I remember growing up I hated my hair. It was so thin and fine and had no body or texture. I was envious of the girls with thick long hair and the girls with the perfect curls. But you always want what you don’t have right? It’s like an unspoken rule. A really bad one that keeps us from appreciating the things we do have. As I have gotten older, I’ve grown to actually really love my hair. Yes, it’s still very fine and it doesn’t hold a curl to save its life. BUT, it has it’s perks. It drys super fast. And as a busy mama, always on the go, I’ve grown to really appreciate that. It’s also stick straight….always has been. So I can dry it quickly and if I want to wear it down, that really all that needs to happen. No straightening or products I have to use. I remember my sister cutting blunt bangs for me in high school and immediately feeling more confident. It was like an instant “style” that took zero effort on my part. And at 31, I’m still rocking them. I’ve tried about a million times to change it up, but blonde with bangs is just my look and I don’t feel like myself any other way. Luckily for me, my sister is my hair guru and has been doing it for as long as I can remember. I am only still this blonde because of her. We do my hair at her house with all our kids running around being crazy, but I don’t know it any other way. (*note – she went to school for hair and worked for years as a stylist, so she knows her stuff). Anyway, I have moments of thinking “am I too old for this hair style / color”?….I mean, you can’t be 40 with platinum hair, right? But really, who makes those rules anyway? I’ll be rocking this look for as long as it makes me feel good, and I’d encourage you to do the same, without worrying about what other people think it should or shouldn’t look like.
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