Believe it or not….in the past 10 days, people have been pouring their problems over to me. And guess what…everything is related in some way to the Hair. And the most common grumble was “I don’t like my hair”.
If its curly, they want it straight.
If its wavy, they don’t like it at all.
If it’s too straight, they always complain.
Most of the people want some different kind of hair than what they have. I suppose its human tendency to want, whats not there for them.
And so people go to salons or to hair-stylists to create the style they want, with whatever kind of hair they have.
And I can assure you that not everyone is satisfied with the results of hair styling.
I do remember a friend of mine who hurriedly went to Jawed Habib salon, when they opened near our home. He was a great stylist, but he cannot be there in all the branches of his salon. And one of the stylists there totally spoiled her hair.
And then, there were the kinds like me, who were never allowed to even trim the hair. Me and my sister will trim it on the third day after New Moon Day – we considered it auspicious for such a dare-devil act. And what big trim – it’ll be hardly 2 cm or max 1 inch – nobody can even tell a difference in the length – but we used to do it behind closed doors. It was thrilling for me then. But the habit has just stayed with me – I don’t trim more than an inch, at any given time. It’s hard to see the tress falling down at my feet.
I need to tell about my other friend’s utter dare-devil act here. This happened about 30 years ago, when hair cuts or hair trimming were totally banned for girls and it was the time, when the girls listened to their parents on these things – at least in strict orthodox families, such rules existed. This friend’s youngest sister had such long, thick, black beautiful hair, something I would die for. But alas, she was not happy with it – the law of Human Tendency. 😉
So, my friend took her to some salon, near her house, warned her of the consequences, like the verbal bout from parents and helped her to change from long length hair to short bob-cut hair. The dare-devil girls were totally prepared for anything.
Having got back home, this little sister happily took all the scoldings and quietly went to her room. But she was happy. She has cut her hair and she knew very well that no amount of scoldings can make the hair grow in an instant.
I smiled at the contradiction – 30 years back, my friend’s sister did the bold act of getting a bob-hair cut done. Now, Parachute claims that “Khoobsurat hai badna” !!!! 😉 😉 Now, those mind-boggling hair oils in the markets are all aiming to make people grow their hair. 🙂
So, have you styled your hair, at least once ???? Did you like the result ????
Do you love long hair or short length hair ????