I do not get my hair cut very often, probably 2-3 times a year. So, when I did get it cut by a beautician, I made sure they cut a good bit off of it because who knows when the next time I would be back!
I have naturally curly hair. Some would say that is a blessing, others would say the opposite. I kind of like my curly hair, after all, that is what God gave me. I tried to straighten it once a few years ago. Don’t ask me why, but it was probably due to envying someone else’s hair. Anyway, it took me two hours to straighten it and you know what? I did not like it one bit! After that, I never wanted different hair.
As homesteaders, we really can’t afford to be ‘high-maintenance’ if you know what I mean. Not that I would want to even if money was not a factor. It just goes against everything within me. Besides, my husband would suffer miserably!
I am doing good if I cut my fingernails once a month. And no, I do not use a file. I can round them off pretty good with the clippers. If I painted my fingernails, they would be messed up in one minute! Sometimes, I feel a little homely compared to high maintenance gals, but I am reminded that God does not want us to flaunt ourselves. We are to dress with humility. I’m thinking shopping for clothes at Goodwill and Salvation Army is pretty humble!
Haircuts are on the very back burner of things to do. Actually, they probably aren’t even on a burner, but a charcoal grill. It is hard to find the time to get my hair cut, and I really do not like to leave the farm for things that aren’t important. I am a homebody!
Now, don’t get me wrong, I like to look nice, but I can look nice and keep it simple at the same time.
So, I decided to start cutting my own hair. I not only cut the length off, but layer it at the same time.
Some of you who cut hair for a living, might read this and cringe. But, this works for me, it’s simple and looks good enough in my book.
This picture is taken before I cut my hair. Notice how there is not a whole lot of volume there. Even though it is wet, my layers have all grown out so it is pretty flat.
I also want you to know that I felt really strange taking pictures of myself. Stepping way out of my comfort zone here, just so you know!
First things first, brush your hair really well. Then, divide your hair in half by splitting it down the middle. Brush out one half then pull it up above your head but slightly at an angle, depending on how much layer you want. If you want more layer, pull it straight up, if less layer, angle it out away from you more.