I have a hair appointment on August 5, and I’m considering doing something drastic. Not Demi-Moore-in-GI-Jane drastic, but drastic nonetheless.
The problem is that sometimes, I really love my hair this long. There are generally a few hours toward the end of each day, when it’s just the right amount of dirty, and before I get sick of feeling it on my neck and tie it up, that I really love my hair.
But I hate it when I’m washing it.
I hate it when I’m drying it.
I hate it when it’s freshly washed.
I hate it when I tuck it behind my ears (makes it look long and stringy).
I hate it when I’m working out, and it keeps falling out of my hair tie because it is so heavy.
As you can see, I spend a lot of time hating it. So I think I want to change it. I thought–maybe I’ll donate it. But I looked up the requirements and they want too much hair (at least 8″), and I’m not willing to go that short. And then I realize I’m afraid to cut it anyway.
But then, there’s part of me that just wants to make a change. Then there’s the issue of, well, if I make the change, what kind of change should I make? I like low-maintenance hair. All I do to my hair currently is wash it, dry it, brush it out. I don’t even own a flat or curling iron. Also, I have an issue where I often think the shape of my face makes it look fat, so I have a fear of a haircut that doesn’t go with my face. (I know I sound crazy. Just go with it.)
The last time I really cut my hair was in Summer 2006. It was still shoulder-length (like touching my collar bone), but it was short for me. I liked it, but since then, I’ve grown it out, cut it a little, grown it out, trimmed it, grown it out, cut a few more inches, and grown it out again. *yawn* Bor-ing.
I have four weeks to work up the courage, or four weeks to talk myself out of it, depending on which way I’m leaning at any given moment.
What’s a girl to do?
AboutI'm Heather. I just turned 30. I'm happily married, and mommy to the most beautiful little girl in the world (what, you're saying I could be biased?). Determined DIYer and homeowner. Sarcastic. A perfectionist. A bleeding-heart liberal. Frugal. Loves a little dog way more than many humans. Loves food, hates exercise (it's an ongoing battle). A loyal football fan. I love to laugh. Value family and friends above all else. Vie to be a world traveler.
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