Oh me oh my, my hair is awry.

Oh me, oh my, my hair is awry. Today, along with falling out in massive amounts, it also decided to break off 3 inches from my head in many spots!


What is a girl to do? I tried to straighten it to flatten it to no vail. This was the final product after much attention was taken. 

Society wants us to have long luxurious hair! Every other commercial is a hair product  showing long flowing shiny hair! Everywhere you look you are bombarded with this VERY important fact: Girls MUST have long pretty hair are they aren’t pretty. Society sucks. It puts pressures no one can measure up to. We are inundated with social media and TV telling us how we are supposed to look and what men want. If we weren’t, then my current hair situation would not matter. I would not bat an eye at it. It would just…be. 

My husband and I went out to lunch soon after my hair discovery. I tossed on one of my daughter’s many hair bands. 
 

I didn’t even realize I made this face until I just posted it here. The pressure of pretty hair. Those of us with chronic illness cannot live up to this. I don’t have a medical answer, but my guess is, my bones and muscles are taking everything it can and leaving my hair in the dust. 

I didn’t let my hair, or lack there of, ruin a perfectly good day. As we pulled into the driveway I totally forgot about my hair when I saw the other blooms on my Japanese magnolia! All things in perspective. Really. LIfe is such a balance of perspective. I had a wonderful outing with my husband and I smelled the most magnificent smell of this flower. Balance. 

10 thoughts on “Oh me oh my, my hair is awry.

  1. I am very glad you had a good time out with your husband. It is hard for us disabled people to get out and enjoy ourselves. I know that looks are important to all of us, but please don’t worry too much about your hair. I found out something interesting. They took photos of people and asked them if they liked how their hair looked. Then without letting people know, had them rate the look of the photos. Almost all of the people questioned loved the hair in the photos. The person in the photo thought their hair was a mess, but people looking at them loved the hair. Now me I have a different hair problem. I work hard to part my hair and comb it as perfect as I can. While it drys I recomb it in the same way. After it drys I go look and the part has jumped an inch or more from where I put it and takes a gentle curve. It has done this for as long as I can remember. One day I am going to get smart and not fight it any longer. 🙂 Hugs

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  2. I’m so glad you have a nice outing with your husband, that is so much more important than your hair. I do know your grief of trying to get your hair to participate properly, but I resigned myself to the fact, if it is clean, it will just have to do. It takes all I have to get a shower and wash my hair, styling it has to be easy and quick, or I’m not able to go out due to weakness. I don’t worry about societies thoughts any longer. I worry about what I can handle. Do what is best for you and forget about society, they aren’t living in your body. Blessings! ~Tina

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  3. I started losing my hair when I was 21. I now think its due to all that trauma from childhood. By the time I was 27 I was wearing a wig. It was, and is, humiliating because like you said society expects all women to always have beautiful hair. I can’t dance in the rain, go swimming, walk in the wind, etc. If I have enough warning I can go in the house and swap the wig for a hat but I have had my hat fly off before. Very embarrassing. Now that Im 48 I would love to have gray hair but they don’t make natural hair gray wigs. I am so glad you were able to go out and have a good day and moments of forgetting about your do!

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    • I am so so sorry you have dealt with this too. I am 44 and this has been progressing for 10 years now. My pony tail is a few strands now. THank you so much for commenting and understanding. I wish you weren’t going through it too.

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