I hereby declare the following truths about my hair:
1) Hair does not get straighter than my hair. It really doesn't. There is not even the smallest amount of wave, curl or natural volume. Any hair style I have must take this into account as even the slightest misstep with a pair of scissors shows up drastically.
2) I have never dyed my hair and I don't have a plan to in the near future. I used to hate my reddish/brownish hair as a teen but my Mom would never let me touch it. Now I am so thankful for that as I actually like the color of my hair. Until I see those little grays popping through - coloring my hair is not an option.
3) I am so very, very bored with it. Double bleh.
Over the past few years I have developed a predictable habit of growing it out, then cutting it all off - time after time.
5 years ago my hair looked like this. It was an A-line cut and I think it suited my kind of hair. However, I went through a super traumatic break-up around this time that caused me to instantly want to change my hair (something that I later learned is really common). I wasted no time in growing it out. Silly break-ups.
As it grew out, it formed a layered bob which I think worked alright too.
Fast forward a few years and, after 4 years of growing (with intermittent trims of course) my hair looked like this. This photo was taken last June, a few months after my wedding. My hair was the longest it had been in years and while I liked the options it gave me, I got tired of always having to deal with that much hair.
This is about what my hair looks like now. It is a little below my shoulders and...well, that is about it. I am feeling the urge to chop it off again into another A-line, or something like that - but I'm scared. It took years to grow my hair out and I just don't know if I'm ready to do something so drastic - ya know?
This hair business can give a girl STRESS!
So - here's the deal. After work today I am getting my hair cut and I cannot decide if I am going to do something drastic or just get a trim. What to do, what to do...
I need some help y'all. How do you decide when standing at the haircut crossroads?