The past two entries in my journal about my bad hair day at the hands of Jose Luis at Olympus sparked a lot of interest from readers. Reader and subscriber Irene commented her hair is “Mission Impossible.” Irene, you have hit a nerve! Let me share other reader comments:
The past two entries in my journal about my bad hair day at the hands of Jose Luis at Olympus sparked a lot of interest from readers.
Help, Sylvia I need your advice –
I was getting ready for my 40th “surprise” birthday party but got the real surprise at the “Curls Just Wanna Have Fun Salon.” Dolly, the owner, is a good friend and has been coloring my hair for years. Instead of the chestnut red touch up at the roots I usually get, she dyed the roots pink. Her reasoning was, “You should try something new when you turn 40.” It looks like my scalp is growing cotton candy. I don’t want a teenage punk do. I’m afraid to tell her I hate it. What should I do?
It’s hard telling a good friend you don’t like the way she died your hair. But remember, she is a professional and she probably wants your feedback if you are not satisfied. Have courage and confront her but be gentle. Tell her you’re surprised and it was a little too young for you. But take heart. Popular belief is that eating gelatin will help hair grow faster. So I suggest you eat lots and lots of cherry Jell-O and hope that your new hair will grow out a shade darker.
Sylvia, I’m panicking!
I’m a working mom with three kids under age five. Needless to say, I don’t have a lot of time for styling my hair but I don’t like to be drab either. What can I do to give myself a perk?
Distraction is the best ploy. The quickest way to look glamorous as you head off to daycare is to tie a wide floral print headband over your forehead, wear large sunglasses and very red lipstick. With three kids under five, nobody will be looking at you. They’ll be looking at your kids who are crying their eyes out and screaming for their mommy because they don’t recognize you!
I’m an avid gardener and usually don’t pay much attention to my hair since it’s always under a large fraying straw hat. But I wanted to look good for my son’s wedding, so a week before the ceremony I had a very expensive cut at the best salon in town. I just hate it! It’s too short and there are missing chunks here and there. Would rubbing Miracle Gro into my scalp help my hair grow out before the wedding?
Avid Gardner with Bad Case of VBH
I know, as a gardener, you have lots of faith in Miracle Gro but believe me it won’t do a thing for your hair except dye it blue. Put your hair in a bun on top of your head and buy yourself a new straw hat to cover it up. Wear your largest, loudest pieces of jewelry, preferably all at once but remember, don’t outshine the bride! It’s her day, not yours!
It’s comforting to know I’m not alone in the little boat known as U. S. S. Hair Trauma!