Now that you’ve pretty much seen me in 3D in all the videos, you can’t say that I don’t have problems.

… with my hair, that is.

No, but you get it. I want to take you everywhere with me, so I make little videos and you see me the entire time. I manage to put together some outfits that are more or less camera-ready… But goodness, what the heck is going on with that bun?!

You think I didn’t notice?

That bun has a life of its own.

Just picture me sitting there editing, minor hair-depression, trying to reason with myself. Let my hair down? I only tried it one day and lemmie tell you, it was definitely a site to see. In most of the footage, it’s all over the place, you can hardly see the people I am talking to. And between you and me, I like it but I’m not the biggest fan of hair that curly for me.

The whole thing of seeing yourself on film is a weird experience. You see yourself the same way everyone else sees you. Not in front of the mirror, with your cheeks sucked in and that special look you give yourself. You have to let go of a things a little – a few wrinkles, a few mannerisms, some other stuff (I’ll save some for just me…). And come to appreciate other things (Now I know I’m smiling or laughing at least 90% of the time) and also, you can appreciate when you know something must be done.

LIKE WITH MY HAIR, SOMETHING MUST BE DONE.

Let’s recap. I’ve already tried:

- Keratin straightening – Not for me. (even though I must admit I rethought about it this fashion week.)
- Chopping my hair off. Bah, it’s not the most ideal. There, you can’t see it, but I’m in the middle of growing it back out.
- Flat irons (Too straight! Burnt hair!) and curling irons (burn your fingers for sure + 0 result) (yes, I have a collection of hair tools to put John Nollet to shame).

And that’s it, actually. And now that I think about it, the only thing I haven’t tried, and I haven’t just because I’ve never figured it out on my own, is to blow dry the stuff. Yeah, that simple. The basic. The thing tons of girls do every day. Blow dry.

I don’t know why I’m so incapable. The brush ends up on one side, the hair dryer melting my cheek on the other, my hair blows up instead of taking on a natural texture, and it ends up as straight as can be up front and super frizzy in back, which doesn’t make for the best look. And I dream of simply having nice soft and supple hair, like in the illustration.

So here are my questions for you: Are you as bad as me or have you figured out how to blow out your hair? How long does it take you? What are the best products to get? Do you have any advice for me?

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PS : The illustration was originally done for the cover of a Fashion special for Marie Claire Spain. Gracias, Marie Claire!

Translation : Tim Sullivan