Some of the volunteers from Natural Parents Network are meeting up this weekend, so of course you know I needed to try to look purty.
Here's a cute "before" picture I found from when I stopped by to see Amy of Anktangle this summer:
I'm the hirsute one on the right. I'm just enjoying having a baby smaller than Amy's … for at least the next five minutes after this picture was taken.
This is how my hair looked leaving the salon, full highlights, set with a bunch of supposed curl enhancer, diffused and scrunched dry. I'm so gentle with my hair usually, so it was flummoxed at how it was supposed to react to all the chemicals — not just in the hair color but in the shampoo and styling products as well. You could tell the stylist was perplexed, too — that I'd come in with wavy hair and left with nearly straight.
At home, I decided to go with it, break out my flat iron, and see how straight I could get it. Not super straight, as it turns out. I never did have the flat iron knack. Still, it's pretty cool, right? This is not going to happen every day, though. I'll be lucky if I do more than barrette it out of my eyes.
Here it is the next day after using my products and how it will look most days (when I wash it…). Yes, I'm wearing the same shirt, but that was on purpose.
Funny how much more wave there is, isn't it? I used to think I had stick straight hair until I started treating it more gently several years ago.
Best part about wearing it wavy? When it was straight yesterday, I kept thinking, "Oh, my gosh, I look just like my MOM!" God bless her.
These are the kind of goofy highlights. I tried adjusting the photo so you could see them, but the lighting wasn't great. I keep being taken aback when I catch myself in the mirror — the lights glint off the blond so much I keep thinking it's my first grays! I might tone those suckers down. She also lifted and warmed my base color by a smidge.
I'll spare you the million photos I took of the wall while I was trying to get this picture of the back of my head. Ta-da!
That's my haircut. Time to start growing it out again…
Are you the cutting sort or the growing sort or both?
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