blessed unblessed with long spiral frizzy hair. It is on a good day, a bird nest that makes my head look pea sized compared to all the hair that lives on it.
I hate it, other people love it. Them people are a couple of sandwiches short of a picnic personally.
Now as I grow older, my amazing nest of hair full of volume and natural curl, graces me with a shade of colour that associates me with the older generation. I even skipped the whole grey look and got white strands early. Bonus.
I’m not sure if the whole going grey thing early in life is in my genes, but I figure growing five people in my belly also had something to do with the colour being sucked out of my hair. They sucked my brain cells right out of my brain while I carried them, there is a chance they took some of my hair colour too.
I thank the Gods daily for my hair imperfection. Not.
I always wished as a child to wake up one morning and find that this mistake had been corrected and I would have straight unfrizzy hair.
It’s never happened. Bastards.
In recent years it’s become a necessity to grace my locks with hair dye. Whoever invented that shit needs an award. One big arsed award that stands higher than them.
After weeks of looking in the mirror every morning and staring at my old shade of grey with them pesky white streaks shimmering through, I got off my
lazy busy arse and dyed it my usual shade of purple. And then I straightened it with the next best invention ever created, my GHD.
The feeling of my body mirroring the age of my brain was instant. I no longer felt like a skanky old cow that just existed. I felt – and still do – like a new woman.
I feel my thirty something years, maybe even a couple less. Now all I need to do is paint my toenails and the inner me will feel completely normal again. Alive.
Call me vain if you must. Hell I’ll even agree with you.
But when you’re always the last person to be taken care of, sometimes the small things in life – like ungreying your hair and taming the beast – are the ones that make the biggest difference.
And reignite your fire within.