women and hair: a love affair

25 Oct

Whenever I start a conversation with ‘listen honey, I need a change’,  N. looks at me with horror. He already knows. Change means hair change.

No matter what the problem is, I take it out on my hair. Getting slightly, tiny bit older, made me start losing this freshness, this wrinkle free version of myself. There are these few extra kilos reminiscent of a couple of pregnancies I made my body go through and a few grey hair enough to remind me (on a daily basis) that I am not getting any younger.  Losing the extra weight is near to impossible since I don’t have the abundance of free time (having two small children to take care of), or so I tell myself (i was never the gym kinda girl).  So, what do I do????? I change my hair. Again. Since the last attempt to alter my hair turned me into a Dudley Moore version of myself, this time I decided to change the colour.

A couple of hairdressers visits later I managed to accomplish the following:

  1. Burned some of my hair because apparently you can not dye your hair and then dye it again and then dye it again in less than 3 weeks and not actually permanently damage your hair
  2. Cut off the burned hair (yes, the hair I have been trying to let grow for the past two years)
  3. Spend quite some money while doing the above

All in all, the last hair altering experience made me realise three things. Juliane Moore’s red can not be successfully copied, going brunette makes me look more like Cruella de Vil and dark blond is really my colour and the colour I should stick to. At least until my next desire for change 😉




4 Responses to “women and hair: a love affair”

  1. dorokz October 25, 2012 at 10:26 am #

    I know exactly what you mean…thank god, I don’t have the nerve to execute the “need” for change like you do. It has probably saved me some pretty pennies over the years…the most is trimming some of the length and some highlights, but even at 50 I never stray far from my original style(to date, I can still pull it off). The Demi Moore stuff you did, reminds me of your sweet Mom…who did the same a few years back, we still have pictures to prove it!!! You should experiment at a wig shop first…style, cut and color without “lasting after effects or shockwaves” in the home and friend circles!! ( for carnival, I once dressed like Pochahontas, black long haired wig…my kids and family….DID NOT recognize me!!)

    • wonderlandbytatu October 25, 2012 at 7:03 pm #

      I wish I looked like Demi Moore, but I looked more like Dudley Moore (Tutsi) if you get my drift 😉
      And yes, maybe the going frenzy with the hair kinda thing I did inherit from my mom, afterall she shaved her head when she was 42 just because she lost a footbal bet!

  2. Ice Beautiful October 25, 2012 at 11:04 am #

    I guess I know how you feel. You need some change and the least expensive is to change something in yourself. I have tried a red and black colors, short and extra short haircut in my student years and do not dare to do something anymore. I go for some more intensive brown. I have never tried to go blond though I was seriously considering that after returning from Spain over ten years ago but my hairdresser that turned to be my friend said no 🙂 The first thing I always think that even if I feel ready to “go red” it could be stressful to my daughter .

    • wonderlandbytatu October 25, 2012 at 7:04 pm #

      my kids kinda got used to the hair changing thing! poor them, I guess 🙂

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