- Posted by Shasta on November 9th, 2008 filed in Bucket List, Does All Her Own Stunts, Made In Ontario, Photos, Simply Dreadful
Being down with a cold makes for a slow week on the writing front. Allow me a brief update of some recent happenings.
On Wednesday night V and I had some drinks, slipped into something comfortable, got out the scissors, and chopped off my dreadlocks.
It was time for them to go. After sporting them for a year and a half I began to long for brushable hair.
“Wait until it’s a craving” V advised, to help deter me from doing something I might later regret.
Two months passed, and finally I was ready. Jack was gone on business this week, which gave V and I ample time to cut them and then comb out whatever was left. We put a bottle of sparkling wine on ice and gathered up everything we needed.
The cutting-off part didn’t take nearly as long as we expected, but the combing out nearly made us insane. It took three hours and nearly a whole bottle of conditioner. We laughed some, and came close to tears of frustration, but eventually every dreadlock nubbin had been detangled.
I was so relieved to get into the shower and rinse out all of the conditioner, even though my head was so sore I winced every time I touched it.
Early the next morning I had an appointment at a salon for a proper cut. V accompanied me, and I took a couple of images to show the stylist, to give her a clear idea of what I wanted. She seemed really cool and progressive, which was reassuring, especially since I’ve never really had a good experience at a salon (my aunt has always cut my hair).
I was thrilled with the cut when she was finished. She left it longer on top so that I can spike it or fauxhawk it, and then much shorter on the sides. She was really impressed with how much length we were able to keep after cutting my dreads off.
I decided not to get it colored that particular day, but when I go back for a trim in six weeks I plan to have her do something fun with it.
My head felt WAY lighter after we cut the dreads off. It was a really strange sensation. It’s been an adjustment, but I got tons of compliments on the new cut over the weekend.
I also got to cross something off of my list. I held a spider. It was a very tiny spider, but it still counts and yes it was still a scary experience.
3. Hold a spider (of the non-poisonous variety)
I may have forgotten to mention that I also quit chewing my nails some time back, which was especially exciting since it was the very first thing on my list.
1. Stop biting my nails
Photos of my new toys and other details from the weekend will have to wait until tomorrow. Jack is coming home this evening and I can’t wait to see him! I hope everyone had a great weekend