I slightly touched on the emotions Iâ€™m feeling right now last night on Facebook. Now that the NEW Facebook is up and running, Iâ€™m able to see pictures from the â€œgood old daysâ€. Iâ€™m not talking about the many Shenanigans I would find myself caught up in with Alysa, the numerous trips to Vegas, or the photos on the boatsâ€¦Iâ€™m talking about the pictures of me with LONG LUXURIOUS HAIR!
You might be asking, â€œWell why did you cut it then?â€
I didnâ€™t. Since 2001 I have been in a long term and sometimes long distance relationship with hair extensions. It started in Bakersfield, Ca. Shannon was the first person to introduce Great Lengths into my life. I was instantly addicted. You can wash them, dry them, treat them like your own. Then I moved to Knoxville, TN. WHATEVER WAS I GOING TO DO???? I took them outâ€¦for about a monthâ€¦then immediately found a woman in Maryville that did Great Lengths Hair Extensions. *Sighhhhhâ€¦whole again.
When I moved to Charleston, I thought it was over. We had a good run Hair Extensions a few years together, it was time to move on. I triedâ€¦but I couldnâ€™t. On a trip to visit pals in Knoxville I ended up going back to the lady in Tennessee. Finally I found a salon in Charleston that did Great Lengths. I was there for about a year and then I met herâ€¦the one that made me break up with Great Lengths and try something betterâ€¦HAIR LOCS! From the minute Holly atÂ Paloosh Salon introduced me to what would end up being my SOUL MATE, I loved them.
For over 2 years Iâ€™ve carried on a relationship with Holly and Hair Locs. When I found out I was onto my next adventure in Washington D.C. I knew I couldnâ€™t ask Holly and Hair Locs to go with me. Sheâ€™s got a salon, kids, a wonderful husbandâ€¦and I just couldnâ€™t fathom the idea of anyone else being as great as she is with the Hair Locs. I decided to end my relationship with the Locs.
The past 2 months have been fine. I havenâ€™t cried or eaten any bon bons over my loss of extensions. I was enjoying MY hair. I tried new things with it, it took less time to blow dry, and I could buy one of those head scratchers. Then last night it happened, I was looking at old pics of me and Hair Locs. We had such an amazing relationship. They made me feel prettyâ€¦feel whole. Why did I let them go??????? Itâ€™s like an ex bf. I was fine without them as long as I didnâ€™t see them BUT in true ex fashion one day they just popped back into my life and I CANT stop reminiscing about the moments we shared.
If I put them back in, I run the risk of going through another devastating break up when I have to take them out. Or I can use it as an excuse to make a trip to Charleston every few months to get them done. My hair was starting to get longâ€¦ish, so why not just let it grow? But it can grow while the extensions are in and when I get them out I wont need them anymore (HA Iâ€™ll always need them). Iâ€™m not sure where to go from here. Right now Iâ€™ll just sit hereâ€¦Loc-less and Lost.
*I know someone will email asking for Palooshâ€™s number so here it is if you want to go to the best, 843-766-0037. Give them my love.