Long, long ago, in a far away land, I was six years old and had dreamy fairytale hair. At least that's how I like to remember it- like a slow-motion glamor shot, with winds blowing and hair billowing. Anyway, the problem was that I started looking like Mini-Rapunzel, and around that same time my mother was getting into the short haircut thing. Cute bobs were happening everywhere and she wanted me to be a part of it.
The horrific events that took place next went a little something like this: snip,snip,snip, explode. That's right, my hair exploded. It was like the Grinch's heart, only on my head. My fairytale hair turned into nightmare on hickory street (that's where I grew up). I mean seriously you guys, it was a giant triangle bob! After the explosion, my mother felt so bad for me that she decided it needed to be shorter. Yep. The next thing I know, I'm sitting at the salon with not one but three- yes, three people attempting to cut my hair. I walked out of the salon that day with a haircut so terrible, it hurts to even say it. I went from giant triangle bob, to a muffin-shaped pixie cut. Dear friends, I redefined the muffin top.
So I think it goes without saying that for the last 20 years I've been growing it out. With the exception of a few minor hiccups in there: one other really bad hair cut and one incident with red hair dye, which ended with me looking like the Little Mermaid. Trust me, you don't want to be a part of that world. Life is not better when your hair is redder, take it from me. Unless, of course, you are a natural redhead and in that case, good for you, sister!
What I'm trying to say here is that if you have crazy-explosion-triangle-muffintop-syndrome, I have a secret treasure for you. We all know about the revolutionary power of the flat iron, but what many do not realize is that you don't have to spend $200 to get the fairytale hair that you love. The Remington Wet 2 Straight flat iron is only $30 dollars and it works 2x faster than the Chi or Paul Mitchell. I promise! (It works best and quickest if you blow dry your hair first, obvi.)