Sunday, October 21, 2007

Time for a change

I haven't had a haircut since, like, May of 2006. Not even a trim, which I know is bad. I haven't had hair this long in quite some time. When I was little, I had long hair and wanted nothing more than to chop it off, and I finally convinced my mom to let me some time around the 5th grade, I think it was. But I remember in my 7th grade school picture, I was sporting the long hair again. It was fine (texture-wise), but thick, perfectly straight, smooth, and healthy.

Then, in 8th grade, I made a hair styling choice that changed everything. I got a perm. (Insert Psycho screeches here.) It was not attractive, to say the least, and when it finally grew out, my hair was never really the same. It gets frizzy very easily, and if I don't blow dry it, it has some lame looking waviness. Not pretty waves, but like three weird, oddly placed and shaped waves. And ever since then, growing out my hair has not really been an option, because it wasn't thick enough for it to look halfway decent. It would get scraggly looking.

Recently I found these multivitamins that say they're good for nails, hair, and skin, because they have tons of biotin. I really think my hair did grow faster, and was at least a little thicker. It's gotten to the point where if I'm sitting in a chair, I lean against my hair, so I'm always pulling it forward over my shoulder. And with summer's heat, I always had it in a clip to keep it off my neck.

Well, I think I'm ready for a haircut. My hair isn't long enough for Locks of Love, and it would probably just get sold (I read about how if the hair isn't exactly what they need, they sell it to Chinese wig makers for like $4 per ponytail). And I don't want to just get a couple inches trimmed off the bottom. I want to do something a little different. So I found this website, Makeover Solutions, that lets you upload a photo and try out different hairstyles for free. (In the Virtual Makeover section, click "try it free." Requires registration.) I tried lots of styles, and found these three to be my favorite options. Granted, they're not drastic (the pixie styles don't exactly suit my face shape) but they're a little more stylish than what I have now. Which one do you like best? I'm digging A, but I don't know how I'd achieve the curl thing easily. (I'm not a hot rollers kind of gal.)


  1. Melissa - I love the new look of your blog. Very clever about the strikethrough of "new."

    The hairstyles all look great but #3 is very chic - very sexy.

  2. I originally liked #2 from the start but upon further inspection, I think I like #1 better. You can see your entire face with #1. Just my opinion, of course.

  3. I like #2 the best and so does my friend Kim. It would be the easiest to do on a day to day basis. IMHO.

    Love ya!

  4. > ...My hair isn't long enough for Locks of Love,

    For how much longer (ie weeks/months/years) would you need to keep growing it before it is long enough for LoL? Presumably not very; I would have thought by that bowling alley shot you could easily get ten inches out of it. Perhaps you would only have enough left for a "pixie", but how long would that take to grow out into something resembling the three shots you posted?

    > the pixie styles don't exactly suit my face shape

    Could it possibly hurt to try a few "pixies" on that makeover site, and post a few here to see if your blog visitors share that opinion? (What a pity they can't ask the potential child recipient that very question!!!)

    > and it would probably just get sold (I read about how if the
    > hair isn't exactly what they need, they
    > sell it to Chinese wig makers for like $4 per ponytail).

    Even if that happens, at least the proceeds help to support what they're doing.

    I thought you were a charitably person??? For heaven's sake don't waste the opportunity!!!! And don't waste all that (quite visibly gorgeous, even in the bowling alley shot) hair either!! Too many kids would love to have it!!!