(Los Angeles, CA) ‘Pleasant surprise’ and ‘unsettling’ are one woman’s reaction to the attention she has been receiving regarding her hair.
For nearly all her life the woman has had hair, in varying lengths, textures and colors; natural and otherwise. However in recent weeks, she has received, on separate occasions, several inquiries and compliments regarding her mane.
“People from all over have been asking me about my hair,” recounted the woman. “They would look at me, cock their head or narrow their eyes, and then it happens.”
The woman in fact, had cut her hair recently, with bangs to frame her face and long layers to provide length without overwhelming her petite frame.
“Yeah, I got bangs,” confirmed the woman.
The woman also recently altered her routine to include basic grooming.
“I (also) dry my hair now,” revealed the woman. “I actually use a hairdryer and in certain areas, spray gel too.”
The implement, a popular brand ionic hairdryer with nano silver tourmaline ceramic technology, has been a key factor in the hair’s alleged dramatic improvement. However, beyond basic drying, the woman uses its concentrator attachment for pinpoint styling of her now-shorn bangs.
“Most of the time (the styling) works,” said the woman, “but sometimes it still gets wonky and I have to use a bobby pin.”
The woman, claiming self-taught, uses tried-and-true techniques from the masters of the world wide web, credentialed by ‘hits’ (or views) for their YouTube how-to videos. And the results have been overwhelmingly positive. Only one detractor, the woman’s mother, continues to suggest that the woman’s hair be cut shorter. And reminds her to brush it.
When asked where one goes from here, the woman shared that she had in fact been slowly implementing the next phase.
“I’ve been changing my hair part from my left to right,” the woman described. “I like the mirror image better than what I see in pictures. So in general I’m trying to change it up.”
Preliminary results from the part change have also been positive. Strangers have been allegedly looking at her several beats longer than socially-accepted as passing glances, and the woman’s self-confidence has been boosted if not also tempered by discomfit from the attention.
“Yes, I did do something different (with my hair),” said the woman, unconsciously petting her hair. Shyly smiling, “thank you!”