I love your hair… said no one ever.

That is just something I don’t hear unless someone who has straight hair thinks they’d love to have naturally curly hair with a mind of its own.

Guys- you can pretty much quit reading this post as it will probably bore you, in fact, if you’re a lucky female with beautiful thick full straight hair this isn’t for you either 🙂

On top of being curly, it’s also fine, thin, absurdly slow-growing and the back resembles a skunk stripe because it is turning gray at a completely different rate from the front. I don’t mind salt and pepper, or all white but the skunk look just isn’t going to work.

My Pinterest board on hair is here. 

I’ve been letting my hair grown out for years and now, November 2017, after the third cut by a new person it is right back to where it was two years ago.


I’m mad and I’m sad but I’m not surprised.

After years I finally had some length starting in 2017- in May I could even french braid it again and my “bangs” would almost stay tucked behind my ear. Something I haven’t done since the early 90s.  See my bangs in the 2nd pic below my jawline?


This was the 3rd and last time for this person “trimming” my hair. The first time she cut it was January 26 2017 she did just what she said and only took off a little.


Backward cut May 2017

The 2nd time on May 10th not only was too much cut, the front was actually cut at a backward angle to framing my face! I hate that. I asked for the normal, shorter to longer, not long to short. I went back and the only solution was to cut my bangs shorter or live with the angle it was cut. It stretches when wet, that’s why I want it cut dry and not pulled straight, so too much isn’t cut AND so they can see where it’s the curliest and how it lays. The back middle curls the most and I actually need a U shape cut so it doesn’t look like the sides are longer when I don’t pull and blow dry it. I don’t like to use much heat on it as it’s already such bad hair I don’t want to damage it anymore than I have to.

This 3rd time I thought I really stressed how slow growing it was but yet again the 1/4″ I agreed could be cut off to even it up, was cut off over and over and turned in to closer to 2-3″.  It will take me 1 to 3 years to get that back. In December of 2016, it was finally well below poking me in the eye. In August I could actually pull the top back in a braid and it would stay and the ponytail was long enough to lay down. Now (red t-shirt 2nd) it’s hitting me in the eye and it’s not long enough to pull back, much less pull back, braid and lay down.

At least 2″ came off the back for very short layers. Before this week I could hold my arm straight above my head and still hold hair. Now it is only about 2″ long at the top of the back. I’m pretty well disgusted that I’m back this far again in growing it out.

I should’ve said something when she wet it. I like a dry cut because my hair stretches when it’s wet and I’ve come to learn too much ends up on the floor.

It’s not that I want my hair trimmed just 3x per year – it’s that it grows that slow and since I’m trying to grow it out you can’t whack off a year or two worth of growth and gain anything.

I like to be able to pull it back into a quick ponytail if I’m going out early to shoot, instead of getting ready, going out the moist morning air and looking like Albert Einstein.

My mom said it was a good cut. I disagree. A good cut, would be giving me the minimal trim I asked for. I’ve had friends that went thru chemo whos hair grew back from bald in less time than mine.


This is not the worst I’ve been scalped but I thought this person got what I was saying about a TRIM. Apparently, I was wrong.

Ten years ago, in 2007 I may as well have gotten a buzz cut for that ‘trim’.  Don’t you just love the straight back line?


Okay, enough about my hair- on to the curling iron & hair product reviews.





I had this post started and now my hair is too short AGAIN to use them both still want to put this out there. It turns out curling irons are not created equal. I have been using the same metal curling iron I’ve used for years until I bought a straightener. I didn’t like the straighter because the ends always looked funny when I tried to do it myself. I heard rav reviews about a brush iron that you brush through your hair to dry it while straightening it but it took forever and I’m used to pulling a brush through with one hand while dry with the other, then using an ironing tool afterward.

My old curling iron still works just like it always has but I decided to get a larger one to sort of use it as a straighter. I’m not sure if it’s the tourmaline or what, but boy does it do better with frizz and the style seems to last longer. I liked it so much I went out and bought a smaller one like the size I had too!

Infiniti Pro by Conair Tourmaline Ceramic Curling Wand; 1-inch CD107TP

Infiniti Pro by Conair Nano Tourmaline Ceramic Curling Iron; 1 1/2-inch  CD109BN


I’ve tried tons of products but very few are purchased again. If I’m leaving it curly, I don’t like the wet or crunchy look and I don’t like oiled hair hitting me in the face. I’ve tried coconut oil, argan oil, keratin oil, gels and mouse. If I try to straighten it and it is at all humid, nothing seems to really hold all day.

The three best things I’ve found for that, that I do buy when I run out are:

TRESemmé TRES Two Hair Gel Extra Hold gel

Marc Anthony Strictly Curls Curl Defining Lotion


John Frieda Frizz Ease Moisture Barrier Firm Hold Hairspray, but I have to clean the tip every time I use it or it will clog and not spray right.


Since I’m trying to keep my hair as healthy as possible most the time if we’re not going out anywhere special, I’ll just let it be curly and unruly to keep from causing heat or product damage.

Have curly, thin, fine hair too? I’m sorry 🙂 Please share your favorite hair ideas with me.

UPDATE UPDTATE UPDATE I found THE product read here.


3 thoughts on “I love your hair… said no one ever.

  1. Bill Ramsey

    Kim, You were right about a man finding this post difficult to connect with. I tried but gave up. I must say that women have much more hair interest and expense than men do. My hair and nails grown like kudzu. Care is a simple chop.


  2. Pingback: Best product for curly hair ever! | Covers, Cats & Clicks by KiM

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