Your Crowning Glory
Today’s topic is hair. If you live in Florida, the term “good hair day” is an oxymoron.
Actually, good hair days do exist, but since the brain gives more weight to bad hair days, it only feels like they don’t.
Women take their hair very seriously, and I’m no exception. Today, after my morning exercise, I got a quick glance at my hair as I walked past the mirror… the word “electrocution” comes to mind.
Hair is said to be a woman’s “crowning glory.”
That’s a lot of pressure.
For some women, “crowning glory” hits the mark, but for many women it’s the slim divide between what separates a good day from a bad day.
My Hair’s History
The truth is…I love my hair. I’m just happy to have hair. Even as an infant I was follicley challenged. My mother had to stick a bow on top of my head to convince the public I was female.
Then, as a child, there was the “Tonette” experience, where my once straight locks were twisted into tight curls making me resemble the then over- 80’s crowd.
I had more personal control over my hair as a teen, but it meant undergoing what felt like acupuncture of the head. Those curlers were like miniature needles you were supposed to get a good night’s sleep on. You had to be a little bit masochistic to put yourself through that torture. Every woman I know praised the introduction of the foam rubber curlers… so pink…so feminine.
When I say I love my hair, one of the things I cherish most is the color…gray. I waited a long time for this. For years, I colored my hair. When I told my dad I was going back to my natural color, he replied, in his deadpan fashion, “What color is that?”
All Is Not Lost
I’ve figured out a way to profit from the bad hair day curse. In “Fried Green Tomatoes” I noticed one of the characters, Sipsey I believe, covered the mirrors when Ruth Jamison died. That was a custom back then.
I believe this custom should be extended to women on bad hair days.
Maybe I’ll start marketing “ Bad Hair Day Covers” for your mirrors…probably more lucrative than playing the lottery.
Isn’t that what’s called “making lemonade out of lemons”?