July 25, 2005

Day 3 of my Hair Cut

Yeah, what in the hell was I thinking? Lest any of you loyal readers think I am some sultry woman with raven colored tresses that hang flowingly and make a man want to run his fingers through it… think again. That wouldn’t be me.

I’m a wash and wear kinda gal. My hair is perpetually in a ponytail or a chip clip. I don’t do style. I hate my hair being in my face and tomorrow leaning over blueprints is going to make me nuts. It will be up. The hair that is… the prints will stay on my desk.

I know… she watched me come in with my hair up in a chip clip, took it down, watched it drop in a heap to my shoulders and thought, ‘We gotta do something for this girl.”

No we don’t.

I washed my hair today in a rush, threw it up in a ponytail and then threw on a ballcap. That’s what I do. I don’t have time to fool with round brushes and blowdryer peripherals and gels and mousses and such. I got home, took off my cap, looked at the mess my hair had become and thought, ‘Holy crap. This is going to be what I look like every morning when I wake up.” I have a bad habit of washing my hair and then going to bed… with it wet.

The probability of my actually styling this head of hair of mine is exactly… 0. Unless I have to attend something, of course, which I will push NOT to do.

And, this was interesting. I have said, “I have 8 gray hair.” My sister told me at my folk’s house, “Ohhhh! You haven’t seen the back of your head! You have a whole mess of them! I bet there are 30!”

Eh. Who cares? Gray hair doesn’t phase me. I just don’t want to be a bald old woman. So I blew it off.

Flash forward to my hair appointment. I’m getting out of my chair and my stylist says to me, ‘I cannot believe you are going to be 40 and you have NO gray hair.’ I replied, ‘Oh yes, I do. My sister said I have like 30 in the back I can’t see.”

She said to me, “I just cut your hair. I promise you, you do not have any gray hair back here. Does your sister hate you?”

Heh. Nah. If she hated me, she’d have Naired my head in my sleep. I just don’t want to be a bald old lady. Everyone knows I don't care if I gray.

Posted by Boudicca at July 25, 2005 10:23 PM | TrackBack

Depending on how short she cut it, if you can, put your hear in a pony tail at the base of your head while still leaving the ends of the pony tail in the tie if you can. I do this after my shower and night since I also tend to go to bed with my hair still wet.

Or I put it up in a clip if I can sleep like that.

Otherwise, I wake up with a frizz mess and have to use the curling iron which I hate!

Posted by: Sissy at July 25, 2005 10:47 PM

damn, you get me again, in my head....blogging about my hair.

I too wash my hair before bed
I too wear it up in something
I too am a fan of the old cap, hey, we must go hang out, with our hairs up.

Posted by: ArmyWifeToddlerMom at July 26, 2005 01:48 AM

I am one of *those* girls.

My hair is styled within an inch of it's life everyday, even when it's in a ponytail, it's styled. Even when I put a ballcap on, it's got some styling to it.

I think it comes from being ugly in my earlier years, I swore once I grew my hair out and got a style that I would never leave the house feeling ugly again.

Posted by: Machelle at July 26, 2005 08:34 AM

I'm definitely a no style girl too! I keep my hair long for the express purpose of shoving into a ponytail every chance I get.

But, like you, I'm almost 40 with no grey hair yet. But unlike you, once those greys arrive, that is when I'm actually going to do something to my hair. Yes, I'm going to have it colored for sure. It may never be styled . . .but I just like to know that I have the potential to look young and hip. It may never be actualized, but that's ok.

Posted by: Anita at July 27, 2005 02:20 AM

Damn, Bou, you're as annoying as Beloved Wife, who is ALSO without gray.

Unlike ME.

And I blame her for the increasing amount of salt in my pepper.

Posted by: Harvey at July 27, 2005 02:06 PM