My hair is an extension of my personality. And when it is out-of-synch with how I feel or how I want to portray myself, I struggle with feeling attractive. (I know – that’s some shallow water I’m swimming in.) Even if it is a nice hair style, if it’s not me, it’s not me.
When I googled “bad hair“, it led me to lots of sites that said the best strategy for coping with a bad hair day is to [wait for it… it’s really profound… wait…] prevent them in the first place.
Well… let me think about that…
That is about as helpful as saying the best way to avoid an accident is to not have one.
What does that do for me when I am staring at myself in the mirror and STILL can’t manage to get my hair-style-gone-awry corrected?
I decided to brainstorm a quick list and then I want y’all to add to it in comments.
I know y’all have ideas. You are a smart bunch of people.
Here are my ideas:
Cover it up – use a scarf or a hat
Pull it back – with a headband, bobby pins, clips or ponytail
Don’t wash everyday – this falls under the prevent them in the first place category… it doesn’t help much when you are looking like the Bride of Frankenstein and have to be out the door. But I’m always amazed by how lovely my hair looks the next day.
Wear a pair of super cute shoes and/or skirt or pants to distract people from your hair
Now it’s your turn. What works for you on a bad hair day? How do you cope? Do you tell jokes about it? Ignore it? Crawl back in bed?
[photo source: huggs2]