xoRObyn

Daisy said...

Hahaha! Betty, I think you work as hard at fluffing your hair up as I work to try and flatten mine down! :D

Lindzena said...

Ha!! Oh that made me laugh. I have one of those head massage-rs, I'm going to have to give this a try.

Susan in the Boonies said...

Why is hair so dang IMPORTANT???

But it really is: it completely alters my appearance.

It's critical!

Joanna Jenkins said...

So THAT'S what that thing is for!?!?! Who knew :-)

Love the results.

xo jj

EmptyNester said...

We had one of those a while back and I love the way it feels! I never thought to pull my hair up around it though! I will get another one and give it a shot.

You're a riot!

Marg said...

That sure looks like a lot of trouble to me. I just keep my hair nice and short so no trouble at all. Course I spend most of my life outside. Love all these instructions though. Love the look of a teepee. Take care.

Pat said...

OMG this is funny! You are one crazy lady!

Lydia K said...

ROTFLMAO.
Yes, that is the first time I've used that acronym in it's fullest extent.

That was awesome.

SUGAR MOON said...

LOL LOVED IT!!!

Wendy said...

OMG - does it really work??? I have straight, flat hair too and spend way too much time blow-drying it in the morning. Only to have it flat about half an hour later. LOL!

Thanks for visiting my blog.

Ann said...

I never knew there was such a thing as a head massager. I think I need one of those things so I can have pretty puffy hair too :)

A Tale of Two Cities said...

Now that's using the "old noodle!" Very clever and if it works that great, I'm giving it a try!

daigo said...

You are really funny and good! Nice photos and ideas. I want to keep having funny idea like you. Thank you :)

Susan said...

Oh Betty, LOVE the new "do" and your ingenious way of getting it. I wonder why you didn't try that when you were visiting in Sacramento? I, like one of your readers mentioned, have had a change in my hair since turning 50. It is curly on the bottom (not the good kind of curly) and wavy on top, when all I have ever wanted was straight hair like yours. Can you think of an invention to help me?

Ms. A said...

Thank you, I needed a little chuckle!

BECKY said...

Oh Betty! You are hilarious! Wish I was your next door neighbor..I would definitely open the door for you anytime! I'm going to rush right out and buy one of those thingys. My hair REALLY needs it!

Zuzana said...

Oh, you should patent this.;) And yes, beauty takes hard work;) And my hair is unmanageable at all times.;) Come to think of it, I think I yet to meet a woman that is happy with her hair.;)
Have a lovely weekend and thank you so much for your recent kind comment,
xoxo

Marlene said...

Ha ha ha!! You crack me up!!!

The LAST thing I need is more volume. I have ginormous hair. I'd lose my face if it got any bigger.

Baby Sister said...

Hahahaha!! This was just awesome!! Thank you so much for this Betty. Oh, and I think your hair looks cute. :)

Hilary said...

Hairlarious! You must be such a joy to know. :)

Jenny said...

You are a nut! And you look gorgeous!

I have a fine, limp, thin hair trick that works...although it's not nearly as glamorous as your cone head idea.

Put your usual product in and blow dry your hair as usual.

Then lightly spray the whole thing with hair spray.

Then put velcro rollers in across the top (yes, into your dry hair) and whereever you want it to have body and lift.

Walk around for awhile like that. When you take out the velcro rollers you can style lightly with your fingers but don't brush out.

I have had my hair look fluffy for 8 hours using that method!

Chuck said...

Plus who doesn't want to visit the neighbors while looking like Betty Poo Who try to find the Cat in The Hat! Very cool look Betty...might I say even more Bossy???