Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Beautification

Hello, my dear friends!

I've missed each and every one of you over the past few days. I trust that you all had a safe holiday weekend. Last week was incredibly busy on Pleasant Drive, so I decided to take a little hiatus from the blogosphere. But, I'm back with you now, in full force!

One of the critically important recent matters is my hair. Case in point:


Now, if I see any of these pictures used for blackmail against yours truly, then I will hunt you down. I promise! No, I don't generally leave the house with my hair looking like that, but that's the hair that I've been fighting for the past few months. Curly to the MAX! And, since the humidity set in, no amount of sweet talking has coaxed out the curl!

My wonderful mother-in-law told me about this process called Keratin Complex Smoothing Therapy (google it if you are interested). She has excellent taste and much hair know-how, so I trusted her judgment when she told me that the treatment was a success on her own hair.


Drumroll, please . . .

What a transformation, right?!? Now, I'll be honest when I say that the lack of volume is throwing me for a loop. I'm used to have way too much, so this flatness is something else. The stylist said it would get better over time. And, the layers. Oh, the layers. Don't even get me started on the layers. If you are a longtime reader, you know the fits I've had over my hair.

It's hard being a woman, isn't it? Brian has been so patient with me as I always tell him, "Don't look at my hair." As if he even cares about the specifics of my hair. But, he does care about my self-esteem, and he does care about the amount of grief my hair causes me. So, this will likely end up being a blessing to him, too :)

You know what I realized just now? This blog is mostly about transformation, and praise the Lord for that! He loves us far too much to allow us to stay where we are, comfortable in our own skin, doing our own things. Maybe I'll rename it one day to incorporate that theme. Transformation of hair, of minds, of spirits, of houses, of emotions, of sickness, of relationships, of diets. Turns out that I like change more than I thought. To God be the glory.

12 comments:

Amy said...

WOW, Lindsey!! I LOVE IT!!! You look radiant!

Charmingjessie said...

It looks beautiful! Where did you go to have it done? I want to do it so bad!

Julie-CA said...

your hair looks pretty!

Emma-leigh said...

Your hair is very pretty!! I understand the humidity stuff though. My hair fits are in full swing lately.

Anonymous said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!
You are beautiful either way! But I agree, if your happy, we are happier too!!! :-)

Tressa

Meg said...

WOW!!! It look sooo awesome. I LOVE It. you make me want to chop mine! It is so gorgeous. It really frames your face and compliments you.

<3

katie beth said...

Love it!

Paula said...

Lindsey,
I love, love, love your hair. I had that done in September and it is still working. No more frizzy, fluffy, out of control hair.
On a different note, I have been praying that you are enjoying your summer and getting in a much needed restful few months.
I am so thankful that you are getting the summer off from your traditional chemo.
Blessings and love coming your way.
Storming His Throne on your behalf!
The Chaffin's

Cari said...

Lindsey!!! WOW!! That's unreal how straightening out all those curls gave you such length!! So pretty!! But then again, any hair style on you looks radiat. You're a beauty. :)

Michele said...

Oh Lindsey ~ I love it...it's beautiful!

Hugz,
Michele

Anonymous said...

you are pretty - would you like to go get some yogurt sometime. Or maybe a cup of coffee. Yogurt is really second date material. I hope we get to have yogurt

Sweet Simplicity said...

I can't believe things like that exist! I have straight hair and I want it just so my hair will be shiny like yours! You are beautiful.