When I was a child my hair was mostly long, lighter and slightly curly. As I grew into my teens it became thicker and more difficult to manage until eventually I had a short cropped style and it stayed like that for years! Until I had my daughter then suddenly it seemed important to grow it. But it has never been ‘curly’ or ‘straight’ it is that annoying frizzy, wavy, not thick, not thin, difficult to style type! Going through the in-between stage was pretty tough.
A few weeks ago I said to my daughter ‘how did I ever manage without my GHD’s’? When I was growing it 15 years ago I simply couldn’t afford a decent pair of straighteners. I dreamt of having them and it was big excitement when I could finally afford a pair. Now I buy the latest model as soon as it becomes available, how times have changed. My daughter will never have to experience the ‘no GHD’s generation’ as she has her own pair and equally as challenging curls!
But even GHD’s do not guarantee Good Hair Days! So what do I do to keep it long but manageable?
And I curse loudly when the weather is wet, humid or that horrible fine rain! And I am not one of those relaxed ‘not a care in the world’ girls that goes out without a hat or a brolly in all weathers. In these conditions my hair goes wild, not curly, just frizzy and messy.
I inherited my tendency to curls from my mother (who has very curly hair) and my younger sister has the same full head of curls and my daughter has inherited them too. Of course those with dead straight hair would love some waves, but us curly haired girls would die for poker straight hair. I dream of being able to ‘wash ‘n’ go’.
When I go on holiday the change in water and weather and the inevitable rubbish hairdryer in hotels or self-catering accommodation fill me with dread. When we were in Austria earlier this year the hairdryer was one of those on the wall efforts, I had to embrace my curls for the week, there was no way to style it with that.
Welcome to Fifty & Fab, a lifestyle blog celebrating women. I am a blogger with a passion for writing about style, beauty, health and fitness with a focus on the over 50's. I am based in Marlow but work across London and the South East.
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