Friday, April 16, 2010

Bad Hair Day... or more like 6 Months

This may be a surprise to some, but I'm actually pretty conservative when it comes to my hair. But deep inside there is this girl who wants to rock the Posh Spice 'do'  sooooo bad.

But alas... I lack the bone structure
(plus a few other things...)

I've had my hair long, short, in between, bangs, no bangs, layers, one length - you name it. I also really like color - but not crazy color. Just stuff like lighter browns, highlights, dark red tones, and I even had a short stint as an almost blonde (one of my dreams is to be a honey blonde ... oh if wishes came true...)

Anyway, before Claire was born I had my hair really long and layered. It was almost to the middle of my back. Took a bit to blow dry, but but I liked it (although my sister would compare me to Hilary Duff when I curled it... yeah... whatever...). Once Claire came along, I realized 6 weeks later that I had actually fixed my hair a whole whopping ONE TIME since she came home. My signature style became taking my towel dried hair and pulling it into a knot mixed with a scrunchy. Not exactly date night material. So I cut it all off. That means, for the past 3 years I have had short hair. 

And now the time has come for a change. Not only have I decided to grow it out longer, but I'm actually back to my NATURAL HAIR COLOR. This is an amazing feat since I haven't seen it since I was about 19 years old. (and honestly, I thought my hair was more of a medium brown... but no, it is in fact black) During this 'grow out' phase, my thought is to keep my bangs short, while the layers grow out - as my 'finished' look would be bangs with layers ending somewhere around my shoulders. 

So the other night I gave myself a bang trim as they were getting to the point where I was just pinning them to the side with a bobby pin. I think in my brain I thought I looked like this:

When in reality it was more like this:

I know, I know, I'm not blonde. 
So maybe this is a better representation:

Ah! And then it hit me.
I wrote about my love for Korean Dramas and one of my
favorites is 'Boys Over Flowers'. 
My hair is like Jan Di's - the heroine who is known for being
ugly, quirky and from a 'humble' background.


Yikes. Is this a sucky picture or what? Normally I wouldn't post such a horrid thing but I didn't want people to think I was exaggerating on how bad my hair looks right now.  Please keep in mind there was really yellow lighting and I wasn't wearing any make-up - not that it really makes a difference - and yes, I do realize that I cut my bangs crooked. Gosh I hope the next few months fly by.


Anonymous said...

You crack me up! I fit the typical Asian style hair...long and straight. I too have gone from long to short to long to short and back again and auburn to half and half growing that color out. Perms to fit into the 80's, tried to be Farrah, but no luck with that. I have donated my hair twice, now I'm not sure if I can donate again with a skunk streak, do they really want to pick out all the gray hairs? And, your hair cut really isn't that bad, we are 'the ones' that people envy for our hair type? My youngest daughter's hair, yeah, she came with naturally curly hair, ringlets when she was young, so darn does that happen to a Korean?

andy and meg said...

Rachel, I LOVED reading this post. I was hanging onto every word. The Posh pic is so cute, and I would LOVE to have her cut and color. I've just recently come to terms that short hair with my face shape is a seriously bad combo.

All of this to say, I sympathize with your hair dilemma-and I can totally relate to your hair thoughts/dreams.

Oh, and while your bangs have an "edge" to them in your pic---your super cute face and memorable smile is a sight that even a dora- bob can't mess with.

Kimberly and Ed said...

I love Jan Di!!!!

I decided to donate my hair to Locks of Love 6 years ago. I couldn't wait for my hair to grow really long and thought I wanted a cute, stylish hair style. At first I loved my short hair, but I have crazy wavy hair and it looked horrible after 1 week. I couldn't afford to go to the salon everyday to have them help me style it. I want to donate again but this time I will wait until it is super long:)

btw: I think your hair is cute:)

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