Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Hair today Gone Tomorrow?

So, I am still questioning if I should cut my hair or not!  I put a post out to facebook, and unfortunately got more don't cut than cut, but I can't tell if that is because they think either I look good in longer hair or because they like longer hair in general.  The one person whose opinion I would trust beyond a doubt is my husband.  The problem is he doesn't seem to have an opinion, or at least that's what he says.  I do believe him.  I think he would be honest and tell me if he truly had a preference either way.  I am still having visions of having that cute short pixie cut again, but I am so afraid that I will cut it all off and hate it or I will want to go long again.  Part of me thinks that this is just who I am.  I love short hair, but then I get this urge to grow it again and as soon as it is long enough, I decide to cut it all off.  I keep it short for a while then I get the urge to grow it again an the cycle continues.  I should just accept that is who I am and go with what I feel.  Part of the issue is keepin gup with haircuts and the cost of keeping up with haircuts.  I remember having to go for a haircut every 3-4 weeks at times.  I used to love getting my haircut, but I just don't have the time of the money.  I put out to facebook that I am looking for a good inexpensive hairdresser and have only gotten 2 suggestions so far.  Maybe there is no such thing as a good inexpensive hairdresser or maybe what I consider inexpernsive just isn't a reality.  I was thinking about when I had my hair short for my sisters wedding.  I remember trying on my dress and feeling like Audrey Hepburn, not that I looked that pretty, but that was the feeling that I got when I looked in the mirror.  I can't believe that I am taking so much time thinking and writing about this, but this is a huge decision.  I really want to just take the plunge, but what if I regret it.  I know that i can always grow it back and the summer is coming.  I can always cut short for the summer and gorw back in the winter if I choose.  I have a feeling that a hair cut is coming my way.  I can always use the excuse that I am doing it support or my mom's risk of losing her hair due to chemo, which really is actually what got me started thinking about this.  I think I may just use my picture from my sister's wedding as the type of style I am going for.  I love having a classic yet edgy look.  My hair has always been the one area that I tend to experiment with, that and make up.  I have a feeling I have made up my mind, I just haven't decided when to do it.  I guess I'll have to talk to my husband about it.  Oh well,  I finally don't mind my curl and yet I still want to go short again!

This was October 2009, how I plan to cut my hair

Not the best picture, but this is me now

Thanks for listening,

Newest info: after I initially wrote this I posted to facebook about where to get a haircut.  One of my friends is a selectman in town and is trying to get something together where there may be a benefit.  I don't really know how this will work, maybe a cut for a cure type event.  I don't know, all I know is that now that I have made the decision to cut my hair, I can't wait to do it.  If it can be tied in with some cancer cause even better.  And, I have the best husband.  He is not only fine with me having short hair, but says he likes my hair either way.   Gotta love the supportive partners.  That's just one of the reasons I love him!


  1. Have you tried a beauty college? They usually are a lot cheaper than a salon. I never had an issue with the few that I went to.
    I love long hair but I love that pixie cut on you.

  2. you sound like me 3 years ago!! I struggled in the same way, had curls and then chopped it to a really cute short cut. I adored it, but you're right- had to constantly cut it and that became annoying even after my husband began to trim it for me so I wouldn't have to go to the salon as much. Now my hair is back to shoulder length, but I lost my curls when I had Bear. I'm teetering on getting it cut again, but I won't- yet!!! If you are feeling the cut, then go for it- it can always grow back :)

    COngrats on all your updates- moving towards vegetarian/vegan and starting up cloth diapers. You are living such an admirably intentional, simplified life. Way to go girl!!!!

  3. Thanks TJ. We've been cloth diapering for a little over a year and a half, but had a small problem with our washer. We were able to get s used one for free so we are back to cloth after a very short time with disposables. I am really trying to live the simplified life like you say, but don't always make the best choices. I jsut have to remind myself that making some better choices is better than not making any better choices. And, I am pretty set on cutting my hair. I have a little bit of worry that I won't like it, but I think it's ultimately waht I want to do. Thanks for the support!