My haircut was a revolution, blah, blah, we all know that already.
I was super afraid that cutting my curly hair would turn me into a kind of poodle, but it didn’t at all — my hair is softer and smoother now, as long as I dry it flat and put a little oil in it.
So everything is fine in the best of worlds, basically.
Except when I go to Costa Rica. OH MY GOD.
One hour after setting foot in Costa Rica, I can feel the slow descent to hair disaster begin. There’s no getting out of it. My hair starts to puff up. Curl up. And go completely out of control. It must be the humidity. After a few hours, the dust gets into it (there aren’t a lot of paved roads where we go) and then it’s becomes a kind of frizzy ball and there’s absolutely nothing I can do to get it to stay in place on my head and it’s like that for the rest of the trip.
The best way to feel sexy on ze beach, right?
And I have no idea what to do about it. I can’t pull it back, it’s too short. I haven’t found any type of cream to fix the problem. I’ve tried everything — I even put a ton of sunblock in it one day when I was feeling desperate. I’d love to do a wet look, but I’ve never found any hair gel that’s swim resistant, and my favorite thing to do at the beach is swim and jump around in the waves.
So when I see my friends shake out their luscious beach waves, intensified by the beach, I start getting nostalgic for my long hair.
The only trick I’ve found is wearing scarves. It makes me look a little vintage (at least that’s what I like to tell myself) and it limits the “poodle on the beach” look.
But if you have any ideas / solutions / advice — seriously, I’ll take it.
Translated by Andrea Perdue.