Okay, so here’s a pic of the new hair. I HATE pics of me and this was as the end of the day after wandering around Santa Cruz in the wind so it doesn’t look as good as it can when it is styled. Which brings me to the one problem with it – styling. I’m dyslexic when it comes to styling hair. Sigh. That’s one reason it was so long and boring for so long. I finally cut it because it dawned on me that I had it up in a clip much of the time because it kept getting in my way. I put it in a clip to drive because it got caught in the door and the seat belt. I was tired of fighting with it. But I get up for work at 5am and I used to be able to wash it, dry the bangs and put it in a clip and go to work.
This is NOT a wash and wear style. It looks best when curled with a big fat curling iron which means the hair has to be dry. It takes me 30 minutes to dry my hair then another 30 to curl it. I don’t have an extra hour in the morning and I sure as heck am not getting up an extra hour for my HAIR. Sigh. So do I love it? Sorta. I love that is much thicker now that it is mostly the same length. I love the way it frames my face. And when it is all curly I really love it. But I can’t figure out how to get it like that except on special occasions. I do have to wash it every day and no, I can’t wash it the night before. On top of that, holding a blow dryer and then a curling iron for so long is really hard on my bad shoulder. I’m not sure if there is any kind of a solution for any of this. And I can’t my bangs to look decent no matter what I do. The stylist put product on them and lightly curled them but when I do it it looks silly. Not loving that part of it. On the plus side a female co-worker told me I looked a lot younger and that’s always nice to hear.