February 7, 2012

Hair, Hair... With update

1961, 1967, 1968…a better view of 1968.

1971, 1979, 1985.

1989, 1990, 1993.

1997, 2001, 2005.

2008, 2009, 2011.

“Hair, hair, beautiful hair,” so the song goes. I never appreciated it until recently. It was a medium brown with red highlights and a slight curl, and all I saw it as was a bother. I wasn’t good at doing things with it….still am not, and usually I wore a scarf or a hat. Still do, actually.

I’m getting my now graying hair cut, yet again, tonight, and I want an upgrade. I now have thin, stringy hair, that’s retreating far above its once high hairline. I refuse to have helmet hair, but perhaps my talented and modern hair dresser can make me cute?

Is that an option, I wonder?

It's delightfully curly every which way...surprisingly so. The photo shows the hair still wet, but it fluffs up very nicely. Still perky. I like it.


  1. Mostly I'm just glad I have some. I never did have much, but when I had none at all...

    And a ball cap, unfortunately, was not a good alternative, because people called me "sir."

  2. I was always blessed with good wavy hair, but I never appreciated it until, like now, it is thinning and graying and matching nicely the lines in my face!

  3. By the way, I really liked this journey through time!

  4. Ah, a little less hair on my head too, and more hair on my chin. :-)

  5. Fun to see your pictures and I hope we'll see the new do too.

  6. Love the time travel through hair! Some of those years were....truly amazing!

  7. Good luck. Love the series of photos. I had seen one of you when you were very young and wondered how you got to where you are. Maybe I will try this some day (posting a string of photos). Thanks for stopping by my blog yesterday. I miss you when you are not around. Dianne

  8. You're already cute, Mage. I won't do anything fancy with my hair because I keep thinking it will fall out faster than it already is.

  9. Absolutely possible. Let me clue you in on something I discovered when I re-grew my hair after chemo. Yes, like Harriet, I had none at all and it made me appreciate any and all I have now. I let it go natural--and found out it's a streaked ashy black (the kind you get when you start out tow-headed blonde and darken as you age) and I was wasting close to $100 each month trying to keep it young looking. It looks way better now--especially when I wear certain colors--and I've learned my best length is between short and medium. I wash it only when it needs it (once or twice a week unless I'm dressing up to go someplace special) and I call the stylist when I think it needs a trim--not the usual standing 6-week appointment. I also found some perfect "products" I keep at home to make the hair I have that keeps my head all nice and warm--cannot overestimate the value of that--and realizing I've never been nor will be beautiful, I mostly feel fine about the way I present to the world. (If that's not convincing enough, I just remember that I don't have to look at myself except if I choose to!) :) It's all about attitude, and Mage, with that smile of yours you're way ahead of most of us!!!!


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