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Red Hair Fading Acceptance

Red Hair Fading Acceptance
“Babe, your hair is getting so blonde!” my hairstylist said. “What are you doing to my beautiful red hair?” “Nothing. It’s fading,” I said, nearly in tears. My coworker S has been telling me lately that he thinks of me more as a blonde than a redhead. Le sigh. “Are you going grey? You’re too... Read more »

Happy National Love Your Red Hair Day!

Happy National Love Your Red Hair Day!
If you ain’t a redhead, then you probably don’t get why this holiday is important. Most of us gingers have a similar story: we hated our hair growing up. It invited bullying, teases and jabs from other kids, because well, kids bully kids for being different. It’s probably no different from having a gap between... Read more »

Solange Understands Gingers

Solange Understands Gingers
At the urging of the in crowd (channeled to me through glossy magazine interviews), I started listening to Solange, Beyonce’s baby sister. I had resisted in the past because, well, I don’t care all that much for Beyonce. I know somebody’s probably going to try to find out where I live and cut my vagina... Read more »
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On Being Different, Part 2

On Being Different, Part 2
I’m lucky to have been born a redhead with an unmanageable mop of curls. Because of the red hair, I’m used to standing out, being different. Because of the frizz, I’m used to life not being polished. Have to be resourceful and work for what I want in life (defined curls). Over the past few... Read more »

On Being Different

On Being Different
I am unique. And not in the “I’m a Millennial, look at me!” way. Instead, I am statistically unique: 2 Percent: I have the rarest hair color in the world: red. 1 Percent: Even rarer, I have the rarest hair/eye combination in the world: red/blue. 1 Percent: I have the rarest personality type in the... Read more »

Curly Girl Handbook Review

Curly Girl Handbook Review
As so many of you already know, i am a curly hair supremacist. Like many of the self-loathing (Hitler’s grandmother was a Jew, which by his very own concentration camp-worthy definition meant he was a Jew), I came to this conclusion only after years upon years of being bullied for my frizz and spending hours... Read more »
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Beyonce Super Bowl Controversy

Beyonce Super Bowl Controversy
Do you ever stick your foot in your mouth? I did, on Super Bowl Sunday. You know how most girls respond to compliments by degrading themselves? Like when someone says they look great, and they respond that they don’t, but if only they had a thigh gap, then the compliment would actually be valid. Yeah,... Read more »

Bad Hair Day

Bad Hair Day
Want to know what it’s like to have a bad hair day as a redhead? Let me tell you about mine: Last night, my FOBby roommate, who my ex-lover rudely nicknamed Mu Shu Pork, came home at 3 a.m. and began to screech at the top of her lungs. Singing — or attempting to —... Read more »

Top 10 Posts of 2015

Top 10 Posts of 2015
To be serious for a minute: 2015 saw me recovering from a year-long illness. From July 2014 through March 2015, I went to my doctor again and again and again. After testing me for a plethora of very scary illnesses, he gave up and told told me I was depressed and that I needed to... Read more »
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Freckle Tattoos Trending

Freckle Tattoos Trending
Stefaan van Damme, follower of the The Ginger Philes on Facebook (like The Ginger Philes here) and brave enough to engage in a ginger-on-ginger marriage, alerted me to a new trend: temporarily tattooing freckles on your body. Seriously, what is this world coming too? Red hair is so popular now that high school mean girl... Read more »
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    The Ginger Phile has had the unfortunate disposition of being a ginger since birth. She has tried various medications to cure her gingervitis, including therapies such as tantrum-throwing. Her efforts have been to no avail. Instead, she is trying to write it out, via this blog. Unfortunately, she doesn't think it will bear a soul for her. The Ginger Phile is from the exotic land of Wisconsin, where she had daily inner turmoil over whether she was a ginger or a daywalker. So far, three of three votes say daywalker. She begs to differ, as someone recently told her they would want to be with her if they were biking at night because she is so pale.

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