Once upon a time there lived a girl.
A very cute girl WTF.
Ok I lie.
You know the saying, there are no ugly women, only lazy ones?
To be very honest, I think I’m just okay. But what I do have in abundance is focus and dedication.
On my face and hair. ^_^
Hairstyles make a lot of difference to your appearance! You’ll see what I mean.
So this is the story of my hair.
In the beginning..
Please remember I used to look like this wtf.
But also remember!
No ugly women, only lazy ones.
So as soon as I finished high school, I dyed my hair and never looked back since.
Curled my hair at every opportunity. See the vast improvement? (pretend you can see my face here)
My hair is naturally very very fine so in order to achieve volume, I stick on curlers and rollers every chance I get.
And I plugged on extensions which are pretty..
But are also pretty damaging to your hair.
They’re tied to your real hair which puts a lot of strain on your scalp.
But what to do!
Unstyled, my hair looks like this. T_T
All the years of styling, teasing and curling my hair have taken its toll.
Maybe you wanna enjoy the beauty for a while more. Cos it sure didn’t last WTF.
When Wombeh met me I had this super nice (from far) long blond hair that he said was my best hairstyle ever (f this shit) but cannot save already by then because my my ends were all split, my whole head was frizzy and worst of all I was dropping hair T_________T
This is was my hair in its natural state. When I say natural I mean as natural as it can be with all the coloring, teasing and styling ehehe.
Straight yet frizzy, dry, no shine and very very fragile T______T
So I chopped it off.
And dyed it dark.
(I wanted to stop dyeing it less frequently so I chose a dark color. Also cos flaws are more obvious in blond hair wtf)
Worst decision ever because I looked like some stupid noob/nerd/kid sitting for their UPSR exam T__________T
My self esteem plummeted. And I had a minor identity crisis fml. The whole time I had black hair, I didn’t feel like myself because for as long as I could remember, I’d had brown or blond hair.
Damn ugly lor seriously! With this kind of hair, even if I go out naked nobody would think I’m sexy *shifty eyed.
So no choice.
Dyed it back ash blond.
And it just got blonder and blonder. This is what my hair really looks like under sufficient light.
I fretted over it. Why my hair so bad condition T______T
I already try to dye it less frequently and try to dye only the regrowth and not the whole head. I curl my hair only on weekends when I’m going out and just put it in a ponytail for work. I wash my hair everyday but I also blow dry it for less than 5 minutes to minimize damage.
Why still so bad leh!!!!! Tell me Hair God, what else do you want from me!!!! Wtf.
So I googled it. And found the culprits.
Let me show you 7 crimes you may be committing against your hair but don’t know.
(Don’t feel bad because I do every single one of them on a regular basis GOD.)
#1Towelling wet hair dry.
Did you know toweling your hair dry can cause friction, breakage and frizzy hair? Neither did I fml. I’d always thought that toweling it dry would be better than blow drying.
Btw, digression but this bunch of photos was taken with a self timer. I didn’t know the self timer was so fast!!!
This was the first picture I took with self timer. Not enough time to pose properly I panicked when I heard the camera clicking and threw the towel on my head so this is the picture that came out HAAHAHAHAHAHAH
Filddled around with the timer a bit then only figured out how to work it!
#2 Blow drying your hair
Drying your hair too much will cause your hair to dry out and break T_T
#3 Excessive brushing, especially when hair is wet.
I do this all the time T_____T Sometimes I forget to put on conditioner (when I say forget, I mean lazy to apply wtf) so I end up fighting with my comb against the tangles. God knows how much hair has broken because of my un-care T__T
#4 Hair coloring
I dye my hair about every 2 months because regrowth is as disgusting as the scum by the side of your bathtub T.T
If you haven’t noticed, I dyed my hair AGAIN. Hellooo sin #4
#5 Straightening or in my case, curling hair
Doing this on a regular basis will cause hair to become drier, more fragile and prone to breakage. I usually spray on heat protectant before curling my hair but I suspect this is what dries my hair out the most 🙁
#6 Using styling products
(I have a fear of hairspray going into my eyes cos once I accidentally mis-aimed and sprayed both my eyes before good job Aud)
Gel, hairspray, wax all basically. If don’t use styling products how is my hair going to stay!!! Already said my hair is super fine and straight already if don’t use wax or spray might as well just wake up and go out la do makeup and hair for what some more T.T
#7 Ponytails or buns.
Aih seriously fml la. Do also cannot, don’t do also cannot. In bid to reduce curling my hair, I put it up in a bun or ponytail. But now I find out very tight braids or pony tails can damage hair, sometimes irreversibly. Buns, in particular, put strands of hair through considerable contortions and are not recommended for fragile or brittle hair. In addition to creating split, frayed ends and irregular broken areas, it pulls painfully on the scalp, causing redness and sensitivity.
Then what should I do! Look like a numbskull everyday ya good idea wtf.
And I know I’m not the only person guilty of all the above right!!
But the way I see it what choice do we have? Going out looking like a suaku is not an option.