Mar 5, 2013


A fine head of hair adds beauty to a good face, and terror to an ugly one..

There are not that many women I know who at some time or another during their lives have not had struggles with their hair.  Seems like we are never happy with what we have nor with our hair.  Either it's too short, long, too curly , too straight...etc  You get the picture.
I am no exception.  According to my mom when I was born I was completely bald.  Not unusual in babies, but seems that in my family all my sisters were born with a full head of hair.  Now I am wondering what has happened because I seem to have more hair than I know what to do with.

Of five girls I was born with very CURLY hair.  The others have straight hair or at least much "tamer" than mine.  As you can see from the pictures, everyone has straight hair but me.  Even my three eldest nieces have straight hair. As a child I was a little upset with my hair because I could never tame it.  One of the only times I loved my hair was when my mom would transform it into hundreds of curls.  Then it was "tame" and everyone admired my curls.  

As I grew older I was starting to appreciate my curly hair better, especially when people would just stop and stare and wonder what it is I did to make it the way it is.  When I said all I did was wash and go they were amazed.  Yes, I had accepted my curly hair.  

A few times I tried to straighten it with a heating iron.  Mistake, Arvid hated it and wanted me to wash it off right away.  Strange man. He says straight hair is unattractive, whereas hair like mine is sexy.  What can I say, he says the right things and I love that he loves everything about me.  
Every so often I think I need a change and the first thing I want to do is to change my hair.  This always freaks Arvid out. When I complain of having too much hair he is always there to give his input.  He says, "think about all those girls with thinning hair and then be happy."  

Somehow he gets his point through.  No matter what, I think that sometimes we always want what we don't have, if only for a brief moment.  I have tried the straight hair and I know it's not for me.  Too limp after being curly.  I think the trend is more towards straight hair.  Can't really say that I have seen many movie stars with curly hair on the Red Carpet..  Anyway,  curly is what I know and what I like.  Always good to come to terms with ourselves.  Makes like so much easier.
Have a nice day and always strive to see the positive side of things.

Everybody has a bad hair day, but us girls still like to be told we look nice even if we don't feel like we do...