Firstly, may I just take a moment to say MY DAD IS HOME!!!!!! Home and doing very well. You have no idea how effing wonderful it is to say that. It has been an absolutely harrowing time.
Then, back to our regular programming. I need to discuss something of national importance with you: my hair.
I have interesting hair. Schizophrenic hair. Confused hair. Half my hair thinks it is curly and the other half straight. It makes for an interesting look. Combined with my confused hair is a complete lack of any desire to spend more than 2,5 seconds 'doing' my hair every day. In fact, my entire repertoire of 'doing my hair' consists of running a comb through it and tying it up. Oh, and please note: I've had the same 'style' (used in the loosest sense of the word) for the last 10 years.
It is time for a change, however I have a small problem and its name is Marko. My husband, lover of things staying the same forEVER, is not at all keen for me to cut my hair. He doesn't mind short hair, just not on his wife. Over the years I've raised the subject halfheartedly a few times, but the response has always been the same - not on your life! I have no idea why because my hair is tied up all the time, so what difference will it make?
I tested the waters recently by coming home with a wig on. I thought (and my mother agreed) that I looked absolutely fantastic with the wig on ("at least 10 years younger!" according to my mother), but my husband was Not Amused! At all! He was quite cross in fact. I had to calm him down by giving him a turn with the wig.
I liked the style, and I agree - I do think it makes me look younger and certainly fresher, but one thing I have learnt over the years with my husband - I pick my battles, and this battle is not (yet) worth fighting for. Partly because his opinion is important to me, and partly because I suspect keeping the hair looking lovely would require Effort, something I am short on when it comes to my hair.
So back my question (I am rambling here, sorry. It is late and I have had wine) - As part of easing my husband into a new look over the next 17 years, I was thinking about having my hair straightened. I've heard about some bionic iron / ionic or whatever thingy that you can do to have your hair permanently straightened? Does it work on confused hair? Will it straightened the little bits and pieces that tend to go frizzy? Does is ruin your hair and make it all brittle like a perm does? Anyone have any experience with this?
Fun with the wig (unfortunately I didn't get a pic of Marko in the wig - NOT a good look Muriel)