I'm trying to keep my business, my triplets, and my waistline under control. I excel at one of those, fail at another one of those, and one is a work in progress. Which is which is day dependant.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Hair Today

It's 6 days into NaBloPoMo and the discussions around here have been pretty heavy....sheesh! What happened to the easy, breezy, light and lovely emzee we all know and love?

Well, she's still here. Which is why today we're going to talk about hair....which quite possibly will end up in lively debate and much flaming, but I'm willing to risk it.

Hands up everyone who is not happy with their hair? *waves hand in air*. A little over a year ago my hair started to disappear. I know the reason for it (stress), but I always expected it would grow back. So far, it hasn't. When I look closely in the mirror, I can clearly see my scalp back at least 3-4 inches from my hairline (it's not that it's bald, it's that I can see it clearly through my hair. ) I am NOT happy about this situation at all.

In recent months I got this totally cute short and sassy haircut and colour which I adore...but the hair itself? It makes me want to cry. Especially because now, if I don't wear it messy or curly, and if I haven't washed it every single day, the balding situation becomes even more obvious. This is one of those rare times when I am happy being tall - very few people can actually SEE the top of my head, let alone pass judgement on it. So at least I can - kinda - keep the situation hidden up there in the clouds. Between the hair and the Little Head Syndrome discussed earlier, let me just say that my cranium is no longer my favourite body part.

Why do we care so much about hair, anyway? Is it because it's one of the first things people see? Is it because it keeps us warm? Is it because we've invested time and money in it?

So, hands up all those whose hair is an issue for them (colour, cut, whatever) (and please god let me not be alone in this). And, hands up all those who have some sort of miracle solution for my current hair woes. Anybody? (Ahem. Well. Then. Excuse me while I go grab a hat. Or ten.)


Rachel said...

You are definitely not alone! I also have very thin hair and I absolutely hate it. Some investigations, wow, probably about 20 years ago now, showed that it was genetic (my mum also has very thin hair) so I have just had to put up with it. It was lovely when I was pregnant, but has been steadily getting worse over the last 5 years or so. I dye and cut it myself as I can't see the point of spending lots of money on it. No-one else seems to notice (or they're too polite to say!) but I am very conscious of it. Ack, it's such a pain! (And, to make things worse, my hubs and kids all have gorgeous, thick hair!!) Hmmm, maybe a hat collection isn't a bad idea?
R x

emzeegee & the hungry three said...


Maybe instead of all the fabric and mug rug swaps, we need a hat or head covering swap?? I'm sure you can sew some pretty fabulous stuff for me, right?! Pretty please?! :)

...and I take great comfort in knowing I'm not the only baldy out there!