The One with Hair Adventures


Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Pretty sure I just stole this blog post title from Marlene :)
I need to change my hair. It's gotten to that point where I'm sick of seeing myself in the mirror every morning and I have two styles: Up or Down. I don't know how to French braid, I don't like headbands cuz they give me headaches, I'm plain Jane when it comes to my hair. So now the question is: what to do with it? I've seen lots of peeps putting it out their on their own blogs and asking for opinions and feedback, so I thought, what the heck, I'll give it a whirl. Oh dear blogosphere, please help me out!
The story of my hair is a long and adventurous one. Hence the title. Here it 'tis:
I was born with black curly hair. It doesn't look very curly in this picture... but that's what my Malm always tells me so I believe her.
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Then my hair went straight and living in California I was outside in the sun a lot so it got naturally blonde.
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And don't forget the bangs. Not that one could ever forget THESE bangs. Dangs.
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Sometimes my mom would spend hours putting braids in my hair when it was wet after a bath and then the next morning we'd take them out and I'd look like Mufasa from the Lion King.
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When I was 12 or 13 or so is when I actually started caring what I looked like and I was going through puberty and my hair turned curly (just like my dad's did when he was 13 - hormones I guess) and I didn't know how to deal with it so I wore it in a pony tail every. single. day. Oh, and I still had bangs. I don't have any pictures of this phase. Or maybe I do and I'm just too embarrassed to show them. In 8th grade is when I discovered SUN IN.
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From then on until I was 20 years old I had blonde hair in various shades, lengths, and styles.
Super blonde. Medium length. Straightened.
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Super blonde. Long. Straightened.
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Blonde. Long. Straightened.
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Blonde. Long. Naturally curly.
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Blonde. Super long. Naturally curly in a ponytail.
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Blonde. Long. Curled with a curling iron.
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Blonde. Long. Naturally curly. Back view.
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Then when I was 20 I went dark. And I've been dark ever since.
Reddish. Medium length. Curled with a curling iron.
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Dark brown. Medium length. Curled with a curling iron.
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Reddish dark brown. Long. Naturally curly.
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And then I added a silly streak of blonde hair:
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And then in 2008 I CHOPPED IT OFF.
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By the way, if you're wondering what my hair looks like with no product in it and air drying, lo and behold:
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YIKES!

This is what my hair looks like currently: long (probably the longest it's ever been - it only took two years from when I chopped it to get to this length. I think it grew over a foot during my pregnancy!), naturally curly, and it's natural ashy grey brown color. I wear it in a ponytail nearly every day for the sake of convenience so Fox doesn't grab it and I simply don't know how or what else to do with it.
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WHAT SHOULD I DO?
Long or short?
Curly or straight?
Blonde, reddish, brown, dark brown, extreme highlights, lots of different colors of highlights, natural?
Your help is much appreciated :)
Paige Taylor Evans © // Quinn Creatives DESIGN