A Hot Mess

Guys, all day yesterday I thought it was Thursday.  I think I even had a false sense of security that I had done a blog post on Wednesday, until I woke up this morning and realized, it is, in fact Thursday now.  I have several clients who come weekly, always on the same day and at the same time.  One of my Thursday ladies came yesterday, and one of Angel’s Thursday ladies came yesterday, and I just got all kinds of confused!

So, happy Thursday!  Since I have proven how scatter-brained I can be, I’m going to share a recent hair-tastrophe with you.  I, your friendly hairstylist blogger, can be a real flake when it comes to taking care of my own hair.

I actually love my hair.  It’s really thick, really coarse, and really wavy.  See?  photo 1 (90)

I love to wear it a variety of different ways, so I have kept it long for several years now.  I wear it up a lot, and when it’s short, I can’t get the hot stuff off of my neck.  I like easy, so I wear it up several days a week.

Many days, it looks like this.  photo 2 (63)

Sad, right?

A few weeks ago, I had a hectic week with lots to do and little sleep.  I shampooed my hair on Monday, and dried it with a diffuser, to make it super wavy/curly.  On Tuesday, I wadded it up when I got out of bed, and surprisingly, it was kind of cute.  So I went with it.  I took it down before bed that night, slept vigorously for 8 hours, and then tried the wad thing again on Wednesday.

By Wednesday evening, I had this to contend with.  photo 3 (79)

Why do I think I ‘m exempt from my own advice?  Why do I think it’s ok to not brush my hair for three days?  Why do I go to work with my hair looking like this?

In my defense, that giant rat’s nest was hidden in the mass that is my hair, so no one saw it, except my coworkers.  They had a jolly old time giving me heck about it, and I shamefully went home and took on the task of repairing this horrible mess.

After much squirting of this:

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And some rubbing in of this:photo 2 (34)

I got the sucker out.

Here are the casualties.  photo 5 (20)

Please, dear clients, readers, family….do as I say, not as I do. Brush your hair sometimes, okay?  I’m so ashamed.