Let me preface this with the statement that neither the stylist or my sister-in-law are to blame for me hating my hair. In fact, it was my sister-in-law's hairstyle that prompted me to ask where she got her hair done.
I needed to find a more economical place to get my hair done. The place I was going to is perfectly great, except that it no longer fits into my budget. I had been touching up my roots myself, but only in the areas that showed. It had gotten to the point that I needed to have something professionally done because I could only wear my hair in a bun (due to the outgrowth of color in the back).
The REAL reason that I hate my hair is because I chose a style that was so very drastically different from what I have been used to that I am not comfortable with it. I am WAY OUT OF MY COMFORT ZONE!!! The stylist created what I asked of her but it is so short and thinned out with a gazillion layers that I just don't like it. To me it looks like a hair helmet. I miss the feel of thick hair.
I know that it is only hair and that is one of the reasons why I haven't cried over my mistake or have the desire to make more dramatic changes to try and "fix it". It will grow out, I will find a better style that I will like and will look better. But in the interim I will just have to do the best with the little bit of hair I have left. On the bright side, at least I have a full head of hair and that is always a good thing.