A Tousled Do Meets Gray Hair. Casual Chic or Crazy Cat Lady?
In the many how-to articles, beauty guides, and YouTube styling videos I have subjected myself to over the past few years, there is a consistent theme when it comes to styling textured and/or graying hair (and I am the proud owner of both); it is an entity to be controlled. In theory, I suppose I agree with this rather heavy-handed sentiment. Silver does have a tendency to make you look a bit wild and unkempt if it is neglected. But therein lies the issue: I am not a girl who likes to spend a lot of time doing hair things. I'm not claiming to be a wash and go girl…no…more of a wash, add product, maybe hastily dry, and on the rare occasion heat style kind of a girl who never leaves enough time to finish any of these steps with any degree of proficiency.
Therefore, with my own utter follicular laziness in mind, I have become an absolute sucker for anything with the words anti-frizz, moisturizing, or smoothing printed on it. I cling to the shreds of hope that some day, I will be one of those women who can jump out of the shower with wet hair and thirty minutes later emerge with a glossy head of salt and pepper that retains its natural wave yet is devoid of that layer of fuzz that even though you've just washed your hair, is reminiscent of the antibiotic-producing skin of old cheese.
Behold the experiment. I have had some long layers put back into my hair after a few years of wearing it all one length. My natural wave wants desperately to be free, but like a petulant teen, it