To be honest and straight to the point, I haven't found it overly difficult not going on hair sites. Once I broke the habit of typing in certain sites and found other things to interest me, it was easy. My issues with my hair and comparing them - well, I have very little to compare them to, so I've just stopped comparing it. I don't think hair obsession is that serious or that bad - it's not affecting my health or my lifestyle, so I'm good. I just needed to get a little bit of perspective!
My hair related routine has become oh-so-simple - in fact, some weeks, it borders on neglect because I forget to do anything! I haven't been using Apple Cider Vinegar, or Black Tea when doing my hair because...I forgot? I'm lazy? It seemed like far too much effort and not really important?
I do need to use up all the tea in my house somehow but...I live in England. I'll find a way, haha!
That way will probably consist of inviting over friends on a weekly basis:
"Would you like a cuppa?" "Ooh, yes, I'd love one!"
I think the hardest part has been the lack of community. Reading articles and comments from real people really makes you feel like you're a part of a community - maybe when it's agreeing or debating thrifty methods, hair products or even people. You feel a togetherness.
But there's definitely a different between reading and joining in and being part of a conversation. I think forums are much better at the conversation thing and I've come away from that. I miss commenting on the pages of new-er bloggers, or ones with a smaller audience, where it feels like you're having a lovely chat with a friend who just happens to live thousands of miles away from you.
On a similar note, The Littlest Sis is bugging me to go to a hair event sometime this summer, which will be intriguing and terrifying in equal measures. I have no idea what it's like! It seems really exciting and intimidating at the same time! What is it like to be at one? I feel I need to read reviews....