Throughout high school my hair was usually collar length, being as I went to catholic school, if it was any longer I would have to wear it up. I hated my ears so much (I got bullied about them by mean girls) that long hair could never be an option for me.
As I got older, I gradually tried to get blonder and blonder by myself, and we all know what happens when you home bleach. Candyfloss hair, and a lot of breakage. Then came the extensions to hide it, more breakage. I would brush my hair and it would fall off into my hands. I'd touch it and it would fall out. Then the dying brown, crying, bleaching again, orange, yellow, more breakage. It got so ruined it got cut so short at one point I cried for days, I lost so much confidence a few years ago because of my hair I hardly left the house, and refused to have any pictures taken of me, but it was all my fault, but I couldn't leave my hair alone even though I knew I was always making it worse, I never listened to the voice in my head telling me to stop. It was ruined.
So as I've got wiser (or just learnt hard lessons from my many hair mistakes) I've learned to look after my hair, there is no 'quick fix', or miracle hair growth, it's just a healthy diet and always remember to invest in good hair care products. And a little argan or Moroccan oil goes a long way. My hair is quite fine so it needs lots of looking after, which is why I'm not bleaching it for a while now, or even again, I've completely embraced my roots. That's another big step for me after years of feeling ugly and boring if I wasn't as blonde as possible. It was a vicious cycle.
So this post is for when I need a little encouragement to keep on growing to get where I want it to be...it's still not perfect, there's still breakage but it's kind of, finally getting there....
I WILL HAVE MERMAID HAIR.
(All images taken from tumblr)
And.....another one of MKA...just because they both look so perfect here. The ultimate inspiration.
Has anyone else has felt this way about their hair/had any hair horrors like me? x