Wednesday, October 6, 2010

A Change Will Do You Good

It's that time of year again...
Around now, I usually chop all of my hair off...well to just under my ears.  I do this once a year...because, well, truthfully, I don't know why, but I do.  (plus it's insane to get into my favorite hairdresser)

I don't think that I've had more than one haircut a year since high school.  At that point in time, I trusted my best friend to cut it for me...which usually worked out pretty well. Although, there was the one time that I also let her do the whole highlights thing and it ended up looking slightly leopard inspired.  It could have been worse....I also tried to dyed my brown hair fire engine red once....bad idea. 

I still don't get worked up about my hair.  It's there.  If it gets lopped off it'll grow.  If it looks like hell, I put it in a ponytail.  You get the picture.  Somewhere along the line, I read an article about hair length.  I'm not sure why I've taken this article to heart, but I have.  The article had a whole rules of hair length for your age.  Basically, it said that your hair should get shorter as you age: in your 20's have it whatever length, but then every decade it should get shorter so that by the time you're 60, you have a short little boyish cut, that's super low maintenance. 

So, as every year passes I'm getting closer to the big 3-0...I've decided that I must now grow my hair out. annual haircut for me (although, I'll probably have to get a trim, my MIL is a another 6 months, my split ends will drive her mad....OK...probably not...but I'll still have to get a trim anyways.)  This is my last "kick at the cat" so to speak for the whole long voluptuous hair thing. (and no, I'm not actually kicking a do you take me for?! Although that poor kitty looks pissed off.)

In lieu of my annual haircut, I've decided to change up the blog a bit...



  1. The great thing about hair is that it always grows back. I never fuss about a haircut myself.

  2. ZOMG! You are doing exactly what I did.

    Until the last time I was home, my hair was the longest it's been since I was 14.

    I always had short short hair then decided might as well have a last kick at the cat thing too.

    Recently I had it cut into an inverted bob but it's still long for me.

    Go for it...or not. It's hair, have fun with it.

  3. Let it grow! See what you think. I'm just not of the opinion that hair should get shorter as you age. Well, I won't be 70 with hair down to my butt, but some voluptuous length makes me feel vibrant and fun...'cause otherwise, I'm no fun at all.

  4. shave the head. Buy wigs. trust me. it'll be legendary.

  5. I like the blog. Nice!

    After years of attempting the long hair thing I have accepted that my hair is too fine and thin for longness, it just looks lank and boring. Plus it splits way to easily. I have accepted short bobbiness but I'm not sure how I feel about it getting shorter. I may have to lie about my age in the future so I can keep the length.