Below this line was written 12.29.08 -
I don't really have a lot of styles to share this time. After using product in my hair and loading it up with bobby pins so much I was noticing a lot of broken hairs... so I wanted to make sure my shit was in tip top shape to donate, so I stopped the styles. I do have the donation update though!
Friday, December 26, 2008 -
On Christmas night out at the bar I saw Cianna, she's who cuts my hairs, and we gots to talking... I pretty much decided at that point that I was ready to get rid of the hair. I was thinking I'd do it sometime within the next week and asked what her schedule was. Long and short of it (no pun intended)... I went on Friday. I woke up knowing that was my days goal, amongst other things. I have a picture from before, of the length and one from right after getting it cut:
Pretty sure it's obvious that I'm kind of nervous about it. I've donated the hair, so I feel good about that. Cianna works at Fantastic Sams and not only do they give a free haircut when you donate... they actually take care of donating the hair for you. So I didn't do anything!
I feel like I look 12 which, now being 27, isn't a bad thing, right?
This entry... being that I no longer have hair... will conclude that Hair Journal. I really didn't do as much as I thought or wanted, but it was fun. Hope you enjoyed it. Now time to start growing my shit out again!
Below this line was written 12.14.08 -
Wednesday, December 10, 2008 -
I decided to do a French braid... which is not easy to do alone with hair my length.. but I managed. It was really the only thing I did with my hair during the week... it must have been super dry all week cause the static was in full effect, so it was up most of the time; here is the braid:
Friday, December 12th, 2008 -
So, the plan was to go out to celebrate my birthday (which is actually on the 16th), and I wanted to do something with my hair, obviously. So I get the idea to do curls... I search my entire basement for my hot rollers and can't find them, so I go to Ulta and pick up a set, on sale, for $19.99. I eat dinner and put my hair up in the rollers, leave them in while I do some other girl type things and let them set for at least an hour:
Turns out hot rollers don't really work, or at least not in my hair. Now that I think about it, curls have never really set well in my hair unless it was a perm. Here is what it ended up looking like:
That's all I've got for you folks... not really anything exciting!
Below this line was written 12.7.08 -
Tuesday, December 2, 2008 -
Since Monday's lame attempt at a work day hair style I haven't done too much.. and being that my weekend has been pretty mellow I honestly don't have a lot to share today. I refuse to wake up early on a work day just to do something with my hair.
Tuesday I modified my ponytail a little... rather than doing a poofy section in front, I did the entire front in a poof then put it in a ponytail. The other thing I did was wrap my hair around the ponytail holder... something I've seen girls do for a very long time, but never took the time to do it myself; it really adds to the simple pony! I also took the picture before I left for work, so forgive my tired eyes (I wake up at 5am!):
Wednesday, December 3, 2008 -
I've had a little hair thing for several years... the longer my hair got the less I could use it; I decided to give it another shot (I cannot believe all my hair fit into this thing and it held up!):
Saturday, December 6, 2008 -
Last night I met up with a few friends to watch some hockey... I hadn't been motivated all day (was dealing with a migraine Friday), but I got up and got at it... I had an idea that didn't turn out as well as I had hoped because it was just too time consuming. I ended up with a zig-zag part, a funny little spiral on the top of my head and a unique looking ponytail.
I'm running out of ideas... there really isn't a lot you can do with long hair, I'll keep trying.
Below this line was written 12.1.08 -
For you, Dawn; tonight I begin my photo journal of my hair. Though, as I go on, I fear I'm going to run out of styles to play with... we shall see. Let me just say a few things right off the bat: first, You are probably going to get to know my bathroom quite well, because it's the best place to get a good picture of the overall style. Second, Just know that I already feel like a 13 year old taking pictures to post on myspace... and that is not a good feeling.
Thursday, November 27th, 2008 [Thanksgiving Day]:
I wake up with every intention of pulling the flat iron through my hair and calling it a day (I don't normally flat iron because my hair is straight, but the flat iron gives it a little something extra and on a holiday every now and again it's okay). I get in the shower and once the shampoo goes in I start playing with hairdos (yes, I have a mirror in the shower and yes, I play with my hair styles, bite me!)... I come up with this crazy swirl on top of my head and became curious if I could really do such a thing. Well, I didn't have time, so I opted for something else. I ended up with a braid going from one side of my head to the other (right to left), it was kinda neat, but I have a shit ton of annoying fly-aways, so I had to find a home for them. Here are a few shots of what I ended up with:
Friday, November 28, 2008:
I took the braid out in a last minute attempt to get ready for the evening... no way could I leave with it like that; talk about volume! I pulled out the bobby pins and got busy, I don't have a super great picture of the style, but here is something:
Basically, just one of those cute little poofs on the top of my head, with a triple barrel iron run through some random spots of the straight stuff.
Saturday, November 29, 2008:
I didn't sleep at home on Friday night, so my hair and make-up were a mess the next day.. but I kind of liked it, so I rolled with it. Came home to get ready, ended up playing in Photoshop and running out of time... so I end up with the same little poof but tried to add another poof behind it (Amy Winehouse-esque, but not quite as dramatic):
The second picture is after I took it all down... I felt like I popped back into the 80's for a second.
Monday, December 1, 2008:
I doubt I'm going to get too funky on work days, mostly because I'm finding most things are not just a quick process. I will post as I have them though; todays style (taken after the gym, so it's not quite how it was in the morning) was an attempt to recreate the double poof:
Hard to see, I know... and pretty much destroyed from the workout, I promise it looked better when I first left the house.
I'll post more (and update the date) as I get more creative.. as always, I'm open to suggestions!