Thursday, October 19, 2017

Why isn't wavy hair goth?

Continuing the theme of last week's post, where I wondered why gold isn't goth, I turn to hair. So, I've always hated my hair. It's very thick, curly/wavy. I've always wanted straight hair, which was "traditional" goth style. I used to straight-iron my hair to get looks not unlike these instagram users:



But why though? Why does goth have to have straight-ironed straight hair? Not counting crossover genres like rockabilly (pin curls) or lolita (goldilocks curls) or cyber (dread falls)--like, if I wanted to wear those styles, I would, but I don't. The question is, can't a natural wave be dark fashion? of course the answer is an enthusiastic yes, but I'm not sure why it took me almost two decades to realize that the hair I have suits the aesthetic completely fine:


natural waves!
natural waves!

 The only reason I wasn't happy with my hair was because I had an image of this ideal, and my hair didn't fit that. I'm happy I tossed away the ideal and now always wear it natural and curly:





Are you happy with your hair texture?

14 comments:

  1. I love curly hair! And think of the 80s when Goths crimped their hair! Love your two colour hair! My hair is pretty good, it’s got a mild natural wave. I have two complaints. 1. It was red but went brown, I wish it stayed red, so vampiric, witchy! 2. It totally does not rat out. My friend did my hair once and it had flattened again within the hour!

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    1. Natural red hair is so pretty! So strange how hair changes.

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  2. When I was a teen, I used to get perms so I, too, could have curly hair. Ack! I look back at my Past Self and shake my head. :) I am really digging that 2-color look in the last pic. I thought about doing that with the black and pick when I had a 20's bob but realized the upkeep was beyond what I can do myself.

    My main complaint about my hair is how thin it is in the front. That's why I blow it forward so it looks like I have more than I do. :)

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    1. Yeah the upkeep is something... That's why I did half my natural hair color and half blond... And I'm ok with the back not being perfect when I do the roots!

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  3. I think for some reason we always want what we don't have, therefore I try to accept what I have in the looks department and work with it as best I can. I love the look of naturally wavy/curly hair because it has VOLUME!! I have naturally pin-straight hair, which many flat-iron devotees think would be a blessing. However, my hair does not dry nicely; even though it is straight if I want it to look shiny and flowing I, too, must use the flat iron and hair products (I HATE PUTTING PRODUCTS IN MY HAIR, ARGHH!!) This is why I almost never wear my hair down, it takes forever to dry it, put crap in it, and straighten it to the point where it will behave and look nice.....also I am continually plagued by a static charge and that doesn't help either.

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    1. Haha we do want what we can't have because I love your hair! I hear you on those hair products... Hate using them too. Haha I wonder if your static is equivalent to our humidity frizz

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  4. I used to do a Japanese hair straightening thingy. My hair would be super straight for a year! It was great but crazy expensive. I have the same kind of hair as you, its great for backcombing!!!

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    1. That it is! Lol but I don't do that often, because my hair dreads so easily. I recently had to cut out a fist-sized dread, which is crazy because I have an undercut!

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    2. I know, I can twist my hair and boom! Instant dread LOL!

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  5. My hair is thin and frizzy and horridly split-ended; I can get a decent wave when I decide to use taming product... but that's ridiculously rare for me to do. Mostly, if I can get it untangled without losing half of it, I call it a successful hair day haha!

    I envy how much hair you have. I would gladly spend any amount of time if I had that body-- oh I can just imagine the braids you can get. Even with my length, all I get is a little rat tail lol.

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    1. All that hair is so heavy though. I got headaches all the time before I shaved 75% of it off! If I didn't, I'd look like cousin it, lol.

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  6. This is an interesting topic. I was considering trying out a ntaruel curly perm. As my hairbstraight but kinky. Realistically I dislike spending money on hair dressers as they aren't necessary. I like my rat tails.

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  7. Your hair is beautiful and awesome!

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