<- It HURTS to be blonde.
This past Saturday I took advantage of hubby's need of a haircut to suggest I get one too AND also highlights, but of course. It was WAY overdue after the one I did before Melissa's birthday (almost 5 months ago!). But little did I know how much pain and suffering awaited me...
I got there thinking that, since I wanted even more highlights this time, I could skip that horrible plastic cap and go for the foil. But they insisted that with the cap it would look so much better, more even, more natural, etc. So, what did I know, I just went with it.
The only little problem is that I hadn't washed my hair in about three days (don't judge), which meant the products I use were making their little home there, holding on to the knots and not letting go. So, in desperation, the sweet lady asked me to help her detangle my hair. There's something degrading about having not one, but two hair stylists battling your mane while you're still working on the front part. Meanwhile, picture all my curls disappearing and expanding into an enourmous frizz ball.
After the psychological pain, in came the physical one: they brought that horrific plastic cap, and started pulling little hair strands through the wholes on it. I'd done this the first time, except it was only one stylist, and let me tell you - two women pulling your hair out, while you have tight plastic surrounding your face is downright claustrophobic. Towards the end, I felt lightheaded, as though the lack of air circulation through my ears and head pores was messing with my breathing. Add excruciating pain on both sides of my scalp and you get sheer torture.
I cannot even tell you how happy I was when it was over. Afterwards, I read online that "a good salon would never use plastic caps on long hair", and wanted to kick myself for going to SuperCuts. But then again, I don't know if I could afford to do this somewhere fancier on a regular basis. And I did like the results; I think it makes me look more daring. I guess I must be, having gone through labor and cap highlights.