Monday, 12 March 2007

An experiment too far...


Well what can I say? Sometimes I just don't know when my bread's buttered...


I've said already that I just love the twist out on my hair; more recently canerowing it has given pleasing results. So, I washed my hair yesterday and perhaps, because I was intoxicated with medication (I've not been feeling too well), decided to try a new way of styling. Now the reason I am going to suggest the medicine might have played a part in my decision, is that I used a pen to create this look. While my hair was still wet, I took sections if it and used a pen to create rolls which I secured with a hair pin.




With me so far? OK. So, what was I expecting to get from this? Well some nice loose curls, not disimilar to the SoftSpike look...

Ha! If only...

No, I haven't cut my hair! This is the curl I was left with when I took the pins out. I tried to loosen them, gently at first, and then with a bit more force. Absolutely no movement. I tried the 'head upside down and shake' thing, still no movement. I thought about pulling it back into a ponytail; the way I did when having a bad relaxed hair day. I just couldn't get it to budge.


In the end I settled for twisting the front and securing with so many pins I would have had trouble at the airport. There was nothing I could do with the back but leave it be. The funny thing is, I received so many compliments at work, from staff and students alike. Of course many people thought I had cut my hair and laughed with me (or was it at me) as I explained my little tale. Seeing my hair like this gives me an idea of what it would look like if I cut my relaxed ends off; a thought I toyed with for a nanosecond recently...

8 comments:

brunsli said...

Oh, it's not nearly as bad as you say it is. It's quite cute!

Goodnapps said...

Your final result came out absolutely adorable. I think it looks great and the compliments well deserved!

Brenda said...

I like the curl! The good thing is that the curl will loosen up after a few days so that it's a little more flow-y as you seem to prefer.

Mel said...

Thank You all!
I'm over the initial shock now; it's quite weird to not have my hair falling in front of my face. I'd really worked hard at my 'excuse me while I just flick my hair out of my face' look. Ah well...

MsJamison2U said...

Hey Mel,
I think it is absolutely adorable. You know I really like curls (until I can freestyle). As the days go by, your curls will loosen, giving you another totally different look. Enjoy it. You wear it very well.
Jos

Mel said...

Hey Jos, Thank You so much!
I am actually starting to enjoy the curls and you are right, they are starting to drop.

sunsail said...

I just discovered this post; I will have to link to you oknmy blog. you crack me the hell up!! lol!!!

I think it's cute, too!!! I think the shock is because it's not quite what you were expecting. :)

Mel said...

Thanks Sunsail!