So it took me about 8 months, but I’m wishing I’d not cut my hair quite so drastically last year. (Granted I didn’t actually get much of a CHOICE about the second haircut, but that’s another story…)
One of the fun parts of my new job, for a given value of fun, is getting up at 5am. This does not make enough time for me to shower in the mornings, so I’ve been showering at night, and previously had been then rewetting my hair and diffusing it (on cool) so I could wear it curly to work.
It took about a month for me to get officially sick of doing that 3+ times a week at 5am.
So I’ve decided to grow my hair out again, at least back to mid-back or so. I miss the versatility of being able to wear it up in different ways, and I’ve really enjoyed the 30 seconds it now takes for me to do my hair in the mornings. My hair is JUST BARELY long enough to do a standard cinnamon-style bun with a hair stick, and that’s how I’ve been wearing it (or in a sort of french twist thing with a clip). The ends still like to sproing out by the end of the day, but it’s not so bad that my hair falls down.
As such, I’ve splurged a bit on some shiny pretty things like clips and hair sticks, to help keep me interested and not bored while I wait. I got two Flexi-8’s that are coming in the mail, and I’ve been on the hunt for a few hair sticks to have some more colorful and pretty options for my one usable hairdo. I picked up some pretty orange and red ones, and a pair that have blue and green beads, and I figured I just needed a nice sorta-snazzy black one to fill out the collection.
On a whim, I went poking around etsy (which is ALWAYS dangerous) and I came across this:
So now I’ll have a snazzy black hair stick that is ALSO a nerd joke. I am WAY too excited about this. I’m actually looking forward to wearing it to work, just to see if anyone notices. (I doubt they will, but I will know… and that will be enough)