Hat Hair

There's a reason I don't like wearing hats much - hat hair!  I have a physically large head, so it's difficult enough for me to find a hat to fit, but it's the aftermath of hat hair that stops me from wearing a hat more often.

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It's the middle of winter but it was a beautiful bright sunny day on Saturday, and a walk up and around Middleton in Teesdale is how I spent the afternoon.

Wintry Middleton-in-Teesdale from the blog post

Preparing to set off, I was thinking about how cold and windy it could be on the moors, so I threw a furry hat with earflaps into the car. I was very pleased I had when we set off on our walk. I'd gauged the clothes I was wearing well, and was warm enough, but the hat kept me cosy, and the walk up the hill had me perspiring - and that's probably the reason for most of my issues with hat hair.

At the end of the walk, we both took our hats off and laughed at each other's hat hair - then we looked in the mirrors of the car and groaned!

What my hair looks like after I've taken off my hat from the blog post

My Hat Hair!

I seemed to have created a bit of a Marcel Wave with my fringe - which wouldn't be so bad if I had been going straight home but I had to kill an hour in a local pub as my chap had something he needed to nip off and do on his own that would have required an extra 40 minute drive to let me go home first.

Before going to the bar, I found the ladies and attempted to repair the damage. I decided the situation could only be recovered by wetting my hair and drying it under the hairdryer. I really should have checked how strong the hand dryer was before starting this as it was one of those ones where you would be quicker blowing on your hands yourself. It also had a temperamental sensor which I had to rediscover every few seconds whilst in a crouched position underneath as it wasn't one of those hand dryers that you can redirect the airflow upwards.

Thankfully, nobody else entered the toilets whilst I was performing this ludicrous task, and eventually I was able to consider my fringe dry enough to return to the bar where I preferred to ignore the fact that my walking outfit wasn't making very much of a fashion statement: an orange cardigan with caramel coloured Rohan waterproof walking trousers that swish as you walk in them. Just the thing for the pub early on a Saturday evening - not! I kept my head down, and if I was recognised, nobody called out to me so my reputation may remain intact.

Next time, however, the extra 40 minute drive is going to happen.... πŸ˜€

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Gillian Lewis
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Gillian Lewis

Self Image Coach at Gillian Lewis: Spectrum Coaching and Consultancy based in Darlington, County Durham, UK
What on earth is a Self-Image Coach I hear you ask – it’s cross between a Confidence Coach and Image Consultant.

I help clients become happier and more confident by giving them a Makeover from the Inside Out to change their internal and external view of themselves.

I'm not really interested in fashion, just what clothes can do for your self-image - that's where the Forget Fashion blog title originated, so I won't be doing much commentary on the latest catwalk styles.Instead, I write about things I come across in life that make me reflect.Sometimes it's serious.Sometimes it's just fun.Hopefully you'll like my writing style, find what I write about interesting and enjoy the experience.If you do, share the love using the boxes below - thank you πŸ˜€
Gillian Lewis
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About Gillian Lewis

What on earth is a Self-Image Coach I hear you ask – it’s cross between a Confidence Coach and Image Consultant.

I help clients become happier and more confident by giving them a Makeover from the Inside Out to change their internal and external view of themselves.

I'm not really interested in fashion, just what clothes can do for your self-image - that's where the Forget Fashion blog title originated, so I won't be doing much commentary on the latest catwalk styles. Instead, I write about things I come across in life that make me reflect. Sometimes it's serious. Sometimes it's just fun. Hopefully you'll like my writing style, find what I write about interesting and enjoy the experience. If you do, share the love using the boxes below - thank you :-D

Comments

  1. Those views were definitely worth the hat hair though, stunning

    • Thanks Alison – it was a bit of a last minute decision to go as it was such a beautiful day at home, and we were running the risk that the weather 25 miles away would be as kind, but we were lucky for it to be so sunny and bright πŸ˜€

  2. Heather says:

    LOVE!
    I love hats and hate hat hair!
    My constant winter dilemma; Is it better to freeze if you want to arrive with gorgeous hair, or arrive looking cosy, rosy cheeked but with crazy hair? And then there’s the whole wind issue!….

    • Well, I tend to go for bundled up with a scarf and gloves so it’s only my head that’s releasing the heat, and I often have a hood to keep dry or warm when it’s absolutely freezing, so I’d say gorgeous hair πŸ˜€

      Glad to see you here Heather xxx