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NeedCoffeeToSurvive · 22/03/2021 12:23

If I don't laugh at myself I'll probably cry.

I had my hair done in October 2019 with the idea of getting it done again in early spring 2020 ready for the summer, well that didn't plan out obviously and now another 12 months have passed and I look like Brian May.
Anti-frizz serum is useless at this point.

Tell me I'm not the only person who looks ridiculous.

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Chottie · 22/03/2021 12:27

My hair looks awful too. Like a chewed bath mat with ratty ends.


RhodaDendron · 22/03/2021 12:28

In my mind I have the hair of Jemima Khan but in the mirror I resemble a terrified badger.


hollyandkit · 22/03/2021 12:28

I look like Neil from the Young Ones


Crunchymum · 22/03/2021 12:30

I haven't had my hair cut in two years so can't blame the pandemic totally.

I usually only have my hair cut once or twice a year anyway but it is certainly looking dull, lifeless with lots of split ends.


Wingedharpy · 22/03/2021 12:31

I've gone through the "Princess Margaret, circa 1965" look and am now resembling Boris Johnson - not on a good day.
I'm very grateful for masks at the moment.


Cherryvalentine · 22/03/2021 12:32

Awful, like a mullet. It's ridiculous that salons have been closed for almost 4 months as well as last year's closures too. Salons spent a fortune putting safety measures in place, having your haircut is part of your wellbeing and it's normal to feel upset that it's been taken away from you.


JovialNickname · 22/03/2021 12:32

Mine looks like shit... my natural limp, greasy, dark brown hair down to my ears with frizzy blonde at the ends. Still at least I can pull it over my face to cover all the spots.


JovialNickname · 22/03/2021 12:39

It is awful that salons have been closed for so long when the risks there were so low, and when so much effort was put into implementing safety measures.

It is depressing to have personal care taken away - for the first 2 or 3 months I just felt scruffy, like we all did. Now I feel I look like someone that has no respect for themselves, because of the length of time it's gone on.


Firevixen · 22/03/2021 12:39

I got so desperate that I let my boyfriend hack 5 inches off yesterday. It was just getting so long and knotty! I wear it up most of the time anyway so wasnt too worried about it being wonky. I wont straighten it until I get a proper cut though 😂


HazeyJaneII · 22/03/2021 12:43

Mine looks fabulous! (I don't go to the hairdressers anyway)


CausingChaos2 · 22/03/2021 12:44

Mine is not as awful as it could be but is driving me mad- lots of split ends that need sorting. I have fine hair so it’s more noticeable. Anyone in the public eye e.g. newsreaders have been allowed to carry on having treatments 🤨


Cherryvalentine · 22/03/2021 12:45

I agree I think it's outrageous that personal care has been taken away. I'm sure I'll get flamed because ' it's a pandemic' and how dare I care about something as trivial as my hair, but i think it's so wrong.


Crayfishforyou · 22/03/2021 12:51

My hair is one whole heap of nope.
It hasn’t been hacked at for a year now and is one massive haystack. And all my hair that fell out whilst I was ill is growing back again. I have a halo of frizz. Think Ken Dodd sticking his hand in an electrical socket.....

I’ve tried to dye it red too.
I have an appointment booked for the end of April, I am so tempted to put a paper bag on my head to enter the salon


Bakedbeanhead · 22/03/2021 12:53

Awful, I look like a scraggy witch, long and lank, greasy roots and frizzy ends. Don’t even get me started on my eyebrows and top lip 🤣


FastFood · 22/03/2021 12:53

Honestly not too bad.
Had a haircut in September, it's a bit long now, but that's fine (I generally have a short bob).

The real issue is the colour. I usually do a balayage every 3 months, and as a result my hair is quite platinum blonde. WAS platinum blonde. Last balayage in august. Now it has grown so much I'm practically a brunette.
Good thing is, I see my natural colour for the first time in 20 years, and I have very few grey hair.
Bad thing is, I'm not sure I like my natural colour, and overall, it's a kind of identity shift.
I don't know what I will do moving forward. Maybe I'll let it grow until I have enough regrowth for a 100% brunette short bob.

Overall I feel like I've lost a lot of my identity since March 2020, not just because of the hair, but also because of being on my own 99.9% of the time, moving to a new neighbourhood, not seeing my friends etc...
Good thing I have work, but I feel I'm a [insert job title here] rather than a full person.

Very deep answer to a very simple question 😂


ChardonnaysPetDragon · 22/03/2021 12:56

It’s bad, I was deluded enough to think I did a good enough job with box dye and and nail
scissors, but it’s bad, I could be an extra in Vikings.


crumbsnamechange · 22/03/2021 12:56

It's growing like mad because I'm not putting bleach highlights on it every 3 months.

My partner gave it a trim in November, but apart from that I've done sod all to it.

It could be could be a lot better!


pinkearedcow · 22/03/2021 12:57

I'm in Wales, so we have hairdressers open at last!


grapewine · 22/03/2021 12:59

Troll-like. I can't wait for a cut.


VampireTheBuffetSlayer · 22/03/2021 13:02

I look like Crystal Tipps.


Purplewithred · 22/03/2021 13:07

I had to cut a knot out of my hair the other day. I tried one of those sprays to cover up the grey but had an allergic reaction to it and now my face is like sandpaper. DD will have to do a home dye on it.

But my hairdresser is booked for 12th April and I am crossing off the days on my calendar!


Justmuddlingalong · 22/03/2021 13:09

I grew out a pixie last year, then had a few trims and ended up with a blunt bob. Last trim was in December. Apart from my fringe, it's looking remarkably good. I've an appointment in 4 weeks, so I'm keeping the scissors away from my fringe in the mean time.


Kenworthington · 22/03/2021 13:11

My hair is currently HMMMM. I have however done two home bleaches on the front bits now and feel like actually I’ve done an ok job. It’s not yellow/orange or anything. But it’s in a bit of a mad way. I’m going to have it cut mid may. My hairdresser will be furious with me 🤣


homesickinscotland · 22/03/2021 13:12

Mine is awful. Ends are dry and split and it's really tangled. Keep trying different things on it but nothing works! Can't face a hairdresser all the time masks are needed so going to get DH to have a go...wish me luck!


matronyoshka · 22/03/2021 13:13

Despite being quite stressed and living pretty much on toast and Mars bars through this lockdown, it's in really good condition and feeling thicker and more healthy than it has for a while. It looks a mess, though - really in need of a cut and colour.

I resolved not to DIY this lockdown, because I'm really sick of this shit now and just want a professional to do it properly. I'll enjoy the transformation more this way anyway, hopefully.

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