Bad hair day? No, BAD HAIR LIFE is more like it!
I've never been happy with my hair. I'm not really that vain. I'm overweight. I only wear make-up when I go out (so not very often). I think I would feel so much better about myself if I had nice hair. It doesn't have to be any particular style, certainly nothing trendy. I like to wash and go.
The problem is I have frizzy hair. It's wavy so of course I want straight hair. Anything but frizzy would do!
I've always had stupid hair. Here is my hair history:
Brown and straight. I wanted curly and spent many nights sleeping face down in my mother's curlers.
Every colour under the sun. I liked it blonde, pink and red. The black goth look was a disaster. I'd left some blonde at the sides and the fringe. My hair looked like a great big bird poo. I liked my hair spiky - top tip: sugar water will stick your hair up, but it will also sticky your hair up. Yuk. I shaved the sides once. This didn't go down well with my parents or the school!
Perms. perms and yet more more perms. I wanted silky corkscrew curls, I got Maid Marion, from Robin of Sherwood, frizz. Mostly brown, started going grey. One poor copy of Demi Moore in Ghost, leading to years of growing it. Then cut into a short crop and bleached for travelling (I had a late gap year)! I quite liked this, apart from the one time I went out and forgot the frizz buster balm. I ended up looking like Gloria Hunniford.
The 00's - 2000-2006
One long round of having a 'style', usually layers, followed by growing it out into a long one-length bob. Highlights. Always asking for a natural look to cover the grey, ending up with alternate blonde, red and brown stripes (with the grey still visible). I think I must speak a different language to hairdressers.
Before I had Presley I had a very short cut - doesn't everyone when they have a baby? It was pretty awful.
Growing it. Blonde highlights.
Dyed brown. Still growing it, not intentionally, just never got round to making an appointment.
Very long, no style whatsoever. Horrified by new under-fringe. Is it me or does everyone get strange new hair growth after they've had a baby? That is of course after loads of it has fallen out in the first few months after the birth. Made an appointment for a haircut.
Told the hairdresser that I hate my hair, she could do what she liked with it. I trust her, she was the one who cut the style that is on my profile photo.
You want to see what she did, don't you?
Be kind, I'm not wearing make up!
I love it!
The small print!
I read a blog recently where someone had posted their hair history in photos. It must have taken them all day to put together. I would have loved to have done that, but haven't the time. I wanted to credit them for inspiring this post, but I can't remember who it was and I'm sorry about that. If the blogger who wrote that post reads this, please leave me a comment and a link to the post so that I can credit you. Thanks :-)
The inspiration for this post was from That Girl at 40 Not Out. Thanks to the lovely Emily at Maternal Tales for remembering x