That's how it was through my teens but after a few years of Marriage and Child Herding I was just happy if I could keep it clean.
After thirty five years of Marriage and Child Herding I no longer give a damn if I have hair or not.
Ladies, if you ever get a chance, go to your stylist and when she asks you what you want, tell her to "shave it and give it a good Turtle Wax."
I rendered my stylist speechless with that one.
I started wearing it super short about five years ago and knew my long hair days were GONE. I just didn't want to fight it anymore.
As a back-handed bonus, when my hair is cut really short, it now curls. Where was THAT in my early years????? I don't need gel or styling mousse, just fingers and a bit of water.
I loved it, and everyone said it looked good. I didn't question the veracity of the comments, just took 'em as compliments and let it go.
Then, there was a very hurtful argument about my appearance. I vowed to grow it out so long I'd have to part it to sit on the toilet.
I was half-way there after two years.
While lots of women begin to see thinning hair later in life, the fact that mine has gotten thicker just ain't fair. I could barely get a brush through it in the morning, and my hair was breaking because of the constant use of hairbands.
Prolonged use of bandanas was causing the hair at the front of my head to break, KINK, and stand straight up. Like I needed THAT.
In two years it's been singed repeatedly, caught in the truck window, pulled by purse straps and seatbelts. I've trapped a bug or two IN it, and I've shampooed who-knows-what OUT of it. It was like wearing a knitted wool cap all summer and stayed wet with sweat 24/7. And if your hair is wet with sweat, your head smells.
When my headphones (not ear buds, HEADPHONES) got hopelessly tangled up in my hair AT WORK, well, it was the last straw.
The removal process was painful but I couldn't very well go to the bank and the utility company with my headphones sticking out of the back of my head and the cord dangling down my back, could I??
I threw in the hairbrush, so to speak.
I was determined to make a point and I did. I am one very stubborn ass. That's the only point I made and the only thing I have proven here with Operation Hairball.
But I ain't no hater, and this is for those who have kept up the fight for Hair Peace: