7/24/2009

Bad hair anyone?

It is friday and finally I can get back to one of my favorite memes, after 3 weeks away from home and old photos. Photo Friday Flashback is hosted by Alicia from More than Words.

"The grass is always greener on the other side" is a little mind set I have often. I know it is wrong but... I am guilty. I always look thinner in older photos, and it is funny because I remember being at those days when now I think I looked great, and remember thinking I didn´t look good. Girls, I can´t help it!

Shortly after I got married I found a photo from when I was a teen. My hair looked so good I thought. I had it really long and curly, with those loose curls that I liked so much (or at least that was the way I remembered, not really how it was). I had gotten tired of wearing it long and decided to cut it and keep it short (mid length bob) from age 18-19. When I was 20, some weird virus must had come to my brain and I decided to cut it shorter, like a guy really. Don´t ask me why, but I did it. And funny enough, I liked it. I thought it look good.

Well now, I look at photos back then, and believe me. I didn´t look good. Not many people can pull that off. No girl should try to pull it off. But I tried, didn´t succed though.

But now finally my hair had grown again, and it was long, so a perm was what I needed to do.... or so I thought (a perm is another look not everyone should try).


I bug and bug my sister, who used to be a hairstylish into doing a perm to my hair. She didn´t want to. She could do it, she had done my hair before. But I guess she knew better, or knew me better. Or maybe she knew a perm was a mistake. She didn´t want to do it. But after weeks of nagging, she did. (Me nagging btw)


And this was the result.

It ended up coming out as a super tight curl, which gave me lots of volume...... not a good look for me believe me. Well, you don´t have to believe me, you can see for yourself.

But the bad hair didn´t end there. Right away I was unhappy. I always kept it held somehow because I didn´t like it. After a month or so I couldn´t handle it any longer.

I was looking for something to do and someone introduced me to curling irons. My mother in law had one so I asked her to make my straight. She did it to herself so I knew she had experience. If I liked it I would buy my own curling iron "pronto". Where was my flat iron back then? I wonder now....

So this happened.






I can´t believe I am sharing this photos with you. You will keep the secret right?

Don´t worry, I didn´t go anywhere. This happend in my in laws house, and there is where it ended. She did what she could. I felt bad to wash my hair, it wasn´t her fault after all. My hair had its own mind and there wasn´t much that I could do about it...... but there was. I went to a hair stylish and had that product put in that reverse the perm curls. A few dollars and a hair cut later, my hair was back to normal.

Hey, at least I didn´t do this.




A photo of my husband and a friend during college days. Thankfully my husband is the one giving the buzz and not the one receiving it. Youth.......


I know this post is already pretty long, but I didn´t want to close today without thanking Kim from Stuff could always be worse for giving me this award- It is such a blessing for me to know that anyone is bless with what I write. After all, HE is what is all about



Have a wonderful weekend everyone!





19 comments:

Nicole said...

You are brave. Thanks for sharing. I am with you, what hairstyle looks good on someone else does not mean it will look good on me. Thanks again for keeping it real and reminding us that "The grass is not always greener on the other side". Take care and have a great day.

Jill said...

I always think some hairstyle or other will look great. It looks good in my mind, but the finished product is just--awful!

Dani Joy said...

oh no!! too funny! Yes at least you didn´t shave it! I have had my share of crazy doos as well. Maybe I will have to dig them up.

I think the way you wear it now is really nice. ;)

BTW don´t think the perm looked to bad. it was the style back then.

Chris said...

cool pictures! i think its neat to look back at these pictures and have great memories :D

Kathy C. said...

Pilar, thanks for sharing those photos. It's funny what we go through to get the "right" look, we usually end up where we started and are happier with that. :)

mimi said...

You have great hair Pilar...perm or no perm, I love your hair!

Pam said...

That is very brave of you to share. I have frizzy hair no matter what I do!

Pam said...

That is very brave of you to share. I have frizzy hair no matter what I do!

Jen said...

I had a perm back in my younger years, too! I won't tell anyone the secret!

Alicia said...

You know what's so funny? I think your hair looks good in both pictures! I think we're critical of ourselves..LOL!!

Tara said...

I honestly thought your hair looked nice in both pictures. Talking about bad hair cuts and perms - you missed my post about two Fridays ago. Go have a look and then you won't feel bad at all. Promise:-)

Muthering Heights and Other Senseless Sensibility said...

I don't think you hair is so bad...you looked nice!

Denise said...

I think you are always beautiful.

Mich said...

FunnY! Don't feel bad, I've had my share of bad hair days too.

christy rose said...

Oh Pilar! You are so funny. I think you look beautiful in everyone of those pics. It is funny though how what we remember and what we see from a pic is not always the same huh?

Congrats on the award!
Have a great day!

Christy

Shane and Kristy Davis said...

You didn't look so bad:)
Glad to see you back. The trip looked so fun!
It's been busy here, and I can't seem to catch up.

Tea With Tiffany said...

I have the same permed hair pictures of me from the 80s and I didn't look good. My perms never did what others did. Instead they puffed out.

Enjoyed your visit to the past with hair. I'm a hair kind of person.

the Gentry family said...

It couldn't have been THAT bad! :) I hardly remember this.

Chad and Jessica's Family said...

Pilar- I did not see what you saw. I looked at the pic and though, is she blind? I thought you looked very pretty with curly hair and it is also pretty straight. hey thank you for commenting today on my blog. Sometimes I write and wonder why I even write. I feel insecure like it may not even be useful so thank you. I am glad it encouraged you today. I only want to encourage through the Lord on my blog. Have a great week in the Lord.
Jessica