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19 December 2010 @ 12:52 pm
Hair  
A little over a month ago, I chopped most of my hair off. It's now .5-1" long in back, bangs in front. This was spurred by a nasty 36hrs in the Greyhound bus system (hard to sleep with hair pinned back with sticks) and the idea that "huurrrrr, I no longer model, it doesn't matter if I'm ugly nao!".

It was a mistake.

I feel, for lack of a better word, *coarse* without my long hair. It doesn't look bad, but I hate that it's now difficult to look feminine and polished, and hence, *feel* feminine and polished. I gave it a month to try to come to love being shorn, but it's not happening. I figure it'll be two years before I have any decent length again. Interim solution: I need a wig. Something long, blunt-banged, and dark colored, like this:


Can anyone recommend a seller/manufacturer of a similar style that's high quality? Is the wig imaged/linked a good one? If not, alternates would be highly appreciated! I don't mind paying a bit more for something nice- quality lasts longer and looks better.

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BTW, this is what my hair looks like now:
 
 
 
Vysanthevysanthe on December 19th, 2010 10:58 pm (UTC)
http://gabalnara.com/

This Korean manufacturer is very good quality, with most of the fibres being heat-resistant so you can style them if you want. Shipping is EMS.
HMSlatexhurtmeso on December 20th, 2010 12:11 pm (UTC)
I can't really help you with wigs but I would really like to see you with short hair. I love short for myself and I actually used to have my hair as long as yours (I could sit on it but I'm short lol)
Revelrevelition on December 21st, 2010 10:08 pm (UTC)
I've added snapshots to this entry, if you want to go back and look. *You* look adorable with short hair, but I think my features are strong enough that they really need the balance of long hair.
HMSlatexhurtmeso on December 21st, 2010 10:11 pm (UTC)
Wow, I really love your hair like that! But I understand how it can be difficult to adjust, what you did is pretty drastic!

When I cut my long long hair, I cut it to the middle of the back, then to the shoulders, then I wore a bob for quite a while, and now I feel I have too much hair when it's more than 2-3 inches. ^^
Kid_J: Hopekid_j on December 21st, 2010 06:34 pm (UTC)
Have you considered extensions? I live in South Florida and I have several female friends who have gotten hair extensions and they look amazing. Also since it's coupled with your own hair it looks very natural.

Just a thought.
Revelrevelition on December 21st, 2010 08:43 pm (UTC)
My hair is pixie-short, there's no way it'd blend with extensions. There'd be litte short tufts sticking up through the long hair, hah!
That and extensions are expensive and a pain to maintain. I don't have the OOMPH for that sort of money/energy commitment.
anaisdjuna: adj. saturnaliaanaisdjuna on January 19th, 2011 07:42 am (UTC)

I think you look gorgeous! You look very feminine and very polished with this hair. Plus your features, dear. You're never gonna look butch... ever.

That said... I'm sure it's quite an adustment and if you don't like short hair well you don't like short hair.

I do recommend extensions. You should get in touch with someone from the Hair Police group. They have mobile folks or perhaps someone near you has trained with them. They do a three strand braid that is tied off with apholstery string. They can do them super tiny. Yes your hair might have to grow a lil bit for you to have even enough to braid to anchor an extension, but once it gets a little longer you could figure out how to have it blend. You could also get permed human hair, you wouldn't have to deal with blending tufts into smootheness. I could see those bangs with a big bush of curly hair behind. Talk about volume through the crown to accentuate your lovely features!

Good luck. You look adorable.
Revelrevelition on January 20th, 2011 07:26 pm (UTC)
What a lovely comment! Thanks for taking the time to speak out, and your kind words :)

My hair is maybe 2" long in the back now- is that long enough for extensions? I don't think I have the money for such things currently*, but I have been enamoured with dreadlocks for ages- maybe I could get those sort of extensions in the future. They tend to look tidier than real ones too.



*(just had to replacement everyday shoes, and while the new ones will last me 5-10 years, quality comes with a heftier up front cost. )
anaisdjunaanaisdjuna on January 21st, 2011 09:37 am (UTC)
You're welcome :-)

Is your hair long enough? Maybe. Depends on the skill of the person doing your extensions. It's true they aren't cheap. I wish I could afford some myself. Dreadlocks would be a great choice for dealing with the blending issue. Also, you could get synthetic hair (no use using human for dreads) and avoid the cost of human hair. Plus, loads of opportunity for fun colors without frying your own hair.

Good shoes are a must! I'm into the Massai Barefoot Technology shoes and they are EXpensive!