Sunday, July 24, 2011

How attached are you to your hair?

No, I don't mean physically, ha ha!
I mean in a metal/emotional sense.

I have always chopped off my hair.
I tend to grow it long then any time I get stressed or bored I cut it.
I think *chop* it is a better word.
I don't normally trim my hair, I CUT it.

Here is a perfect example.
While I was planning K & I's wedding my family was growing through a lot of things.
Not only was the planning stressful but my life at the time was stressful.
I did what most other brides do, I was growing out my hair so I could have a beautiful hairstyle.
BUT, guess what I did right before our wedding?
Yep, you guessed it, I chopped my hair off.

Any time I get bored with my hair/look I *HAVE* to cut or color my hair.
I really like coloring my hair, I have pretty much done every natural hair color and even had some highlights placed that were not so natural in their color, think crayon red.

What got me on this topic though is how many people when they find out that I chopped my hair off ask me if I was nervous or concerned about getting it done.
Nope, not one bit.
Well, other than wanting to like how it looked I wasn't concerned.

The lady that cut my hair this last time was very nervous about doing it.
She asked me at least a dozen times if I was sure that I wanted to do this.
If I really wanted my hair that short.
Yes, yes I want it like that and that short.
She said that people kind of freak out a bit when they cut that much hair off and she wanted to make sure that I wasn't going to regret it.

People who have known me for a while though have come to expect this sort of thing.
It's not that surprising at all.

I have actually always wanted to go shorter, like a pixie cut, but that intimidates me.
I think that I would really have to psych myself up for it.

I really would like to know though, does getting your haircut make you nervous?
Do you like drastically changing your hair?


  1. I actually just got several inches cut off of mine. I am not terribly attached so it wasnt a big deal.

  2. I am an emotional hair chopper myself. When I am depressed I am more likely to cut large amounts of my hair off. A few times I went very very short as in inches of spikes on the top of my head was all that was left which I then dyed blonde. Not exactly a proud fashion moment, but hey. Right now my hair is layered but the longest layer is right at my waist. I am thinking it will stay that way for a while.

  3. I use to have a serious issue with my hair..and I'm not even joking. I was SO emotionally attached that I would get it trimmed twice a year, and would cry the entire time. I'm not even exaggerating. I HATED getting my hair cut and it was traumatic for me...I did this for more than a decade...which ended with me having over three feet of hair on my head, headaches all the time and a huge bill every month for shampoo.

    Then one day I made a bet with a friend that I was SURE she couldn't do - that I'd cut off my hair.

    Long story short. She won, and as much as I tried to avoid following through..she made me go and get a REAL haircut. I could have just gotten a few inches cut off - hell - even a FOOT cut off..but I decided that if I was going to do it..I was going to REALLY do it - so I took a deep breath and cut off two and a half feet of hair.

    It was exhausting, draining, exhilirating and crazy all at once. I hadn't had a real haircut for over ten years..and before had been years as well..

    But it was seriously amazing, and I'm forever grateful to that friend..because my hair was really just WAY too long and think - I couldn't do anything with it and it always got in the way..and cutting it off was like giving away my security blanket and letting me be the person I wanted to be...

    And now - I still go to the same salon. Even though it's ridiculously expensive. Because I trust them, and know that they'll make sure my hair looks okay no matter who cuts it...

    I've actually been rather laise faire about it lately..I walk in and they're like..what do you want done..and I just shrug and say 'Something that looks good..I trust you!' - it's been 7 years..took a lot of work..but man..I love not worrying about it. Knowing that it'll grow back. Knowing that it can always be fixed if something goes wrong. Knowing that it doesn't define me. Not feeling crazy for having so much hair :P

    Though this story probably makes you think I'm a weeeee bit crazy(ier) :P

  4. I love love love my long hair. but in fits of self hate I will "chop" it myself crazy short. That hasn't happened in over five years thankfully. I also bic'd it off one year. Last year actually. I will never do it again. But it was to raise money for my first half marathon for cancer. Although, I think I'll stick to growing it long and just donating it. That was just crazy tramatic. I don't care if it's short or long, it just needs to look good. Many in between stages I looked more like Justin Beiber than anything else lol