With trying to cut costs I’ve somehow ended up putting myself bottom of the pile once again (as us Mum’s tend to do) and after putting off general upkeep for a few months I am beginning to feel like the dreary old wife in much need of an update.
Don’t get me wrong, I’ve not gone totally feral and grown a full-blown moustache and a mono brow, thing’s aren’t that bad yet. I’ve withheld from splashing the cash on luxuries such as new makeup, hair cuts, massages or such like and it’s been that long now that it’s becoming fairly apparent.
If I were to compare myself to lets say an IPhone because you all know I’m a total geek right? I would be one of the older models which despite having a massive crack down the screen and running at a snail’s pace due to its old age and lack of charge still functions and is at least worth throwing in the glove compartment as a spare for emergencies.
In other words I am feeling ever so slightly lacking in the looks department and whilst I am fully aware that there’s no point in polishing a turd, I feel that I should at least put a little effort into my appearance as it’s now effecting how I feel on an emotional scale about myself.
I’m going to begin right now by booking a hair appointment over the phone. In all honesty though, what exactly can the hair dresser do for me other than chop my mop and lift a little weight from my shoulders? It’s hardly as if she can offer me a new body two dress sizes smaller and erase the creases from my face, there’s nobody able to perform that miracle trust me!
I’ve really ‘let it go’ or should I say ‘let it grow’ in terms of my hair as it is now a wild, thick, ginger mop which other than straightening and throwing back into a bobble I haven’t a clue what to do with.
The tip of the iceberg hit when my son J kindly told me the other day that I needed my hair cut as I was beginning to look a little like Mowi from Moana Yes that’s right my own son likened me to a long-haired, tattoo covered, fat bloke from a cartoon! I took the hint and pulled my hair back into a pony tail in a desperate attempt to tame the mane but have since felt shamed into making some serious changes.
I’m just not sure what to do for the best though, do I keep the length but change the style the colour even? Do I go for the full chop and get the old ‘hair today gone tomorrow’? I haven’t the foggiest what to do and having flicked through a few styles online I’m still completely clueless.
If only I were petite and pretty it’d be a million times easier. As that’s never going to happen I guess I’ll just have to make do with what I have.