Your crowning glory…

For the uninitiated, one’s crowning glory may refer to his or her hair…and of course, in the case of some less fortunate individuals, they do not have much of that left. LOL!!!

Well, mine was straight. It was straight as long as I can remember…

Those days 1

…even when I was just a boy. I remember having to cake it with Brylcreem and comb it to hold every strand in its place and that continued through my teenage years and beyond…

Those days 2

It was the year when I had just started working – 1978 during the year-end holidays. I had gone to KL and it was at the Pertama Complex when it all changed. At the time, Pertama Complex, Campbell Shopping Complex and Ampang Park were the “in” places to go to where shopping was concerned. Anyway, while I was at the Pertama Complex, I decided that my hair needed a trim so I dropped by one of the hair salons on the upper floors.

The guy used his comb to gingerly lift a few strands of my hair and remarked scornfully that it was absolutely lifeless and had no body at all. Besides, he added that it was so sparse that he could see my scalp…and he suggested that I should get it permed. So I relented and ended up with wavy hair like this…

Those days 3

After that first time, I had my hair permed a number of times but it was such a chore having to get it trimmed and kept in shape, blow-dried and what not…so eventually, I stopped doing it.

The funny thing is…now that I am growing old, my hair is turning curly naturally…

Curly hair

See! It’s no longer straight…and the best part is I do not even have to go to a hair salon and pay through my nose to get it that way.

And thankfully, I still have quite a bit of my crowning glory left (which is more than what I can say about my teeth! LOL!!!) so when I got this via sms, I promptly deleted it:

DIGI Rewards: FREE Svenson scalp care treatment + only RM48 for hair spa (NP: up to RM108). 1st trial only. Ends 30/11/2009. Bookings @ 1-800-221-136. T&Cs apply.

On second thoughts, perhaps I should have forwarded that to some people who may need it, not me. Muahahahahaha!!!