Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Brush Her Hair
Have you ever wondered why women like going to the beauty salon? I mean, I don’t know any guys who really like hanging out at the barber shop; we just go when we need to. Yet, some women go to the beauty salon regularly. Granted, I understand that they all want to look beautiful; but I’m pretty sure that there’s more to it than that. I mean, what’s so special about having someone else paint your nails for you? Every woman I know, knows how to do that themselves.
Actually, I think the real women go to the beauty salon isn’t to beautify themselves, although I’m sure that is a good secondary reason. I think the reason they love going to the salon is to get pampered. Having somebody fuss over them, taking care of them, and making them feel good is really what it’s all about.
I can’t really blame them. Women take care of everyone else, but don’t usually receive that kind of treatment themselves. I guess we could say that this is a backwards application of the golden rule. Women treat everyone else the way that they want to be treated.
Okay, so if that’s what she wants, then why not give it to her? If she wants to be pampered, who is better suited to do so than you? I’ll guarantee you, she’ll definitely feel like you value her if you do.
So, how are you going to pamper your wife? There are a number of things that you could do, anything from giving her a shampoo, to a pedicure to a massage. Let’s start out with something simple though; brush her hair.
The first thing you’ve got to realize about brushing your wife’s hair is that it’s much more complicated than doing your own, especially if she has long hair. Long hair tends to tangle, making it hard to brush out. Pulling her hair in the process definitely isn’t romantic, nor is it going to make her feel pampered. So, you want to avoid pulling at all costs.
Start by brushing out the ends of her hair. If she has long hair, you can grab it higher up in one hand, making a temporary pony tail out of it, while brushing with the other hand. The hand that is holding the hair can act as a strain relief, helping you prevent any pulling.
If you run into a knot in her hair, as you most likely will, then work it out, don’t pull it. You can work it out by letting the brush slide off of it, and repeating several times. That will help work it down towards the end, where it will become untied. If the knot is too bad for that, put the brush down and separate the strands with your finger, being careful not to pull.
Once you finish the ends, you can work your way up towards her scalp, one section at a time. By taking it in smaller segments, you minimize the possibility of pulling and make it easier to work with any knots you find.
Another thing that can help with the knots is conditioner. Your wife probably already uses this on her hair, but it helps brush out her hair as well. Take a little bit of conditioner and mix it with a bottle of water. If you have a spray bottle, you can put this mixture in it, and spray it on her hair. If you don’t have a spray bottle, put it in a glass and dip the brush in it, shaking off excess. This will help the brush glide through her hair more easily, reducing pulling.
So, now you’re an expert. All you have to do is find some time to brush out your wife’s hair for her. If you can do it with her seated in front of a mirror, that’s even better, as she’ll be able to see what you are doing. Give yourself 15 to 20 minutes, as you want to take your time doing this. If you have extra time left over, add a scalp massage.