A spur of the moment invitation is enough to strike fear into the hearts of those of us who have longer hair or curly hair, or unruly hair or hair that's neglected for whatever reason.
I'm a bit fanatical about my hair looking nice and if it's not right, I don't feel I'm presenting my best self to the world out there.
So I have to be somewhere in the next couple of days and I need to look neat, tidy and professional.
Problem is though that I haven't been near the hairdresser in 8 weeks and my grey to ash blonde foils are looking more grey than anything else just now. I haven't had the time or the money to go and no prospect of finding either between now and the weekend.
Having exhausted all other options on 'what to do with my hair', I had resolved that a beret would cover all ills. Not very practical when it's still 24+ in the daytime here, but whatever.
Then in the middle of the night, I sat up bolt upright, as I sometimes do, and realised that my solution to shabby grey curls, was one trip to the hair supplies store away. Price Attack here I come.
Enter the fake ponytail.
Maybe some of you already knew of these, and I have to say I knew they existed. For dancers and at exorbitant prices. DD14 has about seven of the darned things, alas not in my colour.
But just $18 later, I have a neat and quite long, ash blonde with caramel highlights ponytail attached to my own hair wrapped into a tiny bun, and I have to say, I like it :)
Had I realised this sooner, I could have sourced one online for a lot less, but $18 is okay over $120 for a trip to the hairdresser, which I don't have time for anyway.
Yes I could have done a home dye job, but I've spent a long time getting this colour right with the hairdresser and I wouldn't want to muck it up now. And likewise, I don't have time!
So fake ponytail it is. I've pinned a neat bow to it and it looks quite stylish :)
Just thought I'd share :)