August 25, 2010

Hair today, gone tomorrow

I've always hated my hair. It's curly and thick. Really curly and thick. Like whatever you're thinking of as curly and thick right now, times it by four and you'll be fairly close to describing my hair.

I have a very vivid memory of my third grade self finding a curler hidden in my mass of hair while already at school. Mortifying! When I was in about fifth grade, we decided to shave a circle out of the center of my scalp. It was a drastic move, resulting in a circle of missing hair about five inches in diameter. But, it worked really well, and I lived with that hole in my head for about five years.

Fortunately for me, times have changed and people like me finally have some options to help tame our manes. So after spending more than five hours in a chair, I finally went from this....







To this...







It's called a Brazilian keratin treatment, but I'm just going to call it a miracle. Seriously people, I love my hair, and I can guarantee you I've never said that before!

Thank you, thank you mom and dad for the amazing gift of now normal hair!

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Shut UP! That is AMAZING!!! Brit, I love your curly hair (I've always wished mine would either curl or be straight already!), but you look awesome with it straight too!! That woman is a magic maker!

Mandi C. =)

JodyB said...

When I first saw the brochure for these Brazilian concoctions, I thought that if I knew someone who would LOVE it it would be you. Then I saw your Mom at our salon getting her hair "did" and taking a brochure and I thought, oh I hope you can try it! Now... you could be the poster girl! Looks fantastic! How long will you get out of it?

kelli wetsel said...

You look fabulous!Not that you didn't before,well maybe not somuch in the before salon picture, but you know what I'm saying.My cousin Syndney ,who is in high school and has a crazy thick and curly head of hair,had the Brazilian keratin treatment done in July and is thrilled with the results as well.Yay for easier to manage hair.

ASC said...

This is SO cool! You look wonderful. I remember you telling me about this....and telling me it's a little pricey, but oh so worth it. I love it! Can't wait to see it in person!

Kylee said...

I love it, Brit! It looks great!!

Anna said...

I saw a Groupon code for a Brazilian keratin treatment and had no idea what it was. Fascinating! You look lovely.

Tammy Stone said...

You look Beautiful!

TeamBortzfield said...

Love it! My mom has been thinking of doing this before their trip to Europe where there is no outlet for her chi straightener. I'll have to show her your pictures, Gorgeous!

Mr. C said...

Gross.

Just kidding, dear friend. You look awesome. Your wonderful poise and confidence has always trumped your hate for your hair... so much that I didn't even know you hated it really.

The joy on your face in your "after" picture makes me so happy, momma.

Love,
Unca Marc

Raina said...

You hair looks great! What an amazing transformation!

Joe & Jennie said...

I cant WAIT to see (and grope) your new hair in person!! Awesome gift!

Katie said...

Jealous! I dream of one day being able to do that with my hair.

Shaina N said...

It looks gorgeous! I have thick curly hair as well (and mine looks pretty close to yours when brushed out). I just wear it curly and live with it. It gets soooooo annoying at times though!

P.S. I found you through MckMama's forum, and I'm now a follower! Follow me back!

Anonymous said...

I love your hair either way. If I were you I would go for the fro! I have always wanted curley thick hair (you always want what you cant have. I even bought a fro for halloween one year and thought I looked amazing in it! Either way you have a distinctive style that I love! I have always thought you were a beautiful woman!