As I write this, I find that I am at a Crossroad…..A HAIR crossroad.
Hair. Its such a silly thing, yet it has so much hold on us! haha 🙂
Most of my life I had waist length hair. Clear up to when Destiny was a little girl, but it was so heavy and long that ponytails made me have a headache.
Oh my word, I look like I am 13 here! I am guessing I was about 24 years old, and finally letting my natural curl show up.
Weird fact, its only bumps and waves until it gets a certain length, then it starts to curl.
Anyhow, back in high school I took 45 minutes to dry and 15 to straighten my hair every day. Oh the glory days of having hours upon hours to work on my appearance. Haha!
Having thick, coarse hair that is neither straight, nor really curly, means I have to work hard to achieve either. So, when I started having babies 2, 3 then 4, it got shorter and shorter, then longer again, in hopes of a lighter ponytail for fast hair days with 4 kids and no time!
I always like long hair best, it’s like my security blanket I guess, because I promptly grew it out again.
I found a shoulder length style I LOOOOVED, but after a while, those half straight-half curly parts stopped working as well. Sigh.
My favorite part of this above hairstyle, when it was working, was the fun big bouffant ponytail I could do at the top of my head. It looked like an updo, because no ponytail holder showed at all. Loved it! Miss it. But alas, it left me and started laying flatter and flatter. Boooo, mean hair, booooo!
Over the past year, I took my hair the shortest it has ever been in the back, with a sharp angle to the front.
Then later, added straight across bangs, much to the dismay of my family, my husband and my best friend.
WHAT?! I thought they were FUN!!!!
Fine. I promise to never ever ever do a blunt straight across bang again, only the angled kind.
french braided like a hair headband,
or hiding it all under a big scarf.
Which by the way, is sooooo easy and fun! Maybe I should just keep doing THAT. Hmmmm.
Now that we have been caught up on Tonya Hair History, we have arrived at the crossroads part…..
Do I go back to one of the above styles?
Do I just keep doing headscarves and buy myself some time?
Or do I do one of THESE?
This would mean going the shortest I have ever, ever, ever, ever gone, and just get it over with, and crossed off my bucket list. Thinking about it makes me a cross between excited and throwing up. So that isn’t really a good answer.
My goal is to a) feel fabulous and b) not have to take a lot of time to do my hair each day.
What do YOU think I should do?