Our relationship with it can be complicated and sometimes treacherous, despite the fact that it's "just hair" and (often) "grows back". I have thick, coarse, curly/wavy hair that I used to pray would turn into sleek, black Asian hair. It never did. I literally have to talk myself out of touching that sort of hair when I encounter it on the subway. Hair that doesn't frizz? Hair that feels like silk instead of Brillo? Hair that is STRAIGHT? Hair so shiny one can nearly see a reflection in it? Ah, that is my ideal hair. But it isn't mine.
I've had my share of bad haircuts, such as my decision to chop my butt-length hair into Amelie's banged-out-'do in 2001 after falling in love with the movie. I have a tiny forehead. Me and bangs? Not so much. This misguided decision was one of my many post-break-up haircuts. Have you done that, too?
|@Allison Tyler 2011|
I am fascinated by women's journeys with their hair, from ordinary women like me, to these beauties who suffered hair loss as the result of chemotherapy, to those who give up their hair by choice, like the radiant Tara Wagner's tale of shaving off her nearly-4-year-old dreadlocks, beautifully documented by Tiffini of FreePlayLife.
Oh yes, hair, or the lack of it, can be yummy indeed.
Update 1.4.12 - Tiffini shaved her head, too!