My hair history begins with a very typical, toddler bowl cut. Unlike most parents who decide on this cut, my parents decided to bring me to a salon and have someone inflict it on me. If I had any of the baby pictures, I would show you but...it's probably better that I don't.
I'm going to skip over the first decade and half of my life where I remained under a regime of regular bowl cut oppression, and into a time after puberty when my hair grew out. I didn't do much with my hair in high school -- I didn't even own a hair straightener! I pulled my hair back in a pony tail every day and went about my nerdy way.
Then it happened -- I got a perm. Before you ask, here's how it happened. I was going to a wedding in Hong Kong, and my cousin suggested we get blowouts. The hairstylist gave me a few waves with a curling iron and I thought...wouldn't it be great if I woke up and my hair looked like this?
You should know that nothing in life is that easy. In fact, I'm sure most people know that, it just took me two perms to figure out. Yes, two. Back-to-back, no less.
The perm wasn't as bad as the word "perm" conjures -- here's a photo for your viewing pleasure. The issue was that my hair came out completely fried and damaged, from root to tip. That is, despite my efforts at deep conditioning, I had to wait until the entire length of my hair -- root to tip-- grew out before it would stop feeling like hay. The first night I laid down after straightening my hair post-perm, it literally felt like I was sleeping on horsehair.
|It was Halloween. Not that I didn't wear fairy wings all the time, under my clothes.|
Now my hair is pretty routinely subjected to heat-styling -- I'd say I style twice a month, maybe more in the summer. In the video you can see my hair colour, texture and length. I've never dabbled in hair colour, and I hope I won't have to for a few more years (though I do have more than a few greys peeking out). As for my cut, I've had the same hairstylist since I was five. I've grown to stop resenting him for the Bowl Cut Era, because he does a fantastic job now. He is also responsible for all of Tod's crazy haircuts that I choose for her. Check out her Arizona Muse-inspired cut here and her asymmetrical cut here.
Check out the video for all the products I use to keep my hair looking...like it does in the video. The Youtube info box will also have a full list of products!