Monday, May 5, 2008
Rogue Hair on the Loose
Of course this isn't a picture of me. My hair is much worse and I didn't want to frighten those of you out there who have delicate constitutions. I don't know what to do anymore. Bad hair days have turned into weeks and then months. My hair is going through a serious rebellious stage and if I can't regain what little control I had of it then I'm afraid I'm going to check out the bald look.
It's naturally curly and normally doesn't require much maintenance. But normal is a thing of the past. I barely remember normal. And it's not the cut or the color (I am covering up a considerable amount of gray). It just won't behave. I've tried product after product without luck. Including many things I've used in the past with success. I do straighten it occasionally and it looks okay, but we are entering the season of summer and straightened hair is out of the question for me. I admittedly sweat in 100 degree + weather and then it looks horrible. Am I doomed to live out the rest of my existence in a pony-tail or a hat? Is there some magical cure I don't know about. Is this some sort of curse that goes along with getting older?
I don't demand or expect perfection when it comes to my hair. We've battled over the years but I thought we had come to a kind of truce: It would throw me a bad hair day on occasion or change it's course and start curling in some freaky manner. But we would then settle into a fairly peaceful existence afterwards--until the next bad day. What have I done to make it behave this way and what can I do to beg forgiveness? Anyone?