There are very few people who are as interested in my hair as “Mern”, no one else has ever told me that they wanted to collect my hair and make a blanket out of it, so I make this post for you because I listen to my fans. I have spent quite a bit of time collecting photo evidence and I hope you appreciate the very complicated history that is behind my locks.
0 to 1.5 years: Bald very very bald. Abnormally bald, I was basically Mr. Clean
1.5 to 3 years: Blonde Blonde Blonde and curly very curly, I was basically an angel
4 to 6 years: Less Blonde More Bangs, there was also a high amount of srunchis
A Brief Warning: For the next 11 years it becomes scarier and scarier
7 to 9 years old: Middle part. Even worse the time while I was growing it out.. Luckily I don’t have to many pictures. The accessories were what was most frightening from butterfly clips to head scarves, and zig zag scarves, not to mention french braids, this was the beginning of the decent.
10 to 12 years old: My hair was a weird lengths with varying parts, with occasional braids and general neglect. The beginning of puberty which meant neglecting my hair and being too cool to care. Also the occasional stereotypical lesbian styling and sloppy pony tails.I also enjoyed pulling two strands of hair out of my pony tail as pseudobangs
13 to 15 years old : I got a razor cut during the height of my emo faze and it only made my hair frizzier and out of control. I also introduced bows and ribbon into my accessories in order to look like my maple story character. It was a dark time. By this point my middle part was dead which is the only highlight I assure you.
16 to 17 years old : I grew out my hair and most of my heinous razor cut however the frizz remains also my natural hair color changed constantly. For a brief moment in time I had straight across bangs
18 years old: My hair finally stopped being frizzy and I started styling it regularly and looking like a person, I also had short bangs at this time but very much side swept.
19 years old: I cut my hair short above the shoulders and have been growing it out ever since. I did it because chris told me he liked short hair, then I decided I didn’t care what he liked and have not given in since.
20 years old: I colored my hair dark red/brown for the first time, which was basically black.
20 to 22 years old: Lightened my hair in different intervals
Current: A very lovely chocolate brown. Natural on the left, straightened on the right
My Current Daily Regiment
I thought it would be fun to talk about a day in the life of my hair as of today. I take a “beauty supplement” to help with over all daily health, which is really code for “they make it in gummy form and I like candy”. I do not by any means wash my hair every day or even close. My hair has been super dry lately so I barely wash it and the number of times per week I wash it would horrify you because it is so vastly small, and I would hate for people to think I am dirty. My hair is dry like super dry so back off. I use “Dry Remedy” by Aveda to help with this problem and I also am a proud owner of a “Wet Brush” in order to limit breakage.
I wad up my hair in buns most of the time but probably wear it down at least 3 times a week. I never use a blow dryer unless I am in a hurry. Due to my dryness I don’t like to add extra heat damage so I wash it the day before to let it air dry. Due to the thickness of my hair it takes a whole day to completely dry naturally. Once it is dry and in its normal weird wavy state I straighten it. I have used a “Chi” for years and have not been dissapointed. I am one of those people that goe for the slow drag with the iron, since I think multiple runs through is worse for your hair due to constant contact with the heat. I’ve found the multiple runs causes more breakage.
I am by no means saying I have the best hair, like at all, but it is thick and usually looks okay so yep. Living with thick hair is a pain. People tell me how lucky I am but they have never overwhelmed a stylist or had to sit in a chair for 4+ hours for a cut, color, and style. When I get a hair cut it is literally a weight being lifted off my shoulders. I hope you enjoyed this post, I got very mechanical with it but oddly enough I highly enjoyed writing it.
These aren’t the worst photos of me but they aren’t the best. The photos were locked away probably due to harming people so this is what you get!