Monday, January 07, 2013
Saturday started out fine. My daughter was going to her favorite hair dresser and asked if I wanted to get my hair cut. Since it had been some time since I had trimmed it, and it was getting harder and harder for me to reach back to set my hair, I happily accepted. Post polio and arthritis has increasingly made it harder to do simple things.
I will NEVER look at the hair style books they have in the salons again. I decided that shorter hair would be easier for me to care for. (besides it might take an ounce or two off my weight, HA) Was I ever wrong. Since I had washed my hair the night before she skipped that part. The picture I had seen was very loose style, one you would just fluff up after washing and drying. Of course that woman's hair was a lot thicker than mine, at my age (83) it has begun to loose quite a bit when I brush. She sprayed my hair with water, then conditioner and set the drier on. It was cold at first but then got very hot. I could not get the ladies attention as she was in the back working on my daughter's hair. I finally was able to push it off, but I really think it burned my scalp some. (now you see a LOT of pink skin when the hair does not stay in place) OK, my point is she really should have seen that with my fine and thin hair that style would not be right. The worst part is, my hair, mostly on the right side is VERY wavy. With my hair long and setting it with larger curlers I had no idea the extend of the problem. Plus living in one long room, there is little space for one in a power chair to turn and look at the back of my hair holding a mirror. Plus the head rest on the chair makes it impossible to see the whole "picture". Now the front is dried out from sitting under the drier so long, and has to be sprayed multiple times to get it to look half way decent and not stick straight out, the back is one weird looking mess.
When you're heavy (but getting lighter) you at least want attention aimed at your head, not you body!! But alas I am stuck with this condition for SEVERAL months. So beware my Spark friends and think twice before making such a big decision.
Hope all who joined the 13 week challenge are doing well.
Sorry to take so much space for my grievance, but I see you as my friends who will understand my embarrassment. Hugs, Betty