Sherlock Holmes had his pipe. Dorothy had her red shoes. Batman had his Batmobile. If we asked your friends what object they most immediately associate with you, what would they answer?
I think people know me by my curly hair. When I was little it was just like Shirley Temple. Lots of tight curls. In grade school, my hair was really long and all one layer and that ended up pulling a lot of the curl out.
In 8th grade, Monica Frank and I both had long straight hair. We both decided that we were going to get spiral perms for the 8th grade dance! I was very excited to have long curly hair! I made an appointment and went to the hair salon and the stylist was convinced that my hair was naturally curly. She urged me to trim a couple of inches off and my hair would boing right back to natural curly goodness. That did not happen. So she urged me to trim off “just a bit more”, so I did! No curliness! Once my hair was no longer long, the stylist gave in and permed my hair. Then I looked like a poodle! I was so unhappy!
Sometime in high school/college my hair’s natural curliness returned on it’s own, but I was no longer ready for it! I wanted smooth, flat hair!
It took me until I was about 30 to finally make friends with my hair. I still fight the frizzies all Summer, but my hair and I now finally get along…well…except for those grays…
Another post brought about by Daily Prompts on The Daily Post.