Friday · rambling · Uncategorized

Friday, do you like your hair?

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Do you like your hair?  I mean in general, the color, texture, thickness, curliness or straightness, do you like it?  Most people don’t like their hair.

When I was a teenager I hated my hair.  The color was great, a dark auburn, but it was curly.  There was no way for me to have the fashion of the day, long and straight with bangs.  I tried everything. Big big big rollers that made it nearly impossible to sleep. Ironing, which was dangerous to do yourself in the day before the nifty irons we have now. I used a regular ole iron that I used to iron my clothes, not very comfortable or safe.   I also used straightening solutions that smelled horrible and did make my hair straight for a day or two then turned it to dry frizz.

Then in my twenties big hair was in.  With fine curly hair this too was a problem.  But I discovered “wiglets”; small hair pieces, that I styled in tumble curls.  Voila!  Big hair!

In the next hair incarnation I would blow it dry and use a curling iron to smooth it out.  The style was fine but now the dreaded grey was an issue.  So then color was applied every few weeks.  What a bother.

Nowadays, I go for the natural look.  Grey and curly.  As long as it is short it looks pretty good.  Of course, I seem to have a hard time getting to the hairdresser, I just don’t like going. Which is strange since I was a hairdresser for years in another life.  But that is a story for some other time.6414_1193373518359_1349041552_549719_4101828_n

Today I think I am just rambling on about hair because I need a haircut and I am trying to talk myself into going to get it done.

And I am curious about how people feel about their hair.

Monday · musings

Monday, musings…

Just for fun and to share with other trolls :D
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Today is Monday, September 27, 2010

I have a tumultuous relationship with my hair.  It’s a love hate kind of thing.  I love that  I have hair–I hate  the hair I have.

What was once a rich auburn is now a blah salt and pepper.  Once it was full and shiny–now thin and dull.  Once there were soft curls–now fuzzy curls.

I know that I could remedy the color but I am more than a bit lazy and tend to put things off.  So most of the time I would have pretty hair with ugly roots–not good.

It really isn’t all that thin and dull but the fuzzies make it seem so.  The fuzzies can be tamed but then we are back to the lazy-put-things-off syndrome of mine.

Getting a hair cut is almost torture.  I know how I want my hair cut but communicating to the stylist tends to be a problem.  Once upon a time I was a hairdresser and I do know how to cut hair and can cut my own but here we are back at the lazy…

Am I the only woman with this dilemma?  What do others do about their hair issues?  Probably the same as me–complain, complain, complain.

Okay, my hair is problematic but I really am happy that I have hair.  But I could be a lot happier.