Hair insecurities

I’m sick this week, so it’s the perfect opportunity for me to talk about my blah hair. I have boring Asian hair. Every few years I might change it up for a short while, but then I always slip back into my default style: mid-length, straight, and parted slightly to one side. If your hair looks nice, you don’t even need to wear makeup, and yet you can still look pretty fabulous. A nice cut can also take an outfit from good to great, pulling your overall look together.

The problem is, I’m lazy and, let’s face it, pretty clueless. I allow my hair to air dry at night, and I don’t even brush my hair in the morning before I walk out the door. When my hair looks even messier than usual, I usually tie it back into a ponytail, only to take it out again because I feel self conscious without any strands framing my rather round face.

My guy prefers my hair long (how original – what guy doesn’t?), and though I loved my chin-length bob from years ago, I realize I’ve got my entire life to wear my hair short. Long gray/white hair just looks weird.  Before I leave for my three week vacation to Hawaii in July, I need a haircut, and I’m thinking I should get bangs. I want to keep it the same length, but I need some style, and it has to be low maintenance. I also have a pretty decent selection of hair accessories, but I don’t really know how to use them to boost my look. Any suggestions?


8 thoughts on “Hair insecurities

  1. I’m in the same boat as you, although my hair is somewhere in between wavy and straight. I either have to scrunch it or straighten it. Lately I’ve been watching youtube tutorials of different ways to try to style it and playing with it. I am awful with doing hair, but I’m trying! I love that yellow flower clip and the little stars and gems! xo

  2. Thanks for the advice, Neda. Phoebe, I can’t wait to see a post on the styles you come up with. I’m counting on you to inspire me to step out of the ‘boring box!’

    • I am the same way…Show me the bling, forget everything! Those star and flower things are little hair gems that stick on with velcro. I have them left over from like junior high school HAHA. But if we’ve learned anything by now, it’s that fashion always comes full circle….hoping that applies to these!

      • oh yeah, I remember those!!! have you ever tried washing your hair and braiding it wet. then sleeping on the braids and unraveling them in the morning? does it stay wavy? sorry if I sound “ignant” but I have super curly hair so I don’t have experience with straight hair LOL

  3. I have braided wet hair and slept on it a few times. It stays awhile, but then it gradually straightens out to its natural form throughout the day. SUCKS! Lucky you; I wish I had some natural curls or at least some waves, but it’s unnatural to my peoples, ha!

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