All has been a bit quiet on the blog front of late, because i’ve unfortunately found myself battling The Miseries again. But I seem to have found a way out now. And it’s my hair.
Yesterday, I found myself overwhelmed by the need to dye my hair. It’s the traditional Evans signal of “end of an era”; new hair means new times. But what I hadn’t realised was that my hair can also signal the demise of an old era, before I even know it’s coming. It seems I have psychic hair.
You see, I love my hair. I put huge amounts of effort into it. Every day begins with my hair routine; I wash it, then I half dry it, then I finish drying it with my beloved Big Hair, then I backcomb it, and if I can be arsed, I put a few curls in. I use at least three different products on it, and I frequently skip breakfast so I can complete my hair routine. It sounds like a huge amount of effort, but practice means that I can go from bed to street in half an hour. The breakfast thing is really just laziness.
But what I’ve recently realised is that going for more than two days in a row without doing the hair ritual isn’t a sign of yet more laziness – it’ actually the first indication that The Miseries are coming back. I didn’t realise it this time until I found the perfect hairdresser and still didn’t want to style my magic new hair. I told myself that I was just busy, that with the rain there was no point in doing it anyway, that my hair needed time to settle into the cut before it was even worth doing anything with it. But no. I was just bloody miserable, and my hair was the first thing to show it.
It turns out that having such psychic hair does have distinct advantages though. I can now work out that I’m heading into the pit of despair before I ever get there – and, I can start dragging myself out through the medium of styling. Because it turns out that when my hair looks good, I feel a bit less crap. So obviously, it’s incredibly important that I invest all of my money into everything Babyliss have ever produced. In fact, I’m pretty sure that it justifies my purchase of the Babyliss Root Boost. It’s important for my mental health.