Life this Week …..
This week, for the first time, I’m joining blogging buddy Denyse, for her weekly Life this Week linkup. The prompt for this week is Hairstyle History – it was after I shared an old photo of myself on Instagram that Denyse commented suggesting that I write a post for this week’s prompt. Denyse can be found over at Denyse Whelan Blogs, and her blog is well worth a read as she is an inspirational lady with an interesting story to tell.
Life is too short to have boring hair.
As I’m just getting back into blogging after a break, I figured that a light, laugh at myself post was just what was needed.
Recently my daughters were looking through old photos and came across a few beauties from long ago. They loved finding photos of their grandparents looking young and glamorous and laughing at their own childhood hairdos. They also laughed at me!
This photo was a happy find in the pile of old snaps. It was taken 22 years ago when I used to have a light perm put through to give my hair some missing volume and texture. I actually quite like this photo.
Considering I was mother to three daughters, I really didn’t do hair very well. There are lots of photos with their hair in fetching ‘side pony’ and ‘mullet’ styles. In my defense I must say these were very popular looks in the day.
My hair has always been quite fine and straight, sometimes bordering on limp and lifeless. It is very rare for me to be able to grow my hair a decent length but I keep persevering through the cycle of short hair, then trying to grow it before getting sick of the effort and cutting it – only to repeat this time after time. I’m currently in the let’s try to grow it again stage!
This photo was one my daughters sent me with the question, ‘what were you thinking mum?’ I’m not quite sure what I was thinking but I’m sure I felt quite fashionable at the time! They also had questions about their own hairstyles – bowl cuts and mullets come to mind!
I loved my pageboy look when I was a teenager and received a lot of compliments on the way it naturally fell.
I regularly colour my hair, not because I need to necessarily, I don’t have a lot of grey hair but mainly because I enjoy colour and change. I’m one of those people who will say to a hairdresser, just do what you like. I do remember a favourite hairdresser telling me I should keep my hair short, as it brings out my eyes and facial features and I remind myself of this every time I decide to cut it short!
I enjoyed a range of styles over the years but I think the Mathematician wins the hairstyle stakes with this look from many years ago!
Thanks Denyse for the comment on Instagram, inviting me to join her this week to share these delightful hair styles. Are you brave enough to share any old photos?
Don’t waste a good hair day!
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