I got 99 problems and my hair is one…
My wavy hair has a natural tendency to go big, puffy, unruly and wild. It would be so cool if I could romanticize the situation by saying, “My hair’s like my personality! It wants to roam free, and it simply will not be tamed!”
But I can’t.
So I won’t.
I’ve had more awful haircuts than I can count, and have spent many, many hours and possibly millions of watts frying my hair into submission, trying to outwit its natural tendencies.
The hardest thing about dealing with my hair has always been just figuring out what the hell to do with it…
My mom has naturally straight hair and has never really been into hairstyling, so she had no clue. And none of my friends growing up had curly hair, so I couldn’t turn to them for advice, either.
It took a looong time — maybe 20 years — to finally get some kind of handle on my hair.
Now, I mostly know how to wrangle it into submission, so these days, I’m more concerned about my roots. I used to be able to go at least two months between touch-ups, but as more gray peeks through, I’m down to every six weeks.
I actually don’t mind going to the salon to get them done. Its a nice break to sit still for a few hours and read trashy magazines and drink tea.
How about you? What’s the most difficult aspect of dealing with your hair?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,