My obligatory haircut post  

Monday, November 19, 2007

I hinted on No More Hornets, no said, that I was going to post about my haircut this week. Well...

On Saturday I got my hair cut.

Well, actually Saturday I got a lot of hair cut. When I moved out here to be with my husband back in 2000 he mentioned he liked long hair. So, I started growing my hair out from about chin length (the shortest I've ever worn it) to eventually about half-way down my back.

Now, one thing you probably don't know about me, especially those of you who have never seen me. My hair often reflects my current emotional state to some extent. Actually, when I'm stressed I tend to do crazy things to my hair.

See, I've always liked long hair and since I've been old enough to make my own decisions about hair cuts I've grown it long. My hair been almost to my waist before, but most of the time it's a little shorter. The shortness when I moved here was due to just being a little crazy after a difficult break-up.

The color is kind of a medium blond/strawberry blond naturally, but I've dyed it anything from a very light blond, to a bright red, to a dark brown, always when something big and emotional is going in during my life. Over the last two years I've gone back to my natural color and I like it, though it's not as vibrant.

A couple of weeks ago I decided it was time for a change. Having pretty much the same hair cut for the past 5 years (despite a few color changes) is just boring. So on Saturday I had a little over six inches chopped off and now it just touches my shoulders.

And I love it. It's so much easier to style and, if I must say so myself, it's kind of cute.

But the best thing about it is that the change isn't driven by emotion. I'm not stressed or stuck in a rut or looking for change because life is crazy. I'm happy and it's just a little change because I wanted a change. And this time my hair is just my hair.

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4 comments: to “ My obligatory haircut post

  • Nebulous
    Monday, November 19, 2007 at 2:44:00 PM CST  

    Cool! We both wrote a post describing our thoughts on our hair last Saturday.

    Atheist hair power!!!

  • John Evo
    Monday, November 19, 2007 at 4:18:00 PM CST  

    Well, even as a "guy" I can weigh in on this - since, when it comes to hair, I've been accused of being "like a woman"... whatever THAT means! :)

    Lately I've been cutting my own hair, and keeping it extremely short - about a quarter inch. Prior to that, I was shaving my head. Prior to that, it was a couple of inches long. Prior to that it was about 8 inches long and permed. You get the idea.

    I don't do it because of moods. Sometimes I just look at myself and say, "dude... you need a change. Let's try...". And it doesn't bother me what others are going to think about it. If I feel like doing it, I do it.

    But I have to say that I really like it the way it's been for the past year. Not so short that I look para-military but short enough that it requires zero care. Washing my hair and washing my face takes roughly the same time.

  • ordinarygirl
    Monday, November 19, 2007 at 4:29:00 PM CST  

    John, hahaha! My husband also cuts his own hair sometimes, unless he finds a good barber, and he keeps it short enough that he doesn't have to do anything with it until it starts growing out.

  • mamacita chilena
    Wednesday, November 21, 2007 at 11:47:00 AM CST  

    Glad you like your haircut! Cuts can be so disastrous sometimes, I'm always nervous...

    I'd love to see a before and after picture of your look, although you don't seem big on posting personal photos on your blog so that probably won't happen :)

    I'm growing my natural color out right now. I decided to stop messing with it, since going to a salon is just too expensive. In two years we leave for our big trip around the world and I won't want to be trying to find a good hair dresser in a foreign city anyways. I have long hair, like you used to. So I'm just going to keep growing it longer until we leave and then right before we go, cut off whatever part is highlighted and leave only the natural. Au naturel, how scary!

    haha, I liked the John Evo comment too, it's fun to hear a guy weigh in on this typical "girly" topic :)


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