Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Dang this hair!

I'm in no way endorsing the website ideeli, although it does have some great clothes. I am loving this woman's haircut though. I go through these cycles of cutting my hair to a long bob and then growing it out again. It gets long and I can't stand it and cut it again. I haven't actually gotten any hair cut in well over a year and my hair is well past my shoulders. However, it looks stringy and isn't healthy. I know that I look better with shorter hair, but there is something about long hair that I love, or long to have. It's that sexiness that long hair gives a woman. I guess that I've heard for so long that men love long hair and that it's so much more beautiful, that I now believe it. Being single, I obviously feel like I need to do everything I can to attract men. However, seeing that I have had one date in the last year and that was a blind date and he didn't ask me out again, I can safely say, I think, that the long hair is not working. My other issue with having short hair is maintenance. Yes, when I actually have to do my long hair it takes a while. However, last summer I decided to follow years of hair dressers advice and cut back to only washing my hair on Sundays and Wednesdays. It was a very difficult transition to make, but I wanted healthier hair, and since it was summer and I wasnt' working, it was fine. by the end of summer, my hair was just fine with only two washes a week. Now, by Wednesday, my hair still looks pretty clean. It takes about 5 days for my hair to get greasy now (TMI maybe). I shower daily, of course, but only wash my hair twice a week. With long hair you can get away with that because I just get up, shower, and recurl my hair, or pull it back into some amazing braided style. It's easy and quick. Short hair is not like that. You have to get it wet and style it every single day. It doesn't look good unless you do, which then goes back to the greasy part, if you don't wash it one day, it's gets greasy and ugly.  So in the end it's going to add time to my morning schedule, and will it look better; I don't really know. The above style is what I would really love, but let's be honest, a hair dresser did her hair, and it probably doesn't look that amazing every day. Plus, with short hair there is only one thing you can do to it. Not only that, can I pull off a look that is that short and edgy? I have always wanted to, but never been that brave. Am I too old to pull off edgy hair styles? I just don't know. I do know one thing; my hair is pretty long and I am sick of it.


Alyson said...

I fight the same battle...every year or two I cut it off to chin level or so, and then hate that I can't pull it back if I'm in a hurry, or don't have time to wash it, or whatever. I love short(ish) hair when I can style it every day, but for busy lives, it has to be at least long enough to pull back!

You look gorgeous no matter what...I've seen you with long hair, short hair, and every length in between, and you're always stunning!!!