Monday, October 26, 2009

Hair's the Deal

When I was younger, I had long, blonde, straight hair. I loved it. I loved it so much that when I went to the movies, I would carefully coil it up and make sure it was all safely between my back and the seat, lest someone behind me would cut it.

Yes, I'm serious.

Well, we all know what happens when we're prideful. My long, blonde, straight hair is now shoulder-length, mousy brown with gray accents, wavy/curly/straight hair. The gray hairs curlicue up out of the other hair, standing bold and proud and waving their curly gray-hair pride flags.

My bangs have a good-hair day about every 3 weeks. The rest of the time, they throw a little temper tantrum, curling slightly but then flopping over so that they curve around instead of falling in straightish wisps to the side.

The ends of my hair do not look happy with me. They look like they are protesting hanging around for as long as I'm forcing them to. They act as though the every-couple-months coloring I subject them to is just too much to ask and would I please just cut them off already?

Oh! But it's still niiiice and thick. So thick that in order to straighten ALL of the hairs, I need to flat-iron the hair in little sections and it takes a good 20 minutes. Which I do not enjoy.

Just wear it curly, you say? It's not like that, friends. It's not a pretty curl. It's an "oh my gosh, what happened to your hair?" kind of curl.

And on top of all of THAT, I have issues. I can't stand the feeling of my hair in my face. So what I basically do is just pretend each day that I don't HAVE hair. I put it in a ponytail and then bobby-pin the bangs out of my way. It's really pretty. Yeah.

Anyone have my hair solution?


  1. LOL. I don't have a solution. I have a TON of hair. I just pull it back & forget about it. I'm interested in what others say though. ;-)

  2. LOL. Well, I'm not sure it's a solution, but you could do what I do and keep it long enough to stick in a ponytail and ignore completely. ;)

  3. Hilarious post. Seriously funny that you hid it so nobody would chop it off. I think you should see a GOOD stylist and see what they have to say. I think it's totally worth it to pay money every now and then!

  4. Anonymous11:38 AM

    Um yeah, I have no advice because I also have issues. But this was really funny!

  5. Having the same problem, I went and had my ponytail cut off last week. The new do is nice, but so much work, still in my face, and today I tried so hard to gather enough hair to make my missed ponytail. It didn't work. So, my solution for you? Be content with such things as you have. Wish I woulda thought of this, myself, last week. lol

  6. LMAO.. I used to have your hair and now i have it again.. more or less..and i also despise having hair on my face..too funny girl!

  7. Naomi4:12 PM

    You can go really short and blow dry it in place (i love it and would do again, but the hubby likes it long...) When you find a suitable hair style, let me know. I'm growing mine back. YUCK!

  8. I'm all about the ponytail/bun when I'm at home or when I get hot at school. The rest of the time I like to leave mine down b/c if I don't, I have to ask myself "why do I have long hair if I never wear it down?". I think we need a recent pic so that we can help ya decide what to do!

  9. CUT IT OFF!!! it's so nice to not have to worry about it. pick a short, messy style so it's easy to do and then it's off your face and neck and ears and it's just easy. I will never go back!