It is thick, wavy...
many would say it is curly,
and it most certainly has a mind of its own.
I value my hairdresser as much as I do our family physician.
They both are very important people in my life, and both give me great advice.
Mother used to say that a woman's crowning glory was her hair. When we were children she cut our hair and we wore it in a short bobbed style that was popular with straight short bangs or "fringes" as they are called today.
Mother once gave me a Twiggy hair cut after I begged to go to the hairdresser for a professional one...just for the record I HAD to go to the hairdresser to have Mom's snippy mess "fixed"...
the hairdresser said "I can do little with this now but it will grow"...
(it took ages and I avoided looking in mirrors for months!)
Mom would collect rainwater to rinse her hair and once a month would give herself an oil treatment...
this involved olive oil, a plastic bag and a towel.
She spent an entire day "at home" during this procedure.
Mom's hairstyles metamorphosed over the years...
my sister and I observed many changes.
Mom had perms for a few years,
she also gave my sister and I "Tonette perms"
usually around Easter for the Sunday service at church.
Mom dyed her hair blonde for a year and we referred to this as her "Doris Day" phase...
later she sprayed a silver streak in the front...this was her "Virginia Graham" phase.
Mom loved fashion, style and was never one to be stuck in a rut...
she moved with the times and had fun...plus she had a great sense of humour.
The "signature hairstyle" that so many women adopt has always eluded me.
Hair has been a source of frustration over the years
flipping and flopping and changing my mind...
Now that I have salt and pepper hair, it feels simple and easy ~ to just be natural.
My hair is cropped quite short, it is almost a pixie cut.
I wash it in the shower and towel dry it before I spritz it with curl enhancing spray and then let it air dry.
It feels good to accept things and be content.
Wishing for something illusive is really frustrating
a complete waste of time and energy.
The style of my hair does not define me, nor take up too much
I have finally just let it go...
Salt and Pepper
like the highlights I formerly paid for and now they are free!
Mother had lovely silver hair and I expect it may be several years before I get to that all over shade but in the meantime I am embracing this "new natural phase."
I am curious...
Are you happy with your hair?
Have you found your signature style?
Do you colour your hair or have you let it go natural?
Summer reading has commenced...
I've a long list of books and plan to buy a few more in the coming weeks.
I finished this book recently and wept at the end...
it is worth reading and I would ask you to please read the author's personals note at the end of the book.
What is on your summer reading list?
Thank you for popping by The Humble Bungalow.