Two days ago I overslept but didn’t notice until I got out of the shower that morning. As I was getting ready to start my hair drying ritual, I noticed the time and after a few well said f*cks, it occurred to me that for the first time in years I would have to let my hair air-dry and that the curls I work so hard to straighten, would reclaim their rightful place. Eek!
Anyway, I thought to myself that this was fixable. My brother says that all hair care woes are fixable with the help of gel. Gel. I didn’t have any gel and I didn’t have time to go get any, so after a little talk with God, I left my apartment hoping for the best.
Apparently God was still sleeping because by the time I got to work, I looked like Mafalda.
Note to self: Curls on a layered haircut create unnecessary volume.
I was determined to take care of my hair situation immediately so yesterday before work, I got in the shower and did my little ritual so that I could blow dry it straight the way it was intended to be.
The damn blow dryer exploded. It made this weird noise and all of a sudden, smoke started coming out of it. Needless to say, that was a really bad sign. Luckily though, at least I had some time to run to Duane Reade and pick up some gel.
Because my hair was partially dry by the time I got to the gel, I ended up looking like Mafalda on a good hair day, but Mafalda nonetheless.
Yesterday when I got out of work, I had every intention of buying a new hair dryer. Somehow though, I managed to forget to do so and this morning I said the same number of f*cks I have said now for 2 days. Today I had gel though.
The thing that irks me about curly hair is that no matter how nice the curls, it looks sloppy. It basically says that you are too lazy to look neat. I have nothing against curly hair, or people with curly hair but I think that curly hair should be a beachside accessory more than an everyday commodity.
Today I look alright but I don’t feel like myself. I feel like I stand out, which I probably do. This is a very stressful time for me! I don’t know what to do with myself. Though I will certainly be buying a hair dryer during lunch today!