AUTHOR: Marty, a.k.a. canape TITLE: To cut or not to cut, the very uncontroversial version DATE: 1/30/2009 08:14:00 PM ----- BODY:
I have had a little touch of the grouchies. Not sure why, and there is always a reason why. I'm just not really interested in figuring out what it is right now.

Instead, I contemplate my hair. Which is long. And boring. And a pain in the arse to deal with. It's long and really really thick. I mean really thick. It wants to be curly, and parts of it are incredibly curly. Like tight corkscrew curls. Unfortunately, the top layer is just a little wavy, so it doesn't match. That leaves me to straighten it most of the time, and that takes about 45 minutes to an hour.

I just don't have that kind of time or patience anymore.

Plus, I don't want to be that forty-something year old woman who still has long hair because
a) She's always had long hair.
b) She can't think of anything else to do with it.
c) She thinks it makes her look younger.
d) No one has told her that it makes her look way older.

Of course I have awhile to go before I'm forty-something. But I have that itch anyway. The cut the hair itch. It grows back, right?

I'm open for suggestions.

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----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Anonymous nikki DATE:Saturday, January 31, 2009 at 10:19:00 AM EST You're very pretty and I think you'll look good either way, but as someone who's done the long-to-short cut several times, I will say I've never regretted it. The change is always nice, and hair grows back with a vengeance once it's been chopped off. So I say, try something new! ----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Anonymous pastormargaret DATE:Saturday, January 31, 2009 at 10:20:00 AM EST You should never ask your mother. Reasons why: 1) She experiences "hair today, gone tomorrow; 2)She envies your hair; it's so versatile; 3)She is learning where you got the curly underlayer and fine, straight upper layer; 4) I remember it being shoulder length when you went to college--loved it; 5) She'll love it anyway! ----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Anonymous Holly DATE:Saturday, January 31, 2009 at 10:24:00 AM EST Cut it! It's a fresh start and a great look. Change is always good. ----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Anonymous Daily Verses DATE:Saturday, January 31, 2009 at 11:58:00 AM EST I would cut it some and ask your stylist to recommend a really good product that will bring out the curl so you don't have to blow-dry if you don't want to. Change is good!!! ----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Anonymous Beautifully Unique DATE:Saturday, January 31, 2009 at 12:13:00 PM EST I always struggle with the same thing. Only I don't straighten mine because, well, I'm to cheap and lazy to buy a "real" straightener.
My hair is SO thick that there isn't much that I can do with it.
So....I totally feel your pain. I just cut mine off, it desperately needed it and it will grow back.
Go for it girl! ----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Anonymous Mrs Mommy DATE:Saturday, January 31, 2009 at 12:30:00 PM EST I understand your feeling on the keeping it long just cause and not feeling it. I cut my hair shortly after I had my first child cause I lost SO MUCH hair around the 8 weeks post pardom mark...I can honestly say I have never even thought of trying to grow it back out. I love the easy and sassy look of it and so does my husband who when we were younger only liked long hair on women. LOL ----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Anonymous whymommy DATE:Sunday, February 1, 2009 at 2:22:00 AM EST Tough call. I think your long hair looks great on you ... but I've been pleasantly surprised by my own (very) short hair too. The tough thing to remember is that short hair grows out, and sometimes fast, so you'll want to pick a style that will work for you at different lengths (or commit to getting it cut every few weeks).

Have fun! ----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Anonymous Anonymous DATE:Sunday, February 1, 2009 at 5:21:00 PM EST I think your hair is awesome. I've always been envious of it! Especially when you let it be curly! In my opinion, since you asked, trim it some if you want a change but don't cut it too short! You need to show off that glorious mane of yours. :-)
eliz ----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Anonymous Clifford DATE:Monday, February 2, 2009 at 9:59:00 PM EST IGNORE THE WIMMINISTS. Ahem.

Do. Not. Cut. Your. Hair.

Unless you envy 2001-era Brenda Warner hairstyles, that is.

Joking aside, you had (pick your words carefully, cliffie...husbands and parents are reading this...), um, nice hair back in the day. I'm sure it still is. Keep it long and strong, sister. ----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Anonymous Banteringblonde DATE:Sunday, February 8, 2009 at 3:20:00 PM EST I love my short hair. I don't think I'll ever grow it back. Liberating and EASY!!! ----- --------