So much for what I said about never putting pictures of me making funny faces on the blog!
I'm pretty amazed to say, that my life-long (literally) dream of having straight hair came true today, thanks to a recent (1990s) breakthrough in the hair world. It is now permanently straight, and I will have to literally cut off my hair to get rid of the straightness. Even though it put a $400 dent in my bank account, it's going to be worth it.
It's hard to tell from the pictures, but my hair is so thick that it's enough for two people. On top of that, it is curly, and frizzy like you wouldn't believe (these pictures make it look nice because I slept on my wet hair last night). In the last eight years (since I was 13, when I discovered flatirons), I've straightened my hair 3+ times a week, and when you add all of that up, you get about 1,250 times (minimum) that I've straightened my hair. That is a LOT. I've cut off nearly all of my hair twice (it fell about two inches above my shoulders) to donate it, primarily because my hair was that unmanageable. You're reading that right: I've cut off my hair multiple times because I simply couldn't deal with putting hours of work into my hair whenever I wanted to wear it down. I'm not exaggerating when I say hours plural.
My mom says that I'm going to miss my curly hair, and I won't lie when I say that I already do a little bit, knowing I won't see it again for a long time. That's when I have to remind myself about all of the endless hours I put into straightening it, and all of the damage I've done to it by doing that; when I remind myself about always muttering under my breath about how much I hate my hair, and all those countless mornings I lay in bed mentally debating whether to get up and do my hair or to skip it and lie there for another hour.
As for what's coming up next for my hair: I'm planning on dying it red - something like this, maybe a little darker (despite the way the sun plays on it, right now it's the same color as my curly hair) - and maybe getting bangs. I was eight years old the last time I had bangs, and it was a disaster because of my hair type. Always been bitter about that. So, now that my hair is straight, I might give it a go! Something like this or this. Let's hear your thoughts! I need help deciding. :) xx
currently listening to..// Chasing the Sun - The Wanted