By the wonderful Grace Farris.
Me, in NZ, sending a hug to the U.S. x
Mine would be The Texas Sun: My hair turns brassy at the ends from the twice daily walks my dog and I take now.
Holy cow, is that New Zealander supposed to be Liz Stokes from The Beths?
Because that’s both hilarious and SO COOL!
(saying as fellow mom who feels cooler for having seen them play once, but doesn’t actually know)
This is just a general reply to all (to save time): Yes! My last haircut was the day before lockdown and a month before I had my baby. I get to wash it once a week maybe, it’s sort of a mom bun/single dreadlock hybrid that sheds now that I’m 4 months postpartum. And I’m in Oregon, so it smells like campfire. Send us good wishes, prayers, or whatever you do.
Wishing I were in NZ…
I love Grace Farris! I’m so thankful to Cup of Jo for introducing us to her work!
Mine would be the bald spot no one can see but i know is there…. whoops!
Us New Zealander have to wear face masks on the public transport at the moment, while a small outbreak in Auckland resolves itself. New Zealand is also facing some economic difficulties due to COVID-19. But, we can go to restaurants, into the office, go shopping and travel around New Zealand (but not anywhere else) without issues. I feel deeply fortunate that we’re in this situation. Life isn’t completely normal but it’s pretty close to it.
Ahhh – don’t spoil their NZ dream with our reality! Haha! Seriously, though…as you say it isn’t completely normal, but pretty close. So grateful! <3
I’ve got the – “lucky if i wash it once a week, always in a messy bun, roots so grown out now that they are almost longer than the colored part of my hair”. Salons are open where I live but I still can’t bring myself to go…
I asked my stylist to give me a haircut that would be lower maintenance and grow out nicely. She talked me into a long shag the last week of February. Haven’t had a haircut since and I’m totally sold on the long shag! My hair looks the most amazing it’s ever looked and I can’t show anyone. So sad.
I’m in Portland where not only is there a pandemic that causes breathing problems but everything around us is literally burning and the air is almost un-breathable, it’s so thick with smoke. 500,000 people are displaced. I read the New Zealand and just cried.
Same. Portlander really struggling. This
Fellow Portlander here. The fires on top of the pandemic are weighing heavily on me, too. Stay safe!
Same but in SF. We’ve had awful smoke since Aug 18. Longing for some sense of normalcy :(:(:(
Portlander here too. My heart and brain hurt from all these compounding local, national, and global crises. I hope so much that everyone stays safe and healthy from anything they might experiencing. I’m hanging onto daydreams of when we can all see each other again one day.
From an Aussie who couldn’t breathe for most of our summer, we send you so much sympathy and hugs. The choking air is simply awful. For us it came pre lockdown, and we’ve just dragged from one disaster to the next. Both on top of each other is…I don’t even have words. Just sending hugs.
I live about an hour south of Portlandia, so I feel you. What is even more heartbreaking to think about is my oldest daughter, who is 16, told me at dinner this week, “I don’t know why people think 2021 is going to be any better. We are bringing our climate denying, non-masking wearing, racist minority that pushes around the majority with us into 2021. We are still going to be the same mess then as we are now, only older.” I hate admitting that this is true.
Approaching the one year mark without a haircut. The “New Zealander” is both depressing and infuriating as an American (and Floridian where things just can’t seem to improve…)
Oh man, I LOLed at “The Rainforest,” which is definitely me – I’m telling myself that “natural oils are good for my hair, right?!??” but mostly they are just stinky.
But then “The New Zealander” was a gut punch. It is so painful and infuriating for me (but joyful for them!) to know that other places have returned to some kind of normalcy, while my country (USA) remains so far from haircuts and date nights and hugs. Sighhhhhhhh
SAME. My soul needs normalcy.
This. I haven’t had a haircut since February 27. I was watching Don Lemon on CNN and he shared a graphic of daily cases in other countries. The three on the graphic all had under 200 deaths/cases (the exact information escapes me), while the US had over 1,000. Even when the populations for those countries were projected to match the US, the numbers were barely into the 100s.
it was quite something after the lock down in Paris, when every one started to go in the streets, for once, parisians were absolutely relaxed, bad haircuts, clothes from last year, old shoes and no manicure/pedicure. It was great. (don’t mistake me, I have zero nostalgie). Many thoughts your way.
The “My hair has been in a bun for 6 months” – look
What about the My Husband Cut My Hair special?!?!?
Rocked that one for about a month before I could summon the courage to go to my stylist to correct the damage.
HAHAHAHA. Currently living that reality.
The spontaneous self-cut (with it’s little sister, spontaneous bangs/fringe) is also missing.
That one is (sorta) covered in Grace’s first ‘pandemic hair’ comic from back in April…(oh how naive we were back then)
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