Everybody here either go to a really expensive hairdresser or cut their hair on their own. I seem to be the only one who chooses the cheap ones on Tavastgatan. I hear about hairdressers who charges like 90 € for a cut and some colour and of course it turns out great, but I just can't bring myself to do it. The ones I go to charge 12 € for the cut. Of course, it feels like russian roulette every single time, because they are so out of style one can be. I don't mind that, because I don't like most flashy modern haircuts anyway, but still... They probably learned their technique by someone who knew the one who invented the scissors.
So, you have to be very careful what you say, for two reasons. First, you have to prevent disasters, the type that would make you the laughingstock of the gang you're in. And you may not want to insult them. Last time, when she was finished cutting, she put some wax of some sort into my hair and styled it like a wedge, a half leningrad cowboy. I couldn't keep a straight face, so she said “What should I know, you can put it anyway you want it“ and promptly removed the blanket. Scary.
Anyway, this time, I thought I looked rather silly, so I was looking for ways to improve my hair. It was clear that my old hair wax was unusable, it was completely dry and turned into small crumbles when you used it. I had liked it, but it was kind of expensive and now half of the jar had gone to waste. The two other waxes I've tried didn't make a difference at all, because they were to soft. They just made your hair look greasy, in a bad way. And let's not even talk about the cheap hairspray I bought for the eighties party summer 2003. I've never used a more worthless product.
So, I was searching for a new product of some sort. I feel so lost when it comes to this and god knows I'm trying. I went to this shop/hairdresser called Klipp or whatever and asked for some wax. I pointed at the one I thought I had used and said “not good, dries out“. Then he recommended a softer one, that wouldn't dry out. I said “hmm... maybe too soft, probably won't do a difference to my hair“. He then showed me the “original“ (??) Hair Stick. I thought okay, whatever, it's probably not too expensive, because it's so small. When he charged me 28 € for it, I died a bit on the inside. I felt weak as stepped out of the store and had to call Lotta to get some advice, as I knew she uses these things. She explained that I should be calm, because it's a good product, which I will use for a long time. I told her that I didn't know whether to keep it in the bathroom or if I should lock it away somewhere safe. I'm wearing a fortune in my hair every day now. Yeah, by the way, I just bicycled home, in the rain. Guess what?
Hmm.. and it smells like something you would wear to protect yourself from insects.
written by Mattias