I HAVE TO SHARE THIS EMAIL WITH YOU from my dear fellow Boomer Chick friend, Sporty Sue about her mishap with hair extensions. I crack up every time I read it. You know the lengths we ladies will go to to retain our girlish looks? Well, sneak a peek at this email….(italics are mine):
I have had a bummer of a couple days. You probably noticed but I had hair extensions (nope, never noticed, must’ve cost a fortune) and just had them taken out. I had them in four months ago. They were the tape kind, by a guy who is well experienced, etc…
Sam (Sue’s hubby) frigging loved the ponytail and long hair. Ya know how when men like something…
I did it for me too to just try and of course for him.
I decided I had had enough. Not only is it a pain in the ass, it’s darned expensive. I had them out Monday.
OMG my hair looks like shit!!
I have fine and fairly thin hair anyway. My stylist acted like it was fine. I wanted more cut off the ends as they look like straw (after four months of no conditioner except on the top of my head) and he kept saying how much my hair (few hairs that is) grew. Huh! He trimmed it and blew it dry.
I was stunned thinking, “this sucks”. The owner noticed and got me fixed up with more hair stuff to help, I have so much it’s not funny. More $$$$$$.
When I got home Sam liked it because I didn’t cut off too much hair. I tried to let it go and then I washed it yesterday and styled it myself. I even took some ends off. I called the salon and talked to the owner, whom I like, pleading for a trim. She would talk to Corey, my guy, and get back to me. After two hours I called and said forget it.
He has such a huge ego and I’m pissed at him.
So last night I’m feeling like dog shit… you know how when your hair looks like crap you feel horrible, it’s so thin. (Uh-huh, there’s not enough hats in the world on days like that, Sue.) I’ve never had it like this except after a bad perm ages ago and after I had kids.
So we go out to a very cool wine bar with Trevor in Templeton and Sam is telling me how pretty I look and I’m trying to believe him. I tried to explain that I need to go shorter, healthy hair looks better than straw. He keeps pleading with me not to cut more off.
So I put on one of my trusty hair conditioners last night and will see how it goes today. I have enough good products to choke a horse, but no hair product is going to help this hot mess.
I have Johnny’s (Sue’s son) wedding coming up in four months, AAah-hhhh!! Guess I’m more mad at myself for going along with it. Corey said hair extensions were time consuming and I have to be careful, which I was, but I feel the stress on the hair follicles was too much let alone the adjustments.
He knew better.
I’ve decided if I can’t deal with straw head, I’m going to go to someone when I’m up in the Bay Area and get a 911 trim. Sam will just have to deal with it. (Atta girl.)
Do ya think I’m a bit upset or what?
Enough of my whining. In the big picture it isn’t a big a deal. Others have much more serious things happening in their life.
Just venting! (You go, Sista, I’ll hold Corey down while you scalp him!)
BTW, Sue, your hair looks a million times better without the extensions, your new cut shows off the nape of your neck very nicely.
You may want to inform Sam that the nape of a woman’s neck is considered a primary erotic area in Japanese sexuality. Hello Geisha girls, goodbye hair extensions… I think the Japanese are onto something.
Arigato gozaimasu, Sue.
Note: The above email is published with Sporty Sue’s permission.