It ainít easy being indian
Four years ago this past month I chopped my hair off with rusty scissors and the result was horribly hilarious. I wrote that I looked like Kim Jong-Il, a now decomposed dictator whom I thought was haunting my mirror beady eyes and all. Thatís one thing. I did it with full knowledge that I canít even cut coupons evenly but I hacked up my own hair. Eventually it grew out but I was vainly aware that my head is too big and round to pull off short, short hair styles.
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Fast forward to now, my last hair trim was cute, angled under my chins and shorter in back. Well, as hair has the tendency to do it grew longer but added some odd little curls I never had before and didnít know what to do with. Yes, this world is on a crazy train going off the tracks, and I get so tired and depressed about it that I have to yell ďSTOP!Ē soís I donít completely lose my mind for good. Thus, I focused on my hair cuz well, no one else will, right?
In past columns Iíve written about my super-long Indian woman hair that I
kept for most of my life. It was so simple to care for; shampoo, rinse,
condition, rinse, braid it up and the next day unravel the braids for
fresh curly locks. Sexy! Women envied my hair. A teenage girl on a #5
bus put a lighter to my braids and would have burnt my hair badly but
luckily it was still damp. That was the extreme, the rest who hated on
my hair satisfied themselves by merely trying to pull it out.
miss those days. Not the hair-hating part from others but the
simplicity of my coiffure; up, down, big hair, smooth hair, natural. I
am now getting to my point: distressed (geddit?!) because my do was
doing nothing I decided to have it cut by a professional. Short soís I
could have a fresh look and not have to bother with too many products,
hot styling devices and effort. Additionally, cuz of my injuries I canít
even whup my hair up like I used to, so I wanted a
wash-n-go-n-gel-n-spray style while I grow it out Ė or until my next
Anywayz, as you may have discerned by now I called up WTFZ
Radio Auction and bought a discount certificate for the local Kost
Klippers. Hey! What could go wrong? Wait. I mean WHAT COULD POSSIBLY GO
So when a guy was available to cut my hair I was actually
pleased. Gays plz forgive me for stereotyping but yooz know how to cut
some savagely awesome hair styles. I sat down in complete confidence
until I smelt his pits. Ew. I should have run away cuz I would have had a
chance but I'm nice, too nice, and thought well, he said heís on his
second wife I should give him a fair, heterosexual chance.
he gave me the classically awful olderish woman style #2 which is
nondescript, neither she nor he Ė genderless really. I was supposed to
Ďlikeí it and be on my way. Hai!!! Instead I told him to shorten my do.
Now a hank of hair is sticking out ridiculously and I look like I hired
an evil, drunken Nun from an Indian boarding school (child prison) to
chop my hair up. I havenít looked this bad, according to me, since I had
the ďpixieĒ cut in 1st grade.
The obvious solution to my dilemma is
to grow some more hair. Simple. But itís a slow process as all we
hair-growers know. I do have a hairpiece from back then but I think my
head grew some and itís a tight fit. Now Iím thinking of styling a
Mohawk sans Day-Glo colors. Then if I was to be taken seriously Iíd have
to get all tatted up, plus piercings too! Ho-Lay! All carried away,
ennit? All that is too painful and permanent for me, plus I donít wanna
scare my grandchildren when I get some with wrinkly, saggy ink art and
have shiny objects for them to pull on.
Okay for real though, I have to get my hair cut again! OMG.
off I want to thank yooz for hanging with me for this long about a
subject that matters not at all except for a good chuckle at my
appearance. I have many scars that are proof that I overcame what tried
to hurt me and I wear them proudly for that reason. So I ask myself how
can a really horrible haircut hurt me? I wonít allow it to, thatís what.
†† Itís like my Unk Gene always used to say: itís not hair that makes the Indian; itís the Indian that makes the hair. Heehee!