Wednesday, September 21, 2011

hair: the epic battle.

I, like 90% of other women on the planet, hate my hair. It is dishwater blonde and stick-straight. I have a fair amount of it, but it's very fine. It mostly just hangs there or, if it's winter, stands on end due to static. Lovely.

For a while there, I was okay with it, because I found a style that I really liked. I was basically going for something like this.

Which I think I sort of achieved.

But then I got pregnant. And I knew that I wouldn't be able to do short hair during the first months of having a baby, because short hair demands serious upkeep and I figured I wouldn't have time to style it every day. I scheduled a hair appointment for 2 1/2 months out, thinking that by then my life would be in order and I could get back into the groove of my short hair. Ha! What was I thinking?

So now I've been in long, limp hair land for way too long -- I wear it in a ponytail every day and I hate. it. with. a. passion. But I just don't think short hair is anywhere in my immediate future, thanks to L's crappy nap schedule. I don't even have time to shower in the mornings -- and nighttime showering does pretty much nothing for helping my hair to look halfway decent.

So I've been looking on pinterest and Cup of Jo and anywhere else I can think of to find some ideas for dealing with long hair that only takes a few seconds to put together. Here's what I've come up with so far -- if you have any no-fail hairstyles, send them my way!



  1. Oooh - share whatever you find with me, too! I love what you've found so far! I think we had the same "Hair Fairy" at birth - my hair is the same as yours. I'm currently attempting to grow out my mane for Locks of Love and as it's about to hit my shoulders, it's driving me bonkers.

  2. I totally did the "chop off my hair after the wedding" thing too! We *are* the same. :) Starting today, I'm trying to do a new hairstyle every day for a week. Taking pictures of the back of my own head is a bit of a challenge -- but hey, anything for the blog, right?

  3. I have been putting my hair up in interesting ways too - I just recently found the "how to tie a hair scarf" post on Cup of Jo and have been doing that (oh, wait, I sent you the picture). The bun on the top of the head is really in style here - I will take some photos when I head into the city this weekend!

  4. I actually have just the opposite of a hair story. My hair was super long during my pregnancy, like to the middle of my back long. I decided it would be easier to care for it was short, but just long enough to pull back. I loved it! It was much easier to care for, except, just like you... I was pulling it back every single day. I don't like my hair pulled back much, sooo I decided to get it cut short like Dianna Agron, from Glee. I can't really pull it back anymore and I love it. I only wish I had gotten it short sooner. I have a side swept bang with curly hair that I usually straighten to speed up the styling process.
    I say, cut it! :) I find I'm much more likely to style my hair now because it's short and I can't just pull it up.