Things that tick me off Thursday

It’s been a long time since I’ve had a good rant, but this one has been a long time coming.

Why are there no cute styles for stick straight hair?! Look for yourself. Every single hair style for someone with straight hair (especially in a medium length like mine) is down and layered. And probably curled. My hair doesn’t hold a curl worth a damn. And if it’s layered and you try to braid it, the results are less “messy cute” and more porcupine.

I don’t want to look like a porcupine. I also don’t want to spend an hour curling my hair just for it to be straight again before noon. Or am I the only person out there with slick, straight hair? Because ponytails are getting old, and my hair looks like hell if I grow it out long enough to make a decent bun. It gets thinner–and stringier–the longer it gets. It doesn’t seem possible, but it’s the truth.

And in the winter (or just a dry climate) my hair looks like this:

Image courtesy of duckduckgo.com

I hate staticky hair, but at least if it’s in a ponytail it’s not sticking to my face…

So. Anyone else sympathize with me on this? Have hair suggestions (the quicker and easier, the better)? I’m open, because internet searches and pinterest don’t seem to have anything for me.

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12 thoughts on “Things that tick me off Thursday

  1. Sigh. Yep, it’s true, and it sucks. The only thing that worked for me was getting it cut short. As you say, the longer it is, the messier and thinner it looks. And if you try to do anything else with it, you’re spending a LOT of time fighting its essential nature, and you’re never going to win that battle.

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    • I tried short, but it seemed like a whole lot more work than I had time to spend. Plus, short hair on my round, fat face wasn’t my best look. *Sigh*…guess ponytails aren’t going anywhere anytime soon. šŸ˜¦

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  2. I 100% get it. I have fine, thin and limp hair. I’ve kept it long most of my life until I got married at which time I grew it out as long as I could for the wedding (mid back) and then cut it off after the honeymoon. I went quite short (almost pixi) but have come back to a blunt, chin length bob and I love it. My secret weapons are finding an excellent stylist who has the same type of hair and understands how to deal with it, and awapuhi hydrowhip cream ā€“ a mousse that makes my hair feel thicker without turning into a static ball. I also like Paul Mitchell tea tree oil shampoo and conditioner. You need an excellent cut that you can wash-dry-and wear. I have a hair board on pinterest (Erin Cumming) where 90% are cuts for fine, thin hair. Sunni from A Fashionable Stitch has the same issues and cut her hair off a couple of years ago ā€“ she looks amazing.

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  3. This is my hair, too—stick straight and oh so fine. Hence the short and spiky thing I’ve been doing most of my adult life. šŸ˜‰ although, the people I know with curly hair seem to spend most of their time flat-ironing it, so I don’t know that natural curls are great either. šŸ˜‰ I don’t mind the straight, but yeah, trying to go long was always just sad. šŸ˜¦ sorry, not much help here.

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    • I was *thisclose* to trying to copy your hair when I was pregnant, but the hair stylist (who is also a VERY close friend) talked me out of it. She said that she knew all too well that I wouldn’t be happy trying to “fix” my hair like that every day. She is probably right. She did cut it to my chin that day, though, and I was not impressed by how it looked on my round face. (In her defense, she tried to talk me out of that too, but I was pretty determined.)

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      • It is definitely not a low-maintenance haircut—I don’t think you can really beat the ponytail for that. šŸ˜‰ It doesn’t get “easy” to look after short until it’s not much more than a buzz cut. šŸ˜‰

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  4. I don’t have anything helpful to say about style but I do have a suggestion to tame static. Get a comb made of natural horn. (most are made of sheep’s horn) I got one a little over a month ago and it is a miracle!

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  5. I am so crazy lazy with my hair. I had a stylist describe it as thin but I have lots of it so it doesn’t really look thin (but makes a small bun if that makes sense). Lately “hair cuts” have been cutting split ends myself. I was looking at pictures from 3-4 years ago (my last proper hair cut) when I had it cut to the nape and part of me misses that. But there is something to be said for just twisting it a bit with an elastic…
    Sigh, everyone wants the hair they don’t have.

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