About 2 weeks ago I was having a terrible, terrible day. One of those days where you think you shouldn’t have got out of bed – it would be better if you slept through the whole day and arrived at ‘tomorrow’. Problem is, I did get out of bed. But all day I felt miserable – for no apparent reason of course. Just a down day.
I made it through the day and that evening Tim suggested that I go and have a bath (bathing always makes me feel better). I created the perfect ambiance: bubble bath, candles around the bath, book, (cup of tea!). As I lay there reading my book and really starting to relax, I thought, “what’s that smell?”. I couldn’t place it …. burning? Burning! Oh my gosh, burning! What’s burning?!?! I threw down the book and reached for my hair – it came off in handfuls. I panicked, “Tim, Tim”, I screamed at the very top of my (shaky) voice, “come here quiiiiiiick“.
Of course, he thought something terrible was happening (probably thought I was being attacked or something) and rushed to the other side of the house. When he got into the bathroom, he saw me in tears and clumps of hair in my hand.
As it was at the back of my head, I couldn’t assess the true damage. Luckily my hair was tied up into a folded ponytail so the elastic band prevented it from singeing all the way to my scalp. Tim was saying it wasn’t damaged that badly …. I didn’t believe him, but it was true. It didn’t look as bad as I had anticipated.
Of course, it would have to happen on a Sunday night … and the hairdressers don’t open on Monday. When I arrived at work on Monday morning, the first person I bumped into said: “what happened to your hair?”. That was it, it was time for a new haircut.
I managed to get an appointment for the next day. (Not gay) Ray smirked when he saw me, and the rest of the staff came to have a look at what could happen if you put candles around your bath.
Needless to say, the story has a happy ending. Ray performed his magic on my hair and gave me a brand new, brilliant, haircut! I thought it was going to be one of those haircuts that is supplied with ‘user instructions’, but it isn’t: it is dead easy to maintain (when I have a hairdryer – without, it is a different story!).
Sorry, I am not too good at taking pictures of myself!