The Evolution of My Hair

My hair has evolved quite a lot over the years. In my early twenties it was long, red and curly. Once I hit 30, all bets were off. My dear friend Derek liberated me by cutting off most of my locks and giving me a really cute bob. I loved it. Then he added blonde streaks. Loved it.

My hair at its shortest.

Then I went all blonde. Loved it less. Hair got fried. Loved it a LOT less. Hair became frizzy, dry and brittle. I tried to convince myself my hair would be ok. It wasn’t.

Me as a blonde fairy. (More on that later.)

I stopped bleaching. To help return my hair return to a more hair like texture, I decided take my hair to a light brown myself. Still didn’t make it healthier. With my wedding coming up in September, I want my hair looking and feeling healthy and awesome. It also wouldn’t hurt if it was a bit longer. So I’m growing it out also so I can pull off a cute up-do for the big day.

Light brown. Easier. Cheaper.

I’m getting desperate. My hair is beyond thick. It takes me around 45 minutes just to dry all of it (and I still have short hair mind you) with the hair dryer. One of my hairstylists even refers to my hair as “girthy”! And it’s just so damaged it won’t receive moisture. Not even Kerastase helps!

I’ve been trying all kinds of products. My hair is very coarse and naturally curly. Each time I try a new product I think “Please let this be the product that saves my hair.” And each time, it doesn’t. I know you coarse haired beauties have been there. I’m really starting to panic.

My awesome girlfriend knows of my hair woes and gifted me with the complete Wen system at my bridal party meet n’ greet. Awesome gift! I have been hearing amazing things about it. I’m going to try it out for the first time today. I’ll keep you posted on the results (if any). Wish me luck!