March 01, 2006

I'm taking a poll...

I am seriously thinking of cutting my hair.... 

These two lovely ladies did it, and I'm thinking of jumping on the bandwagon.

My hair is my one vanity, see, and that makes it hard.  It's brown/auburn, slightly wavy (more so when it's shorter) hangs almost to my rear and is super thick, so it knots constantly and there's not much I can do with it other that a simple knot or one of the vast array of charming Princess Leia hairdos.

and I'm tired of putting it up  in a knot everyday....

I want something shorter, with a lot of body to it.  I think that would be fun and look nice...

Thinking of something like this.  What do you think? (Eva's hair, not Tony's :-) )

here's a similar style....

Posted by caltechgirl at March 1, 2006 04:26 PM | TrackBack

Oh go on, be daring, get a 'do like Tony's! Just think low maintenance, cool in summer ... :)

Posted by: Amanda at March 1, 2006 04:45 PM

Without knowing your face shape, it's hard to say what I would think of it.

But you, darling, must LOVE go with your gut.

Posted by: Dana at March 1, 2006 04:47 PM

It's a great look! I say go for it... ;-) It'll always grow back if you decide you like it better long.

Posted by: Marie at March 1, 2006 04:51 PM

What Dana said :) When I went from below my shoulders, to short and spikey, it was a shock, but I adored it.

Posted by: Ith at March 1, 2006 04:57 PM

I'm with the rest of them. Do it and if you don't like it, it'll grow out. I like my hair shoulder length or a little shorter myself... and if your hair already has some curl... I think it would be fun. Then again, you should have seen me every 6 months to a year when I was working. My co-workers swore I did it for the shock value. Short and straight, grow it out and curl it, always worn up, then always just pulled away from the face. I love changing my hair. I finally found one I liked, but can't afford it any more.

Posted by: VW Bug at March 1, 2006 05:34 PM

I think it would look great! You should take advantage of your waves. Some people pay good money to have them!!! My hair hair has natural wave to it and does much better shorter. And it is so easy to fix. I just blow dry my hair with my head upside down for about 3 minutes and let it air dry the rest.

Would it be long enough that you could pull it back if you wanted to?

And it will always grow out! Have you thought about Locks of Love?

Posted by: Amy at March 1, 2006 05:52 PM

Two Junes ago I chopped my hair and donated it to Locks of Love. I love that I did that, but the short 'do was quite traumatic, especially for darling hubby. Now it just won't grow fast enough, although it is finally nearing mid-back again. If I ever cut it again, I'll donate it again, because it's the right thing to do.
So if you have enough and decide to hack it off, please consider donating your hair.
Growing up. my best friend had alopecia (sp?) which is the genetic condition that prevents your from growing hair. It's so hard for children who have to wear wigs.
Whatever you decide, do it for you, not for anyone else.

Posted by: wRitErsbLock at March 1, 2006 07:12 PM

In my quite possibly mistaken opinion, the Eva cut could work, and definitely much more so than the "Meg Ryan trying to look less 'cute'" cut at the second link. You'd need to consider your own shape and size specifically, but Eva's is nice for (relatively) short and wavy.

Posted by: Jay at March 1, 2006 07:22 PM

Being a guy I'm sure my oppinion doesn't count, but I think longer hair is better. Those pictures are just way too short for my taste.

Posted by: Contagion at March 1, 2006 07:29 PM

I think there is much to consider. First, I'm into Locks of Love in a big way. Your hair is long enough that you could give the length they want and still have long hair. So consider that.

I think that going too short may shock you. You've had this beautifully long hair for a long time. I'm going to suggest going something more at just past the shoulders. You will be AMAZED at how much body it has at shoulder length. Mine comes just past my shoulders and when mine was down the middle of my back it had a much different look... very weighted.

So going just to shoulders, with a style, is a start. Then if you like it, go the next step to neck, then chin. I'd work up to it. And I say this from experience.

Also, last, what does your husband think? And not that it matters as its YOUR hair, but my husband likes long hair and although I get very adament that its "MY HAIR DAMMIT!" and he supports that, when I get it cut too short (and I have gone very short) I know he doesn't like it even though he would NEVER say it and it wears on me mentally.

So... those are my thoughts. There are no wrong answers however... as it always grows back!!!

Posted by: Bou at March 1, 2006 07:59 PM

Go Locks of Love baby!!!!

Free haircut and it's a good cause. PLus, maybe it will make me brave enough to finally cut mine. What do you think? Should we forma haircutting pact?

Posted by: Sarah at March 1, 2006 08:05 PM

Well, I think the chance to do something different is tempting, but I wouldn't chop it. Of course, look at my hair - I wouldn't necessarily call it wild! I would go for a mid-boobage cut that has the ends so graciously curving around you-know-where. Although, I'm curious to see what you end up doing - maybe you'll convince me to do something new!

Posted by: Sharon at March 1, 2006 08:46 PM

Those styles are gorgeous!

As further encouragement, there was enough of my hair left to be collected and donated to a group that makes wigs for cancer patients.

As long and thick as your hair is, they could make two, maybe three, wigs for those in need...

; )

Posted by: Christina at March 1, 2006 09:23 PM

Okay, I'm gradually beginning to believe that you're my secret twin, which is a little creepy, but in any case, I vote no. This is strictly based on my own personal prejudices as a fellow thick-curly-hair-to-my-butt person. I've worn mine up in the same bun for about a year, but it's better than it being short, because when it is, it gets all poofy and I have no way of controlling it. When it's long, it can be tamed.

Posted by: Katie at March 1, 2006 10:23 PM

Well, on the one hand those are cool hairstyles. On the other hand, and I guess this is a guy's perspective (cf. Contagion, above), my attitude is that, ceteris paribus, longer is better than shorter.

("Ceteris paribus"??! :-)

Posted by: Paul Burgess at March 2, 2006 05:52 AM

Go for it!

Posted by: jen at March 2, 2006 06:26 AM

Cool! I'm considering locks of love too. I have thick ass-length hair and I'm sick of not being able to do much with it except pull it up or braid it cause it is always knotting up. I have gone super short in the past and loved it. I've gone shoulder length and loved it. I really like the second picture too.

Posted by: oddybobo at March 2, 2006 07:33 AM

Like the guys before I tend to think longer the hair the better. However, not to long ago my wife cut her hair shorter and I like it, and as Bou mentioned, I think if your hair is pretty long that you should try at or slightly below the shoulders first. But who am I to say I use a razor on mine most of the time.

Posted by: Tige at March 2, 2006 08:34 AM

I'm not crazy. I feel strongly both ways.

Posted by: Jim - PRS at March 2, 2006 11:48 PM

Okay, as for the whole knotting-up issue -- I strongly recommend getting the book "Curly Girl" by Lorraine Massey, swearing off shampoo, and discarding your hairbrush. Really. I have huge amounts of thick wavy knot-prone hair, and with proper use of conditioner and finger-combing, I've not used a hairbrush or shampoo in about a month, my hair is softer than it's ever been, smells great, and is completely knot-free. I realize this goes against everything anyone's ever told you about haircare and hygiene, but before you lop your hair off for being knotty, try it for a few weeks. And if you decide then to cut it then, you'll be giving Locks of Love healthier, stronger hair.

Posted by: Katie at March 3, 2006 12:54 AM

Hell no. It doesn't have to be down to your butt, but PLEASE keep it past your shoulders.

Long hair is sexy.

Posted by: Geoffrey at March 3, 2006 07:24 AM

My opinion is to be taken with a grain of salt because DH resists my cutting THE HAIR ON MY HEAD, EVER.

But here goes:

It's only hair. No matter WHAT you do to it, be it permanent wave, bleaching, coloring, cutting -- it's going to come back. So do what you want to it! Enjoy!

You'll know where to find me at The Old Folks' Home: I'll be the white/gray-haired old lady with purple streaks running through it.



Posted by: Margi at March 3, 2006 12:10 PM

I've managed to save up roughly $28640 in my bank account, but I'm not sure if I should buy a house or not. Do you think the market is stable or do you think that home prices will decrease by a lot?

Posted by: Courtney Gidts at May 19, 2006 10:49 AM