As you know, I've been lamenting a damaging hair incident which left me having to grow out unintentionally straightened hair. Unintentionally you ask? YELP! Let's not dwell. Anyway, I'm on the rebound and making strides forward. Since last year I've been heavily invested in protective hairstyling to keep my hair safe while it rebuilds itself to some sort of glory.
People have been quite interested in my endeavors as I've managed to change hair colors, dabble in cuts and styles that aren't necessarily "me" but TONS of fun. Don't get me wrong, it does NOT thrill my soul that my colleagues in office look at me weirdly that first day of "new hair".
After a colleague literally jumped when he saw me, I decided that the braids I used to get when I was in my early 20's (when I still looked like 18 even though I was 25... tee-hee) do not suit me now. They do not suit me AT ALL and further, while on the subject of things that don't suit, all hair color is not for me... and can be aging. I drink lots of water, and bathe in moisturizer while screaming the lyrics to "Forever Young" so basically I don't have time for hair color that ages.
giThe take away from my hair exploits? A new mantra - BE. DO. LOOK. your absolute best by any means possible, resorting to trickery, skullduggery and outright fakery if you have to!
Why? Because life is too short! Pictorial evidence of the shame of a hair disaster will come back and haunt you years from now AND you're not 12... you know, when your mom ( my mom included) gave you a TRULY heinous home perm, color, cut etc. and while you, stunned to tears or utter silence, looked in the mirror like a FREAKING FOOL, she patiently told you. "Oh well, you'll just have to let it grow out." UMMM NO!
There is nothing that says that one has to WAIT patiently until hair is satisfactory. What does one do? Give up on life? Refuse to be seen socially ? Mine (with pick and shovel) for even more inner beauty and press others to see it too? Nope. My confidence can't take that kind of waiting game anymore.
Throw on a good wig, get extensions, color the heck outta those things and keep changing it up until you get the compliments you want and deserve. The main thing is to keep your natural hair healthy underneath. Keep up with your trims, conditioners, moisturizing routines, masks, taking your vitamins and giving yourself 4-minute inverted scalp massages. There is no shame in the wig/extension game!