My husband thinks that cigarette lighters turn into wire coat hangers when no one's watching. You know, how you always buy a lighter or two, just in case you need to light something, then when you actually wanna light something they are nowhere to be found?
Wire coat hangers on the other hand are all over the place, even though I have never in my whole life bought a wire coat hanger.
How could I laugh at his thesis when I myself cannot account for those socks mysteriously disappearing somewhere in the laundry process? Never the whole pair, mind you, just one of the pair. And they are NOT left in the washer or the dryer, I looked.
(Or How To Live A Busy Life Without Looking Like A Tramp)
Another shallow subject? Hair.
Hair is just hair, just some outgrowth of protein.
Then how come every time the second hand of your watch moves, thousands of women in the world are in tears over the bad hair cut they just got? They did tell the beautician what they wanted, they did bring the photo and yet, there they are, sitting in the middle of the salon, swallowing their tears. In a matter of minutes they'll be standing in front of their bathroom mirrors in a hysterical outburst, with small nail scissors in their hands attempting to correct the cut. And you and I both know the outcome of their attempt...
So what is it about hair that made the great thinkers of this world come up with the term "bad hair day"?
I think your hair does make a statement about you. A mullet combined with a pony tail, whether on a man or a woman tells me "I have no sense of style. I am unsophisticated. I used to have long hair but now I want to be more modern but I don't want to cut my prized pony tail so I split the difference."
The short, helmet-like do that Dustin Hoffman sported in Tootsie tells me: "This style was in when I was young. Wearing my hair like this makes me feel young but appropriate."
The over bleached platinum blonde, complete with tattooed eye brows? "I am cheap but high maintenance. I might even be dumb, I am not sure."
I’m telling you, life is too short to have a bad haircut.
So what then makes for a good haircut?
First of all, it should look natural. I am not saying it has to be our natural hair color or that we shouldn't straighten our hair or anything like that. I am saying it should move when we move, or when the wind blows it. It shouldn't sit on our heads sprayed into some lifeless sculpture.
I really don't like the looks of 'too done'. It draws my attention to the fact that the person is trying very, very hard and often in vain. To me, the secret to good hair is having a cut that looks good whether I style it or not. Life might be a little on the short side to have a bad haircut, but it's definitely way too short to spend my time styling every day! And thank goodness for hats and bandanas.
My best travel buddy is the good old fashioned dry shampoo. In some areas in the 3rd world there isn't enough water pressure in the shower to wash my hair. I'd go get it washed and blow dried professionally (no matter how poor the area, girls will be girls and there's always a beauty salon) then I just use dry shampoo for the rest of the week. No, it's not gross. It's convenient.
Remember, beauty is skin deep but ugliness goes right to the bone.
Until next time.
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