Oh Hair, Ridiculous Hair

Well, I broke down and did it again over the weekend.

I cut my hair.

I was trying to grow it out, because I don't know how long it's been since I had long hair. I cut it short when I was twelve, and kept it short until I was eighteen. Then I grew it out a little bit, and finally got to the point where I couldn't stand it any longer and had to cut it again.

Whenever I try to grow my hair out, it always gets to that point, and then I just have to cut it.

You know, that terribly awkward point when it's just brushing your shoulders, not quite long enough to appreciate yet, but still long enough to be heavy and make my roots flat.

Then I'm stuck with flat roots, and way too much hair around my shoulders, and it's just not pretty.

If I could suffer through it a little longer until it got past that point, we would be golden. But it takes forever to get past that point.

Every time I break down and cut it short, I look back on the decision and think that maybe I should have stuck it out a little longer, and then maybe it would have got past that point and been beautiful.

But then, every time I try to grow it out, and it gets to that awkward point, I wonder why I'm trying to grow it out in the first place when I look good with short hair, and I like short hair.

Then I cut it.

Maybe I just wasn't meant to have hair past my shoulders. Short hair may just be my signature style until I die.

At least until I'm rich and can afford extensions. Maybe then there would be hope.

P.S. As always, my mom cut my hair, and it looks pretty cute. I'll post pictures when I recap our anniversary date tomorrow!

P.P.S. Final question/answer post coming this week. Don't worry, I didn't forget.
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LeAnna said...

My hair is pretty much to that point right now! I'm debating toughing it out, or cutting it. If I cut it, it'll just be right back where it is now when the baby is born, so I don't know what's worse...now or then. Hm, hair. I tell you what.

Kara @ Just1Step said...

If it looks good short, I say keep it short. :) I'm actually debating whether to chop mine off. Postpartum hormones are causing half of my hair to fall out (literally), even leaving me with a bald spot that I have to cover. Not very fun. I'm wondering if a shorter do would help.

Anna Baur said...

I know exactly what you mean! I cut my hair short a few years ago, and it has taken me so long to finally stop chopping it off whenever it gets to my shoulders. I've finally made it, and I feel so victorious!! But it's only worth it if you REALLY want long hair...that shoulder length flippiness is not for sissies ;)

Tatiana said...

I do the same thing! I try growing it out for months and months and than get so tired of it I just chop it off! And I start all over again! I want to see you're new hair cut!

Felicia said...

My hair just got past that terrible stage! I wanted to chop it off but my hairdresser wouldn't let me! I don't blame you at all for not growing it out! It's hard!

Brittney Galloway said...

I'm the exact opposite! My curly hair means that unless I want it practically shaved, I need to have it long to give it weight to not fro!

Jessica said...

Your hair is really cute short! It is hard for me to grow it long, too. But I decided to grow it out for Locks of Love again, so that gives me a little more motivation not to cut it. I think I need about four more inches before I can cut it, so it will probably be another six months to a year. I hope I can do it!

Kate Craig said...

1. I'm AT that point now. Where it keeps getting stuck in my shirt. Ugh.

2. I don't think you're allowed to do a post about a haircut without pictures :P

Amber said...

Haha! Been there! I call it "junior high hair." I cut mine short 3 years ago and couldn't get myself to grow it past the awkward stage either! I'd grow it out, let it be at that "awkward junior high hair stage" for a month or so before I'd break down and hack it off. Always. And I had long hair my whole life until I cut it three years ago. And I go through all the same scenarios in my head...why am I even growing it out? I like it short. It's easier, blah blah. This last time though, I made my husband PROMISE not to let me cut it. It was in the awkward stage for a couple months, but I solved my own problem...I permed it! And that was the only way I could get through it. It was (still is) wavy and cute and low-maintenance and I don't even notice now that it's awkward. And this is how I plan to grow my hair out. I actually quite love the length and waves now... maybe you should try it sometime ;)

And that was an EXTREMELY long comment. Sorry :)

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