This is the first Pinoy Moms Network (PMN) Family Pictures photo sharing. This is a monthly event for all members of PMN. Pictures that illustrates the theme for the month will be posted on the participant's blog every first Monday of the month. For August, it's "Glossy" and here's my take on it.
My daughter has very nice hair. It's shiny and has fine but strong strands. It's brown -black. There is no need for her to color her hair to make it lighter, unless she wants it orange, green or blue - and that will surely be a topic of debate between us. Because I would prefer red. Haha. She got the texture and the color from her daddy. That's a good thing.
My hair is bushy and curly. I envy my friends and classmates who seem to have no trouble with their hair. It's like they wake up in the morning and all they need to do is shampoo their hair, let it dry and that's it. Perfect! No need for blow dry or no need to tie them up so they won't look unruly. Believe me, I was patient in taming my hair but it just did not want to be tamed. It's everywhere.
I was thankful hair straightening was introduced in the late 80s or early 90s. It was part of my mother's budget. Now, hair relaxing and rebonding are part of my budget too. I can't help it. With my job, I do a lot of coaching, meeting people and speaking in front of an audience. I need not look ravishing (but if I could, why not), but presentable, professional enough such that the focus will not be how bushy my hair is but on what I am saying.
The most humiliating joke I got about my hair happened years ago. My boyfriend (now my husband) and I were minding our own business leisurely walking along Taft Avenue when an acquaintance of his greeted us.
"O, pare, kahapon kalbo kasama mo, ah." &*#$%)*^%&bwisit!!!
("Hey man, yesterday you were with a bald companion.")
See, people make a big joke out of my frizzy hair - some subtly, some rudely. It's my wild hair that people get to notice first, not my flawless skin, not my dimples...haha!
Well that is why I am taking good care of my daughter's hair. A big no when she asked if she can have undercurls. No chemicals for the hair. Not yet at this point. Only mild shampoo also. It is not just about being vain. We take of our assets, right? We improve on what areas we need to improve on and further strengthen what is good with us. I felt a sigh of relief when growing up, her hair proved to be really shiny, glossy and very, very manageable. Now, I wouldn't have to share the budget for my hair. It's all mine. :)
**Please click on the pictures for larger versions. The texts of the first picture is not clear with the size posted here. I used Big Huge Labs for the poster and magazine cover effect.
Here are the other mommies of PMN with their glossy posts. Click on. :)
Glossy Writing Table by Noemi
Glossy Appeal by Rachel
Attack II by Leah
Glossy by raqgold
PMN Fam Pics Series 1 : GLOSSY by Cookie de Guzman-Lugue (Kongkong622)
GlossyMonday--My World Turning Upside Down by Sexy Mom
Glossy by Mitch
Glossy by Chats (iMom)
Glossy Apple Cheeks by Analyse
PMN Fam Pics, 1st edition: A very glossy story by Connie
Mommy's girl by Lady Cess
GLOSSY Topped Cupcakes by Dexie the FeistyMomma
Glossy from the garden by KK
Glossy Plastic Covers by Feng