Maybe I should blame my mother for my inherent lack of ability to comb my own hair. It is difficult to teach an old dog new tricks and I really believe I am too old to learn this stuff NOW. Thanks mom!! Then again maybe it isn’t my moms fault after all, maybe it is just plain simple genetics; unmanageable hair and an inability to put it in the correct places. I’m not entirly sure how I became 30 years old with out being given proper instruction on how to use a bobby pin!?? I use to believe you could learn ANYTHING from the Internet, but after 20 mintues of indepth research on the ‘bobby pin’ I dont feel as if I have acquired any useful knowledge. My time is precious to me and now I have given 20 minutes of my life to a black hole of bobby pin information. I’m not sure it is phycologically healthy for me to be combing my hair the exact same way I combed it in High School. But do I really have any other options!
Last night I was reading the Martha Stewarts Living Magazine and saw a picture of a really great low messy bun. I thought, “I can do THAT”. The directions were so simple and the model seemed to have about the same length of hair as me. I was sure this would be a success! Today I gave it a whirl and I FAILED!! It started out looking just fine but within minutes the bobby pins were falling out all over the house and soon I was back to a regular old pony tail. Am I destined to look like a 12 year old forever??
This time of year requires me to wear my hair up off my neck. I have considered cutting it but it has to either ALL go or ALL stay and I’m just not brave enough to get rid of it yet. Thus begins my quest for an adult looking, quick updo that doesn’t portray the appearance of someone who just doesn’t care.
My hair-do searches brought up tons of little kid demonstrations, plenty of wedding hairdos, and an endless number of celebrity hair styles. Has anyone ever thought of making a hair blog that shows long, stringy, very fine, quite unmanageable hair styles? My favorite was a sight I found for “long hair styles“. The ideas were MAGNIFICANT!! HOWEVER, I only know of two people on this earth who would be capable of pulling off these masterpieces (one happens to be my sister-in-law who I envy for having long, thick, beautiful, perfectly managable hair). Normal people just cant make normal hair do nearly impossible things. I for one happen to only have the allotted amount of hair for ONE person (not six) and my hair, although long, is no where NEAR my waist.
I used to perm my hair every year just to damage it in hopes it would appear I had thicker hair than I do but I really dont have the energy for that anymore. I do believe damaged hair is easier to manage than healthy slippery hair but most people disagree. I love the sites that suggest using a headband for an easy dose of style but I have yet to find a headband that doesn’t slide off the back of my head! Apparently my head is oddly shaped. I see some people who throw their hair up in a clip and it looks like they spent the morning getting it there but when I try the clip thing my ‘elegant messy’ strands just look messy until they fall to my shoulders and the clip slides down my back.
So, I realize this post was more of a rant than a useful bit of info but now you all know how much I wish I could find a hairblog for adult women with normal to – a bit- thin hair. If anyone knows of such a thing feel free to share the link!