Dramatic Hair Makeovers
So it's not my hair that has changed. It's me. I'm just over it. So here are my options:
1. Dye my hair a drastically different color. Pros: I would look dramatically different. Cons: With my coloring, I would look ridiculous as a blonde and a redhead, and it wouldn't address the central cause of my dissatisfaction, which is my hair style/texture.
2. Cut my hair short. With my hair type, I have to wear it quite long, at least to bra-strap level, or very short, the way Halle Berry used to. The in-between lengths are dangerous, and often result in pyramid-head. Pro: I would look dramatically different, and it would be liberating, in a sense. Con: I would hate it (I've always been a long-hair person) and so would my husband.
3. Perm my hair to change the curl pattern. Pro: This could give me the looser, bouncier curls that I crave, curls that are more reflective and have more shine. Con: Would it be enough of a change, and would my hair be a lot drier and frizzier?
4. Thermal Reconditioning: I've had this idea in the back of my head for a long time, but I've never seriously considered it, until now. Pro: My hair would be sleek, shiny and dramatically different. Con: It's permanent, and I'm not sure how it would look with my face shape.
So that's where I am right now. I discussed this at length with my husband (who gave even better advice than a girlfriend!) and he suggested I start with a few blowouts and live with it to see how I feel about the straight hair, so I think I'm going to take his advice and see how it goes.
Any other ideas? I'm open.