Dear Helen Hartman,
Regarding your last post: No matter how much I teased and sprayed and back-combed it my hair looked more pffftt than poofed! My mother told me they used to save stockings with runs in them and roll them up to use as padding to get their buns and bumps as big as possible. Well, I don’t wear ‘stockings’ and I certainly don’t want bigger buns!
I want to protest that women have moved beyond all that work just to look nice but deep down, I want hair as big as Jiffy POP! How can I learn to love what I’ve got?
Dear Doesn’t Love Her Limp Locks One,
Stockings, huh? When Helen was a child and didn’t listen her mother would sing a song about not putting beans in your ears.
|It was a simpler time. And by simple I mean silly.|
I guess if you come from a time when children had beans in their ears, it’s not so surprising that their moms has socks in their hair.
|That way you could dry your laundry and get a nice hairdo at the same time!|
Even if you are steamed and pounded!
(From the look on her face, I think Nancy is the one who is steamed)
My own Mom came from an earlier time when she used feminine hygiene products as rollers to get the soft pageboy waves popular at the time. It sounds like you and I come from a long line of
wackadoodle resourceful people – especially when it
came to looking good.
|Wow, Mom, you used eyebrow pencils on your legs and those in you hair?|
Suddenly I'm rethinking your advice on pretty much everything.
Like you, I want to think we are bigger than our hair.
|Some parts ARE bigger than my hair. Once I tried to get my hair big enough to compensate for those parts and I couldn't even stand up without pitching forward under the weight of it. I did look FABULOUS though.|
But then I look at the photos from the red carpet of The Golden Globes and I want to snatch some of those ladies bald headed. For some of them it would have been an improvement, I tell you.
|Honestly, ladies, my hair looks better than a lot of yours and |
I'm just ironing! You should see me when I go to the Piggly Wiggly -
not giving anything away but a tiara is involved.
I mean, I adore Amy Poehler but the sideways ponytail looked dorky when Cissy wore it on Family Affair and did you see… What? That’s not what you asked about?
|Isn't it cute when someone thinks they are steering the boat ? |
When you get on board with Helen, Loved Ones,
she puts on her leopard skin bikini and takes the wheel!
I’m just saying even gems and fancy clothes can’t make up for not doing something about your hair.
|Even if all you do is wear a hat, wear a CUTE one. (Hat and huge picnic basket from the Honey Boo Boo yoga and yummy fixins collection)|
It may not be enlightened but you just feel better when you’ve made an effort with your hair. And people treat you differently. Honestly, it was like I had a spotlight on me - which, of course, is something I often like to do - but with good hair, I didn't have to lug the light around and find a place to plug it in to shine!
|Personality so |
The biggest question is – how can you be happy with what you’ve got? Helen can’t tell you how many times she has asked herself that. Often while looking at Hubby Hartman!
|Richard H Rich. According to the magazine that is his REAL name and obviously the ladies love him. |
It doesn't hurt that he was a millionaire.
Well, like our friend Richie Rich (yes, that IS TOO his name) the best idea is to use what you've got to your best advantage. if your hair won't BOUFFANT then look around and find a style that it will lend itself too and find a way to make it an easy part of your style. You won't regret it.
joining Wow Us Wednesday.