Let’s keep talking about my hair

Damnit I love you people for supporting my haircut without even seeing it. Which of course makes me wonder – what if I post a photo and you see it and think, “Holy shit her family was right. That is awful.”

You should know that I have a history of sketchy hair decisions. For instance The Mushroom of 1994.


Look at those two cuties next to me with their silky, flowy hair and normal height. When you are the tallest of your friends and you have a flat chest, one way to make extra sure you are the least attractive is to cut off all of your thick hair and leave a nice roundish bowl on the top. Take a number, gentlemen.

At least we all had the same killer sense of style. I believe we were on our way to work in the cafeteria. Did I mention I was super cool in college?


I’ve had some time to recover and think about my hair situation. While I do not condone my family’s reaction, I think Leigh Ann nailed it when she reassured me via tweet: “People who can’t handle change: men and children.” Yes. This. Truth.

I have also realized that this new haircut does not suit my ‘I rarely wash my hair’ lifestyle. The Day 2 version of this hairstyle is bad. B-A-D. Half flat and puffy. Half wavy and puffy. No shape, other than looking like a helmet. In fact it looks legitimately crooked. In the interest of proving my point, I took this unfortunate photo:


I mean, honestly. If you saw that coming at you in a dark alley, you know you would run the other way. I considered wearing a hat to cover that mess, but I could barely squeeze it over my hair and it just made me look like a guy with a mullet.

But then yesterday I think I had a breakthrough. I washed it, used an assortment of anti-frizz/pro-curl/anti-move/pro-bankruptcy hair products, dried it with a diffuser for a few minutes, and sat very still for the next 30 minutes. A routine that is very conducive to being with small children all day.


I think it was presentable. I even got a few compliments at my daughter’s preschool graduation. To which I calmly replied, “Iloveyouwillyoumarryme?”

So in the end I may need to start showering more, which would really be a win-win for everyone. Or I will get some new hats.

Note: I don’t know what’s wrong with my face either. Apparently I am incapable of taking a ‘selfie’ with a normal smile on my face.

11 thoughts on “Let’s keep talking about my hair

  1. You made me laugh multiple times. How do you not have your own late night show by now?

    I love your hair. I think it looks pretty gorgeous.

  2. You. Look. DARLING (even with your goofy grin). I have big-ass curly hair, too, but could NOT pull off that haircut. Because I have tried, with frightening results.

    Let me know how that sitting still for 30 minutes thing works for you….

  3. I am so, so glad you added the photos of your new cut!! I love it and I think it looks adorable on you! I truly could only picture the mushroom cut and was so relieved to see you didn’t wedge the back. I’m thinking you need to continue with the haircuts and discuss the haircut that was supposed to look like Jada Pinkett, but ended up looking like Kirk Cameron because it just as funny as the mushroom cut. Oh, I’ve had some good laughs this week, thanks for the funny posts!!

    • I, Amy, do solemnly swear I will never again get a haircut that requires my neck to be shaved. Thanks for sticking with me through the shroom. I like your idea – maybe I’ll do a summer series of posts about Hair Don’ts.

  4. My word…we have the same cut. But I have straight hair and on most days it looks ridiculously bipolar with really straight pieces up front (from the length) and wavy bits in the back. It’s the anti-mullet on me.

    On you it’s adorable.

  5. I admit, I got a little nervous when I saw the poufy photo, but the last one is great! Granted I don’t know what it looked like before, but whatever.

    Happens to be that I got a haircut on Saturday to clean up my long grown out bob. I hate it. I think she gave me mullet. But hey, my curls finally came back! Which makes it even more mullet looking.

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