Monday, November 24, 2008

Stravy hair

Does anyone else out there suffer from stravy hair? By "stravy" I mean straight and wavy at the same time (straight + wavy = stravy). My hair likes to do this when it's really humid or raining out, as it did on the day I took these photos a few weeks ago. I don't get beautiful, consistent waves like most gals do. Instead, I get chunks of hair that wave and frizz, and other chunks that remain stick straight and...frizz.

My hair was always straight when growing up, so this stravy thing is a recent development, probably starting about 5-10 years ago. I'm clueless as what to do with it. I try to work some curly hair mousse into it (which I use daily anyway and helps control the frizz) but sometimes it's not enough. I'd love it if I got soft waves all over, but I don't. What you can't see here is the back is fairly straight, as are parts of the left side of my head.

Sigh...oh well. At least winter's almost here, so I only have to deal with fly-aways and hat hair.


Katie said...

You're not alone, Chris! My hair has always had a mind of its own, and this is one of the things it likes to do, but only sometimes. Other times I get some decent, if very subtle, waves when it's humid. No rhyme or reason, sadly. And I'm inept with hair products, so I usually end up pulling my hair back or up.

Jekisa Jean said...

i love the new word.

consider it incorporated into daily vocabulary :)

your hair is getting so LONG! oh my gosh! i am jealous!

Anonymous said...

I think your stravy hair is pretty. I wish my nappy wavy fro would try and be stravy every now and then lol

I have something for you on my blog! :)

Georgia (AKA g-bug) said...

those of us who have stick straight hair want that stravy look! you should be happy--don't try to change it!

Alyssa said...

Great word. I think you should get that one into Websters! I understand the hair thing, too. I deal with the same thing:(