I’m all about love, happiness, and health here, but let’s get superficial for a sec.
I’ve been thinking about changing up my hair for several months now, but when it comes down to it, I always end up chickening out. But I’m off to a new city – country!- soon, so maybe now is the time for change. When I go for my biannual (yeah, I know) haircut next week, I’m wondering if I might take the plunge.
But here’s what’s holding me back: right now, my hair is long, center-parted… and blissfully low-maintenance (hence my very infrequent visits to the professionals). It doesn’t tangle, and looks wonky and puffy when I brush it, so I don’t. It also frizzes when I attempt to blow-dry, so I don’t. Basically I just wash, air-dry, smooth on a little oil and I’m good to go. I’ll occasionally straighten or add some big curls. I’ve also never dyed it- the first time I even put highlights in was this past June when I decided to test-drive the whole ombre thing.
So basically, why fix what ain’t broke? It’s easy, and frankly, it suits me and my style.
Still, I’m waffling. You only live once. So here are some of the styles I’m considering:
Okay, okay… will I really go blonde? Doubtful. I don’t really feel like inflicting that chemical drama onto my [almost] virgin hair just yet. It’s also a ton of upkeep, and I would like to save my money for travel while I’m abroad. Oh, and I have no balls. If I did it, though, I would go platinum with bangs. It looks awesome. Maybe this summer…
I’ve been seeing the wavy-bob-with-bangs thing everywhere lately, especially in the fashion world (I’m looking at you, Karlie Kloss). Every time I see it, I’m like, ERMAHGERD. And then I come crashing back to earth when I remember my attempt to pull this off when I was 15. My mom told my I looked like Chrissie Hynde. In reality, I looked like a poodle with a mullet. Which is why I threw the lob into the mix. If I did chop off all my hair (which I would 100% donate!), it would likely be in the form of a long bob- choppy, wavy, and as low maintenance as possible. The issue with my hair is that the shorter it is, the curlier (and poofier) it becomes.
Which brings me to bangs. I’ve been kinda digging the whole bohemian, center-part bangs thing. I wouldn’t have to sacrifice my length, then, and even though I tend to get sick of bangs pretty quickly and they can be a pain to grow out, it’s probably the easiest way to inflict some change. Another less jarring option is a subtle color change… I’m thinking a darker, richer, auburn-y brown.
And now I am sufficiently disgusted with my narcissism, as you probably are, too. But if you have any advice on how to get over a hair plateau, I’d love to hear it. Happy Friday!