11/11/13

LET YOUR HAIR DOWN

in 2007 i chopped off my hair. i cut it the shortest i have ever had it. right above my shoulders with an ever so slight a line. i absolutely hated it. the first day was amazing, it looked great, it was light weight & i was under the impression that i wouldn't have to do anything to it & it would always look great. then i washed it for the first time & soon realized it was going to be a lot of work. i had to straighten or curl it every day. my go-to air dry look no longer looked good but horrible. i didn't get it. how could having such short hair be so difficult? i never understood it, but it continued to be difficult. 
after that hair cut, i quickly decided to grow my hair back out as long as i could & as fast as i could.
luckily for me, my hair grows like a weed &was soon at a more manageable length. after my experience of short hair i promised myself i would never do it again.

fast forward to 2013 & i have the strongest desire to chop it all, once again. not as short as i did before. but probably a good 6 inches would be gone. anyone that knew me in 2007 tells me not to do it, that i'll regret it & hate it just as i did before. but i continue to want this change. i figure, how bad could it be? it will just grow back, right? plus, i've got this adorable little baby who likes to yank on my tresses like there is no tomorrow & is constantly getting them wrapped around his tiny fingers (i understand the "mom" cut now). & you know how you hear of hair falling out after you have a baby? well it's true. granted i don't have bald spots anywhere, thank goodness, but i have a lot more hair coming out than i ever did before. & i am always finding long blonde hairs all over the place. no matter how much i vacuum or sweep, they are there. always. & maybe shorter blond hairs won't be so bad to find around the house? 

it's been a struggle for me to commit to letting my hair be, or  cutting it. why it's such a big deal to me, i'm not sure. but i like to think most girls are as protective of their hair as i am. i can't decide what to do. the husband says not to, but i keep thinking it needs to happen. so i'll have to wait & see if i reach a breaking point. i think Chanel said it best: "a women who cuts her hair is about to change her life." 

9 comments :

  1. i say do whatever you want, because even if you chopped it off and never did anything to it i bet you would still look stunning.

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  2. I am having the same debate with myself! If my hair isn't in a bun Camryn finds a way to get a hold of it!

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  3. My hair stylist (who also happens to be my best friend) won't let me cut or do anything drastic to my hair unless I am CONVINCED that it is exactly what I want. I think it's a good rule to live by. There have been too many times I've changed my hair on a whim--only to seriously regret it later. So I agree with Lydia. If you decide to, you will most certainly look stunning--but make sure it's what you really want :)

    Also, on a side note, I love your blog! I'm now following you :)

    Autumn

    theausamlife.blogspot.com

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  4. these photos are incredible! the decision to cut your hair or not is always a difficult one! it's why my hair will never be long....as much as i want it to be, the urge to cut it is always too strong.

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  5. i dont think my other comment posted, but no, do not. i have hair envy, because yours is absolutely amazing!

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    1. seriously, it's comments like this that make me not want to cut it. I'M SO INDECISIVE

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  6. Love these pictures love your hair love the quote about hair..so true!

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  7. Hair envy! And I am right there with you, I'm always so indecisive when it comes to my hair length. Cut it or not, gah!
    xo TJ

    http://www.hislittlelady.com

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