Saturday, February 20, 2010

I want to be fabulous!

A Proverbs Wife is challenging us to kick the frumpy mom look out of our lives forever.  The plan is to get dressed everyday as if you have somewhere to go.  Now, I do work outside the home as a preschool teacher. However, it's very easy to get into a slump with how you look.   I tend to go for the comfortable look...jeans, t-shirts, sweatshirts....pretty bland and boring.  But, skirts haven't worked for me because I am up and down off the floor with the children and have a hard time manuevering in skirts. For now, I guess I'm going to have to stick to pants for work.

I also have very thick, curly hair that is very difficult to work with so most days it gets pulled back into a pony tail.

                                 Not too fab looking, huh? 
I've used relaxers most of my life but decided a year ago that I wanted to stop putting the chemicals so close to my brain.  So....I need to figure to out a new look and somehow work with my own hair texture.

    This is my hair right after it's been wet and brushed out. (Sorry for the dark picture).

It's a lot longer and generally what I do is braid it while it's still wet and then take it out while still damp and fluff it. This keeps it from shrinking up so much.

I do have a really good electric flat iron that I use that will straighten it completely. It will last as long as I keep it dry. However, I don't do it very often because it takes a good 45 minutes to and hour to do it because I have so much hair. My arm gets tired! I've been toying with the idea of cutting it short, but dh likes it long. Plus, years ago I did cut it pretty short and everytime it got wet it shrank up past my ears! not a very good look....
I did wear it down several days last week and got lots of compliments at work. I think the change is good.
A Proverbs Wife is going to continue the challenge in March. I'm looking forward to it because I have some other changes I'd like to try.

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