The last time I chopped all my hair off I loved my new cut. For about an hour. After that first hour past I kind of regretted the decision. Yes, it was a cute cut, but it made me feel old. And not so cute. And dowdy. I don't know. I just missed my long hair. I always feel better with long hair (insecure much?).
So, after that last time I told Todd that if I ever get the urge to chop all my hair off again that he should duct tape me to a chair until I come to my senses.
Todd did not follow my directions.
So, I haven't gotten my hair cut in about 8 months. And even then it was just a trim. I've had my hair long for a couple of years now (that is a long time for me to stick on one hair style- see this post for my crazy hair history) and ultimately I've been getting bored with myself. However, I can't remember the last time my hair was quite this long. I think maybe I was a child. I don't know. I'm talking looooooooooonnngggg, people. Long.
I made a promise to myself a while back that if I ever grew my hair super duper long then I would chop it all off and donate it to Children With Hair Loss. It is something I've always wanted to do, but never got my hair to a length that would lend itself to getting 8-10 inches cut off at one time. Until now.
Unfortunately for me, I really, really like my hair right now. It has finally gotten to the point where I can throw it back in a braid without it coming undone every 5 minutes. When I have some place dressy to go I can put the sides back and the curls cascade all the way down. I have been loving my hair lately, and that is not something I am used to.
But, a promise is a promise, and vanity serves no purpose. Right?
I had Joey take a before picture of me-
I still wasn't sure I was absolutely going to donate. Some info said they needed 10 inches and other said 8. If it was 10 inches my remaining hair would be way too short, but I figured I could swing 8. I decided that if my stylist told me they would take 8 then I would do it.
I got to my hairdresser and she asked me what I wanted. Knowing that August is the salon's month when they take donations for Children With Hair Loss I asked her how many inches they needed. Eight. I told her to chop away. She asked if I was sure, we discussed hairstyles, and I showed her the picture of the styles I liked.
(I also asked for her to try and make my face look like either option too, but that was a no go). :(
She told me the styles would definitely work with both my curly hair or if I straightened it and ran off to get the rubber bands before I had a chance to change my mind.
Turns out we had to take about 9 inches off just to clean up my ends a bit so my hair ended up being shorter than I expected, but I think I'll live.
this is the new me.
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