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3.13.2010

hey, you, frizzy haired girl

i am hair challenged. i am always one step behind a normal woman and 3 gazillion steps behind those perfectly polished women. i have come to accept this fact in my life. but growing up was a different story. why didn't my hair look like theirs? was a question often asked, with no answer. so i came up with my own solution, PONYTAIL! and not a cute, blowed out version of a ponytail, a ratty, half-bun, half rat's nest jumble on my head. and so ratty during soccer season that dreads were found living underneath the mess of a "bun".
 somedays i would go all crazy and do two braids. but that would wear me out for a good two weeks. once in high school, if i really wanted to turn heads i would... wait for it, wait for it, brush my hair and use a blow dryer at the same time. i know you're thinking, "you mean you blow dried your hair?", no, in no way was that blow drying my hair, i thought i was, but all i was doing was brushing my hair while holding a blow dryer over my head. NOT THE SAME THING. my method would produce a thriller type effect the first day, so i would curl it. and it almost looked like i did my hair by that step. "whoah annie! nice hair". "hey! you look nice today!", or "what's new about you?" were comments i would get. and of course i would smile, touch my head and yell, "I BRUSHED MY HAIR!".  and i did it using my mother's brush. i didn't buy my own hairbrush until college because i figured i'd need it every once in a while. and i didn't buy a round brush until, oh, 4 years ago.

now i'm sure that the normal, beautiful, girls were driven crazy by the fact that i would get attention for brushing my hair about every other month. but i don't feel badly for them, because i was envious of them every second of every single day. i used to try desperately to look like them, talk like them, walk like them. i'd even buy the same lisa frank notebook and pencil, but with no effect. anyways, getting off the subject here.




my hair has always been a mess. and luckily ty looked past that fact and liked me for my spunkiness and sense of humor (thank goodness). but i have found three solutions that have saved me from my fallen grace in the hair department.  okay 4 ( i took notes at my hairdresser's about how to properly blow dry my hair, i know right? that's what it took for me to learn)

1. THIS CREME,     (have frizzy hair? this is for you!)
2. THIS BRUSH, (yes, i know it's pricey, BUT IT HAS SAVED MY LIFE)


and 3. CUTTING IT ALL OFF. seriously, it takes me 5 minutes to blow dry this bob i have here that is called a hair-do (which is making me feel bad for not blow drying it earlier this week and walking around with a puff ball head). i feel like almost a real woman, with a real hairdo, that knows what a roundbrush is (even though i never use one).

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Annie you are funny! I never thought that about you. I love how you can pull off the ponytail or braids...me no so much. Things we did when we were younger to be accepted.Now I have the attitude either you like me for who I am..or not..it's your choice.
I will have to try your hair products. I usually where my hair curly since it's easiest and I just end up pulling it up anyway. My hair looks great about every 8 weeks when I get it trimmed up and blown out with a round brush...wahoo!

Tam said...

the half bun ponytail mess is still my staple hair do. and i still haven't learned how to use a round brush so it stays in the drawer until some little (or big) girl decides to get it stuck in their hair. i wish i could do the short hair thing, i did it once when i was preg. and haven't had the guts to go there again - maybe in a few years.

Bowler Family said...

I thought your hair was awesome in high school!! I love bumble and bumble. I used it when I lived in vegas. It was sold at the shop I worked at. I LOVED their creme de cocoa shampoo!! Yum......

Camille said...

Its funny tat you posted this! I found some pictures from summer soccer camp and we all have some wicked bed head going on. The other funny thing is that I was always envious of the ponytail/bun look that I felt I could never pull off due to the lack of body my hair had. I used the blow dryer and flipped my head upside down method and even then by mid day I was wishing I could pull off that look because that method would only last so long.

my name is becky kelly said...

that BB straightner is awesome! i love to use it, don't love to pay for it!

Jed Wheeler Family said...

You are totally rocking those cut-offs.
And..
I always liked your curly hair.

The Yardley's said...

Annie, You are too funny!I always loved your hair,still do!And check out those buff tan legs! I know those are from running that dang hill every day!

Bill said...

we're tuning in we're tuning in!!!

Becky J. said...

Me too me too! I learned how to blow dry my hair correctly from my hair stylist, too! But I never thought this about you. Honestly, I always thought you had great hair and knew just what to do with it. I, on the other hand, have always been clueless. Isn't it funny how hard we are on ourselves? Thanks for the beauty tips!

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