Despite being a gal who doesn't really have the patience or know-how to really take care of her hair, I am pretty sensitive about it. My hair in its natural state bears a mild resemblance to a broom - the hairs itself are course and straight, and it does not want to hold a curl or behave and lay flat. When it is humid, there is not enough product in the world to keep it from going crazy. Yet when I lived in the dry SW, it lay super-flat and was static central. I may be the only Asian person in existence with frizzy coarse straight hair.
I've had a series of bad hair experiences as well that may have "traumatized" me into being super-sensitive about my locks. Such as in fourth grade, when my mom took me for a perm right before my class pictures (my mom liked my hair short with big curls back then). The hair place was super busy and the ladies left me in my curlers and solution way too long. By the time they remembered me, there way no saving my hair. I went to take my class pics with a chin-length full-blown 'fro. Brushing it out and trying to pin it back only resulted in me resembling a well-kept poodle.
Suffice it say, that was my last perm ever. I pretty much spent most of junior and high school with no real hair style - it was long and almost always my pair pulled back into a severe ponytail.
In freshman year of college, I went to get a cut at a new hair place and the stylist there told me that I was going bald up front - probably from years of pulling my hair back into a ponytail, but ultimately nothing that was permanent or really that obvious - but to this day I still remember that comment and am neurotic about potential scalp patches.
Nowadays I am just unnaturally scared about going grey. In my mind sometimes, all I can think about is what could be worse (I know, I know) than my dark coarse hair slowly being streaked with white - I have visions of looking like some crazed wild-haired mountain woman.
Why am I whining (un)poetic about my hair? Considering I've had essentially the same hair for the past few years, I am thinking of ungoing a major cut in the next week or so. And part of the reason why I am announcing it is so that I don't want to be called out as a chicken for backing out!
Do you have any hair-tastrophes you want to share? What's your favorite length? How adventurous are you with your hair cuts?
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