The Hair Journey11:01 AM
Hair is such a fascinating part of the human body. It can tell a lot about you in just a glance, it if it is tied up in a rubber band, that person might be in a hurry or might be concentrating on something and needs hair out of their face. If it is braided, or is adorned in clips, flowers or a headband, then that person may have had a little more time that day to care for their hair. Maybe it's worn long and strait, short and curly, natural and wavy or shaved. Whatever it maybe, hair is what notably describes someone. "Have you met Sam? Short girl with red wavy hair?" Hair can be an escape for girls, according to my best friend Jamie. She explained to me that girls do something drastic to their hair, reflecting on something drastic in thier lives. The degree of drastic can vary, and this does not stand true to all females, however it seems to happen.
I pondered this and wondered if it was true. I have been one to change my hair a lot, and I have always blamed sheer boredom. Thinking back, I am starting to wonder if there had been anything going on in my life that may have initiated this series of change. I have here some photos of my hair from the past few years, and they are all different.
This picture was taken sometime in the spring/summer of 2007. I was working at McDonalds at the time, full-time and going to Oakland Community College part-time. I know this was a very stressful time in my life because the workload was heavy for me, but I didn't want to drop out of school, even if it took me forever to get done. This is also around the time that I began to cut my own hair. (I have not been to a salon in 3 years).
This was in the winter of 2007. I was working at Best Buy, right before I started my current job at Vesco Oil. I was a holiday cashier and I was still in school part-time. I started to wear my hair naturally wavy/curly because of all the ammonia from the bleach in the blonde dye (instead of straightening it all the time).
Spring 2008, working at my lovely job at Vesco, and I had taken the summer off from School. I wanted to try for a darker-blonde and fried my hair. So I tried cutting it off, and it wound up looking like a cotton ball. This was also around the time when my best friend Jamie decided to leave for the summer to work to in another state. She wound up staying a year and after being so close for so long (since 8th grade!) it was awkward for me to hang out with other people for awhile without her.
Only a month or so later, but see how the dark blonde would not take to my hair? (And also how side bangs hate to stay put.)
Literally: a mop.
I gave up on dark blonde Spring of 2008 and went to brownish red. This is the closest to my natural hair color that I have gotten in a long time. This was the spring that I finally lost the 20 pounds I gained after leaving high school (moving in with a guy, and working at Mc D's will do that). That spring was the beginning of a better life style for me. I was eating better, dressing more comfortably, and I think this is when I gave up and let the world know that I was in love with Weezer and They Might Be Giants, and embraced my dorkyness.
Red, red again.
This picture is so washed it is scary! Although, this picture proves that I am indeed my mothers daughter. This was taken in the late summer of 2008, I was back in school, and deciding that I wanted to become a writer.
Upside down frown.
This was taken on NYE 2008, The begining of the blunt bangs & black-brown hair phase. My best friend Jamie had come back to MI, and I we were all celebrating the new year at Kyle's twin brothers apartment with friends. This was the year I finally made friends at school, this was also my last semester at OCC!
Get to work, jerk!
This is September 2009, taken at work with my cell phone. This was my first month at Oakland University, and when I started to actually use my blog. Also, at this point my puppy Louie is in my life, two of my friends became engaged and moved out of state (and are currently married) Kyle and I celebrated 8 years together, and aside from the hair being a little longer now, I still look like this. I guess I finally found my hair comfort zone.
Has anyone else been on a hair journey?