Hair. It’s important. It’s your sexy blanket. It makes you feel pretty and feminine. You can change your hair and it will alter your entire appearance. It’s powerful.
And mine? It’s been through a lot. After I destroyed my friend Bobbi’s
hair it got me thinking about my own hair and how many times I’ve trashed it. What I have learned is that it grows back. It forgives.
But since a picture says a thousand words I thought I was share some of the highlights (and lowlights and all-over color) of my hair journey with you. I haven’t done anything too crazy because I have square parents and I had a corporate job for a long time.
When I was a kiddo… I don’t know how old I was in any of these photos but I was in elementary school. I did have a perm at one point. It was a very dark time in my life. I BRUSHED it. Seriously.
High school!! School dress code dictated ‘no unnatural colors’ so I rocked the hot pink over the summer. I also didn’t use a flat iron. Because I didn’t have one. (And if you’re wondering who that rock star is in the photo? That’s Butch Walker
. Yeah, I name dropped.)
There is a HUGE photo-less gap but it was during the dark part of my life so we’ll just pick it back up when I met Jacob. Top left- I got a horrible haircut and that pixie cut was the repair. I totes rocked it. It grew out and I started crunching it so that it would curl. AND THEN I had extensions put in for my wedding but ended up taking them out three days before the big day. After we got back from our honeymoon I got the itch and dyed my hair and brows blue black. As you can see it looked AWESOME.
BUH-LONDE! This was the result of bleaching out the black dye because I got tired of touching up my roots every ten goddamned minutes. I then went auburn and got some bullshit emo haircut. Once I had Avery I colored my hair dark red again but it has since washed out.
The bottom right photo was taken a few days ago. I am back to my natural color and my hair falls just below my shoulders. I can pull it up into a ponytail without pieces falling out of the ponytail holder which is something I haven’t been able to do in a long time. I no longer have actual bangs. I can do a side-swoop thing but then I have hair in my face and AAAAAAAAAAAHHH it’s too hot for that.
I am dying for a haircut. And some color. I want to continue to grow out my hair but I desperately need a trim and some conditioning.
I’m not going to do anything until after our family vacation at the end of July but before BlogHer
in August I will get a hair makeover and it is going to be stellar.