Monday, February 23, 2015

We're Talking Hair

I use my hair like a scientist uses a rat. I love experimenting with it as long as my experiments do not cost too much time and too much money. From twisting to flat irons, I have tried almost everything that does not cost too much time or money and promises to help. 

The princess I sketched

My dream hair is golden curls like all the princesses have in story tales. Ringlets. Tousles. Locks. Whatever you want to call them, those are my dream. With my thick brown hair I am a far way off from that.

I have learned to like, even love, my hair despite the battles, but there is one thing about my hair. My hair is thick. Not just thick, it is THICK. Most hair blogs give you helpful hints about thickening your hair, but what about those of us who cannot put our hair in a hairband without breaking one, who use up shampoo bottles every month, and whose hair takes hours to blow dry? Or is that just me? 

I will never forget that once in a lifetime day when I got a compliment on my hair. I was at the orthodontist and lady working with me raved about my hair the entire time. She asked what shampoo I use, and I spent the whole half hour trying to remember what it was called. The thing that made the compliments especially awkward for me was something I never told the orthodontist lady. I never told her that right after my orthodontist appointment I was going to the salon to get my haircut. Ooops. 

Blogs are always promising voluminous curls or shiny new locks. I cannot promise you either but  have a couple tips that have stuck through the years.

Who knew hair photography could be so fun?

Cinnamon. It sounds natural. Dangerous. Gross. Insane, but cinnamon is amazing. I put it in my conditioner and stroke it through wet hair. I leave it in while my hair dries. Why? Cinnamon helps hair grow and takes bad junk out of it. It makes your hair smell good, too. The best reason I do it is because it brings out the natural highlights in my hair. I have always been too afraid to put oil or eggs in my hair. Yes, I still have some sanity left in me, but cinnamon is worth it. Every time I apply cinnamon my hair actually feels better. 

My next tip is for those of you who are me, those of you who do not want to waste hours curling your hair. My hair is too thick to curl every strand so I french braid it before I go to bed. With a little hairspray and a curling wand for the limp strands, you can actually create a quick version of the style you are going for. 

Right now I am kind of just waiting for my hair to grow. Then I can have long hair again because long hair has always been my favorite. Fun haircuts make life interesting but all my princesses have long hair, and a part of me still wants to be a princess. So the experiments will go on...and maybe someday I will be a pro... but I would not get your hopes up.

<3 storyteller

Comment bellow if you have any hair tricks? 


  1. Wow this blog is so beautiful. You're photography is totally artsy.