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  1. Wordbird
    May 7, 2010 at 9:02 am ·

    Well, probably the most immediate reaction I made with my hair was to demand my housemate cut my long hair off after a disastrous encounter with a chap. When I gave him the ‘I just had my heart broken’ brush-off, he said I looked like a wounded animal and he loved my long shiny hair. He gave me the heebee-jeebies and those locks had to go! 🙂

    But for a ‘twist of Fate’ story, there’s the fact that suffering from serious hairloss led to me finally getting a gynae check up after decades of avoiding having my Pap Smear tests. Turns out my hair falls out because of PCOS but the smear test showed I was on the verge of developing cervical cancer and ended up having a hysterectomy to prevent this. So hairloss led to early diagnosis and a happy outcome. (Regaine (Minoxidil) has brought my hair back pretty well too.)

  2. Lila Dare
    May 7, 2010 at 12:11 pm ·

    Wow, Wordbird, what a story! Hurray for your happy outcomes (no cancer and hair growing back! Thanks for commenting.

  3. Jessa
    May 8, 2010 at 9:26 pm ·

    If I’m having a bad hair day it makes me have a bad hair day because I lose confidence in myself. I once colored it myself and it bleached like crazy! I’ll never color my hair at home again.

  4. Marie B.
    May 8, 2010 at 10:01 pm ·

    I use to live next to a beautician. She agreed to “lighten” my hair one evening but didn’t have a lot of time to do it. She put the color in, sent me home with instructions to wash it out in 10 minutes. OMG… my hair was absolutely white. I ran back to her house in a panic and spent the next hours trying to get color back into my hair. To say the least, it didn’t work. For the next six months, every time I washed my hair I had to put the “shampoo-in” color in it just to tone the white down. I looked like a freak. My hair was like straw from trying so many products. It took many years before I ever tried a color product again.

  5. Nicole
    May 9, 2010 at 1:38 am ·

    I had grown my hair out long for my wedding day and actually didn’t have it that short prior so my fiance/husband was used to it longer. The day after we got married we were in the mall and I told him I wanted my haircut for the honeymoon. He walked around the mall and when he came back I had cut my hair down to a spikey/flipped up do’! His reaction was less than thrilled, but he got used to it and now I keep it pretty short all the time!

  6. May 9, 2010 at 3:48 am ·

    After 7 years with below-the-shoulder length hair in a ponytail – which was my solution for hiding my gray – I chopped it off to just below the chin. People tell me they love the skunky white stripe in my hair, but the truth is, I’m not brave: just too LAZY to color it! And I’ve learned to tame it with a flat iron, but it’s long again, and I’m ready for a new look that’s more “bed head”.

  7. May 9, 2010 at 10:43 am ·

    OMG! The perms in the 80’s and 90’s. My baby fine, thin hair hated them. Why did I do that!!!!!!

  8. May 9, 2010 at 10:44 am ·

    My hair was once short and spikey!! YIKES!

  9. Julie
    May 10, 2010 at 11:30 pm ·

    My mom let my neighbor cut my hair when I was ten years old and she gave me crooked bangs. Two weeks later, I had to have school pictures taken. My mom still loves to pull out those pictures and tease me about it.

  10. Lila Dare
    May 13, 2010 at 7:34 am ·

    Goodness, ladies, those are some scary hair stories. I must admit that the bravest I’ve been with chemical products on my hair is those dyes that wash out gradually over about 28 shampoos. I do use those every now and then to freshen up the red in my hair which has gotten browner as I’ve aged. Thanks for sharing your stories with me!

  11. Wordbird
    June 5, 2010 at 8:30 am ·

    I have to thank you for the great book, which I have thoroughly enjoyed.
    I should come clean on something: I’m a writer by trade, and a thriller/mystery nut, so I’m really hard to please. This book was excellent, both well-written (high praise from a fellow word-engineer) and well-plotted, with believable and interesting characters who develop and unfold as the story moves along. I’m notorious for guessing “whodunnit” and seeing all the clues that are dropped into books en route, but this time I couldn’t guess the culprit and I ended up sitting up late to finish the last chapter. I’ll be looking out for the next one in the series because I so want to see what happens next to Grace and Violetta and the gang.
    Many thanks and all best wishes. Lisa x

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