Wednesday, November 08, 2006


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I had my hair chemically straightened on Monday night. Just for the record, it is WEDNESDAY and per the lady's instructions I cannot wash it till TOMORROW morning. The only other time in my entire life I have gone so long without washing my hair, I had just given birth to my first son and washing my hair was last on my list of things to do. Anyway, here are the before-and-afters. I don't think I need to identify which is which (sorry for the poor quality of the first one).

Some of my friends were trying to discourage me from having it done, saying things like "oh, I wish I had your thick curly hair." Well, people, it was a blessing and a curse. Lately mostly a curse. With hair like mine, you have to be committed to "calming" it every day, or it looks like the photo on the left. That process takes about two hours, two hours I don't have and my little boys aren't quite willing to help me out there.

One of my sisters had the process done six months ago and it is still gorgeous. She said it has "changed her life." Her hair is more manageable, easier to make smooth, and the volume of it was drastically reduced.

I hope it has the same effect on my hair, but right now I cannot see past dumping a huge handful of shampoo over the top of it. Mmmmmmm!

P.S. For those who are interested, here is the product that was used.


Anonymous said...

I'm glad you're happy with the results! Having a head full of permenantly straight hair myself, I must say I a tad bit jealous of your curls. But you know what they say - the grass is always greener ...

Chilihead2 said...

I wonder if it would work on my hair? Seriously, the hairdresses straightened mine with an iron a few months ago and I LOVED it.

BTW, LOVE the look on you. Can't wait to see it in person!

Rae said...

Oh, I LOVE your hair! Both ways. A cousin of mine has the same exact problem..everybody tells her they love her curly hair and I know how much trouble she has taming the curls everyday. She just straightens hers with a straightener which takes about an hour every morning. A little tip for you though..there's a wet & dry flat iron that works wonders. My cousin said it cut her time with dry hair from 1.5-2 hrs to only 15-20 minutes..and you can use it on wet hair too! Thanks for sharing this tip though, I'll have to pass it on to her! =)

Anonymous said...

Marcia, Marcia, Marcia! Looks good from the back, I guess I'll see the full "reveal" on Thanksgiving.

Did the kids notice?


Anonymous said...

Marcia, Marcia, Marcia! Looks good from the back, I guess I'll see the full "reveal" on Thanksgiving.

Did the kids notice?


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Wow - it's gorgeous! I'd kill for a full head of hair like that!