Monday, August 22, 2011

we are taking this whole organic movement way too far, america

Here I thought I was a total player in the locavore-organic-urban-farm movement.

Taken in a CVS on a winter trip to Baltimore:

I'm the only one not using this crap, aren't I? You're all out planting soybean crops on your scalp and making follicle treacle from your little hair harvests.  I knew it. I knew it.



  1. Why not just take poop off of the ground and rub it in your hair, it'd just about be the same...only free :)

  2. All these years in school trying to earn an honest wage and someone makes money off of jumping on the "green" bandwagon and crapping in a bottle... needless to say, I'm jealous I didn't think of it myself.

    That CVS, so progressive.

    OH. And of course the French translations make it uber chic. OOO-LA-FREAKIN'-LA.

  3. We used to put actual mayo in our hair as kids, I think to make it shiny. Now I put chemicals on my hair purposefully, to take out the grey highlights. :-)

    I am a little over the organic movement myself. So much of it is bullshit anyway, including a lot of fruits that cost 3 x the amount and were already almost pesticide free. (Let's be honest, I NEED a little pesticide and such to make my produce last longer for the days when we eat take out all week.)

    Here's the list. Save your money!

  4. Yeah, I don't do that crap. I know it makes me a little "out there" and a "complete radical", but I just use these new products called "shampoo" and "conditioner" to make my hair "clean".

    I've said it before and I'll say it again: People are crazy.

  5. Ew.

    Now if they had it in pesto. . .

  6. okay i spend way too much money on wen haircare stuff, but really it's awesome. HOWEVER there was someone on the facebook fan page who was complaining because all the wen stuff was not made of ONLY organic stuff. bitches is crazy, y'all.

    however, i have been known to purchase some organic stuff in my time. but honestly? i don't see a huge difference. i'd prefer to buy locally, organic or not, and support local farmers. at least.

    not like i do that. OMG I'M A HORRIBLE PERSON.

  7. I used a stay-in deep conditioner the other week and it felt like I was feeding my hair :)

  8. The trend's not as crazy as seems. For example, like on the days I forget my lunch? I just munch on my hair.


  9. Ta wubba who? WTF? I think you can sell anything with the right labeling.

  10. Miranda - You said it, sister.

    Celia G - You give up your lovely photography for this crap and I'll cut ya. I'll cut ya fo' real.

    Onion- I've heard of the mayo treatment before...Dawn from the Babysitter's Club used to do that! I loved that list-- thanks for sharing. It was a total heartbreaker to see spinach on the list, though-- 50 different pesticides?!? ACK.

    Candice- Shampoo? Conditioner? YOU RADICAL.

    Mary- I'd rather put pesto than mayo in my hair any day. Green is a good look for me.

    Steph-- I've actually been looking into Wen since you recommended it! MY HAIR NEEDS HELP.
    And I'm totally with you on the local vs. organic deal!

    Tsaritsa-- I'M JEALOUS! I'm so lost on the haircare world. I want to just walk into a beauty store and buy the whole store. Then I'll go home and have a haircare buffet.

    Kat- FIBER! FREE! SORT OF LIKE PASTA! Hey, they don't call it angel hair for nothing...

    Danger - I have no idea. I think hair hollandaise is next.

  11. haha! I love it!
    I'm not gonna lie though; I've put some pretty weird stuff in my hair: eggs, henna(which smells delightful and resembles goose poop), peanut butter, but no fertilizer...yet. ;op

  12. I'm Canadian, I have Organic Hair Poutine.

  13. Good lord. There is nothing organic about those things! Plus, the FDA (who's in charge of this sort of stuff) doesn't even have a formal, recognized definition of "organic" so people can basically slap an organic label on anything. Sorry, not to get on a soap box or anything but all this trendy, "organic" mumbo jumbo really gets me riled up!!

  14. I may use a shine serum that's made with Avocado and Apricot oil...but it's still got some good old fashioned chemicals in it. And I wouldn't consider putting ANYTHING call fertilizer or mayonnaise in my hair. Or anything green, either. EW!


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