Monday, June 16, 2008

Hair Cut

Yesterday, I stopped in a beauty salon on the chance that they could get me in for a quick trim. I need to color my hair (yes, I have had grays since I was 19), and didn't want to waste color on split ends (especially since they tend to grab more color and then look funny for a few days).

I was able to get in and the nice Japanese lady that cut my hair was awesome. I told her to just take off the damaged stuff. My hair grows pretty fast so I am not one of those that freaks out if more than an inch is taken off.

The thing that was interesting about this cut was that she didn't wet my head or wash my hair. She put some product on it and then flat ironed. Did I mention that I have very curly hair? Like spirally curly hair? Okay, well I do. Anyhow, she straightened it all out and then trimmed the ends. It was so weird for me to see myself with straight dry hair (because of course it is straight when I get out of the shower). It stayed straight the rest of the day too (even with the high humidity we have). I will wash it this morning and the curls will be back but the whole experience reminds me a bit of when I was a kid.

I had straight hair (or mostly straight hair) until puberty. I looked a bit like Laura Ingalls when my mom would braid it. Anyhow, on occasion if we washed our hair at night, my mom would roll our hair up in soft rollers for us to sleep on. My sister had board straight hair (which is curlier now too), and even with the all-night roller treatment, her hair would not hold the curl, but mine would. It was always a shock to see all the curls and how big my hair seemed. It was just the opposite yesterday. It seemed like my hair was much smaller and controlled than I have seen it in a long time. I kind of liked it (but probably not enough to buy a good ceramic straightener). It was cool to be able to pull a brush through it before going to bed.

Oh, and did I mention that she ended up cutting 3 inches off? No? Well she did. With the straight hair, it doesn't seem that short but I think I am in for a bit of a shock when the curls spring back up later today....it was touching my waist when I as in the shower and I am not sure it will hit my back strap line now....oh well, it grows fast and now I can color it before our trip and enjoy the healthiness of it the entire time.

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8 comments:

Haha said...

Wow honey, I wish you had a pic you could email me of your hair flat ironed. You will probably be a real curly top after your next shampoo for sure. I am ready for a change myself. I bet your hair is really cute!

Just a Girl said...

Hair is weird. Mine was stick straight until I was 20 and then it started to curl. It isn't as curly as yours sounds but it's curly none the less. I do straighten mine fairly often though as it's a wonky kinda curl.

Chicken said...

Now that I have short hair it seems like it gets long quickly. Even if it is kind of short for you it will grow back fast.

sourpuss said...

Now I am curious! Any chance you could show us a pic and still remain anonymous?

Mishka said...

Yeah, I washed it yesterday and the curl came back and it is short but not unreasonably so. It will grow fast and then I'll have to cut it again. I do need to stay on top of the trimming though because I do want it to get back long but be healthy long...

Haha said...

I really liked the hair cut that was kind of layered around your face and it was the shortest I have seen you wear your hair. I remember trying to cut the same line when you wanted a trim. I don't know who cut it originally, but that was an extremely attractive cut for you - do you remember the style I am talking about?

Haha said...

It was quite a shock to see the pic of your hair straight - I was amazed at how much you looked like your old mom when she was 30 years younger! My hair is getting curlier and curlier as it greys and whitens - Yippee, wash and go - that's my style!

Joanne said...

I have stick straight hair even as an adult. When I was a kid my mom would do the foam rollers for like picture day and we'd pull them out in the morning and not 15 minutes later it would be straight again. Sadly, it still does that. :)