Is Your Hair Too Long
Everybody said the things I used to be pondering: sporting your hair shorter as you get older is often a matter of practicality, because your responsibilities, your fashion aesthetic, and the bodily nature of your hair mature over time. Mine isn’t any exception.
However this submit struck a nerve.
For me, “shorter” is much longer than most individuals my age. Proper now it’s right down to my mid again, which is the longest I’ve worn it in some time, solely because I’m so bad at getting myself to the salon. I’ve had some type of Rapunzel complex my entire life which has loosened it is hold somewhat since childhood however still lurks round within the again of my thoughts. While you spend your formative years having people ooh and costumes with blue wigs aah over your thick red hair (and not your neon freckles or your awkwardness or your bizarre character; imagine that), it is vitally tempting to cling to it. My long Titian hair is what makes me fairly, proper All people mentioned so..
Not too long ago I wasted a whole day attempting celeb haircuts on a photograph of me. Conclusion The brief hair made me horrible. I seemed very severe and center-aged (to be honest, I am 40, which IS center-aged) and Faux, one way or the other. Attempting too exhausting. All of the hairstyles I favored had been mainly my present hairstyle, plus or minus a couple inches costumes with blue wigs and possibly an extended sideswept bang.
Every 5 years or so I forget I hate brief hair on me, and over the years I have had 4 or 5 cuts above my shoulders. They’ve all been failures. The brief types have taken Far more time power than longer hair. With hair previous my shoulders, I can model if I would like, however I also can just brush it and let it dry naturally, and the load pulls it into fairly organized gentle waves. My hair, when shorter, Should be styled. My hair may be very stubborn. It needs to be what it is. It takes a long time to dry, and it laughs at any styling product past depart-in conditioner. One stylist called my hair “resistant” (I informed you lady, I do not straighten my hair! I don’t have 2 hours a day!). I had visions that it might just dry into a sassy wavy bob, like Vintage Vixen’s, but NO! I look like I simply woke up after passing out on the sofa. I look like Little Orphan Annie, or – HORRORS! – Bozo. The. Clown. There it’s; my darkest concern come true.
Aaand, we have circled again to childhood again, where I endured lots of comparisons to hay-chewin’ cowgirls and that irritating orphan and her in poor health-timed function movie (To-Maura! To-Maura! I really like ya! To-Maura!) I would rather be Rapunzel, even when I’m a bit eccentric for it.
Whew. Thanks for the therapy, Peter!