- 8 years ago
- Wedding: November 2016
This is my very first post. I hope that’s okay, and that I do everything right!
So this is the deal…I can’t do anything with my hair. Nothing. I had it down past my shoulders most of my childhood, then when I moved out at 18 I started getting it cut to my shoulders, nothing fancy. I then got a job at our local Chick-fil-A and had to put it up for work. So it’s basically stayed in a ponytail for the past 1 1/2 years since I started working there. I quit last month and I’m trying to leave it down more often but I never like how it looks. I did get one “real” haircut at a good salon last summer (a little below chin-length, sideswept bangs, kinda feathery ends) and it looked good at first, at least until I washed it and had to style it myself. All that has grown out though. It’s back to shoulder-length now.
My hair is pretty average I think, not curly, not pin-straight, not thin, not extremely thick. I bought myself a good-quality straightener for Christmas and it works better than my old one; as in, it straightens my hair nicely, but my hair always seems to get frizzy later in the day. I’ve tried various straightening gels, silk serums, etc. No luck. Yesterday I decided to try curls; put curlers in, waited til dry, took them out…it looked okay. But my SIL had once told me you should always brush out the curls. I did…then it looked awful! I just feel like every other young woman my age is able to style her hair so many cute ways and I can barely achieve a simple ponytail. Don’t even mention buns or braids. That’s impossible for me!
This is long…I’m so sorry! I’ve been lurking here for awhile and you Bees are always so nice and helpful! Does anybody have any tips, any product suggestions that might help? Maybe I just need a good haircut that works with my hair? I wasn’t raised with much knowledge about hair, makeup, etc so any tips would be greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance, and please forgive a newbie for rambling so much. I’ll get better, I promise!