When I was 24 years old I had a friend cut off most of my hair. I had had long hair for my whole life, and cutting it off was a long-delayed rebellious act. I think I was hoping that I would look like Amélie, but really it just looked terrible. It took me years and years to grow out -- it's over five years later and my hair still isn't quite the length I want it to be. When I get my hair trimmed (2-3 times a year) I have them fix my fringe and cut the length in a straight line along the bottom. It takes about five minutes. I'm still growing out the layers that a former stylist cut in -- she always wanted me to wear my hair curly.
I'm starting to feel my usual pre-summer hair boredom. It's too dark, too boring, too heavy -- but I really don't know what to do with it. I try to leave it wavy, but I'm never happy with it like that. I do have a fantasy of bleaching it blonde. I mentioned this on Twitter and almost everyone who responded was someone who knows me personally. They all said not to do it. I think at some point I'm going to have to try it. Especially if other people think I shouldn't do it.
Another thing I mentioned on Twitter recently was that I used coconut oil to deep condition my hair. It generated a lot of interest and many questions! I haven't used conditioner in my hair in a few months (I use Yes to Carrots shampoo), but as I have said before, I just run a little coconut oil through the ends when my hair is dry. The coconut oil comes in solid form (I try to buy organic, virgin coconut oil) but if you take a little tiny bit of it and rub it in your hands, it melts. I find that it works quite well for frizz and for general maintenance, and it's all natural and edible, so nothing to worry about in that respect. I found a few videos online when looking around for more information on coconut oil, and a few of them were about deep conditioning. My hair was feeling a little dry the other day, so I wet my hair and scooped out clumps of coconut oil from the jar. I saturated my hair with it, mostly at the ends, by rubbing it in. It melted into my hair pretty well. I left it in for an hour, and it only took a handful of shampoo to wash it out (you can leave it in overnight, if you wish). My hair was so, so soft, and I am so happy that I never have to buy conditioner again.
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alice's adventures: Thank you! That cat box is pretty special! When I was little I begged my parents to buy me the stuffed cat you could order from the tissue company.
kenzie: I agree about the Diana. I had a recent Diana disappointment, in that I got a roll of 120 back with only one decent picture on it. Luckily I had only paid for the development and not the prints, or I would have wasted so much money! That's why I was so excited to get this lens. Best of both worlds.
anja louise verdugo: I love all your pictures! I would love to see what you would do with this cute lens!
theowlsarenotwhattheyseem: Thank you! I'm so glad -- and yes, very necessary! The creation of dreamcats was partially inspired by this lens.
erin / atlantictreefox: The official lens of dreamcats! Do ittttttt
Gabriela: Haha, you're welcome!