I lack the ability to take decent selfies

I know you have read my complaints about the lighting in my house before. I have a really hard time taking good pictures because of the lighting. There's not tons of natural lighting in the house, and as far as light fixtures are concerned, it's still not well let. Then, there is fluorescent lighting. Bad, bad, bad. That and my phone takes horrible pictures. Horrible, horrible pictures. 

Here are two terrible examples of selfies. Before and after getting my hair cut yesterday.

First of all, this is a picture trying to show how long my hair had gotten. The back was or seemed longer than it shows here. This is me trying to get the shot in my very small, oddly shaped half-bath upstairs lit with a twirly bulb. Plenty of light. Just hard to tell it here. The rest of the upstairs is very dark, especially with the heat shield curtains closed and the bulbs needing changed in the fan. The second one just went out. I always change them at the same time. 

Anyway, my hair was long, made for a great long ponytail when straightened, but was a complete hot mess in more ways than one when I didn't tame it.

The lighting for pictures in my living room is always bad. Without the light above my head (in the pic) on, it's really dark (one light bulb), but with it on, it's a weird affect.

Oh, and no, I didn't dye my hair. I don't know why it's so dark. That's my other point. The effects are weird. I also think I look cheezy and have additional chins when I smile thus no smile.  

You should have seen the pile of hair I left on the floor. Now, I HAVE to straighten or curl it. That is one of the perks of working at home, by yourself. If you don't fix your hair, it doesn't matter because no one will see it!