Come fall, come colder months here in New England, come hair change? It seems to be a constant pattern for us ladies, we go lighter in the warm months and darker in the cold months –why? As if to add to the “seasonal depression” by being dark, pale and gloomy! I’m thinking I might add some caramel highlights to my locks. Nothing crazy (I have always been the natural type- not wanting to add anything too drastic to my hair, skin, nails, body), Granted, I say that and there is a lot of truth to it – but don’t we all have that year in middle school where we don’t quite know where we fit in? We want to be blonde, as a result turn our hair orange (oops), want to be dark, as a result turn our skin orange (oops again) and end up looking like an Oompa Loompa instead of something we see in a J-14 magazine (does that still exist?) My grandmother would always comment on my hair! She loved how my sister and I had thick, long, brown hair that we would put up in a bun on top of our heads. She ALWAYS mentioned that and then always yelled at me when my hair was lighter or I made any change from what nature gave me! My sister STILL has that gorgeous thick long brown hair. Me, on the other hand did not keep that gift… my hair became fine, as the hairdressers call it. Blame it on product, blame it on constant hair teasing for fashion shows and photo shoots (my secret love) blame it on my mother’s genes, whatever it is – whatever it was, I have been determined to get it back to that bun on my head that my grandmother loved! The last year I have focused on getting it healthy —- To look, feel, BE healthy. If this meant, I needed to get more than a trim and have short hair, so be it, if I needed to get a deep conditioner to replenish dead hair follicles- let’s do it… I want minimal but I want results. My hair has felt thicker and healthier since going for regular trims and gloss (keratin) treatments. You gotta work with what you got, ladies! And men, don’t dye your hair – embrace the salt and pepper when it comes! (for thinning hair, I hear Tio Nacho Mexican Herb shampoo works wonders for men – Target and local drug stores should have it- not that any of you young men have thinning hair or are finding grays!)
Find yourself a honest hairdresser! Don’t get pressured into getting all these crazy treatments, research and ask around to see what works for you! Honestly – I still believe minimal is best! As long as you eat well, drink PLENTY of water, have a good intake of vitamins and veggies, your hair will restore itself – but if you need a little extra – head to a professional! Cheap little trick: Coconut oil once a month massaged in your scalp and hair does marvelous things.
Happy Fall! Let your hair down! – or put it in a nice big bun on top of your head 😉
I think I might do something different with my length too: Inspiration? A LOB?