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I'm kind of debating going back to my natural dark color, letting the grey streaks grow out, and using my hair color budget to get my hair straightened instead so I don't have a giant tumbleweed living on top of my head. ...
What do you all think? Am I better off with fuzzy blonde hair or nice straight dark brown with a few grey/white streaks near my temples? Professionally I'd go for colored straight hair but I'm trying to find a less costly way of dealing with the whole hair situation.
I've embraced my natural texture in the last year, and I'm really happy with it. My natural texture is more wavy than curly, but I can get frizzy in humidity, too. It's also very thick. I was trying to manage straight styles and ending up with pyramid head (thicker on bottom regardless of razoring). I was having a lot of breakage and some hair loss with the blow-drying, and the frizz and the ultimate pyramid would destroy any attempt at style.

I stopped shampooing so often (now every 3 days) and switched to moisturizing shampoo and a really thick moisturizing conditioner and leave it in for at least 5 min.

I don't use a brush EVER (was leading to breakage), but if I need to I use a tanglefree comb (I don't use this one, but mine looks like it Amazon.com: Krest Tangle Tamer Curved Tooth Detangler: Beauty)

I put Aveda Confixor in (though I've also tried their Be Curly style prep and enhancer - it's a little heavy for me, but might work on your curlier hair) and usually let it air dry. I'll only use a hair dryer if I have a diffuser. When it dries, I use texturizing wax (I'm still working on a big container I got from an Aquage salon, but I'll probably try to find an Aveda solution when I run out, so I can order from one site).

I have gray in my auburn - if it bothers me too much I'll try a henna rinse.

Anyway, I've seen women with tumbleweed curls and I love it! A touch of styling wax to define the curls makes a huge difference in how my hair ends up looking.

Of course, I had the advantage of being able to experiment as a SAHM. I didn't have to go in to work with crazy hair!

So I'm on record - I think women look fine with gray, and I like natural texture (and I hate spending money on my hair)
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Safe travels to you and DH tomorrow, Wrose!

I'll miss the happy feeling that you all are right down the road!
Aww, thanks. I'll miss being in the same time zone.


Flight is around 3 p.m. so no need to get up at crack of dawn. Of course it is Atlanta and we have to return a rental so are still giving ourselves a couple of hours.
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I don't do anything about my grays (ok I pluck) or my texture or color
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Wrose we drove past your exit the other day and it made me sad knowing you werent' there looking out your window waving at me.
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LOL Yeah that's funny.
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I have been coloring my hair. When the grey started to come in, it was mixed steely grey and it was just awful looking. Well, *I* don't color it, I pay someone to do it. I figure it's either that or have to remodel the bathroom every time I do it, because I know I'd make a mess.
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Did I tell you guys how much fun I had at wrestling the other night?
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Jane, I started going grey at 23 so I colour my own. I ought to give in soon and let it be natural but I don't want to!
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I've embraced my natural texture in the last year, and I'm really happy with it. My natural texture is more wavy than curly, but I can get frizzy in humidity, too. It's also very thick. I was trying to manage straight styles and ending up with pyramid head (thicker on bottom regardless of razoring). I was having a lot of breakage and some hair loss with the blow-drying, and the frizz and the ultimate pyramid would destroy any attempt at style.

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I don't use a brush EVER (was leading to breakage), but if I need to I use a tanglefree comb (I don't use this one, but mine looks like it Amazon.com: Krest Tangle Tamer Curved Tooth Detangler: Beauty)

I put Aveda Confixor in (though I've also tried their Be Curly style prep and enhancer - it's a little heavy for me, but might work on your curlier hair) and usually let it air dry. I'll only use a hair dryer if I have a diffuser. When it dries, I use texturizing wax (I'm still working on a big container I got from an Aquage salon, but I'll probably try to find an Aveda solution when I run out, so I can order from one site).

I have gray in my auburn - if it bothers me too much I'll try a henna rinse.

Anyway, I've seen women with tumbleweed curls and I love it! A touch of styling wax to define the curls makes a huge difference in how my hair ends up looking.

Of course, I had the advantage of being able to experiment as a SAHM. I didn't have to go in to work with crazy hair!

So I'm on record - I think women look fine with gray, and I like natural texture (and I hate spending money on my hair)
Thanks, Alyson!

I'm really wrestling with what to do with it. Honestly the most unprofessional thing about me is my hair because it's always frizzy. I used to have these nice little wispy short bits around my face but now they literally look like strands of tumbleweed. My formerly wavy but fairly smooth hair now looks like my favorite hobby is sticking forks in electric sockets. If it were those tight pretty curls I could live with it but the straight frizz just isn't flattering.

Had a long talk with Debbie this evening--I'm trying to get my post-divorce financial life together. I realized if I could stay OUT of JJill, which I could seriously stand to do--if I keep shrinking there's a whole wardrobe of khakis, jeans and cords I'll fit right back into, my shirt size will stay L/XL no matter how much I lose since even with smaller boobs, I have pretty broad shoulders--I can easily keep straightening my hair in the budget.

Other than the summer, when it only lasts 6 weeks, it's worth the money for me because for the $2/day it averages out to, I don't have to spend 45 min blowing it out (that's how long it takes my stylist, with lots of product, to make it look smooth and pretty). I'd happily pay someone $2/day if I could wake up with get-dressed-and-go hair.

I can't wash mine every day any more either. It gets even frizzier.

I think I can live with the grey (although I do like the color I have it now) but I really don't enjoy living with the fork-in-an-electric-socket look.
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Poor Jane. I do not envy you the Jew-Fro.

When I was a teen, straight hair was in. And back in those days, if you weren't in, you were out. There wasn't a lot of diversity. You were just weird.

I never did the tin can on top of my head, but I'd wash it and tie a hair net over it and go to sleep so that when I woke up, it was straight.

Funny, when I was really little, it was very curly, then around age 5, it went straight. Then one summer around 8th grade, I noticed that every time I came in from playing, it was all curly. I'd comb it out and go back out and come in and it was curly again. Stayed that way for a long time. Now I guess there's a natural wave, which is fine. Or maybe it's just a bunch of cowlicks....
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HI Jane! Waves.....
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Zzzzzz *waves and nods off*
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V, I sent your PC link to BFF and BFF2.
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OH! Thank you! I need to make sure I remember to order myself. There aren't erally pink things this time but iof you order over $75 you get to pick from it seems like any of their cook books. I'm not spending that much tho. I'm also ordering from scentsy. I love that stuff now. I love that there is no flame and the scents are super powerful but nice.
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The thing is, I do envy you the Jew-fro, Jane I have an IRL Jewish friend whose hair is curly and massive and gorgeous! I know she struggled for years to get it right, but now, it's lovely and envy-worthy. I can't help but wonder what it takes to get from unmanageable to pretty, you know?

I know my wavy hair doesn't compare, but I've struggled with aspects of my hair for years, too, and now I'm feeling very happy with it. Even on frizzy days, it looks good, and the frizziest chunk (that was always flyaway) stays down with the rest, presumably since it's now adequately moisturized.


Anyway, anything you (general) do that makes you feel better about yourself and your presentation to the world is good.


(but I still secretly would love to see you rock the Jew-fro, LOL).
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The thing is, I do envy you the Jew-fro, Jane I have an IRL Jewish friend whose hair is curly and massive and gorgeous! I know she struggled for years to get it right, but now, it's lovely and envy-worthy. I can't help but wonder what it takes to get from unmanageable to pretty, you know?

I know my wavy hair doesn't compare, but I've struggled with aspects of my hair for years, too, and now I'm feeling very happy with it. Even on frizzy days, it looks good, and the frizziest chunk (that was always flyaway) stays down with the rest, presumably since it's now adequately moisturized.

Anyway, anything you (general) do that makes you feel better about yourself and your presentation to the world is good.

(but I still secretly would love to see you rock the Jew-fro, LOL).
Well, the problem is, it's only Jew-fro-y around the front of my face and on top of my head a bit. So it's a bit weird, because it's neither fish nor fowl. Frizzy here, wavy there. It's probably not as bad as I think it is (my sister loves the fuzzies on me). And I'm torn, because part of me feels that if (bear with me as I do believe this) God made me this way and I'm lucky enough to be healthy, I shouldn't care what I look like, I should just enjoy it. But I guess I'm vain enough or brainwashed by Madison Avenue enough to feel much prettier when my hair is a bit wavy (even straightening doesn't straighten it) but nice and tame and smooth.

Plus I have to admit that working in the industry I work in given the current state of whack-whack-whack, I do have a certain amount of concern about walking around the office rocking the Albert Einstein hair. I think if it were all frizzy it would look like ok, that's just my hair. But when only part of it is frizzy I feel as though I look kind of unkempt all the time (as opposed to verkempt?).
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Sometimes I wish I could just go be a hippie potter or writer in the Blue Ridge mountains and have fuzzy hair down to my waist and not shave my armpits in the winter, LOL. And just be around people who don't care either and live with some warm fuzzy bearded geologist type who teaches students about rocks, writes papers on the geological hazards of fracking, drives to the state capital to testify against it and plays the guitar and builds wooden kayaks in his spare time.

That whole living indoors and regular meals habit makes life soooooo complicated...
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Sometimes I wish I could just go be a hippie potter or writer in the Blue Ridge mountains and have fuzzy hair down to my waist and not shave my armpits in the winter, LOL. And just be around people who don't care either and live with some warm fuzzy bearded geologist type who teaches students about rocks, writes papers on the geological hazards of fracking, drives to the state capital to testify against it and plays the guitar and builds wooden kayaks in his spare time.

That whole living indoors and regular meals habit makes life soooooo complicated...


I think part of my problem looking for work is that I know I'm not a conventionally attractive person. I'm fat, my hair is nice but not colored or styled in a modern way, I wear comfortable (ugly) shoes, I'm fat...


I hate that appearance is correlated at all with competence and efficiency.
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And to repeat, anything you (general) do that makes you feel better about yourself and your presentation to the world is good.

But I still hate that appearance correlates with competence and efficiency...
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How Brian, Rory's dad, finds out what's happened to them on their travels.
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I think part of my problem looking for work is that I know I'm not a conventionally attractive person. I'm fat, my hair is nice but not colored or styled in a modern way, I wear comfortable (ugly) shoes, I'm fat...

I hate that appearance is correlated at all with competence and efficiency.
I totally hate that too.

It's funny because in some fields--heavy IT for example, I'd imagine a lot of hard sciences--I don't think it matters a bit. I think that's why I've always gotten a long well with people in those fields. I know developers who make Abby on NCIS look like she shops at Talbots.

I'm not conventionally attractive either. I think I'm decently pretty but no one will ever put posters of me up on their college dorm room walls, I do know that.

I'm trying to find that line between enjoying having a bit of fun with myself--I got so much criticism for my appearance growing up that I think for a long time I frumped out just as a sort of rebellious 'whatevs' response, which ultimately is just as much of a result of the pressure as getting push-up bras, wearing makeup and a girdle, and going on constant diets would have been.

One thing I've definitely learned here is that it can be really fun to enjoy sprucing up a bit. So I'm trying to figure out where the line of having fun with it lies for me, and give myself permission to enjoy hanging out there a bit.

I'm never going in for a beauty routine that takes more than 5 min, because I know I don't have the patience for it. But I am having fun with my Mary Kay and a bit of lipstick now and then. I do love my clogs even if they probably are frumpy--they have lots of character. So I'm thinking somewhere in there I'm starting to figure it out.
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I had no idea!

Yes, I'm kind of stuck--I like the color it was until this morning (I'm now a slightly darker wheat brown for the winter). I think it looks much prettier when Sylvia color it. I like the idea of going natural but I don't know that I'm ready for grey hair either.
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Old 10-13-2012, 08:06 PM   #15191
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One think about my fatness - there are fewer wrinkles I regularly have people thinking I'm 10 years younger than the 48 years I turned a few days ago, despite the sprinkle of gray hairs.

I don't know if it's enough payback for feeling sometimes like I don't dress my body, I decorate it

But it's nice, since I was an old mom and most of the parents of my kids' friends are 10-15 years younger. I don't stick out for that reason, anyway, LOL!
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Old 10-14-2012, 01:18 AM   #15192
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You know what, I decided a long time ago that I was good with "average." I figure if I want to put in the hours, I can amp it all up a bit. And I did wear more decorative make-up when I was younger, mascara and eye shadow, etc. Now I moisturize and sometimes put on lipstick, and if I'm going somewhere special, definitely lipstick, and some blush. And I'll make sure I comb my hair nice and spritz it so it stays.

But man I have just never ever been interested in putting in the time.

I remember trying to wear nail polish, in high school. I simply could not sit still long enough. Then around 15 (?) years ago, I discovered quick dry. But then you want a clear coat, and then you have to spend time cleaning it off, and then you realize that when you fold some card stock with colored nail polish on, it might come off on the card stock. I realize if you loved wearing it all the time, you'd get good at using the boner tool. (ha ha)

So I have tried. I remember asking my friends senior year, when we were supposed to start plucking our eyebrows. They said, "you don't?" I said no. They looked at me for a minute, then said, "Oh. You don't need to." So I never had to hurt myself that way.

I'm just not willing to put in a lot of time or pain to be more than average, most of the time. I will put in extra time for special occasions, but that's it. It took me awhile to fully accept that, but that's just me.
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Old 10-14-2012, 02:06 AM   #15193
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Anyway, this average girl is home now, safe and sound.

And I'd fly Southwest again in a heartbeat.
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Old 10-14-2012, 03:09 AM   #15194
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One think about my fatness - there are fewer wrinkles I regularly have people thinking I'm 10 years younger than the 48 years I turned a few days ago, despite the sprinkle of gray hairs.

I don't know if it's enough payback for feeling sometimes like I don't dress my body, I decorate it

But it's nice, since I was an old mom and most of the parents of my kids' friends are 10-15 years younger. I don't stick out for that reason, anyway, LOL!
I think staying active makes a huge difference. I'm now at the weight I was when I finished the the canoe marathon in 2005. I remember when we crossed the finish line, all I could think of was that teeny swimmer from the Atlanta Olympics who won the gold, and when someone interviewed her she said that she wanted to dedicate the medal to all the kids who were tormented in high school and encourage them never to give up on thinking they could do great things and be ok. When we paddled those last strokes across the finish line, she just popped into my head and if I'd had the energy, I would have stood up in the canoe and said 'I dedicate finishing this race to all the festively plump middle aged chicks who think they can't do s*** like this.'

Although what I actually SAID as we crossed the finish line was 'BITE ME,' to my friend Charlie. It was hilarious. Evidently as we came around that last bend and I saw the finish line, I started paddling a little harder. So Charlie yells up from the back of the boat, 'if I knew you had that much left I would have pushed you harder.' I yelled back to him, 'Charlie, I just want to get OUT of the f***ing canoe.' He yelled 'POTTY MOUTH,' and just as we crossed the finish line... yup. Perfect timing!

Charlie's finished the race 4 or 5 times--he's just awesome. He just turned 60 and still finishes marathon canoe events. He believes racing canoes are 17 feet long so that the paddler in the stern and the paddler in the bow can't beat each other until after the race is over.
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Old 10-14-2012, 03:14 AM   #15195
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You know what, I decided a long time ago that I was good with "average." I figure if I want to put in the hours, I can amp it all up a bit. And I did wear more decorative make-up when I was younger, mascara and eye shadow, etc. Now I moisturize and sometimes put on lipstick, and if I'm going somewhere special, definitely lipstick, and some blush. And I'll make sure I comb my hair nice and spritz it so it stays.

But man I have just never ever been interested in putting in the time.

I remember trying to wear nail polish, in high school. I simply could not sit still long enough. Then around 15 (?) years ago, I discovered quick dry. But then you want a clear coat, and then you have to spend time cleaning it off, and then you realize that when you fold some card stock with colored nail polish on, it might come off on the card stock. I realize if you loved wearing it all the time, you'd get good at using the boner tool. (ha ha)

So I have tried. I remember asking my friends senior year, when we were supposed to start plucking our eyebrows. They said, "you don't?" I said no. They looked at me for a minute, then said, "Oh. You don't need to." So I never had to hurt myself that way.

I'm just not willing to put in a lot of time or pain to be more than average, most of the time. I will put in extra time for special occasions, but that's it. It took me awhile to fully accept that, but that's just me.
It's funny because I love the feel of linen and cotton, and I don't mind ironing my shirts one bit--just occurred to me that I'll spend time spiffing up my shirts that I won't spend on hair or makeup, but I actually like ironing. Come to think of it I like doing laundry and folding clothes too.

When I made pottery, one of my instructors talked one day about decorative pottery and functional pottery. I know some pots (and people) are amazingly both at the same time but I'm probably way more in my comfort zone on the functional side, LOL.
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Old 10-14-2012, 12:32 PM   #15196
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I'm back from the Stampscapes retreat -- who knew that sitting from noon Thursday to
noon Sunday could make you so tired?

I commuted daily to Yorkville (about 30 min drive from my house, not bad) so
that I could walk my big beast Shadow morning & night. I
was able to get a solid 12 hours of stamping in each day, from about 9am to 9pm.
It worked out well for me.

My goal for the Savanna retreat last May was to try the "Fusion" (surreal) style. My goal
for this retreat was simpler -- I wanted to color up the huge stack of fronts
that I had stamped scenes and images on at the past four retreats (between this one last year, and the the Savanna Stampscapes group ones).

You know how it goes, you don't own the stamp so the last day you frantically stamp as many images as you can, promising yourself that you'll color them and assemble them in to cards when you get home.

Good intentions, but it never seemed "to happen". So this year I brought a 3 inch stack of images to finally color. I finished about an inch of them only, LOL. Some progress was made, but I got diverted with torn paper stippling and resist emboss stippling and....All in all I think my theme for this retreat was stippling

The classes were really nice too (extra fee, I took two formal classes). One was stamping a scene on to kraft and using white colored pencils to highlight. Simple but quite stunning. I want to do more of that technique! Another was arctic scenes.
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Anyway, I'm exhausted. Stopped at grocery store on way home to pick up milk, eggs, and bagels. And cheap bologna to wrap Shadow's joint medication in.

Yesterday and today were rainy/drizzly all day, so I guess it is just as well to be sitting inside stamping.
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Love the hair discussion. I do not have the frizz or Jew-fro problem. My lament was straight and stringy. Would love some natural wave.
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Old 10-14-2012, 12:35 PM   #15199
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Am dreading unloading all the supplies from the car.

Did I say I was exhausted?
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Better put a load of laundry in. Steve is working in CA next week at the Accenture office.
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