Thursday, October 06, 2011

Splitting Hairs Over ... Hair

Remember this post: I Hate My Hair (or something like that?)
I said I was going to let the new haircut grow out and do periodic "check-ins" on here to prove how slowly my hair grows, which would legitimize my whining about my haircut, mainly that once I get it cut, it stays cut for like, a year. And then it sort of grows a little, if it feels like it. Or it might just decide to break off and give me that natural layered look, like Madge, here:

She can say, "I meant to look this way," and it's cool. That doesn't work for you when you're a 49 year old church secretary. You just end up looking like Ramona Quimby:

But I don't know if I can do this--that is, not color the roots.

Not that my natural hair color isn't a lovely shade of back-of-the-writing-tablet cardboard gray, because it's just awesome, if you like the "recycled paper on your head" look.

But it is taking all the willpower I have in the world to wait to color these roots until October 16, the 2 month marker of the haircut.

Is this proof that my hair is indeed growing?

Not so fast. I am one who cannot stand any rootage showing. So I colored my roots probably entirely too often. Which may explain the Ramona look.

But I'm hanging in there, in the interest of science (rate of growth, empirical evidence), social science (How will others treat me when they notice the line of mushroom colored hair in my part), and psychology (How long can I mentally stand it before I grab a box of L'Oreal 9G and get after it?)

This could be the longest 10 days of my life, excluding the 10 days I was overdue for Katie or the 10 days before Donny Osmond came to the Indiana State Fair in 1973. You get the idea. This is monumental.


Jeane` said...

Hysterical! Well, no doubt just like Donny was worth the wait in '73, so will the breaking of the dawn of October 16th. Ramona Quimby no more.

Mocha with Linda said...

I'd forgotten about your haircut. I got one Tuesday and I don't know what possessed the woman. I've gone to her for YEARS and she whacked off way too much. I feel like a shorn sheep, especially in the back. I hate seeing this much of my neck.

Melanie said...

I just did my roots a few days ago. It has a peachy tone to it...yuck.
Bobby Sherman ~

Wendy said...

I thought your reference to Ramona Quimby would be about the chapter where she and her sister get their hairs cut at a beauty school--hilarious!
I just colored mine this week; too dark, so I will be doing it lighter this weekend.
I enjoy your Hoosier references; I'm on the eastern side of the state.

nancygrayce said...

I say, your hair couldn't possibly grow slower than mine! I just cut mine and although I get mixed reviews, I wish I had just left well enough alone! I did stop coloring about 5 1/2 years ago. I cut it very short so that just the ends had color left. Then I started the VERY slow process of it growing back out. Now I just don't know what to do.

And I say hair is a real problem!


Anonymous said...

Oh Linda, why must women torture themselves by creating such ridiculous "goals."

Go color your hair and be done with it.

Isn't life complicated enough as it is? Quite being a root martyr and just do it.


Shawna said...

Remember in the '90s when the natural roots/colored lengths look was IN? Just bring it back, girl. :)