A Hairy Subject

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Wonderland
A Hairy Subject

Today I went to my weekly hair appointment.  See, I have naturally ciurly hair that I've been trying to get rid of all my life.  I get it blow dried or flat ironed at least once a week.  I should just get it permanently straightened, but am afraid of damaging it forever.  Everyone always tells me that, if I had straight hair, I would always try and wear it curly.  So I wondered, what about you guys?  Your thoughts on your hair? 

   

   

Hot2na
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i have a lot of hair. but it is naturally straight. so i am dealing with your hair hell only on the "straight" and narrow! wish it was curly. wavy. anything but straight. here is a thread that helped another GuG member w/her curly-hair-wanting-it straight issue.

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Wonderland
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Lol, I read it just before I posted mine.  That's awful what happened after her visit to the salon!  It almost makes you never want to touh your hair again.  Thankfully I've never been in that situation.  I was just wondering about that saying- no one is ever satisfied/content with what they have.  Every straight-haired girl I meet wishes she had my hair.  And every curly-haired girl is always trying to achieve that sleek, smooth look.  We seem to always be unsatisfied with at least one thing nature gave us, no matter how much it may be admired by others.

"I don't know where I'm going from here, but I promise it won't be boring."

Hot2na
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[quote=Me in Wonderland]We seem to always be unsatisfied with at least one thing nature gave us, no matter how much it may be admired by others.[/quote]

you nailed it babe! and look what we put or men through just trying to make ourselves happy! i had a bad hair cut experience a few years ago. *2004* we were just 2 days away from leaving on a dive excursion in the caribbean and i decide i wanted to surprise husband of mine w/a new hair style. let me jump to the end now....it was a fricken nightmare. several thousand dollars later over a course of 2 years i spent bimonthly visits to the salon...or paid extra for them to come to my home to care for my extensions. never ef'ing again will i go through that. or put my family through it!!

Tuna ><((((*> the other white meat! I am Keeper Of The Whip!

missb
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[quote=Hot2na]

[quote=Me in Wonderland]We seem to always be unsatisfied with at least one thing nature gave us, no matter how much it may be admired by others.[/quote]

you nailed it babe! and look what we put or men through just trying to make ourselves happy! i had a bad hair cut experience a few years ago. *2004* we were just 2 days away from leaving on a dive excursion in the caribbean and i decide i wanted to surprise husband of mine w/a new hair style. let me jump to the end now....it was a fricken nightmare. several thousand dollars later over a course of 2 years i spent bimonthly visits to the salon...or paid extra for them to come to my home to care for my extensions. never ef'ing again will i go through that. or put my family through it!!

Tuna ><((((*> the other white meat! I am Keeper Of The Whip!

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OMG, what happened that it took that much money and time to get you back to normal.   

 

What goes around comes around..don't forget it!

Hot2na
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[quote=missbaxter]OMG, what happened that it took that much money and time to get you back to normal.[/quote]

i had medium/long hair to start. when she finished w/me, i had the current victoria beckam cut. now, keep in mind that was in 2004 * was wrong earlier in my date calculations* and in 2004, the victoria cut was not even around. so, needless to say it looked quite different. funny because husband and i see that style all of the time now. and i do like it.....now! after spending thousands on the best human hair i could find Yell.  i wore them for years until my own hair grew out. 

Tuna ><((((*> the other white meat! I am Keeper Of The Whip!

missb
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[quote=Me in Wonderland]

We seem to always be unsatisfied with at least one thing nature gave us, no matter how much it may be admired by others.

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Actually, Im happy with my hair, poker straight and love it that way.  I've had a perm or two (at the most) when i was younger but I prefer it straight and sleek. I'm a natural redhead, and will say that I dyed my hair once, a chestnut brown.  I did it when my son was about 1.5 yrs, he went for his nap and thats when I dyed it, and when he woke up and saw me, his lip start trembling, and he just burst into tears.  He knew it was me, but knew there was something different, poor lil guy, lol.  He was over it after about an hour, he just kept touching my hair and staring at me.  Anyway, I never color or treat my hair at all anymore.

What goes around comes around..don't forget it!

waborita
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LOL this reminded me of something that happened when my son was about 2.  One night after he went to bed I colored my hair.  I had always been brown/blonde, but saw a box of (i will never forget this color ever) 'Loreal chocolate cherry'.  So dark on the box photograph with just a hint of red.  So that night, this is the color i use, and as soon as i emerged from the shower I knew it was bad, very bad even wet.  I dry a strand of it and confirmed my worst fear , ronald mcdonald red!  I was horrified. 

My son was sleeping in our bed that night, and the next morning i woke up to his head cocked, and a puzzeled look "Momma" he said "Where you get that playdough hair?" 

When i thought about it, it did border on the pink playdough color.  The next day I called Loreal asking for advice and a refund, but the good news is after only a week of shampoo and hot water, it turned the most beautiful auburn.  I even endured the week of embarrassment a couple of more times to get that beautiful light auburn until I found a color that was very close from the first application without a week of hiding inside.

 

Normal people worry me

Wonderland
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Oh wow, did they cut your hair too short or damage it?  That's the worst.  My worst stories have been badly done haircuts (leaving one side longer than the other) or having my hair blow-dried only to go home and discover clumps of waves still at the roots.  Annoying.  Nothing like your story though. 

"I don't know where I'm going from here, but I promise it won't be boring."

animestrinity
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I like my hair!

It's straight... although I love to wear it curly or wavy... and it doesn't take me that long to make it that way...

I love to color it... right now it's platinum... natural color is a really dark blonde... but I've had it a very wide spectrum of colors...

My hair has withstood wicked chemicals over and over (I once bleached my hair 5 times in 4 days trying to go back blonde from red)... I curl it, and flat iron it... 

And damage... agh... it's such a horribile yet great thing... damaged hair is easier to style (it holds style, and colors more easily)..... but with as much coloring as I've done, if I don't run some sorta styling tool through it, it's all poofy and shows the damage....

Although I recently found an oil that makes that disappear (at least visually) so now if I blow dry it with a brush that grabs enough ahold of it, it looks fine (actually it looks shiny and healthy, which is awesome!)... although it runs the risk of looking a tad oily if you put too much in (obviously)... which I do anyway on days I'm just throwing it in a ponytail... that way I don't have to blowdry it and it conditions it more thouroughly.

Granted, I'd be happier if it always looked healthy on it's own... but I can fix that with products so I'll deal.......

SJ
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Please tell me of this magic oil you use? :D

I have straight hair and over the years it has endured lots of abuse. I used to have lots of perms in my teens and colour it too. I still have it hightlighted, although not so often these days. My worst culprit is split ends and I'm terrible to go to the hairdressers as I just don't trust them. My partner usually trims it for me too. I have been meaning to go to the salon for weeks now as it really is very split. I went out the other night though and someone took photos and my hair looked really great, so I'm thinking of just carrying on now! haha

What I usually do to make it a bit different, is to plait it when slightly damp - another thing I've been doing for years..it gives it that 'rock chick' look! I haven't done it lately though as all this dry humid air just dries it out and frizzes it so much.

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