Hair Update and Desire for Short Hair…Again

Pic heavy post ahead…

Here’s the April 16th hair update:

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Waist length for me is where my hand is at…

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Ignore the rolls. Part bra issue, part me needing to get back into pilates. Carry on. lol

Getting closer to waist length, and yet it doesn’t feel like it’s moved at all. Again, waist length for me is fairly easy to attain, because hi, I’m 5’3.5″ on a good day, and I have a really short torso. Plus, my hair grows super fast, so it doesn’t take years for it to grow long. But the problem is that my hair is really fine, so retention issues exist, and the longer it gets, the more it tangles, and now I’m seeing a lot of hair on the floor after styling it. Thankfully my hair is dense, so you can’t really tell how much hair is coming out (outside of regular shedding). Plus, it takes so long to wash, condition, blowdry, flat iron…I get tired. My arms get tired. It’s hot. I’m sweating by the time it’s all over. And it would be worth it, except that I wash my hair every other day, so it’s almost not even worth it! Most days I just wash or co-wash, detangle, air dry, and put it in a bun. Because I’m not going through that heat routine every other day. I refuse!

So I am feeling kind of conflicted at the moment. Part of me wants to keep my hair long (I’m trying to be honest with myself about why I want to keep it long, but that’s another post altogether), but then there’s the part that is craving a short haircut. Because as much as I like my hair long, I really love it when it’s shorter – and other people do too. And it’s so much easier to deal with! I chopped it pretty short back in May 2010 and kept it short for a year or so, then decided to let it grow out (awkward stage is awkward!), but kept on cutting at my hair. So I would have been at the goal length a long time ago if I’d just put the scissors down and left my hair aloooooone! Hahaha!

Here are some of the haircuts that I am pondering. Some are kind of edgy, which I feel that I need in my life right now. Something different. Something that I can’t hide behind. 😉 All of these photos came from Pinterest:

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And then, there’s one of my favorites:

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This is Karla Deras from Karla’s Closet. She has had a lot of short haircuts, but this one was and still is my favorite. So, this may be the one that I go with. We shall see. There’s still time to think about it. 😉

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2 thoughts on “Hair Update and Desire for Short Hair…Again

  1. Judith says:

    It’s like you are reading my mind. I keep fantasizing about a short hair cut, but I hate the no ponytail or bun aspect of it. Short hair also emphasizes my 5’2 ness and I’ve been fighting the “aren’t you so cute” since I was in High school. I love those edgy ones but I don’t think they’d work with my round face. You’re gorgeous though and you have cheekbones (ugh jealously).

    • K. Nicole says:

      Hey! First of all, thank you for the compliment! You totally made my morning! (((hugs))) And forget those people who are all, “Aren’t you so cute!” They don’t think they’re saying anything wrong (usually), but it can absolutely be frustrating, especially when you want people to take you seriously and look at you like the adult that you are. But do not fret, because when it comes down to it, it will work in your favor as you get older. Seriously. Other people will start asking you what your secrets are and how they can get access to the fountain of youth too. Then they’ll get mad when you tell them that it’s all genetics. lol! I personally plan to get carded until I’m 75. 😉 I agree on the no ponytail/bun aspect. That’s also holding me back a little bit, because ponytails and buns are great for bad hair days. Can’t really do that with short hair. 😦 As for the edgy cuts, you never know! You are beautiful, and I think that you could get away with more short cuts than you think. You could always consult with a stylist there that you trust to see if there’s one that would fit you, or maybe find a modified version? Bangs look great on you, so maybe a short cut that would incorporate those would be an option. When it comes down to it (and I have to remind myself of this often), it’s just hair. And it will grow back. Might as well play around with it! 😀

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