Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Now That's What I Call a Bad Hair Day.

So what have I been up to since I last saw you?

Busy finishing the painting of the garden furniture where I got a lot of hammerite on my personage  and superglue on my nose, I kid you not. Nope I still don't know how I did that either.

I have been taken by surprise by mould. After 7 years in a damp house I thought I had all the places it loves to grow figured out, but no it surprised me yet again on Saturday. I'm actually beginning to like the smell of bleach which is a bit worrying.

I had a lovely night out with Soo and Melissa eating and drinking far more than was good for me.

I've been manic and stressed at work and forgotten more things than I care to mention, it's quite distressing how crap my memory is these days especially when I forget to bid on a bloody gorgeous frock on Ebay a mere half an hour after I had thought 'Must bid on that dress in half an hour' *sigh*

I managed to split the soles of my star boots  :(

They were only cheap but I loved them and it always makes me very sad when boots die.

I have been enjoying wet walnuts that are falling in abundance from the tree at the end of the road.
Oh and I lost most of my hair on Monday.

My hair has always been a bit delicate as I have blogged about in the past. My terrible abuse of it in the 80's has never been forgiven.
Over the summer it has been remarkably happy and healthy, I should have known it was too good to last.
The last month or so I have really been struggling to do anything at all with it. As you can see from this picture of my trip to Birmingham that I have blatantly stolen from Curtise, it has been straggly and thin at the ends. I knew I was due a haircut but just hadn't got round to booking one.

Well I woke up one morning last week and it was like the fairies had stolen my fringe in the night, either that or Himself is doing some kind of reverse Samson and Delilah on me.

Seriously I looked like fricking Dave Hill in his Slade 70's heyday, it was just horrifying.
I can't bear not having a fringe so it was pretty upsetting and baffling as well. I just couldn't figure out what had happened.
A frantic call was made to my Hairdresser/Sister in Law Caron and she squeezed me in on Monday night. Turns out my hair has been breaking, not falling out, but just snapping off. My fringe had clearly been breaking over a period of time until there was just none left.

It's a mystery as I don't bleach or straighten or over heat my hair. Caron offered a few possible causes including early menopause!?!
 So I have a doctors appointment booked for next Tuesday to get checked out and in the meantime what was left of my hair had to go.
The sides had broken so badly it had to be cut shorter than initially planned.
From this
to this in a matter of weeks.......

If you're thinking what is she on about she has a fringe believe me it is a careful comb over!

Don't get me wrong I don't hate it I'm just a bit shell shocked and obviously a bit worried about the cause. I'm also terrified it will keep happening.
Today I bought some intensive brittle hair treatments and a hair and nail supplement to help my poor mop, fingers crossed they work.

Oh and on a lighter note you can see my fab new Halloween ghost jumper over my shoulder in the picture above.
I saw it, I squeed, I had to buy it.

Himself said 'but you can only wear it once a year' and then saw my face and said ' what am I thinking you're just going to wear it all winter aren't you?'


  1. Oh no, that would be a worry for most of us, I think - women and their hair, it's an emotional relationship. I hope you can get to the bottom of your hair breakage, but in the meantime, I have to say your new pixie crop is just lovely, Gisela! I mean really REALLY great, it suits you perfectly. I'd keep it like that, you're all Twiggy/Mia Farrow-esque gorgeousness!
    Mould, walnuts, sad farewell to beloved boots, Dave Hill's fringe - this post has got it all! Great jumper - of course you'll wear it all winter, why ever not?! xxxxx

  2. Gosh, that sounds terrible! I hope everything is OK!

  3. That is a worry, I'm glad you've made a Doctor's appointment adn I hope he sorts it it. Your new crop looks gorgeous though, it really suits you and i've heard good things about that Argan Oil.
    Dave Hill's a common sight round these parts, the fringe has gone but he still looks a bit strange! xxx

  4. I agree, very worrying but the silver lining is that the crop really suits you :)

  5. Oooh no, I bet it was a shock. I'm glad you're going to see a doc and get it checked. I agree with the others though, a crop looks fab on you. Take

  6. Your new hair cut really brings out your eyes, but I hope they sort out the breakage problem soon, it must be worrying for you.

    Ghost jumper ROCKS!

  7. New hair is gorgeous, but it must be a bit of a shock suddenly having very little. Hopefully it'll grow back much stronger. You must wear that ghost jumper all the time!

  8. As someone who ultimately become a full time wig wearer because of many years of ongoing hair loss, please know that you have my complete and total understanding. There are so many potential reasons why women loss their hair, and sometimes even when it happens an exact cause or cause isn't able to be pinned down, but that doesn't mean its not there (obviously - no one's hair just up and falls out for the fun of it!). I truly hope that your doctor is able to help get to the root (hair pun not intended) of what might be causing your hair loss, honey, and the treatments you bought will help restore some of its strength as well. I'm always here if you need someone to talk to hair hair loss/wigs.

    ♥ Jessica

  9. Sorry to hear about your hair problems. Mine is fine and straggly too and has broken in the past (but I think that was due to a certain metal hairgrip) and I found that Argan Oil has really improved it, my hairdresser noticed too! Hope the doc can get to the bottom of it but in the meantime don't stress...your new gamine 'do' looks fabulous.