I've been growing out my hair for awhile, and though it wasn't super-long, it was super straight, and super thin, and for someone with a pumpkin head such as myself, that really wasn't a good look. Despite numerous battles with my curling iron and gels and mousses, my hair became resistant to even the slightest wave, so I realized I had to make a decision: get it cut or suffer the agonies of "the perm".
Now I haven't had a perm in about 6 years, and after that one, I swore I'd never do it again. Part of the problem was, at that time I elected to go with a bit of a smaller curl, a tighter wave, and it was frizzy and hard to control. I know understood the hair issues of someone with naturally curly hair, and I hated it for the longest time.
Plus, a "perm" sounds so 80's, so dated, and I dreaded re-living that look LOL. Besides, I wanted to grow out my hair since I never really had long hair (when I was a kid, my hair was cut so short that people would say to my parents "Oh, are these your 3 boys" !!!) because my mother told me that by getting it cut, it would make it thicker. Such a liar, that woman. I think she just didn't want to have to deal with fixing a girl's long hair because when she was growing up, she had beautiful, thick, long hair that her mother would dress up and play with, and my mother absolutely hated being a living doll. She was more the low-maintenance, wild child type.
Anywayz, so Thursday I made the appointment (instant gratification is my motto) and Friday I suffered through 2 hours of sitting in a chair, smelling god-awful chemicals which last for days, and having neck strain from leaning back over the basin while my hair was rinced. Oh oh oh, but it was worth it!
Now my hair is fuller, softer, and rather cute on me (a challenge to meet, I swear to you), and well worth the trials and tribulations I went through to get it. So yeah, maybe I'm a little bit stuck in the 80's, but I'm rather happy with the look. And I didn't have to spend $200 either (which is something I refuse to do). I know that you get what you pay for, but I would rather spend my hard-earned moula on books instead of hair maintenance.
What about you - hair horror stories or happy endings?
Are you happy with your current look? What is your regular hair routine?
If you have a certain style, what would it be?