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I’m Clearly Not A Woman Of My Word

Because first I said I was going to take a spending hiatus for the rest of the year.  And that resolution is obviously in the toilet. 

Then I said I was not going to mention my  hair again.  And my hair is all I’ve been talking about.  So why stop now?

Some of you advised me to let my hair dry naturally and see what happens.  So I did.  My hair has always been what I would describe as fine, thin, and stick-straight.  In the last few months it has become fine, thin, and frizzy.

I have never, EVER had a curl in my hair that wasn’t coerced by a curling iron or a permanent treatment at the hair dresser’s.  So I didn’t have high hopes for the let-it-dry-naturally approach that some of you suggested when I asked for product advice.  But I’m desperate, and it sounded healthier than blow-drying every day, so last Saturday morning I gave it a try.

Let’s just say, it was not what I’d call a successful experiment.  It didn’t curl exactly.  It just went wavy and frizzy.  And one side totally stuck out from my head, and the other curled under and stuck close to my head. 

It was basically a blazing sign announcing, FRUMPY HAUSFRAU!  Or at the very least, "I was in a hurry this morning and couldn’t even take five minutes to style my hair."

In other words, I’m not sure it’s the answer to my hair crisis.

I wish I could take the advice of those of you who suggested the good ol’ ponytail, but unfortunately my hair is too short right now to pull even that off.  I’m about to invest in a cute baseball cap.

But before I resort to that, I’m going to sort through all of your product suggestions from Friday and select a few things to try.  I’ll let you know how it goes.  I’m sure you can’t wait.

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21 thoughts on “I’m Clearly Not A Woman Of My Word

  1. I just have my personal stylist with me all the time. Oh wait, I was channeling Victoria Beckham. Anyway I got my hair cut short and easy to manage so dont have to worry about hairdrying etc.

  2. I wish I could see a picture!!!! Sorry to hear about your hair woes, its going around. Let me know if you find a cute hat.

  3. Ohmygoodness, poor thing. I totally understand. My hair drying naturally is not… I repeat NOT… a pretty sight. Very similiar results, with various sections of hair clearly thinking they belong on very different people.
    Good luck!!

  4. I let my hair air dry one day and well, this is what my husband said…”thanks for all the effort you put into getting ready each day.” That was a vailed way of telling me he didn’t like my naturally slightly curly hair. Needless to say, I haven’t done it since.

  5. John Frieda Frizz-Ease hair serum.

    My hair is F-to-the-rizzy. And this is the most amazing product…I keep my hair cropped pretty short, but it’s still VERY FRIZZY if I let go au naturel. But, one dime-size dollop of the serum fixes all! Even if I forget to use some gel or something, and it dries on its own – it’s ok.

    Pick some up. You won’t be sorry.

  6. Oh…and I’ve never even OWNED a hair dryer. Ever.

    Also, make sure you follow the directions on the bottle, otherwise, it doesn’t work as well.

  7. I totally feel for you! Letting my hair dry naturally has never been an option for me. It ends up straight but poofy and looks very, very unkempt! Good luck!

  8. Wait till you’re my age and you’ll just be glad you HAVE hair! lol! I have to use the Nioxin as my hair was thinning so much but it has thickened up nicely now. Of course I have to use this product till I’m dead or it will thin out again.

    Thanks for setting up my site meter! I didn’t have to do anything and it is sending me the reports and telling me all kinds of stuff. I didn’t realize I have so many people that are just reading and not commenting!

  9. I am so sorry that my advice did not turn out so swimmingly. Why I thought I could chrun out hair advice is beyond me. You are still cute as can be, I promise!

  10. I feel you–I used to have straight, sleek hair–then I had kiddos and the hormones wacked it out! Now it’s straight in some places, wavy in others, flat on the top, and frizzy on bottom! Finally invested 15 bucks in a cheapo flat iron–I’m a new woman 🙂 Good luck!

  11. Someone may have mentioned it, but I would LOVE to give my ringing endorsement for the Fructis Sleek and Shine Weightless ANTI-FRIZZ Serum – Leave In Treatment, a lot of words for a little bit of HEAVEN. I LOVE this stuff. After a shower I brush my hair then pump once into my hand and finger brush through one side of my head. Repeat. Then blowdry in a totally-normal-anyone-can-do kinda way! My hair has seriously never looked better! >< crossing fingers you find something that works as well for you!

  12. Someone may have mentioned it, but I would LOVE to give my ringing endorsement for the Fructis Sleek and Shine Weightless ANTI-FRIZZ Serum – Leave In Treatment, a lot of words for a little bit of HEAVEN. I LOVE this stuff. After a shower I brush my hair then pump once into my hand and finger brush through one side of my head. Repeat. Then blowdry in a totally-normal-anyone-can-do kinda way! My hair has seriously never looked better! >< crossing fingers you find something that works as well for you!

  13. Someone may have mentioned it, but I would LOVE to give my ringing endorsement for the Fructis Sleek and Shine Weightless ANTI-FRIZZ Serum – Leave In Treatment, a lot of words for a little bit of HEAVEN. I LOVE this stuff. After a shower I brush my hair then pump once into my hand and finger brush through one side of my head. Repeat. Then blowdry in a totally-normal-anyone-can-do kinda way! My hair has seriously never looked better! >< crossing fingers you find something that works as well for you!

  14. Someone may have mentioned it, but I would LOVE to give my ringing endorsement for the Fructis Sleek and Shine Weightless ANTI-FRIZZ Serum – Leave In Treatment, a lot of words for a little bit of HEAVEN. I LOVE this stuff. After a shower I brush my hair then pump once into my hand and finger brush through one side of my head. Repeat. Then blowdry in a totally-normal-anyone-can-do kinda way! My hair has seriously never looked better! >< crossing fingers you find something that works as well for you!

  15. Someone may have mentioned it, but I would LOVE to give my ringing endorsement for the Fructis Sleek and Shine Weightless ANTI-FRIZZ Serum – Leave In Treatment, a lot of words for a little bit of HEAVEN. I LOVE this stuff. After a shower I brush my hair then pump once into my hand and finger brush through one side of my head. Repeat. Then blowdry in a totally-normal-anyone-can-do kinda way! My hair has seriously never looked better! >< crossing fingers you find something that works as well for you!

  16. Someone may have mentioned it, but I would LOVE to give my ringing endorsement for the Fructis Sleek and Shine Weightless ANTI-FRIZZ Serum – Leave In Treatment, a lot of words for a little bit of HEAVEN. I LOVE this stuff. After a shower I brush my hair then pump once into my hand and finger brush through one side of my head. Repeat. Then blowdry in a totally-normal-anyone-can-do kinda way! My hair has seriously never looked better! >< crossing fingers you find something that works as well for you!

  17. Someone may have mentioned it, but I would LOVE to give my ringing endorsement for the Fructis Sleek and Shine Weightless ANTI-FRIZZ Serum – Leave In Treatment, a lot of words for a little bit of HEAVEN. I LOVE this stuff. After a shower I brush my hair then pump once into my hand and finger brush through one side of my head. Repeat. Then blowdry in a totally-normal-anyone-can-do kinda way! My hair has seriously never looked better! >< crossing fingers you find something that works as well for you!

  18. Someone may have mentioned it, but I would LOVE to give my ringing endorsement for the Fructis Sleek and Shine Weightless ANTI-FRIZZ Serum – Leave In Treatment, a lot of words for a little bit of HEAVEN. I LOVE this stuff. After a shower I brush my hair then pump once into my hand and finger brush through one side of my head. Repeat. Then blowdry in a totally-normal-anyone-can-do kinda way! My hair has seriously never looked better! >< crossing fingers you find something that works as well for you!

  19. Someone may have mentioned it, but I would LOVE to give my ringing endorsement for the Fructis Sleek and Shine Weightless ANTI-FRIZZ Serum – Leave In Treatment, a lot of words for a little bit of HEAVEN. I LOVE this stuff. After a shower I brush my hair then pump once into my hand and finger brush through one side of my head. Repeat. Then blowdry in a totally-normal-anyone-can-do kinda way! My hair has seriously never looked better! >< crossing fingers you find something that works as well for you!

  20. I have actually had a stylist say that they hated to do my hair because it is so confusing. Needless to say I never went back to her. I used to have beautiful, naturally curly hair that I never had to style. Just threw mousse in and left. Since having children my hair sounds a lot like SAHMmy talked about. And I have to second the fructis Leave in Treatment. I love it and it’s not pricey.

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