Like many people, since Christmas I have been carrying a little more weight than I would like. Today, I shed several pounds, and this is how I did it.
I have, for a while, had big red dreads. They were cool in a white-girl fluffy kind of a way and I really loved having big hair after a lifetime of despicably obedient head girl-type hair. However, dreads weigh quite a bit once they get long. And when they're wet, they weigh a lot more. Turns out, if you wrap a ton of wool round them, you risk breaking your neck every time you get out of the bath.
Life in general has been getting a bit heavy lately, so I chopped them off. First I cut them down to the wool or a couple of inches from my head so they stuck out in every direction.
I had a bath (without endangering my neck) and used lots of conditioner. My hair hasn't seen conditioner for four and a half years.
Then I pulled apart the dread stubs, using quick unpick when I met with resistance. The result was a very eigthies wig effect.
I tried hair wax for the first time and it was so much fun!
But I didn't like the feel of it in my hair, so I washed it all out and looked like Marilyn Manson instead.
Having had a very happy day, the real joy came when I realised I can now wear Pickle's amazing hats!
I feel bear-headed!