How to Look Polished: And Why I Cannot Look It


You know the women who look so polished and put together at all times? Whether they are at work, out grocery shopping or just lounging at home? There are so many of them, and most of them love to blog, just so, I and others like me would feel more envious than we already do. Here’s what I have noticed all of them have:

  1. Gorgeous Flawless hair
  2. Flawless, spotless, poreless skin! with perfect makeup!
  3. Perfectly shaped Eyebrows That are always well
  4. Nails, hands and feet are always well kept.
  5. Well fitting and well coordinated outfits.
  6. Well Coordinated Shoes and accessories.
  7. Confidence

Now Why It can’t be me!

  1.   Gorgeous Hair! Lovely cut, lovely color, not a strand out of place! Why I can’t do it?  Because I have the crazier, frizziest curlsever. I have yet to find out a way to keep them tame. This is what my hair looks like when I put in no effort and just let it airdry:


Once upon a time, like about 5 years back, I found this very easy way, which didn’t take more than 10 to 20 minutes. I’d put in the Loreal Professional tecni,art liss control +, and then put in Velcro rollers. By the time, I’d finished my makeup, I’d be ready to remove the rollers and viola, I had the perfect curls.

loreal anti frizz

Maybe I will post a review of this product sometime soon.

That was when I had the perfect haircut from my very favorite Angie’s Salon in Karachi. However, everything went wrong from then onwards. I got a cheap haircut from a street salon. I only went for a trim, and the lady just went on to chop off my hair in steps! And the velcros could never get my hair right after that.

After not being able to get it fixed in anyway, I went for a rebonding. It was awesome. I had the smoothest, prettiest hair ever. I got the rebonding from a much cheaper place in Karachi. I don’t remember the name of that place though. Once again Angie gave me a pretty hairstyle.


Before and After Rebonding

However, once the rebonding started to grow out, I decided to get it done again and that was one of the worst decisions I had made. Everything went wrong from the very beginning. First the girls doing the rebonding, literally burnt my scalp and I won’t say anything about my hair. I got an appointment at noon, then next day to get a hair cut from Angie. The girl on the phone kept on asking me not to be late, so I was there, exactly at 12. They asked me to wait as Angie had gone to the doctor and will be back in half an hour. I waited more than an hour. They asked me to come back at 3, as Angie won’t be able to get earlier than that. I went home and went back after a couple of hours. Guess what, dear old Angie, still wasn’t there. I had a flight for Dubai the next day so I asked for the next best person to cut my hair. Again a very bad decision. She cut my fringe so short, that later when my 3 yrs old attempted to cut her own fringe I was reminded of the one, I got at Angies! Sigh.

Here’s Angie’s Salon’s FB Page, if anyone’s interested in having a look. Usually the service is awesome but I stopped going after that one bad experience. So could it be different for you.

No hair dresser ever gets my curly hair right. Most of them fail to understand that curly hair looks completely different when it’s dry than when it’s wet! Since then (that was 3 years back) I have been cutting my own hair. Even if it’s not perfect, at least I don’t resent anyone after it 🙂

This was the first time I cut my own hair.

I cut my own hair, because every hair dresser I tried after that, ruined my hair. I thought why not ruin it without spending any money? Plus I was totally broke at this point as well.

After the second rebonding, my hair had started falling off and breaking like anything. Ever since, I’ve been shedding hair like a dog.

Shortly afterwards, gray started peeking out of my head! In order to avoid further damage via chemicals, I decided to henna it. Trust me, it didn’t do any good to the texture of my hair. The color was lovely, but I started losing even more hair than I already was.

Because I don’t know what to do with my hair, I don’t know how to look polished!!!

If, I do not get lost somewhere else, I will probably be analyzing my skin, clothing and confidence next. Enough to bore you with, for now 🙂


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