Interesting Fact about my family. I have five children and if you lined them up their hair would get lighter child by child. Starting with my eldest who is so dark his hair is nearly black, following right through to my youngest son who is blonde. I think my eldest son has my Mum’s hair, which was the same colour. Her nickname as a child was Blackie because of her hair colour. I may have taken after my Dad as my hair is mousy brown, but I never saw my Dad with hair, by the time I had memories of him he was already bald. Maybe he should have considered a custom Men’s Toupee
All my children have straight hair apart from my youngest boy who has curly hair when he grows it.
I loved his blonde curly hair when he was little and we didn’t get it cut for a long time. It was quite sad when he had his first hair cut.
Straight or Curly Family Hair
The youngest one’s Dad has curly hair but the girls have straight hair just like me. When I was younger I longed for curly hair. Isn’t it always the way? If your hair is straight you want it curly, if curly you want it straight. My mum used to put my hair in ringlets, she’d wrap up my hair in rags and leave them overnight. Then in the morning my straight hair would be (not so) miraculously curly.
When I was older I would plait my hair overnight so I’d have waves the next day. Then as soon as I was able I was off to the hairdressers to get a perm. I had a perm for my first wedding day, short permed hair was all the rage in the 80s.
Now, I’ve learnt to love my straight hair. I remember when people starting using hair straighteners they would ask what I used because mine was so straight. I never used anything! Curling tongs at the back of the drawer, now all I needed was a little conditioner to be in fashion.
My girls have all got straight hair too but mostly like to keep theirs up in pony tails as it’s so long. I put mine up too when it gets a bit long, but mostly I like a bob cut.
Long or Short
I’ve nearly always had long hair, apart from when I had it permed. I did have a perm once on long hair, it cost a fortune to have done and it really was quite beautiful, even if I do say so myself. Of course, I don’t have any photographs, I always hated having my photo taken. I always thought I was ugly and now I have so few photos of my beautiful youth.
I have only once had my hair cut really short and at the same time I went blonde. This is the first time I went from brown to blonde and it was on one of my bucket list of things to do. I really don’t it suited me though, and I’ve never gone blonde again, or for that matter, had my hair cut really short. Maybe I should have considered a real hair wig for women?
I’m not sure what my girls will do when they get older. Boo has had her hair cut short, or rather, shoulder length. Star likes her long hair but she has her reasons to, she has scars on her scalp and neck to cover up.
To Grey or not to grey?
A lot of women these days are choosing to go grey naturally and stop dying their hair. I’m not sure this would work for me, it didn’t for my Mum. She tried to go grey like her own Mum, my nan, but all she could manage was a mallen streak. She hated it. Maybe my hair would go the same. I don’t know, the grey roots appear quickly enough but my hair grows slowly.
My Nan, however, went white all over pretty quickly. Her hair really was nice as she got older so soft and shiny and very white! Maybe I won’t dye my hair for a while and see what happens? Or maybe not, I know I look youngish for my age, but would having grey hair make me look a lot older? 10 years a go it might have been okay to brave the grey, but now it just feels like premature ageing. What do you think, is grey hair for 60 year olds?
Do the members of your family have the same kind of hair?
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