My hair reflects how I feel. When i’m bored, I tie it up in a bun. When i’m sad, it’s so very crunched with a scrunchie. When i’m busy with errands, it’s tied up in a ponytail like nobody’s business. When i’m laid back, it’s braided into a pretty french braid. When i’m feeling adventurous, it’s all curled up and when i’m plain happy, it lays carefree as straight locks. Each day in my life, my hair gives you a sign about how I feel.
I remember not giving a damn about my hair to loving it so much that it literally broke my heart during the hair loss days. Now, I just love my hair like i’ve got the prettiest mane on the planet, even if it might not be.
This stage in your hair relationship is the best, I tell ya. It’s the stage where your hair is so well behaved that you’re willing to try anything and everything and it will leave you feel more elated and recharged!
The last time I let my hair down was back in summer’13 when we took a road trip to the Thar and it was so incredible that I didn’t care about the sand in my hair or the sun’s harsh sunlight. Instead of trapping my hair under a scarf and end up looking silly in pictures, I let it bounce while running around the dunes, chasing or being chased. By the end of the day when we settled down by the fire, the feeling that completed me was contentment. I could be so fun loving when I didn’t have to WORRY about my hair. That realization hit me in the middle of a conversation and I just smiled at the thought.
Later during the year, from the scorching heat of suncity to the crazy humid vacation days of Keralan Monsoon, the transition played it’s part and left me with a frizzy, untameable mane for months. It took me a long while to heal it with a dozen of masks and frequent oiling. And them came the wedding season when I constantly used heat styling and left my locks feeling dried out like a broom.
Lately, I need a little more TLC for my hair. The winter is killing the fun lovin spirit I tell ya. It brings down my mood at times when I need to look good but THE HAIR won’t cooperate.
It’s going to be the time of the year with birthday and anniversary parties followed by V Day in the next few weeks and I desperately need to Recharge my hair and rock a happy mane without the constant thought of the any damages done.