I didn’t get much sleep last night, so woke up feeling pretty yucky this morning. In fact, I was nauseous and was actually sick. But…it was Hairdresser Day today and I was not going to miss that!
Now, I have to say something about the state of my hair. When I was younger, I was never satisfied with my hair. It was a mid to light brown with a strong natural curl, but was very fine. I did all kinds of things to it: straightening, perms, colours. In fact, I tried out so many colours that my Dad once walked past me as he didn’t recognise me with aubergine colour hair! When I look back at photos, it was really rather nice in its natural state.
In my 40th year, I was extremely ill with blood poisoning and all my hair fell out apart from a small fringe at the back of my head! I vowed that if I ever got my hair back, I would never complain about it again. Well, I suppose that I broke that promise. It did grow back, with all of the curl, but with a thinner and finer texture. I felt very relieved to have it back after weeks of wearing hats and scarves to disguise my baldness.
When I started the menopause in my late forties, my hair became thinner still. I also have an under active thyroid, which makes all of this worse. So, I have now reached the stage where I am very unhappy about how I look. I’m not too bothered about wrinkles, but I hate the fact that my hair is so thin on the crown of my head. The curls are still there and I cover up the grey (I keep wondering when to stop doing that).
Anyway, the hairdresser did her best. Here are the after and before shots, both taken today:
A few months ago, I read a real horror story on The Purse Forum about a disastrous accident with a very expensive handbag at a hair salon. As many of my scarves are very precious to me, I decided to wear one of my cheaper ones today. In fact, I picked this one up from a market stall years ago! It does go nicely with my bright teal twinset, though 😊
My my outfit today was:
- Silk scarf in teal, white, blue, gold and silver. In a bias fold, secured with a medium MaiTai horn scarf ring.
- Bright teal cotton mix cardigan – Lands’ End.
- Bright teal matching cotton mix short sleeved top – Lands’ End.
- Indigo jeans – Cotton Traders.
- White enamel and gold bangle – Halcyon Days.
- Turquoise enamel and gold narrow bangle – Halcyon Days.
- Turquoise enamel and rose gold skinny star bangle – Halcyon Days.
- Blue topaz and gold stud earrings – H Samuel.
- Blue Africa leather handbag – Massaccesi.
I am really enjoying using my new iPad. My old one is now six years old and was really slowing down. The new one feels lightning fast and the camera is sooooo much better. The two photos below will show the difference, not only in clarity but also in colour. Wow!
I am standing in the same place, with the same lighting and wearing the same bright teal twinset. So at least, from now on, my photos on this blog will be much more true to the correct colours (and show my wrinkles 😉).