Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Little Known Facts About Shelly Continued AND A Cry for Help


Little Known Facts About Shelly:

Shelly has WAVY hair.

Having wavy hair is kind of annoying because it's not curly and it's not straight--it's straighter than curly but curlier than straight--see what a predicament that places one in? What type of hair products can you buy? Everything is either for STRAIGHT or CURLY hair. Usually I bypass the whole debate by blowing my hair out straight--it makes life much less complicated and I can go on to contemplate the truly meaningful things like why do hot dogs come in packs of 6 while hot dog buns come in packs of 8? Etc.



However, when A's hair started to grow out I started getting a lot of questions about why her hair was curly. I remember one discussion in particular when an older woman asked me, "Where did those curls come from?" I answered that it couldn't be my husband--straightest hair ever! but was probably from me because my hair is wavy. She looked at me. Laughed and said, "Your hair is not curly. It is not wavy. It is straight--haven't you looked in a mirror?" Now, obviously this lady knows nothing about flat irons or blow dryers but it really flipped my switch that she figured I was lying about having "almost curly" hair. So that's why I feel it's important that you all know the truth about me and my straighter that curly and curlier than straight hair.



Oh, and on another note, I'm in a wedding soon! (Yippee!) and need *Updo* ideas. Any updo that doesn't look remotely like my normal updo (see pic on the right) would be a vast improvement! I am searching for a COOL updo and am having the HARDEST time. So, if you have any ideas--online or otherwise give a girl some help and point me in the right direction. I'm contemplating all sorts of crazy thing like hair pieces and hot rollers--I need help and I need it fast! Oh, and I don't mean google updos and give me the first 2 sites that pop up--I'm asking only for pictures or really good hair sites (few and far between b/c I've been looking and looking and looking for a longgggggggg time!). Thanks in advance =)

9 comments:

Sheri said...

You make me laugh!!! To be honest I always thought that wavy hair was the way to go b/c (correct if I am wrong) but can't you use a little moose and make it curely OR the flat iron to make it straight? Maybe not??? I just thought "wavy hair people" could do that:)?

Either way....You look FABULOUS!

Shelly said...

you're right sheri! it CAN be curly or straight--it's just that either look requires work--but it is nice to be able to decide each day if you want curly, straight or wavy hair without much effort =) ha!

Sarah said...

i feel like theknot.com has some pretty sweet updos. that's where i got my idea for rachel's wedding. you should check that out :)

Sarah said...

p.s. my personal fav is the "one-sided twist" it's reminds me of the the flapper dress days :) super cute.

http://weddings.theknot.com/ODB/themes/realweddings/detailview.aspx?id=33068&type=3&wedding_details=Hair&specific_detail=updos

Julie said...

I think your hair looks great either way (curly or straight). My straight hair went wavy for a while with my 3rd pregnancy, but resumed it's "straightness" shortly thereafter. *sigh*

If you have a Sally Beauty Supply (or really any other beauty supply place) nearby, I'd check out the hairpieces. Some dollar stores even have some decent ones. I used to have this great one that was like a scrunchie, so all I did was put my hair in a bun, wrap the hairpiece around it, and voila', a great "up-do". The hairpiece also had some faux pearls in it, which made it extra fancy.

I'm excited to see what kind of 'do you decide on...

Anonymous said...

weddingchannel.com has a section on hairstyles...

Shelly said...

you chicas ROCK--thank you for the most excellent advice! i'd love to hear more suggestions =)

Ree said...

I just checked out theknot.com and it seems to have some really cute dos!! FYI there is a Sally Beauty Supply right around the corner from me...only a few minutes from your place!! It's in the Lion's Head Plaza on the WHP, right past Evesham Road!! Good Luck...if I run across any good sites I will let ya know...let us know & see what ya decide on!!

charmed1 said...

I have the same problem with my hair. Most of the time I throw it up into a bun because I don't have time to deal with it. I wish I had Dakotah's hair - it's straight as a pin. Hadlei's hair is curly. Alas - what shall we do?