My hair is the bane of my life!
I’m getting mighty fed up with it. It’s so annoyingly straight and down-hanging, even when permed.
I did kind of enjoy it for a while after perming and colouring it about two years ago because it is easier to style your hair when it’s drier and coarser. At least, when you do a ponytail, it doesn’t start falling apart the moment you get up and walk, which was what happened with my old hair.
This is how I look immediately after a session at the salon (cut + perm + dye):
See how the front hangs downwards, covering half my face?
No one in the world can do anything about it, not the best stylist in the world. Because that’s just how my stupid hair grows. Nobody can understand how very infuriating angry I am about it!
Even when I get bangs so that I can have my eyes uncovered, the stupid strands hang down straight like toothpicks instead of curling around the forehead attractively.
Good bangs (Korean actress Koo Hye Sun):
Bad, evil bangs (me):
In order to keep hair off my face so that people don’t mistake me for a broom or a wookiee, I’m forced to either have bangs or wear a hairclip to hold my fringe up. For the rest of my life.
It makes me pretty damned disheartened whenever I think about it.
Poor clipped hair, unable to fly freely:
People claim to envy my long hair, but what’s the use of long hair when you can’t style it any way you want?
Recently, though, I realised that I have a third option.
I could wear a wig!
Then I could have any hairstyle I wanted, something I’ve always wanted but have never been able to achieve because of the stubborn nature of my hair.
So brilliant, right?
I’ve mentioned to Piers a few times about buying a wig or three and he always thinks I’m joking. Or he thinks I’m just saying it and not really going to do it.
Like, I gtalked him the other day saying, “I found a nice wig shop!!” and he went, “Hahahaha. Oh. Uh, you’re not really going to buy a wig, are you??”
He thinks I’m crazy, saying I have no reason to wear a wig because he loves my hair.
That’s fine and good, but he doesn’t have to spend two hours washing it, blow-drying and styling it every time he wants to go out. It was worse before I permed it and had to use a curling tong, which would take ages.
What’s wrong with straight hair, you ask?
My natural straight hair looks more like a wig than an actual wig does!
Anyway, everyone fashionable wears a wig these days. I try telling Piers that but he won’t believe me.
I think I’ll buy one, anyway.
It will take some time because shopping for a good wig is like shopping for a good handbag. You have to take the time to choose something that you won’t regret buying.
And I’m going to England this Friday, not enough time to shop anymore. Don’t think I’ll be able to find fashionable wig shops there like we have in Singapore.
Can’t come soon enough!
My wig can wait, I suppose.