I've been wondering about my hair. It seems like I've seen a number of photos of myself lately and each time, I think, "Goodness! What is going on there?"
My hair is thin and fine. It hasn't always been this way but as I've gotten older, that's what's happened. Oh and the grey, but that doesn't bother me as much. Thanks, Miss Clairol!
My hair looks flat and lackluster. Messy, even.
I wonder if when people see me they think, "That poor thing. She got dressed this morning and forgot to fix her hair."
See, I like long hair. I've always aspired to have long hair. (Once, when I was about 10 years old, it had actually gotten shoulder length. Then I went to get a haircut, it was in Houston, Mississippi, and I'm still to this day mad at this woman, who said - and I quote - "Let me just cut off an inch or two." She whacked off almost six inches and it's never been that long again. SO THANKS. Not that I'm still bitter or anything.)
These days it seems the longer my hair gets, the more blah is looks. The length seems to weigh it down, making it look more lackluster. I've wondered if I should try layers, if that would help? Except my hair is already layered and it looks, well, the way it looks - blah. Should I try shorter layers, longer layers?
My hair's texture means it falls, it's lank, and it doesn't hold a style. Boo Mama mentioned a new product she'd found, John Freida Luxurious Volume Thickening Blow Dry Spray. I tried it and it worked pretty well - for about an hour and a half - but it wasn't the transformative haircare experience I'd hoped for.
Even when I had lots of hair, it was not inclined to cooperate. When I was in high school and getting ready for a formal, a friend of my mother's styled my hair with hot rollers, a can of Aqua Net, the whole bit. While she was helping me with my makeup she shook her head. "That beats all I've ever seen." She could literally see the curl falling out of my hair.
I'm lazy, too, which I should have mentioned. Flat iron, curling iron, mousse, any of that stuff - I'm not going to use it every morning because A) I'd rather drink coffee and watch Good Morning America and B) That stuff doesn't work. My hair is stubborn.
The reality is that limp, fine, thin hair just doesn't do that well long. The length weighs it down, making it stick to my head. I'm thinking a short, sassy haircut may be what I need.
Something like this
Like Maggie McConnell.
I mean, Janine Turner.
All verah cute.
But I've had short hair before and I don't think I've ever had a short haircut I liked. I felt dorky - not spunky and sassy.
I know in my heart of hearts, this is the hairstyle I want
I just need reality to adjust accordingly, that's all.