Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Miao Miao

Sheena is a punkrocker
Sheena is a punkrocker

Sheena is a punkrocker now

--Sheena is a Punk Rocker,

The Ramones

The cat who doesn't act finicky,

soon loses control of his owner
-- Morris


I have an intention to do one new thing every day. Today, it was highlighting my hair at home.

Why did no one tell me this was impossible? We have some female readers, no? Maybe even some military men have forayed into this arena. A male friend who had blonde hair when younger (now the inevitable dishwater color that everyone mistakes for "greasy") highlights as women do to keep it looking bright, though he'd be loathe for this to be common knowledge.

Forget the Frenchified names like, "salon colour verite," or having the box instructions in French. It is not so exotic as it seems. It is not a salon experience.

My hair is brown, but I thought it'd be spunkier with sun-dappled highlights, forgetting the total unnaturalness of getting them in the winter. Anyway, the result is orange-ish streaks, or "marmalade", as Winston Churchill might have said. As the highlighting solution is a bleach, I should have known better-- what else?

If I were creating a highlighting product, I'd make it ashier in tone, but with a temporary radioactive orange tag so that the user could see where she is placing her highlights. Obviously, men design these products, or it is a cabal to keep the hairdresser industry afloat. Anyway, as I resemble a tabby at the moment, you may call me "Morris," for today.


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Anonymous barcalounger said...

"Obviously, men design these products, or it is a cabal to keep the hairdresser industry afloat."

Everybody knows men make the best hairdressers. Not that it's anything to brag about. It's like saying men make the best rodeo clowns. Just sayin'.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010 at 10:43:00 PM GMT-5  
Blogger Long-time RN said...

Ha, tried once to apply hair color. Got more on the walls, floor and sink than anywhere else. I've gone to the professionals ever since. =)

Wednesday, January 6, 2010 at 11:17:00 PM GMT-5  
Blogger The Minstrel Boy said...

being bald, and grey, it simply isn't an issue for me.

Thursday, January 7, 2010 at 12:33:00 AM GMT-5  
Blogger FDChief said...

But ze woman, she is like les chatte, non? Come and curl up on my lap, little minou!

So sorry. Hope the dapples grow out soon.

Thursday, January 7, 2010 at 3:03:00 AM GMT-5  
Blogger Lisa said...

Yes, barca, men do make the best hairdressers and cooks, IMHO.

Thanks to all; kiki feel's heard :)

Thursday, January 7, 2010 at 1:13:00 PM GMT-5  
Blogger Lisa said...


p.s. -- I happen to think distinguished balding and gray-headed men quite sexy :)

Thursday, January 7, 2010 at 1:22:00 PM GMT-5  
Blogger Lisa said...


But kiki's don't know how to spell "feels" ... :(

Just give me another ration of tuna, o.k.?

Thursday, January 7, 2010 at 4:10:00 PM GMT-5  
Blogger BadTux said...

Hmm, Barca, let us not forget that these are the same woman-hating men who design women's shoes, which are designed in order to cripple and humiliate women from every indication I can see. And women's fashions, which are designed to torment and humiliate women by making them look fat unless they are emaciated underweight waifs on the verge of passing out from starvation. Yet women still continue to buy these clearly designated torture products. It makes a penguin baffled.

Lisa, here in the Silly Cone Valley I see a number of young people who have attempted to use these products, and in no case has the result ever been good. The best result appears to be simply to bleach the hair altogether -- which results in a bizarre reddish-orange hue for the Asian youngsters out there, it appears that when black hair is bleached, it does *not* turn blond. Interesting, yes? When you see that bizarre hue coming at you, it is difficult to react with anything other than pity, but necessary to do so, because they may have their fragile psyches damaged if someone points out that they look like total self-hating morons rather than some really cool people. Or they might be carrying a switchblade knife, whatever.

Thursday, January 7, 2010 at 7:07:00 PM GMT-5  
Blogger Lisa said...


The orange look is not a good one, to my eyes.

As for women, we have been scrunched into whalebone corsets and chastity belts for much of our collective lives -- is it any wonder we submit to the male imposition of beauty? Yeah, I know the argument that we dress for other women, but men often create the milieu.

I've been thinking of the lovely Ms. Boyle lately, and think I'm due to parse some beauty myths, me of the hair highlighting gone bad.

Thursday, January 7, 2010 at 8:14:00 PM GMT-5  

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