Mane in vain: a half decade of hair
One of the most stylish people I’ve never met in person recently left me a sweet comment on my BurdaStyle wall, saying she liked my new hair cut. Thing is, this isn’t a hair cut. It’s a lack of a hair cut. I thought I’d grow out my hair again, after having it short for a while now. But this got me to thinking. My cousin once told me that every time she sees me, I have new hair. So I’ve compiled a few images from the last five years or so. It’s true. I’m fickle. I like change.
I look back at some of these styles, and think man, that was kinda cute (others, not so much). But once I’ve been sporting a new ‘do for a few months, I tend to want something fresh. How is it that I can stick to the same scent for a decade, but desire new tresses every six months? Maybe it keeps me from getting bored, but it also drives me mad… should I find a style that works and stick it out for a good long while?
After seeing all the lovely long locks in Utah last weekend, the desire to get over the ugly growing out phase is stronger. But growing one’s hair is the kind of change that comes slowly. So slowly, that by the time I’m there, I’ll probably hack it off again! See, fickle. It’s a vicious cycle. Also, I tend to think short hair is pretty darn sexy. But it’s expensive, and I’ll admit that the cost of upkeep really weighs in here :(
Another thing to consider is that I’m more of a shower & go person. Yeah, I’ll hit it with the blow dryer if necessary, and some of the styles below involved ye olde flatiron. But I prefer a quick fix, a dash of some goop. I’m in awe of women who spend an hour on their hair. They look fantastic, but it makes me want to hide under the sheets and hit snooze just thinking about that effort.
Time for a little crowd sourcing… So, what do you think? Weigh in on my hairy past, no holds barred. Do you spend a fussy amount of time on your hair? Wash and run? Do you rock it short? Romantic and long?
Next post is definitely NOT going to contain an image of moi. Good god, I feel ridic.
Also, many thanks again to BurdaStyle for featuring my Rooibos the other day. Making a girl blush once more :)