Friday, May 4, 2012
Those of you who have never met me in real life may not know this, but my hair is a beast. It is straight. It is curly. It is thick thick thick. And up until a couple of days ago, it reached halfway down my back. Which means, in this humid heat we've been having, that having long, thick hair like this is hot. Too hot to be comfortable. Not to mention too heavy. Yes, I really do get headaches from having my hair up in a ponytail--from the weight of my hair.
This hair of mine is a beast. Too thick. Too heavy. Too long. Too hot. Boo-hoo.
A couple of nights ago it was humid and hot outside and my hair was driving me absolutely crazy. I had a headache from my crazy-thick ponytail and I wanted nothing more than to grab a pair of scissors and chop it all off. Ooh, that would feel so nice.
So, naturally, that's what I did. Well, sort of. I did maintain some degree of sanity and I had my friend come over and chop it off for me. Her only experience as a hair stylist was from cutting her husband's and her 2 year-old son's hair, but she did a great job. When I called and asked her if she'd do it she said, "Only if you won't hate me if I mess it up." I told her that as long as there was less hair on my head when she was finished I'd be happy.
Well, she did a really great job. It's so much shorter and so much more manageable now. Hallelujah! I've worn it up in ponytails or braids every day since it's been cut and I wear my hair up so often that very few people have even noticed that I chopped off over 6". I don't mind. I'm just happy it's not giving me headaches and heat strokes anymore.
So here's to making rash decisions that turn out really awesome. Because this might just be my very favorite haircut ever.
Posted by Katie Lewis at 9:44 PM