Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Happy Hair!

A week or so ago, I decided to try something different with my hair.  Because wow I felt it looked sooo flat, and some people claimed that my hairstyle was one of the reasons I get misgendered so often.  Really!

I haven't seen my Hair Miracle Worker (Donna Miller) in months.  There are sooo many reasons, but y'know I'm not going to dwell on them!

Anyway, one morning, I decided I'd get out my curling iron and do some damage!

Many people commented that they liked my old wig look, with the swept bangs.  Well, so did I, but my natural hair hasn't grown in enough yet to even attempt that!  I wish it were- it was sooo pretty!

Wig by Henry Margu, styled by Amanda Richards

I guess I'm just stubborn, but I WANT to wear my real hair. (Add to that the fact that wigs make me sweat like crazy!)  That's why I take Finasteride, which has helped tremendously in filling in some thin spots.  I still have a way to go around the stupid widow's peak though, which makes some of the styles just impossible.

When I went full time in March 2014, Donna styled my hair with bangs.  But I just sucked at doing that, and I thought it looked too thin.   I mean really!

Comb over

For a while, I parted to the side, but the whole widow's peak thing bothered me.  Seriously!

Look how short my hair was!

So then I parted in the middle for a long time.  It was sooo much easier and covered up the thin areas.

I really like this picture.

My problem is that I have a continental shelf forehead (to go with my aircraft carrier shoulders!)

Anyway, I decided to see if I had enough hair to attempt the swept bangs.

Not Really

So I goofed and I curled and I sprayed... and ended up with this:

Ta Daaaa!

I've been trying slightly different things, but I'm happy with this look.  It requires a LOT of hairspray to keep the bangs in place though.  Like tons!

Going to work last Saturday

I have to admit, when I look in the mirror now, I FEEL more feminine!  That's MY hair, long and styled.

It was a matter of practice and patience.  I'm so excited to try new things!

I think I look so cute and sassy!  Maybe I should try a pretty bow!



  1. Sophie -

    I like the look. At least YOU have enough hair to do this. As for me, I'm stuck with wigs.... AARGH!!!!!


  2. You are BEAUTIFUL! 'The Blossoming' is so welcomed.

  3. Yes! I like the hair!

  4. I started transition with my hair already grown out long, but it has zero texture. None. And it's almost baby fine too. It considers curling irons and hair spray to be but temporary impediments to returning to its normal dead straight condition. So hair, always a PitA. Continue to fight the good fight. Don't let your hair get the upper hand, or strand.

  5. "Ta daa" indeed! Looks like it might take practice to fit it into your morning routine, but so worth it.

  6. Very pretty, and it's your own hair! Always a good thing...

  7. I feel for you, I don't have as much hair as I would like, at least on my head! Yet I will do everything I can to resist going back to wigs, it was only when I started to go out wearing my own hair that I realised that this wasn't a costume but really me