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Thursday, August 07, 2008

It's that time of year again. The sun is shining, the birds are singing, and my hair is a 2 foot diameter ball of frizz. One thing you can't escape in a mid-western summer is humidity. It's here and my hair is proof. Gone is smooth and shiney, gone are the controlled curls. I look like a before picture in a shampoo commercial. And please. Spare me the hair products lecture. My hair laughs at those.

And to think that last winter when I was lamenting my dry skin, I kept telling myself, Don't worry, when summer comes, all this dry flakiness? Gone like the wind. It seems I'd forgotten that while summer would bring a skin refresher, my hair would be cause for pointing and laughing. And that's just my kids. Strangers aren't nearly so kind.

Spring and autumn are my best seasons, but since we 0nly get 2 weeks of each here in Indiana, I guess I'll have to hope 80's hair makes a comeback. Big hair? I am so there.
Denise Hunter  
posted at 9:16 AM  
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At 7:32 AM, Blogger hotcoffeenow said...

I am so there with you. I make my kids check the humidity level before I'll agree to go outside in public, lol. The only good thing I can say about the humidity (besides no flaky skin) is that my cuticles look FABULOUS. :)

cheryl

 
At 8:36 AM, Blogger Suzanne said...

I miss my big hair too! And while I can't escape the Midwest summer I *am* escaping the Midwest!

Moving back to PA 2 weeks from today! :)

 
At 11:51 AM, Blogger Julie Carobini said...

Hm, yeah, it's been about 20 years so big hair'll be back any day now. Along with parachute pants and Mork suspenders, Lol...

 
At 12:51 PM, Blogger Denise Hunter said...

I could do without the parachute pants!

Good for you, Suzanne!

 
At 1:38 PM, Blogger Krista Phillips said...

Remember *pegging* your pants?? I was in elementary school/Jr high back then... I still don't understand why we did it... It was SO not awesome and a pain in the butt (was I the only one who could never get them to stay for more than an hour??)

My hair is not effected by the humitity thank goodness. Even so, it gets the pony tail treatment most days (I'm lazy and have much better things to do than my hair!)

 
At 5:36 PM, Blogger Jill said...

I completely understand your pain. I live in Florida, where it's humid all the time. I have thick curly (re: frizzy) hair and some days I look like I've had an electric shock. I'm also praying for 80's hair to come back. Then I'm just ahead of the style curve!

www.jillboydsplace.blogspot.com

 
At 5:45 PM, Blogger Sarah said...

Hate to burst your bubble Suzanne, but PA has been pretty humid here lately too.

My hair is naturally curly (I always think of the little girl from the Peanuts cartoon when I say that) and since I am attempting to hold down a short hair-style right now, I wake up with an afro every morning. So not pretty.

I know our hair is supposed to be our "crowning glory," but is there a woman out there who doesn't have some complaint about her hair? I mean, I don't think I've ever met a woman who didn't have something negative to contribute to a conversation about hair.

 
At 7:43 PM, Blogger Ane Mulligan said...

Ah, Denise, I gave up that battle a few years ago and let mine go au-natural. You think you have humidity? Try living in Atlanta. Sheesh - even in the winter mine frizzes. Yep, I feel your pain. :D

 
At 12:03 AM, Blogger Heather Diane Tipton said...

See... That's why I moved from Texas to Colorado. it's so dry here I don't have to worry about all that frizz in my hair any more!!

 
At 7:48 AM, Blogger Pam Meyers said...

Denise, I have naturally curly hair and when I lived in Cali a long time ago it was easy to keep it straight. Then I returned to the Midwest and battled humidity every summer. I finally gave up and went curly.

I've never looked back.

Now I like it better than straight! There are a lot of curly hair products on the market today which help keep those curls in control.

 
At 7:11 PM, Blogger Suzanne said...

Thanks for the warning Sarah! I do believe though that Altoona will always be better (weather wise) than St Louis!

 

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