Saturday, September 27, 2008

Hair: A Rant

I always thought having long hair would be the coolest thing ever. So I grew my hair out. (Not just like that, though, it took a couple years.) But now it's "half-way down my back" and most people call it long, and I am finally learning the drawbacks. (Some of these are just drawbacks of my hair.)
  1. I can't leave my hair down or with just a headband. If I do, I need to rebrush it periodically and stay out of wind. (I often do this anyway.)
  2. I can't have it in a ponytail the way I'm used to, right on the back of my head. My hair is now too heavy and the ponytail sags.
  3. (My particular hair:) If I put it in a bun or a braid, it has to be wet. My hair is too straight (or something like that).
  4. If it's wet and I put it in a bun with the big clip that encases the bun, I can't have this in all day, or it will itch. It usually works to switch to smaller clips.
  5. (My hair:) I can't sleep on it wet, or at least not if I want to look presentable the next day. It comes out with the weirdest lumps. (This is why I wash it in the mornings.) And it seems more trouble than it's worth to learn to blow-dry my hair.
  6. If I twist it up and put it in a clip, it has to be a big clip, sometimes carefully placed. Again, because my hair is heavy.
  7. (My head:) I have to have a floppy headband, as opposed to one that keeps its shape when off the head, which gives me a headache. I think my head is weird.
That's all I can think of right now. I'm considering having some inches taken off to help with 1, 2, 4, and 6. (When I'm annoyed, I want just enough to put in a ponytail and no more. I even think of putting it in a ponytail and just chopping it off myself right below the hairband.)

[insert nice post ending here]


  1. I have the exact same problem as number 7. 1 too, but I always do it anyway because I am very lazy. I did get it cut to my upper back, so I could brush it when it was wet, (since I can't blowdry my hair when my roommate is sleeping,) and I like it much, much better. I might get it cut even shorter some time later, but we'll see.

  2. Hey! Even I (of the "shiny" hair) have such woes. I'm considering having Mom trim my hair again this afternoon. She doesn't know this yet. :P

  3. Rachel D: Yeah, mine probably won't be long much longer. And hey, we both have weird-shaped heads.

    Anan: Shiny yet dark. _Like yous heart._

  4. {inserts nice post ending}

    Shares Hair Woes.
    When I finally figure out a way to make my hair do something I like, another family member tells me that it looks weird. Ah, well. You have nice hair all the same. Please don't cut *too* much of it off. :-)