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Cuts, Color, and Piercings

I have very fine (like a baby), straight hair. I was not blessed with a lot of hair, either. I always wanted to have been one to have been given a thick mop of curls, but it was not what happened when I was being formed. Thus, I have had short hair since I was about 12-years-old.

I have tried on a couple of occasions to grow my hair. When it got long, however, it was thin and lifeless. The popular thing in the 1970s was to get a permanent curl, to "give (me) body." I tried on two separate occasions. It looked okay for about a week. Then my hair began to break off and, that which was left, looked like trampled, dry straw.

I keep it short nowadays, and have for decades. There is not a lot of variety that I am afforded because of the fine, straight, and thinner mop I have, even in style cuts.

I have my hair cut quite often--every 4 to 6 weeks. It is a way that it keeps it looking neat and tidy. Every third cut, I also have some color "sliced" in to my natural color. Color-lifting or -adding gives it a bit more body than if it were not processed.

Today is a haircut only day and will hold me to near the end of January. I will not be due for a color until my appointment in March.

Perhaps, I should be bold and get it cut and colored like the person in the picture? Would I would have to consider the multiple piercings in the ear and in the face, too?


Image Credit » https://pixabay.com/en/person-hair-head-face-human-682832/ by Screamenteagle

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LeaPea2417 wrote on December 18, 2015, 11:56 AM

I keep my hair a little below the shoulder and I color it a medium color mainly to keep the grey out. I pierced my ears only once. I would never get double piercings or color my hair pink.

Dawnwriter wrote on December 18, 2015, 12:12 PM

I have always had long, straight hair and I like it this way. i use henna (mehndi) on my hair sometimes so it gives me a dark reddish tint. My hair has thinned a bit but still I have quite enough to sometimes curl or braid them. I don't like too short hair for women and definitely not the way the guy in your pic has emoticon :grin: Maybe gold with bronze tint??

CoralLevang wrote on December 18, 2015, 12:15 PM

You have all seen my short hair in my other picture I used.
I have pierced my ears twice in the 1970s, when that was popular, but not up in the cartilage, but only use one, so I do not know if the other holes are still open. I have one tattoo on my left shoulder(back) that I got for my 43rd birthday. I have shaved my head bald about my 42nd birthday and kept it about a 1/2 to 1 inch long when a friend was diagnosed and then was going through chemo for breast cancer.

CoralLevang wrote on December 18, 2015, 12:21 PM

Unfortunately, my hair is not good long. emoticon :sad: So, it is why I keep it short. I used to have my hair hennaed many years ago. I have never been able to have a braid or use barrettes, even when it was longer (shoulder length) as a girl. The braids would slip out as well as the barrettes.

And you might be shocked to read about what I shared with LeaPea above.

I might have to try the gold/bronze. Or maybe a bit of a copper penny shine? emoticon :winking:

Dawnwriter wrote on December 18, 2015, 12:26 PM

Have you ever tried coconut or olive oil? In our childhood, it was a must every weekend to thoroughly massage our hair with warm oil, wrap something around it and then wash next day. I try to do the same for my kids but now younger generation prefers brand name conditioners over old household remedies to avoid smell.

CoralLevang wrote on December 18, 2015, 12:38 PM

I have tried them all. My texture hair is much like the fact that I have big feet (size 11.5 to 12 narrow US/43 narrow EU)...it's my genetics.

LeaPea2417 wrote on December 18, 2015, 1:29 PM

That was sweet to shave your head for your friend who had cancer. Is your friend totally cancer free today?

MegL wrote on December 18, 2015, 4:42 PM

Before I retired, I decided to grow my hair and got it down to my waist but it got very thin and I had it cut and then cut again. It is currently very short.

markgraham wrote on December 18, 2015, 7:48 PM

That hairstyle would show your creative side, but your workshop participants may or may not like it not very professional.

wolfgirl569 wrote on December 18, 2015, 8:37 PM

I have not cut my in years and then some. But it is very slow growing and only to the middle of my back now. It has been trimmed but that is all. I seriously have been thinking about doing mine in a bright red let me know and we can both do it lol

CoralLevang wrote on December 18, 2015, 9:36 PM

If I were to allow my hair to grow and tried to put it in a ponytail, it would not be as big around as my little finger; that is how fine my hair is. It's crazy.

CoralLevang wrote on December 18, 2015, 9:37 PM

*laughs* It would get them to talking more about me. emoticon :winking:

CoralLevang wrote on December 18, 2015, 9:37 PM

Oh, I have done red a time or two in my life time. I say, "Go for it!"

wolfgirl569 wrote on December 18, 2015, 10:47 PM

When I say red I am talking Santa suit red

CoralLevang wrote on December 18, 2015, 10:57 PM

She was diagnosed again a couple of years ago. It was after she broke off our friendship one year after my carcinoid cancer diagnosis.

I haven't heard from her in two and and half years, but I trust that she is doing well. I do miss her.

CoralLevang wrote on December 18, 2015, 10:57 PM

You're on your own with that one! LOL

Paulie wrote on December 18, 2015, 11:39 PM

I had my hair dyed red once, and a lot of people in my office were calling me carrot top. Never again did I use that color!

wolfgirl569 wrote on December 19, 2015, 9:46 AM

How about purple lmao

CoralLevang wrote on December 19, 2015, 10:04 AM

I'll do purple when you go lime green

wolfgirl569 wrote on December 19, 2015, 12:25 PM

I will go shopping after Christmas

CoralLevang wrote on December 19, 2015, 12:29 PM

Ha! Good luck with that one.

wolfgirl569 wrote on December 19, 2015, 4:01 PM

The search is on!!!!!!!

wolfgirl569 wrote on December 19, 2015, 4:09 PM

Search is finished lol http://www.amazon.com/Avatar-Funky-Fruit-Semi-permanent-Color/dp/B00L9EWCW0/ref=sr_1_5?s=hpc&ie =UTF8&qid =1450559420&sr =1-5&keywords =lime+green+hair+dye