My Personal Best

There are bad hair days and then there are bad hair days.  Today, like most summer days, was the latter.  I was not out of the shower for a solid minute this morning before my hair just sort of died. Not a quiet death either! First it puffed into a shape resembling a porcupine, and then each and every hair on my head individually frizzed in its own “gotta be me” direction.

Folks, this is not a good look for me.  I’m guessing it’s not a good look for anyone.  I’ve been growing my hair out, and it’s at that stage where it’s too short to pull back but too long to keep under even minimal control. I would post a picture so you could see my dilemma, but any photo of me today would only be appropriate for Halloween.

So only for you dear readers, I went to the extreme of measuring how far my hair protrudes from my head at its widest point (the hair, not my head.)  We are looking at about 3.5” today people.  Not good.

Thank goodness for Sidekick Dan’s anecdotes. As I looked despairingly at my hair tonight and noted that it practically demanded to be my blog topic, Dan helpfully pointed out that “In the old days they used a single strand of hair to measure humidity. They used to go out and look for people like you so they could report the humidity.”

Is this true? Well now you’ve read it on the internet, so it must be true.  So I guess my hair could be useful for scientific measurements.  The other upside is that it is a look that says to everyone in the office “Does this look like I’m having a good freakin’ day?  Try me.”

I know that some of you out there…some of you who have perfectly lovely, decidedly un-frizzy hair are wondering why I can’t just control this situation with hair spray or gel or “product” of some kind. All I can say is, unless you have something nuclear powered, it’s a lost cause.

The definition of crazy is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different outcome, so when I wake up on a morning like today, I don’t fuss with a “product” overkill.  I just look in the mirror and say “This is your personal best for today. Work with it.”

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One Response to My Personal Best

  1. mimijk says:

    And there’s nothing like DC humidity – it will always win in the battle of the frizz…:-)

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