Life Changing

Megan noticed first, my cute little hairstylist who looks so different every time I see her that I sometimes barely recognize her. This time, her hair was the same beautiful copper color as that of my granddaughter’s, it was cut shorter than last time I saw her, and she wore stylish glasses.

As she prepared to start cutting my hair after shampooing and giving me the most heavenly scalp massage, she hesitated for a moment.

“Have you noticed the curl in your hair?” she asked.

Curl? My hair? Not a chance! Much to my chagrin, I’ve fought with stick-straight hair my entire life, but as I looked where she was indicating, there was a bit of curl! Now where in the world did that come from, I wondered. She began to play with my hair and fluff it here and there, and sure enough more curls began to form!

Can hormones change hair from straight to wavy? Perhaps it was the never-ending rain and cloudy skies here in the Pacific Northwest that caused my hair to change from its natural form (probably not, but I’m sure this ugly weather is changing something within me). Whatever the cause, I was intrigued.

This morning after my shower I did something I haven’t done since I was a girl; I let my hair dry naturally. Oh, I fluffed it a bit, applied some product, and arranged it and rearranged it, and then I left it alone and let it dry without the benefit of my blow dryer and round brush. And, you know, I think it looks pretty good! A light spritz of hair spray and I’m good to go!

This change in my hair routine could revolutionize my life let alone my morning routine! Just think of the extra time I will have for writing, blogging, yoga, catching up on email, or whatever I choose! This could be the catalyst that enables me to finish the next draft of my book according to my self-imposed timeline!

Take note all you writer friends of mine: check your hair tomorrow morning to see if you too have some newly formed curls that will give you some extra writing time too!


I’m a writer, reader, and creative. I thought by now I’d have things figured out, but I keep coming up with more questions. I think that’s okay. I’m here most mornings pondering ordinary things and the thin places where faith intersects.
  1. I'm so jealous! I would love to be able to do that to my hair in the morning. But last week when I went, she flatironed mine for the first time! Ugh. So now I know it looks better that way than all fluffed out!

  2. I have a wave to my hair…but not a good one…when it's just gets bigger and bigger…all I want it to do is stay straight…ugh…

  3. Don't you just love carefree hairstyles! After years of products, blow drying, curling iron and color, I went "au natural", cut it short and permed. Now I'm wash and go and love it! And you're right…much more time for fun stuff!

  4. LOL! That's actually quite funny, and so nice for you! I've been straightening mine lately, but it really, really, really just wants to curl and frizz. I'm such a lucky girl! 😉

  5. Oh my: could it just be possible that when I return to the Pac NW to live I'll have curly hair? Oh may it be so!!!

    Actually, when my daughter was pregnant (13 1/2 years ago), her hair went from somewhat wavy to downright curly; and it's remained so. Yep; something in the genes got re-ordered.

    I'm still waiting …


  6. Ask and ye shall receive! Weren't you just talking recently about not having enough time to do what you really want to do in the mornings? What an ingenious way to grant your wish!

  7. Funny you should say this. During the last few years, my hair has developed a wave, but only on ONE side! It's slight, but still, it's there. Sometimes I straighten it if it annoys me enough.

  8. I love your description of your hairdresser. I would be as shocked as you if one day I had some natural curl in my hair! Mine is straight as can be, which I fought for years and years and then it became stylish. Ha. Blessings to you!

  9. That is one reason I wear my hair so short. It has a bit of wave and curl and I can just fluff it up after a shower and it looks great. Sometimes I give it a brush or two with the hair dryer, but it is very freeing to just "wash and wear" my hair!

  10. My straight hair change to very wavy in my late 20's. Now since I am older I even get ringlets sometimes.

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