My Hair – I am Done

I was inspired to write this blog post after reading I Hate My Neck by Nora Ephron. My friend Michele suggested I try it out for a good laugh and Nora did not disappoint. (May She Rest In Peace) πŸ˜‡ I believe Nora and I would have been great buddies if we had known each other. Her humor and observation of everyday life was so relatable and clever. One chapter of her book discussed the toils of hair care and it got me thinking about the lifelong struggles with my mane. πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸ’Ό

Throughout the years, I have enjoyed a head full of curly, frizzy hair. It worked out well because in the 80’s and 90’s, big hair was the rage and I was all in. πŸ¦ΉπŸ»β€β™€οΈ I was able to add two inches to my height with very limited effort. I never gave my voluminous style much thought until much later while reviewing pictures from the past. It is quite horrifying to see how bad my hair looked after a moment spent outside. Humidity found me and gave no mercy. I have posted an example above for your reference. The things I do for ART!🎨 As an aside, my profile picture (small round one) was highly doctored and a fluke of nature. 😘

Needless to say, as I have grown older and experienced life, my hair is no longer as thick as it used to be but thank goodness – my frizz did not go away – yeah! πŸ€— Now my issues are different as I try to adjust to thinner and sort of less curly hair.🧐 I spend at least one hour a day washing, drying, straightening, curling or thinking about my hair. πŸ€“ My friend Marla always seems to have time to entertain these philosophical discussions and she is convinced that I have not found the right hair products to use. 🧴She tries to share what works for her but lets be honest, her hair is gorgeous, full and completely different than mine. I know her intentions are from the best place but all I am thinking is “cut your hair bitch and send it to me, I can paste it on my head.” (Just kidding at least about the bitch part)βœ‚οΈπŸΆ

Since this is a blog about being a widow, I do need to incorporate my sweet late husband Robin into the narrative, so here we go. One of the romantic things that Robin used to do for me was buy a stack of magazines every time he visited Costco, which was a little too often for a family of three. πŸ›’ Yet, it was our special tradition that I looked forward to. In May of 2018, he brought me home the Magnolia magazine (big fan of Chip and Joanna – Fixer Upper) 🏑 and I was excited to check it out. As I was flipping through the pages, there was a women featured who had the cutest curly-ish bob haircut and I thought this maybe a perfect new hairstyle for me. πŸ’‡πŸ»β€β™€οΈ As an aside, she was also holding a fabulous wooden basket for vegetables which I decided was perfect for me too. 🧺OK, that had nothing to do with the hair thing but was noteworthy and a little nostalgic. Getting back to the story … I had not really ever known a world without some type of layers in my hair and I was ready for a change. I asked Robin what he thought and of course he had no comment on the matter other than full support.πŸ•΅πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ He always refused to participate in the situation – it was a no win dilemma and he learned never to offer an opinion. He was so SMART.. .. I miss that about him.. ❀️

I shared the vision of growing my hair out to one length with my hair guru and friend Pavlina. She encouraged me to go for it and has been supporting my dream ever since. So here is the problem, I have been working on this hair goal for over a year and a half and I am still not there yet. I never thought when I set this objective that I was committing to a multiple year endeavor. I really wanted to be on trend like the sixth Kardashian sister. ( Kourtney, Kim, Khloe, Kendall, Kylie and Risa) πŸ’πŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ’πŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ’πŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ’πŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ’πŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈ However, now it has taken so long that the my worst fears may becoming a reality soon…BANGS… yikesπŸ€¦πŸ»β€β™€οΈ. But I have gone too far and I am not turning back even if it takes my till I am 80 years old to achieve a curly bob. πŸ‘΅πŸ»

I am embarrassed to admit how consumed I am about my hair. I never heard Robin or any other man complain about a bad hair day. I know the gripe maybe more basic like actually having hair or not but that is legitimate and I must give props to the guys out there.πŸ§‘πŸ»β€πŸ¦² I am very happy that I have hair, please don’t mistake this for not being grateful, I just wish my hair was not such an independent spirit. 🧚🏻She does not take orders from anyone or anything. πŸ’ƒπŸ»I can wash and conditioner her carefully, dab dry, use expensive hair balm, maneuver a high end brush while blowing so carefully. I can finish off with a fancy no frizz hair spray but it just does not matter. Everyday is a new experience and I am just along for the ride I guess. πŸš• After years of spending thousands of dollars on hair tools, products, cuts (not including my hourly rate which would probably double the estimate above), I have just concluded that I need to divert my attention to something that I can actually influence like world peace or climate change haha. βœŒοΈπŸ––πŸ»πŸŒŽ

However, with that being said, I have taken a page out of the Robin’s playbook, which is wear a baseball hat. 🧒 This bypasses a lot of trauma and time. I think my guy was onto something.🀭 So hair I am done whining … YOU WIN!! πŸ†Just one little favor? Can you grow a little faster with a little less frizz and oh a little thicker and shiner? πŸ—£ Yep that is it! THANKS. πŸ˜‰ OK… going to grab my hat now and conquer the world – bye bye πŸ‘‹ 🎩

2 thoughts on “My Hair – I am Done

  1. What a cool blog!!
    You are such a real person, I just love that about you!! And your sense of humor!!:)
    Also, thanks for mentioning my name!!:)


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