Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Hair There And Everywhere

Or how to hit a moving target.

I may have mentioned previously that I have some issues with my hair. I cannot decide how to wear it. Should I cut it short? Should I grow it long? Should I keep it blondish? Should I go brunette? Should I dye it pink?

Well lately I've been growing it out. It is at a lovely mushroomy state right now, falling just at the bottom of my ears. In other words it is annoying. Tomorrow is d-day in a way. I have a hair appointment and I have to make a choice where to go from here.

I want to grow it out. I am so close to getting it to the style I want. But I am also close to pulling it all out. So I may be having Terri, my stylist, talk me down from the ledge. But if I can't get it to look exactly the way I want it to look length-wise, it probably means a color change. We will just have to see.

I also have an obsession with my daughter's hair. Because I didn't have long hair when I was growing up, I am keeping her hair as long as possible. Other than her bangs, her hair has never been cut (so she's the exact opposite of me).

But it is approaching an unruly length. I have to put it up every day to keep it out of her face. But she always complains that I pull her hair when I am putting it up so she preferrs it down. Which inevitably leads to her getting food in her hair or hair in her mouth, which she hates.

So this means it is probably time for her to get it cut. She could lose about 3 inches and it would still be below her shoulders, it would still be long. I could do that, I think. But then I think, if I'm going to get it cut why not donate it to Locks of Love and cut it short. Well this leads me to have flashbacks of being mistaken for a boy with my short hair and I can't do that to her.

So I do nothing and it keeps getting longer and more unruly. I can't even make an appointment to get her bangs trimmed for fear that I will make a hasty decision on a cut and traumatize myself (she wouldn't care in the least). Which means I have to trim her bangs at home and now they look all wonky and uneven.



Kate Coveny Hood said...

Oh - I imagine that she would have some opinions on what her hair should look like. I am a fan of the litter girl page boy - so maybe that's a good compromise. She would have bangs, so it would be a variation, but if the rest fell right below her chin it would be all swingy and sassy and very "her" I think. This style works so well with straight hair - so I think it would be perfect! But she's not my daughter - so I'll leave it at that. She will look lovely no matter what you decide (oh - yeah - and you too!)

Kirsten said...

First of all, every time I pull up your blog I crack up at the chicken costume. I love it.

I have hair issues too. I have been desperately trying to find a cut that works for me with no luck. I love my girls hair when it's long, but it's annoying to take care of sometimes. They rarely let me braid it or put it up, much less comb it.

Let us know how it all turns out.

Christy said...

I'm having major hair issues now too. I got a fabulous cut with bangs in January - but I simply can't keep up with them - I can't trim them myself and I never make time to go to the salon to have them trimmed. So they're to the bottom of my nose now and I just wear a headband and pony tail all day. I must do something before blogher. I think your hair color looks nice now, but oh how I'd love to see go pink!

Christy said...

I just made an appt with a new stylist tomorrow at 10am. Think of me and send me positive thoughts!!!

Michelle said...

I think that you should at least get the ends of Bunny's hair trimmed so that it looks thicker and you won't have to sacrafice the length.

Anonymous said...

That's funny, because I just walk in and say "cut it!" and I don't care how they do it. lol!

So how did it come out?