Time for a new hair plan

The Christmas decorations are all put away, stacked in cardboard boxes — properly labeled — and returned to their year-round home in the shed. Everything is vacuumed, decluttered and void of the red-and-green staples I was used to seeing for the six weeks they were up!

Yes, friends, it’s January — that most depressing of months when Christmas is behind us and we have, um, nothing to look forward to between now and the onset of spring. Besides, you know, Valentine’s Day. And I’m not exactly one of those “Valentine’s Day is-a-made-up-terrible-greeting-card holiday!” types, but I do find something inherently depressing about the holiday — even when I am in a relationship.

But! I’m not going to let myself sink into the blues this year. Yes, my life is now entirely devoid of tinsel and sparkly things, but January doesn’t have to suck all the happiness from the world. Though I didn’t make any resolutions this year, I’ve already focused on tidying up my spaces — at home and at work — and making small changes in my daily routine. And after seeing M. and greeting a fresh new decade, I decided it was time.

For a haircut.

I have a lengthy history of brutal fighting with my thick, wavy hair — and sadly, I’m usually on the losing end of the battle. To put it mildly, it just does not cooperate. Much as I may want them, I’ll never have sleek, shiny locks — and most of the time, I’ve made peace with that. But sometimes? It’s just not okay. And when I quiz my hairdresser, Diane, about what in the world I can do to tame the beast, so to speak, she always gives me the same run-down: blown dry it straight. Apply some of this particular goop she always shows me, I purchase, and then never use. Because getting your hair to look the way your hairdresser does is not possible. It’s science.

Case in point? These photos I took with my new camera (wee!) after getting my hair chopped off this week. Will I ever look like this again? No, friends — no, I won’t.

Until I go see Diane again, that is. Maybe I should pay her to come have breakfast at my house and mess with my tresses every morning? Or, if that’s not exactly convenient, every other day — or the days in which I actually try to look impressive at work? . . . I’ll consider my options here. It’s 2010 — and I need a new hair plan.

20 thoughts on “Time for a new hair plan

  1. I have a similar battle with mine! I am so sick of using the clips, but I have to, because my hair runs wild even with them, so without, is just scary!

    Cute haircut! The best one I ever had was when I was in Poland. She barely spoke English, yet knew just what I meant. It was glorious and magical.


  2. Super cute hair, Meg! Twenty Ten must be the year of change for hair as I too have been contemplating a new look. I don’t know if my hair can pull off the look & style I’m thinking of, but I’m going to try!


  3. Your hair looks great! I too have thick wavy hair and probably even less idea about how to tame it than you. When I want it to look nice, I just straighten it, and pull it up the rest of the time. I hope you manage with yours!


  4. Aww your hair looks lovely, I wouldn’t know too much about taming thick hair. I’m the girl most people hate I have thin hair buts lots of it as long as I have it cut well I just roll out of bed ready to go…sorry!


  5. What a gorgeous haircut! I more than sympathise with your hair woes – I have to tackle mine with the straighteners every morning before I leave the house to make it vaguely presentable.


  6. Your hair looks awesome! My hair’s been the same practically ever since I can remember, long and straight, but lately it’s been sort of wavy. It’s weird because I haven’t done a single thing differently. I guess it has its own plan.


  7. Love the new do! Keep practicing on the weekends and you’ll get one you like. I go through phases with mine. Mine is also quite thick and wavy when I don’t dry it.
    Sometimes I put gel in it and make is really scrunchy. Sometimes I straighten it poker straight (or as close as it can be). Sometimes I use steam rollers and put a little curl in it. You never know what my hair will look like if you have plans to see me 🙂


  8. pretttty! so bouncy and full. i have in-between hair–not curly enough to be curly but too wavy to be straight. it’s a frizzy nightmare if i leave it to its own devices. instead, i do battle each morning armed with a blow dryer and round brush. joy.


  9. My hair could be classified as “sleek, shiny locks” but it’s also stick straight and thin, thin, thin (and fine).

    Embrace your thick curls (lucky you!)even if they don’t turn out like these photos (which are smashing BTW).


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