Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Bad Hair Day

Sometimes, my hair won't cooperate. Especially right now, when it's gotten to the "long as it will get" stage and thus is time for a bit of a trim. I hate getting my hair cut (remnants of my hippie upbringing) and only do it when it bugs the crap out of me, like now! I live in mortal fear of short hair because anything less than shoulder-length looks awful on me.

I also despise flat hair on me. Which is what my hair is doing right now. When it gets this long (bra-strap length, & no, it will not grow any longer), all the curl is pulled out of it. My hair starts to look flat and lanky and lifeless. I can brush it smooth, but (a) it won't stay that way very long because it will frizz up in about 3 minutes and, more importantly, (b) I can't stand the way I look with smooth, flat hair. I think I look like a pinhead. Frankly, this bun doesn't look any better -- it's pinhead-goes-to-work! -- but at least it's not pinhead-with-flyaways.

I tried a lot of things this morning. I was really aiming for that lovely, long, smooth look that Victorian Kitty has with her hair, even trying some of her hairstyles. Alas, I'm terrible at braiding, but I tried a side ponytail, thinking that might get the same affect. No dice. I tried various different buns & chignons too, which just resulted in cursing in the bathroom (good thing my husband had to get up early this morning!). With time running short and my hair becoming limper by the minute, I went with this plain ol' ballerina bun and got on with the day.

Hopefully, I can schedule a haircut to trim off 2" to 4" in the next week!

What I'm wearing:
White & black pinstripe twill jacket, Macy's
Black T-shirt, Old Navy
Black jeans, Levis
Black & white stripe scarf, H&M
Black & gold disk earrings, Forever 21
Black & white flowers on bobby pins, random accessory store
Black ankle boots, Aldo


  1. Oh man, I envy you for having the time to try fixing your hair into a done-up style. I never allow myself enough time! Believe me, I know the curl/frizz and won't grow out woes. Haircut for me tomorrow, and none too soon. My bangs are dreadful.

  2. I feel your pain! My hair only looks good in two styles -- a short bob with bangs or a shoulder-length wave. The bob takes too much work right now, so I'm actually growing it out and the process is HORRIBLE. I just got it trimmed to keep the bangs in place, and I'm refusing to style it most mornings since that actually makes it look like 1960s helmet hair. I can't wait until I can deal with a bad hair day by pulling it back!

  3. I can so relate to your hair woes. Sounds like out hair has similar temperaments!

    The scarf is the perfect finishing touch for this ensemble!

  4. Traicetrak - The more time my hair takes, the more I realize it's time to get a cut ;-)

    lazysubculturalgirl - Omg, growing out a cut can be so painful. You have my sympathy.

    Sal - Had to distract from the hair, LOL. You look great with short hair, but mine won't behave that short (I look like Paul McCartney, true story).