Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Haircut? Maybe? We'll see.

I've been thinking of chopping off my hair, pretty much since the day I decided to grow it out. It's a frustrating thing, perhaps only understood by women. But I have special hair! No, really! I have very fine hair, but lots of it. Which in effect makes it feel thin because it gets weighed down fast and doesn't like to hold a curl. Add on to that a widows peak and it rules out a large amount of hairstyles I can even consider getting. I can't really part my hair from the side, because then it looks like I'm balding. Same reason for side bangs. (Which OHHH MAN I wanted so bad a few years back when EVERYONE had them). (Yes, I might jump off a bridge too).

My go to style is just...long. But it's not really a great style. It just allows me to throw it up in a bun or pony when I'm annoyed with it. It's not terrible either. It's just, well, no style. However, "society", aka "the man", aka "they" say that long hair is feminine and desired, which leads me to wonder, then short hair must not be? I don't really believe that. Contrary to what I said above, I'm not always a go with the masses kind of girl. I find short hair to be sassy and fun and it just screams confidence  I find tons of women to be beautiful with short hair. Look at Anne Hathaway, Michelle Williams or Natalie Portman. There's nothing to hide behind, people have to focus on you. Plus how awesome to not have to spend 45 minutes brushing, drying, straightening, only to have your hair flat and windblown and all sorts of yuck by the time you get your coffee at work? Okay, maybe that's just me. The point is, I don't think short hair means I will be less attractive.

So why do I hesitate cutting it all off? I HAVE NO CLUE. I dream about pixie haircuts, pause TV to study someone's hair, you should see my Google history. I ask friends, relatives, my poor husband, which one? This one? How about this one? No wait, I only have 43 more to show you...

I have a haircut next Monday. I mentioned at my last haircut in December that I might want to cut most of it off. My hairdresser was all for it and even said it'd make my hair look thicker (which fantastic, now I feel even more pressure to do it).

So I may do it. Or, I may chicken out and wait another 8 weeks to think about it. 

Either way, here is a before picture of my hair a little longer than it is now. We shall see what Monday brings.

Don't be fooled, hair may seem thicker than it appears.

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