I’ve always had thin, baby-fine hair. It was adorable when I was little, but as I got older…not so much. One of the running family jokes is, “Talk about genetic betrayal – thin hair and a thick waist!”.
There’s only so much you can do with super fine hair. For years and years my mom wanted me to grow my hair long…almost sideshow freak long. From ages 7 through 16, my hair went past my butt. I got sick of this mighty fast, but didn’t have the guts to do anything about it until I was 16. Egged on by some friends, I went downtown and got my hair cut in a short, severe bob with unfortunate layers. Layers when you have thick hair isn’t necessarily a bad thing…layers when your hair is too fine to hold even the smallest amount of product is a hair disaster. The first time I washed and dried it after the cut, I was devastated. I looked like I was wearing one of those tinsel wigs they sell at party supply stores for $1.00. The worst part about it, though, was that I was grounded for 2 months.
Currently my hair is about 3 inches past my shoulders. It’s looking much thinner and sparser of late, owing in part to some stressful stuff that’s been going on for longer than I’d care to deal with. Unlike some of my friends, when I get stressed it isn’t my ass that starts getting thinner and thinner – it’s my hair. *sigh*
I’ve been trying to find some hair style options that might suit me right now. Just once, I would love and adore to cut it all off in a pixie style cut, but right now my face is too fat to even consider trying that out. Growing my hair out right now when it’s in poor condition isn’t a viable option, either. The longer it gets, the sadder and thinner it looks. Cutting a couple of inches off here and there every 8 weeks or so isn’t really (pardon the pun) cutting it anymore. I’d love to find a short (above the shoulders) style that won’t make my face look even fatter than it already is, but I fear that’s next to impossible.
Is it possible for a now-fat-but-soon-to-be-thinner gal find a haircut that looks impossibly polished, is easy to style (read: little to no styling required) and won’t make her face look even fatter than it already is? I’d love to find a hairstyle that met all these requirements, and soon. I don’t want to have to resort to wearing a tinsel wig in public.