Wednesday, March 6, 2013

The Hair Emergency

If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen last night that I had a little hair emergency. Ok, maybe it was a little more than a little. Nothing right now 17 days before the wedding is little to me!

I was getting ready for our Bible study dinner and decided to curl my hair a little bit. It is getting really long and straightening it makes it look really thin. I used one of these old school wands and it is now in the T-R-A-S-H. 

I advise you if you have one to throw this stupid thing away so you never have to go through this situation.

It is very deceiving. My regular iron is in Beaufort, and so I thought this would work just as well...... WRONG!!! I guess I curled it up too far and got to the point where it was utterly and completely STUCK. There was no moving... and I had a dinner in 30 minutes.



After mom tried (and got very mad), and dad (he didn't know what to do because my hair isn't cotton), we finally decided to call Mr. Wayne, my friend Caroline's dad who has cut my hair since birth. I calmly called Caroline, her house, and finally got her fiance Chris to give me Mr. Wayne's cell number. I think he thought I was nuts when I calmly asked "Um... Mr. Wayne, this is Charlotte. Whatcha doing? Are you busy? I have a little situation... You know those curling irons with the spikes, well mine is stuck in my hair and we can't get it out." Mr. Wayne's response, "I'll be right there."

After about 20 minutes of pulling, yanking, and patiently pulling every little strand of hair out of that darn thing, I could breathe!


My dad was cracking up and taking pictures to documents this bizarre situation.


I had already done my makeup and was sweating like crazy from stress and being hot!


Y'all it was really stuck in there. This is no dramatic joke.


18 days until the wedding and seriously this happens?


I almost had bangs. If Mr. Wayne couldn't come, dad would have cut my hair!!!!!


Remember Macy Gray? I felt like her. I've never had this much volume!


After lots of combing and brushing, all of the tangles came out. My split ends are probably out of control, but I'm not really worried about that at this point. My scalp is so sore- it feels like someone hung me from the ceiling by my hair.

Lesson learned: DO NOT TRY TO MAKE WAVY CURLS WITH THIS CURLING IRON!! ONLY CURL THE TIPS OF YOUR HAIR.

Or learn the hard way.... like me!

Ouch.



16 comments:

Tyler Morrison said...

I have totally been in the same situation! I found one in the back of my cousins car when I was like 10 and thought this is cool wonder how it works and I got it caught in my hair like you did except I have naturally curly hair so it took a good hour and a half to get it out. After that mom never bought me my own.

CALLIE said...

My little sister did this to me with a comb when she was playing with my hair. I DEF had to chop it all off UGH!! I bet you were freakin'!

Elizabeth Able said...

HA Charlotte! I definitely tried doing the same thing when I was little - to this day I won't use a curling brush with those little bristles!! Hehe made me laugh! Cant wait to see you soon! xoxo - glad you got the hair out!

The Pink Growl said...

I am sorry to tell you that I did laugh when I saw this picture last night....you poor girl!

megan said...

Hahaha sorry I'm laughing, but that is hilarious. I would totally be freaking out, too, if it happened to me though, especially that close to the wedding!! Glad you didn't have to chop it. :)

Brianna Tucker said...

wahhh. I am so sorry but I am laughing so hard. I am glad your hair is okay for the wedding.

ryann said...

OH MY GOSH. I literally died laughing at the part where your dad didn't know what to do "because [your] hair isn't cotton" hahahahahahaha. i love you for this.

Kristin said...

ouch!!

Whitney said...

I was wondering what in the hell happened to your hair!! haha. I'm sorry, I don't mean to laugh. I'm sure it was not funny at the time!! My mom had this happen to her (kind of) when she was a teenager. Her hair got caught in a peach thing (idk what its called) and it pulled it OUT. It makes me cringe to just think about it.

Amanda aka Manda said...

You poor thing! I'm so sorry you had to go through that!

Emily said...

OH MY GOD. I hate that I actually laughed uncontrollably while scrolling through those photos, but it brought back memories of my FIRST DAY OF MIDDLE SCHOOL when my mom and I tried to use that on my hair and it nearly broke off half of my damn hair. yes. I went to school late because I had to visit my hair stylist and get a little chop chop. ahhhhh

Ashley said...

Oh my god I remember seeing the ads for those on tv and thinking they were so cool but probably didn't work!! I'm glad you got your hair fixed, I probably would have freaked and cut my hair in a moment of panic!

In the Pink said...

OMG I had one of those terrible things in high school and the same thing used to happen to me all the time!!!! I am so glad you (and your hair) survived!!

Alexa said...

I just found your blog and I'm already crying from laughing so hard!! My grandma most definitely used to try to get me to use this piece of Satanic hair-gear on my thick mess of mane, and now I'm glad I always refused!

I actually live in Charlotte, NC but am from the Lowcountry (Hilton Head), and I'm so glad I found ya. Can't wait to follow along :)

Luci said...

I'm sure you've seen this by now, but I had to share:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zmXMbjo8-Hs

Lauren said...

Oh my goodness. I probably would have started crying in fear that I'd have to cut my hair before the wedding. So glad you were able to fix it without having to do that!

Lauren
http://choosingjoy7.blogspot.com/