With all the events going on in the world right now writing about the passing of Farrah Fawcett may seem shallow. But I loved her! I was born in 1970 and any girl born of that era wanted Farrah Fawcett hair. So feathery and full. See photo of me below for why this was an unattainable dream.
It was so unfair. My mom has a perm in this picture, her hair is straight, couldn't I have straight hair? Just so that I could curl it with a curling iron like all my girlfriends. Kellie, Linda, my cousin Crissy's hair was to die for. Look at my brothers! Blonde and blue-eyed! A complete injustice!!
I loved you so much Farrah! You were on Charlie's Angels for only one season and that is the only season I ever watched.
I tried to straighten my hair with perms, a blow dryer, and once horrible chemicals that made my hair fall out in chunks. But I still held on desperately to the straight pieces of hair that didn't fall out, and combed them over the bald spots. I did this against everyone's advice until a mean 8th grade boy asked me if I had been in a fire. I finally got a haircut.
At least in my high school years the spiral perm started to take off and I was such an angry teen that I started to care less about looking like everyone else.
But I was never angry at Farrah.
I finally waved the white flag of surrender, and my hair called a truce.
And now that I am older there are actually hair products for my hair. So we are good.