Over the years my hair has been getting shorter and shorter. Mostly because my patience for long hair has been becoming shorter and shorter too! In the winter months it’s fine but in the summer I hate having a lot of hair. My hair is really fine so it tangles easily, and I just get too warm with it all hanging down around me.
I’m quickly learning that what I like the look of doesn’t always jive with what I can manage or deal with when it comes to hair.
A few years ago my hair looked like this. I loved having such long hair as it was the first time in my life I’d ever grown it that long, but it was a nightmare to manage. I would have to stand in the shower for ages combing conditioner through it after I washed it and even then it was a pain in the arse to comb through afterwards.
This photo was also a rarity because I almost never wore it loose like this. Most of the time it was in a ponytail or tied up in some weird twisted knot to keep the long warm ponytail from hanging down my back.
After gradually cutting it higher and higher up my back (which I never did bother to take photos of) I reached the above the shoulder stage, which seemed hellishly short to me at the time…
After having had such long hair for so long, this seemed like nothing to me! I felt so light and my hair was so much easier to deal with.
I was a happy camper.
Of course, we always adjust and adapt and forget how things used to be.
Plus, then I got glasses, and this brought on a whole new issue.
The issue of the ear tuckage. Where there once only used to be hair there was now the arms of glasses and that started to get to be too much behind my little ears. I tried and tried to train myself not to tuck my hair behind my ears, but as you see in both of these photos, it wasn’t working.
Perhaps a new hairstyle that would look crap if tucked might help…
That’s when the short in the back, long in the front, layered haircut came along.
I really loved this one.
That is, until Posh Spice ruined it on me and had everyone on the planet getting the same hairstyle.
I looked like a Posh Spice wannabe, only without the Anorexia! Argh.
Another problem was that regardless of how crap it looked, the ear tucking continued. Also, I now had the problem of my hair being too short and odd shaped to tie back, but too long to leave down when doing things that involved sweating… like, going to the gym or in my case, pretty much any movement at all.
I’ve kept that hairstyle for a long time. Longer than any other I think… but for the last few months I’ve been trying to decide between letting it grow long again so it can be tied back when I need to. Even though it would drive me nuts… or cutting it short and risking looking like a big fat lesbian.
I decided I’d cut it short and just kiss my husband in public a lot.
This is fresh out of the shower. It’s not REALLY so 40 year old mother of two looking when you see it for real. Ok maybe it is, but I hope to remedy that by getting some hair products and freaking it up a bit. Not sure how that’s going to go though, seeing as the hairspray I have in my bathroom at the moment is about 5 years old, 3/4 full and has gotten all clogged up so it shoots in one hard line. If that gives you any idea on how often I DO my DO.
Whatever, who the hell do I need to impress anyway? My husband and mother said they love it, even though I’m pretty sure would say that even if I had a steaming pile of horse shit on my head. They are just that kind and loving. Also because they both know how expensive extensions are.
I wonder if this is the end though, because I’m already wondering what it’d be like to have one of those super super short haircuts. I’d probably not be satisfied then either, and end up wondering what it would be like to just go completely bald. Oh man that’d be sweet!
Of course, then I’d look like a skinhead lesbian and I don’t know if even my own husband would be willing to kiss me in public to disprove that!
I’ll stick with this for now, I guess. At the moment I’m feeling like it looks pretty crap, but I must admit, it sure is comfortable!