Monday 22 April 2013

to confess...

Well this Monday it's not really a major confession... most people who know me know that I have crazy hair and most days I hate it with a passion!!

This week Kirsty from My Home Truths asked us to confess our bad hair days! Without dragging up the past and all the horrid hairstyles I have attempted throughout the years I thought I'd share something I tried just recently.

But hair....Long, thick, fluffy, wavy! If I had a dollar for every time someone said to me 'Gee your hair's thick!'...I would have retired years ago. I have so many people tell me that they would love to have my hair and I promptly tell them they'd give it back after a day! I figure hair is one of those things that we all want what we haven't got!

In this song by Sara Evans I think it is so true when she sings...

Well the straight-haired girls, they all want curls  
And the brunettes wanna be blonde  
It's your typical thing,
 you've got yin, you want yang 
It just goes on and on

This is SO me! I wish I was one of those people who could wake up in the morning and put a brush through my hair and it was good to go, wash it and it would dry naturally all soft and silky like those girls on the shampoo ads on telly....ahhhhh girl can dream.

Nope... mine is like a gigantic ball of fluff and has been likened to horse hair in the past! I was once told that I could pull out every second hair and still have a full head of hair. My hair is thanks to my father, who at 61 is confident he will never have to struggle with baldness, he still has a full head of fluff himself! lol....

So with this I am always looking for products and styles to try that might make my hair a little easier to handle. I am one of those people who doesn't handle a hair dryer well, so I usually either pull the wet hair back into a bun or wait for it to dry....(hours later....) and then straighten it, which can take up to 45 minutes..

Anyway over the weekend I caught up with my friend Marliesa from This is Who I am and we discussed a post that Katrina from the Block had on her blog about 'The heatless headband curls' so last night I thought I would give it a go....with somewhat success.

I didn't think to take a before photo but I had washed my hair and then waited for it to dry before I attempted the wrapping of the hair around the band. It was still a little damp but thought that should be ok. I took this one just before bed....

arghhhhh....scary photo!
 So then I slept with that in and here were the results in the morning!

(I hate selfies!)
So not the silky smooth waves like the girl in the you tube clip but while the front section curled quite well, the back was a bit dodgy and believe it or not it was still quite damp underneath at the back. It was a bit crazy fluffy and I just haven't been able to heed the advice of one hairdresser of the past and 'embrace the fluff' and quickly got out my hair straightener and straightened it all out!
ahhh straight....!

Am not sure how it would go if I straightened it first and then attempted the curling but that may have to be a task for another night....

OK, fess up..... What bad hair decisions have you made....?


  1. Sorry the link wasn't on this week - but feel free to link this up next week Zita! I will be showing a photo of my fuzzy blonde ball of fur prior to putting product in it - it's not pretty... I'm impressed that headband experiment seemed to work but I completely understand your uneasiness with being too boofy! Hope to see you next week :)

  2. Well the curls look pretty from the front anyways!