Back to plats

I haven’t been blogging for a while, for no particular reason. Another thing I haven’t done for an even longer while is had plats in my hair. I had totally forgotten how nice they can be. All the hair off your face, day and night and at the end of it you get some good curls too 😊

I’ve never been one make much effort with my hair. To be honest I really just can’t be bothered with it. I don’t dye it or blow dry it. I have it cut when I absolutely have to and I wash it just once a week (sometimes less often). 

So when I read an article in a fashion magazine recently about how to achieve the “natural looking wavy curls” favoured by many celebrities these days, I was a bit surprised. Apparently you’re meant to wash your hair, give it a quick comb while it’s wet and then just leave it. 

This is pretty much what I have been doing all my life. My “hair routine” is basically to wash the hair, comb the knots out and then just get on with something else. I let it dry a bit before going to bed (you know to avoid my pillow getting mouldy) - but that’s it and in the morning I just go with it. 

Blow drying to me is an unnecessary evil that will just turn your hair into a frizz ball. Or if you have it done in a salon, you might end up looking like some over-groomed, elderly politician.

Wow. Maybe I have finally caught up with the fashion then? Or maybe it’s just a classic example of how often keeping things simple is the best way forward. So this week I had my hair platted to make my simplistic hair routine even simpler.

On a different note, I haven’t been blogging for a little while now. I’ve been reflecting a bit on why I started blogging in the first place. I believe many people start blogging to keep a kind of journal of their thoughts and life in general. But you might start off with your blog “theme” in a completely different situation than you later find yourself in.

I started blogging as someone who had a busy job in London, a challenging building project and small children. I started blogging because in the middle of this quite chaotic existence, blogging was something that allowed me to write (which I love) whenever and about whatever I wanted, and never with deadlines.

My life has changed quite a bit since then. I no longer have a busy career. The building project is pretty much done. The children are in school/pre-school. I finally have time to just to take it easy and reflect on things. Sometimes I think maybe even a bit too much time.

But what hasn’t changed is the fact that I can blog whenever and about whatever I choose. So, I didn’t blog anything for 7 weeks, until suddenly deciding to write about my hair. For no particular reason.


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