in the blink of an eye

if i’d blinked i’d have missed him. bh came in late last night, like so late it was really almost this morning. and had to be returned to the airport at noon. so he’s once again gone. and to fill the void he left me with the original corn chip.

that my children want to eat. and maybe – just maybe – i’ll let them lick the inside of one of the bags when i’m done – if they’re good.

*insert some sort of transition of your own here*

i’m in a bit of a quandary. a hair quandary. i know i’ve shown off c14’s curls. i think they are fantastic. very charming. and for those of you who might be wondering where he got them…

but where he’s embraced his curls, there’s a bit of a love/hate relationship going on with mine. bh loves them and i think i might hate them. except sometimes, when i like them. and in the picture they’re actually fairly tame. i’ve been researching how to care for curly hair, cuz the frizz is more than i can take. and for those of you who might be wondering how come i seem to be so shocked by these curls it’s probably because it is somewhere around 300 times more humid here than it was in colorado and my hair is approximately 3 ft. longer than i normally keep it. no, really. when this whole move thing came up my very first thought was who will cut my hair in thailand. so i immediately quit cutting it. and let it grow. and i still have no idea who could cut my hair here. or if i want it cut.

14 thoughts on “in the blink of an eye

  1. ok I know you will hate me for saying this….but I heart your hair! It is the longest I have ever seen it and it looks cute. i am sure you thought of this already but where do your other American friends go to get their hair cut? I am sure there is someone there who can cut it. by the way you look like you are continuing to lose weight! its nice to see your smiling face!

    no, i could never hate you!! the biggest problem is finding someone who can cut curly. whether i keep it longer or not i’ll need trims and if it’s gonna be curly i want it done right. πŸ™‚

  2. Curly hair needs product. Especially where it is humid. I don’t know this from my own hair, but my two children who have curly hair.

    This is where I mention I love curly hair. HAHA.

    i’ve been researching product. i might have to have hubby pick up some when he returns to the states.

  3. I love the curls. Makes me want to grown mine out again. Don’t cut it unless you are ABSOLUTELY SURE. I know, it is only hair and will grow out again – but remember all the awful growing out stages. Love the visit. Love you, Mom

    i know. and i’m partly afraid to cut it. who knows what it will look like short and curly!

  4. I love the curls! I also love how long it is! I say embrace the curls!!!! Great to see you , you look great!

    thanks, trish! i’m working on some curl affirmations. πŸ˜€

  5. I’m learning to embace my curls. I’ve found a mousse called Curls Up that I use and I like how it works. It’s not as humid as you have it, but we have lots of rain in Germany that makes it easier just to embrace the curls and not fight it. Makes life easier. If bh likes it, that’s a good thing!

    if i remember correctly – your hair was curly in colorado with little humidity! and bh liking it is very good. he’s never really had much of an opinion as far as my hair goes

  6. root lifter and gel!!!!

    I am in the same quandry but my hair is not long enough for me to like it even a bit yet!

    all the product here is for longer, straighter silkier hair. i’m thinking that wouldn’t work for me.

  7. You are gorgeous! Somehow I missed out on the good family skin genes, your face looks so smooth and shiny! Keep the hair, I have curly hair too but not that curly and you know the grass is always greener and I wish mine were curlier πŸ™‚ Wish I could come visit you guys. Mikala

    mikala, thank you!! and you are welcome anytime!!

  8. Yes, you are correct and that was when I was “trying” to wear it straighter. LOL. Finding a stylist that can do curly is a treasure!

    i’ve started my search. surely i’ll find someone!!

  9. i like your new look, you look great. i guess my hair would actually work there, mine is straight as a board.

    thanks! and straight is definitely in here. i do occasionally see thais with curly hair, but from what i can tell the women straighten it as best they can.

  10. I have curly hair too…but I straighten it. I guess we never really like what we have, huh?

    Anyway, a couple of summers ago, I embraced my inner curly girl because it was just too hot to blow dry my (very thick) hair. I checked out a book from our library (gotta love the PikesPeakLibraryDistrict) called “Curly Girl”. It was a great resource. I bet you could find it on Amazon. πŸ™‚

    i’ve recently come across the book “curly girl” i was thinking i might order it if i can’t figure it out on my own… with a little help from the internet.

  11. From one curly haired, hates the friz girl to another, leave in conditioner (I’m currently using Garnier Fructis Leave In Conditioning Cream) and hair gel – lots of it….the best I’ve ever found and the product that made me love my curls is sold at Sally Beauty (I think you can order online – I stocked up before I left the states) it’s called Volumax Styling Gel and is alcohol free. This is the perfect combination for humidity and curly hair. Try it – you’ll LOVE it.

    i’m getting a list together of stuff for bh to get when he makes his next trip to the states in july… this is definitely going to go on it!

  12. love the curls! embrace the curl πŸ˜€
    kerastase (is that how you spell it) have a great range of curl loving awesomeness – “soft curl leave in conditioner” rings a bell as being particuarly dear to my heart .
    I have no idea what is up with my hair but it was seriously thick ringlet curls through my teens and is now sparse as hens teeth and straight! WTH?! Maybe i got struck by lightening and didn’t notice. Or something.

    i think it’s pregnancy. my hair is different, my feet are bigger and the rest of me, well, it’s just not the same, either!

  13. Me again. The odd lady posting on a blog of some person that she doesn’t even know.

    I had to ring in on this subject. My husband has the world’s curliest hair. It reminded me of your oldest’s hair (and yours). He has tried absolutely everything under the sun to tame his curls and is now devoted to Curls Rock Amplifier by TIGI. It takes any frizz out of them and also makes the perfect curl. He hooked his equally curly-haired sister on it as well.

    As a bonus, we know from two previous trips that this works wonderfully in Thailand. From Chiang Mai to Koh Yao, it makes hair Thailand-proof!

    /end commercial πŸ˜‰

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