It’s Monday! This is “post experiment” update two. I have nothing in my hair but some frizz-eaze. I’m wearing my hair down (for now) and I don’t have make up on. I feel much more like myself than I have since starting this experiment. I’m interested to hear what comments I get from people today. I feel good. My hair feels soft. I’m wearing an outfit I’m comfortable in (which I wore both the week I did my hair straight and the week I wore my hair curly). It’s science at this point. Keep everything the same and only change on thing, in this case my hair style, to see what the difference in comments is.
As always, I’ll keep you posted.
No one has said anything to me. Good or bad. It’s playing with my head. I think I said it in another post too (the first time during the experiment that I forgot to wear make up). I’m half panicking that everyone is saying how shitty I look behind my back. I shouldn’t worry though, people here have no problem telling you they think you look like shit, so I guess if they aren’t saying it to my face, chances are they aren’t saying it. It’s weird though, before the experiment, I never would have thought twice about people talking shit about me. Now however, after two weeks of compliments on and off, I’m looking at everyone wondering if they are whispering about me. I think that’s one of the biggest take aways for me. I want to be able to wear and style myself how I want, when I want, without having to spend my day worrying about what type of feedback I’m going to get. If I want to wear my hair straight, curly, or otherwise just a mess, I should feel like I can without worrying about the social consequences. If I want to wear make up or not, I shouldn’t feel like any less of an attractive or valuable woman. But there’s that little voice inside of me that disagrees. I got compliments for two weeks. I was even complimented on my figure (which seemingly hasn’t changed over the past month or so). Today, nothing. Is it a coincidence? Is it a factor of what I’m wearing (I can’t imagine it is as, as state previously, I’m wearing an outfit that I’ve worn once a week for the past three weeks)? Is it the lack of mascara? Again, I don’t think so. My use of make up was inconsistent at best across the past two weeks. The only thing I consistently altered was my hair.
It’s a curious feeling, what I’m feeling right now. I can’t adequately describe it. I feel more genuine and more like myself than I have in the past two weeks, but I also feel slightly awkward and unsure of myself and I’m worried about comments I wasn’t worried about before starting this journey.