Today's Fun Monday is all about bad hair days. Sandy at Myanderings would like to hear about all the terrible, horrible, ill-conceived hair stories out there. Here is my story:
Once upon a time, a cute little girl with long, straight, blonde hair and pretty blue eyes was happy and care free. All through the little girl's elementary school life, her mommy always styled her hair in pig tails, a long braid, or brushed to the side and gently pulled back off her face with a colorful barrette. Then one day, when the little girl grew a little (in about the seventh grade), her hair became a brillo pad mess! What seemed like an overnight disaster to the little girl was the result of puberty! The long, straight, silky blonde hair of this sweet innocent little girl was now an unruly, tangled, bird's nest.
The tween-ager girl was so distraught over her hair, she didn't know what to do. All she wanted was straight hair. So, every night when the tween-ager girl would go to bed, she would wear a sailor's cap, (quite like the one pictured below) folded down atop her head to flatten her unruly hair. By the next morning, she had acheived the "flat hair" look. This was the routine for many years, until one day, the girl learned to use a curling iron, flat iron, hair dryer and hundreds of different hair styling products.
Today, the girl is well into her middle-age years and has given into her golden locks. Her husband, family, friends, hairdresser, strangers, etc. say she is truly blessed to have beautiful, curly hair. So, the grown woman now realizes that God has blessed her with this gift and she has learned to live with it.
Still today, I struggle with my hair and I sometimes "long" for straight hair, but those feelings never last, as the flat iron has become my friend and I am able to straighten my hair one day and let it be curly the next!
Check out the other Fun Monday Bad Hair Day stories at Myanderings. Thanks for hosting, Sandy!