Saturday, February 10, 2007

The Haircut

Hairstyles had come up a bit in conversation here in the blogging world. I noted that I have had long hair for many years now, mainly because I wasn't sure what else I would want to do with for the past eight years or so it has simply grown and grown. I have nice hair. When I was growing up, in the 70's, there was still a trend towards swingy, pin straight hair...followed by Farrah's disco era feathers, and the big hair of the 80's, etc. Sometimes my hair has cooperated with the trends, other times not so much. My hair is very thick, rather coarse, wavy, and dark brown. I tend to get compliments on my hair, especially as it got longer. I do know that for probably the past five years or so I have had the feeling of sort of using my hair as a cloaking device. Part of me was hoping it would be the only thing people would see when they looked at me, because nothing else about me seems to be so noteworthy. Still, I had been feeling like I needed a change lately. The catalyst for this particular change was when someone, who doesn't think particularly highly of me (and the feeling is mutual), told me that my hair was really the only attractive thing about me. I can't say I felt hurt exactly...more angry I suppose. It made me realize though, that I had more or less been thinking the same thing and it suddenly didn't seem right that I should do that to myself. So, I took the one good thing about me (no, I'm not going to believe that...) and cut it off! I guess it is a good thing my best feature wasn't my long legs - haha! At any rate, My hair is now much shorter, graduating from chin to shoulder length in a sort of little slightly layered bob. It actually feels great and I think it looks good too. I am getting a picture up on my computer and will probably post it if anyone cares to see it. Now, me and everyone else will have to find other things to like about me and I think I'm okay with that.


evil-e said...

That is a big step....I can relate.
Was it a slow methodical process or just a "one quick move like tearing off a band-aid" process? I will be around to check on this development for sure.

It seems you played the "do something different with your hair" day to the utmost degree.

Rachel said...

I plan on getting a *gasp* perm...
I know they are so 1990's but I want one with loose curls like you would get if you used hot rollers.

l.b. said...

Evil-E: It was more of a rip off the bandage sort of thing.
It sometimes weirds me out when blog life and real life collide :-)

Rachel: Sure, why not? Perms just keep getting better all the time, too. I got one or two in my time and it is fun having curls!

Tara said...

It's always a big step to get long hair cut short. Even the hairdressers have doubted me when I have pointed out how short I want mine cut from time to time. "Are you sure??" I'm here, aren't I? Of course I'm sure.

Congratulations on your decision!

Babybull40 said...

i let my hair grow out and had it nice and wavy like curls.. I loved it.. but then I got pregnant and that all changed.. my hair looked like crap for over a year..then I finally said I gotta cut it .. It's longer than I use to keep it(use to be really short and spiky) and it feels better.. You look good and anyone that doesn't like it can get "Stuffed"..!! lol

l.b. said...

Tara: Okay, I hate to say this, as I am aware it makes me sound mental...but I cut my own hair. The only person I had to convince was me, and I was already there :-)

Babybull: My hair was always nice while I was pregnant, but after I would shed like a maniac.
And thank you! You are absolutely right!