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Taming "Oh No" Hair Moments #InASnap

Monday, August 04, 2014


In a few days, I will be flying out to Cincinnati for #cascadebloggerday and I am still in the process of packing and making sure everything is in order before I leave. It is going to be a busy week since I will be gone for three days and when I arrive on Friday afternoon, the family and I will be checking into the Eaton Chelsea for a weekend stay. While I'm used to the hustle and bustle of being on the go as a full-time teacher and mother of two, I still manage to find myself in some pretty embarrassing, utterly mortifying "oh, no!" hair moments. And I'm not referring to that pesky whisker that grows persistently beneath my chin.

One of the things I love about summer is being able to wear tank tops and shorts. Having to keep up with shaving my legs is something entirely different. I swear, it's like my hair follicles are on steroids. I often use a razor in the shower but do so without wearing my glasses. This makes it particularly challenging to shave my legs without missing a spot. Or three. I often rely on the sense of touch to feel for any stubble because if I didn't, I would develop a hump on my back from leaning over to within inches of my legs in order to detect any defiant leg hairs. Sometimes I am in such a terrible rush that I give my lower appendages a quick once-over with my razor and cross my fingers they look presentable enough. That's if I even remember to shave my legs at all. 

While I love teaching primary grades, there have been more than one instance of those dreaded "oh, no!" hair moments that have taken place in a primary classroom. These are the times when I sit on the teacher chair surrounded by little eager children crowding around me on the carpet. I cross my legs and assume my professional teacher pose when all of a sudden I notice a row of dark, conspicuous, unshaven leg hairs. Right there, at the exact eye level of my young, inquisitive students. Perfect! It's a good thing I wear closed toed shoes because I probably forgot to shave my big toes, too. (Oh, come on! Like you've never had to do that!) And don't think it goes unnoticed in the older grades. Let's just say, while modelling the action for "Levez la main!" I may or may not have elicited outcries of terror with my Amazonian underarms... 


The good news is I now have a handy Venus Snap portable razor that I can keep in my purse to help tame those spontaneously crazy hair growths. The mini handle is easy to grip for control while shaving and fits conveniently in a cute little compact that slightly resembles a Venus fly trap. It is interchangeable with all Venus blade refills and comes with a single Venus Embrace 5-blade cartridge. In essence, it's #InASnap smoothness on the go.


I will be taking my trusty Venus Snap with me on my travels this week but I won't be the only one who gets to say goodbye to "oh, no!" hair moments. As a P&G mom, I am giving away a Summer Hair Care Survival Kit to one of my readers, which will also help you say, "#GoodbyFlyaways". This giveaway is valued at approximately $45 and includes:

To be entered for a chance to win, you must complete the Rafflecopter form below. By entering the following contest you are accepting that, if you win, your contact information will be shared with a P&G PR and shipping agency for the purpose of mailing your prize.  Please allow 4-6 weeks from the contest closure date to receive your prize. This giveaway may appear on other blogs as part of the #PGmom/#mamanPG program.  However, to be fair, you can only win once per giveaway.  If your name is chosen more than once, another winner will be selected. All winners must be from within Canada.

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Disclosure: I am a P&Gmom. As part of my affiliation with this group I receive products and special access to P&G events and opportunities. The opinions on this blog are my own.

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54 COMMENTS

  1. Hubby once tried to help me trim my bangs. What a disaster!

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  2. Arriving at a summer get-together in shorts only to look down and see that I had forgot to shave what seemed like a HUGE patch of hair by my ankle. (Judy Cowan)

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  3. Hmmmm, how about the seagull pooping on my head at the beach last week?
    LOL
    Thanks for the opportunity to win :)
    Sherrie-Mae

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    1. OMG! Yes, I saw that photo but couldn't bare to comment on it. Yuck!

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  4. I often have patches of missed hair from shaving, and hope no one notices!

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  5. My oh no moments are always humidity & frizz.

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  6. My "oh no" hair moment was a few days ago when I looked down at my legs and realized I had missed shaving a spot on the back of my leg!

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  7. I had gotten my hair curled and put in a up do for a wedding on a hot summer day at 7am .. only available appt... the wedding was at 4pm, it was a total disaster !

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  8. I am entering your giveaway.
    It would be great to win a Summer Hair Care Survival Kit for my sister.
    In response to your requirement to
    Leave a comment on this post sharing one of my "oh, no!" hair moments.
    I remember when i had long hair i put gel and hair spray in it
    to get it to look the way i wanted.
    I was going to a friends wedding.
    Anyway my hair was fine until we left the church
    and got caught in a sudden rain fall.
    After that i had flat soaked hair for awhile.
    Thank you for having this giveaway!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  9. I hate when I have nowhere to go and my hair looks awesome, but as soon as I have to be somewhere or have an app. I can't do anything with it and it looks like crappy bedhead

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  10. My hair gets so frizzy, I look like I have pillow head
    (Debbie W)

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  11. I have this one chunk of hair that always wants to go in the middle, so sometimes especially if its a windy day I look like a cockatoo

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  12. My sisters were getting married so I highlighted my hair and it went really red and clashed with the dresses.

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  13. i cut my shoulder length hair to a short bob by myself....seriously

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  14. My hair always looks awesome just before I go to bed, the rest of the day - a mess :-) What's up with that?

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  15. I dyed my hair orange by accident late one night and had to work the next morning (in a bank!)

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  16. I went out to a friend's wedding, but I didn't have my usual hair products and my hair ended up a frizzy mess.

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  17. My oh no hair moments usually involve trying to cut my own hair. One time in particular my sister still calls the bang fiasco of 2003

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  18. I tried a beehive once. It was horrific. I woke up with destroyed, nasty, awful hair.

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  19. Spiral perms are my "oh, no!" hair moment. I would never get one of those again. My hair grew but the perm wouldn't go away.

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  20. when I went to a local stylist and I said short it was so short I could see my scalp through it.

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  21. i was going out for the night, had my hair all nice, and it goes and rains really hard and my hair was totally ruined after that.

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  22. I always seem to miss a patch on my legs! Especially at the ankles and knees!

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  23. Going out without shaving my legs wearing shorts.

    Florence C

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  24. I'm always missing a tiny little section when I shave

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  25. I once went to a wedding with my hair only partially curled because I ran out of time. I had to get creative with a half-updo!

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  26. I bought a new blonde hair colour and it turned my hair blond with a green hue :-(

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  27. heading for a day at the beach and forgetting to shave

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  28. Whenever I am away from home, I always seem to forget to shave under my arms for a few days until I realize I have become a gorilla!

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  29. My "oh no" moment is every morning when I look in the mirror and go "oh no" there is even less than there was yesterday!!

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  30. I was working afternoons, and took a nap .... woke up a little late and ran into work, little did I know .. I had a bed head knot in my hair for almost the whole day !

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  31. Just had a perm (long Ago) we drove with the windows down to a wedding, I thought I looked good and went to use the rest room and I looked like pipi longstocking with 100 small twisted braids!!

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  32. It was a hot humid day and I have naturally thick curly hair. So I had a semi-affro for a whole day. It was aweful!.

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  33. Pretty much every day that is super humid is an Oh No day. Doesn`t seem to matter what I do

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  34. I seem to be getting silver hairs!

    billiondollarprincesss@hotmail.com

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  35. Overbleaching my hair caused a lot of my hair to break close to the roots. =(

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  36. Realizing when you get to your nephews baptism to become the Godmother and noticing you forgot to straighten a huge chunk of hair in the back.

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  37. Lets just say NEVER try and cut your own hair.

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  38. Forgot to shave my legs when I went to Cuba and didn't bring a razor

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  39. I have done the "How hard could it be to cut my own bangs?" mistake.. I think that says it all :))

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  40. Working full time all summer and chasing my child to and from Ball, the sitters house and camp especially in the summer heat, has left me wearing shorts with 'unshaved' legs on a few occasions

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  41. When I was younger I cut my own bangs, and they were way too short.

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  42. I have dry hair that when you touch it you often get a shock

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  43. Forgetting to buy razors and having to use a dull one...on a day I had a party to attend. So much blood, so many nicks...it was not pretty.

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  44. My hair feels extra dry and "crunchy" after swimming

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  45. A hair "oh-no!" moment would be when I went to the beach and forgot to shave lol

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  46. most recent would of been when I forgot or got distracted and only shaved one leg!

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  47. I have once gone to the beach without shaving...it was an impromptu visit to the beach and I totally thought I was beach ready

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  48. Getting a perm for the first time, the curls were so tight, it was awful!

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  49. oh no moment in the 80s I permed my hair really curly. YUCK! LOL

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  50. having to wash it everyday because it is so fine it looks stuck to my head next day
    jan

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  51. My OH NO hair moment was when I decided to perm my hair! It looked....awful

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