I'm about to generalize but... Every woman has a hair story. When we were little someone tended it, as we grew up it became a symbol of who we are. I have had a number of bad haircuts and perms, and a bad experience with Sun-In. I've had short hair, Mall Bangs, home hair kit hi-lights, and "the Rachel." It's only recently that I've been happy with my hair, and I owe it all to my talented hairdresser. She's worth every penny.
|Still me though|
Me, My Hair, and I edited by Elizabeth Benedict is a collection of essays from a wide range of women, some famous authors. Within are stories of women who've lost their hair, or shaved their heads. Women who fought with their mothers over hair, or fight with their daughters over hair.
|It's not fun, whether you're the mom or kid|
Political hair, sexy hair, religious hair. Hair, hair, hair, even hair down there.
Twenty-seven stories about hair. That's a lot of hair.
Despite the different cultural backgrounds of the writers, the stories tend to run along similar veins, and as a result they all kind of blended together. I guess that's telling in a way: we're all human, we have hair, we have issues with our hair. I did enjoy the essays while I was reading them, but I had to take time between them or I got bored. There is only so much you can read about hair before you've had enough. I admit that I don't have a lot of experience with essay collections, so maybe I was just overwhelmed.
I also had to pause to Google the writers to see what their hair looked like. They all had very nice hair.
Me, My Hair, and I is a good choice if you are curious about what other women think of their hair. The good thing about it is that you can pick it up when you are in the mood for it and put it away when you are not. No big deal.
If you want to see some more great hair, check out The Cut's 100 Years of Beauty series. It's impressive!