I have had long hair for as long as I can remember. When I say long, I mean waist length. I have tried having short hair but it was just not for me. While it can be annoying setting aside a block schedule to wash, deep condition, and sometimes straighten my hair with a flat iron, I wouldn't have it any other way. The texture is in between curly and straight so I love those sea salt sprays which bring out my natural waves. Tired of the same look for so long, one day I decided to do long layers that actually required me to lose a lot of length. My hair stylist was apprehensive about cutting it and actually tried to talk me out of it. I needed change and my mind was set so I asked her to continue on with the plan of cutting my hair. I immediately regretted my decision, but thankfully I am blessed with hair that grows almost at the speed of lights. I remember another time when I was in college that I was itching for a change and decided to cut it again. I still have the ID card picture to remind me that short hair is not the look for me. Don't get me wrong I love short hair. On other people. I just don't look right and I feel like something is missing. After having it cut almost to my shoulders I instantly went out and bought hair extensions to gain back the thickness and length. I didn't realize how ridiculous the whole thing was until after I saw the damage from the extensions. This caused me to lose even more length. I also went through a phase where I dyed my hair. First I did highlights, thick zebra-like highlights that were the complete opposite of anything even remotely natural. Then I went through a shoe polish black phase. My dad had black hair and I wanted to be like him, but if you're not born with natural jet black hair it is a tough look to pull off. There were no natural highlights or dimensions to my hair so it looked flat black and not natural at all. Then a few years ago there was this huge trend for red hair. I mean fire engine red. I started subtle with maroon and burgundy tints that really looked good in the sun, but no matter how much sulfate-free shampoo and color treated products that I used, still managed to fade faster than a new guy does after he finds out that I'm not that kind of girl. I continued going to the beauty supply trying whatever they had to increase my redness. Eventually I cam across a product specifically for dark hair that made my hair literally fire engine red. I have never been one to push the envelope and I work in education so this was a drastic change. Mind you I still managed to maintain a professional demeanor and times have changed, I do see teachers with tattoos and piercings, albeit that is not the norm. The students liked it and some of the other teachers actually commented it. The red hair got too much attention and I decided when I saw my dark brown roots peering out that it was too much for me. After all of these years I was really a low maintenance girl, destined to live with my hippy hair (long, natural color, and unlayered). I decided that there were things worse than this and not everyone is meant to be high maintenance. I try to do trendy styles like buns and that is often my go to look. I tried taking pictures of Kim Kardashians long layered in hopes of creating a similar look, but it does not ever look the same as when I leave and I don't like hair in my face, those kind of layers are in extremely close proximity to your face. Even a friends husband made the comment that my hair always looks the same, I thought men don't notice things like that. I've realized that although life is not always going to be predictable, at least I know that my hair will be. < Previous PostNext Post >
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