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Even though it's been five days since I cut my hair, I'm still getting used to it. In the mornings I wake and still reach for the ponytail that is no longer there. In the shower I keep forgetting that I no longer need a handful of shampoo or conditioner to get the job done. By the time this is published and starts being read by all of you wonderful ladies, many of my students will have already seen the cut, so I will have to update you later this week on their reactions.
Sean was not a fan of the new 'do. The first thing he said when I walked in the door was, "You look so......... weird." That followed soon after by this gem, "You look like a boy with big boobies!" Ah, kids, they truly do say the darnedest things. I keep reminding myself that children thrive on schedules and consistency, and the hope that eventually he will get used to it.
I didn't tell my mom I was getting it cut, but I wasn't worried about her reaction. I mean she was the one who took me to get my boyfriend's bowl cut in fifth grade. In fact, when I called and told her I got it cut, she asked, "How short? Is it Bronson-short?" I may never live down fifth grade! I'll admit I miss my long hair. Well, actually, I miss the idea of my long hair. I miss the rare days when it was "perfect"- when everything laid right and curled beautifully. But truthfully, those days were few and far between. I don't blog every day, and there were many days that I wouldn't take pictures because I hated the way my hair looked.It sounds dumb and vain, and may even sound untruthful because I know there is some GREAT hair featured in this blog ;), but I swear it's true.
Nearly every morning as I brushed the tangled dreads out of my hair, and sealed the split ends and sprayed heat protective spray over my coarse, fried hair, I would tell Curtis, "I wish I could just shave my head!" or "I hate my hair today!" Like I said last week, we have this crazy relationship with our hair as women. I had so many comments and emails, but one thing I heard over and over was "I like my long hair." I liked my long hair, too, and I am definitely not trying to tell all of you to go out and cut off your hair. I don't think there's anything wrong with liking long hair. When I was having a good hair day, you better believe I basked in that beautiful head of hair.
But I was ready for a change and a break from the constant styling. My hair, while fairly healthy, has been abused and mistreated for years. One of my short-haired reader friends said she consider her short cut to be a "reboot" of sorts, and I agree with that! With Friday's post, I wanted women to think about the reasons they have the hair they choose to have. It's tough and I don't think there is any right or wrong answer.
Will there be days when I hate my hair?
Will there be days when I wish I had long hair?
Of course. That's the very nature of human beings.
Will there be days I love my hair?
Will there be days when I swear to never grow it out again?
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