Isn't it strange how we get so much of our identity from our hair?!
I look at this picture, taken last week, and it totally does not "feel" like me. In my minds eye I don't register having hair this short. I'm still a bit surprised when I look in the mirror. It's not even a matter of liking or disliking the cut - some days I like it, some days I don't. Have you noticed when women face life threatening disease/chemo, often the first concern is losing their hair. I get that. I don't even think it's based in vanity, but rather in identity.
I've reached a time in my life that I don't want to spend extra time fixing my hair. Gone are the teen days of sleeping on prickly hair rollers. Anyone else remember doing that? Gone are the days of harsh perms that left my hair fried in order to coax it into a curl. Not gonna do that any more either. Gone are the days of taking 30 minutes just to simply dry my thick hair. No more! Don't get me wrong. I'm no different than you - I love my hair. I just think I can learn to embrace having shorter locks that require a minimum of upkeep. Mister LOVES it short - strange isn't it, as most men seem to prefer long hair. The truth may be that he's grown tired of waiting for me to wash/dry/fix my hair. He loves it when I can "get up & go" quickly.
Anyone remember this?
"I want it long, straight, curly, fuzzy
Snaggy, shaggy, ratty, matty
Oily, greasy, fleecy
Shining, gleaming, streaming
Twisted, beaded, braided
Powdered, flowered, and confettied
Bangled, tangled, spangled, and spaghettied!
Oh say can you see
My eyes if you can
Then my hair's too short"
'Fess up -How long does it take you to wash/dry/style your hair?
How long has it been since you made a major change to the length of your hair?