First of all, apologies for the terribly cheesy and completely unoriginal title. I’m in a strange mood today. Perhaps due to the tube strike which meant I spent the whole day alone at home. I always go a bit doolally after too much alone time.
I decided that today I want to have a mini rant, or ramble if you will, about my hair. It may or may not interest you, but hell; I’m going to ramble anyway.
So here’s the thing. I used to have ridiculously thick, curly hair – like a MANE of hair. When I was ten years old a hairdresser cut it into a bob and it stuck out about a foot around the circumference of my head, it was that thick (I looked ridiculous.) As a teenager (before the days of GHD’s) I used to spend over an hour straightening the stuff with a brush and hairdryer and owned more serums, pomades and hair sprays than I knew what to do with. My friends used to joke as I had to start getting ready about an hour before them. And then, inevitably, I’d step outside and immediately it would puff up like the fur of an electrocuted long-haired cat.
I was forever paranoid of it getting frizzy; toilet mirror checks were compulsory every half an hour back in those days to make sure it hadn’t gone all eighties on me. Most of the time I couldn’t muster the energy to deal with it so I rocked a ponytail or bun for the majority of my teens.
It was the bane of my life.
But now, somehow, half of it seems to have mysteriously vanished. I don’t know if this only just dawned on me today, but I am suddenly quite concerned about this and it’s bothering me (enough to rant about it on here, clearly).
Don’t get me wrong, my hair isn’t exactly thin; I’m sure I have more than lots of people and I don’t mean to moan unnecessarily. In fact I actually quite like it – it’s far more manageable than it was ten years ago and doesn’t take nearly as long to style. I’ve got the blow-dry down to ten minutes! Plus it has got less frizzy and generally healthier looking.
But my question is: where the heck has it gone? And if I’ve lost half of it by the age of 25, what will it be like in another ten years? I don’t want to lose any more, thanks!
This picture was taken at uni – probably three years ago (?) – I swear it looks nothing like as thick as that now! I have hair envy, of myself!
Did my desperate teenage prayers for thinner hair get answered and now there’s no turning back? Or is it just a natural part of getting older? Please though, it’s time to stop! The fashion for slicked-down-poker-straight thin hair is long gone and instead of wanting to spend hours flattening it, I now spend most of the time fluffing it up. How ironic. It’s like an ironic kick in the arse.
Does anyone have any advice for me? Is this normal hair behaviour?
And no, I don’t have photographic evidence of the bob incident. Fortunately digital photography was not invented back then. So there.