Thursday, February 18, 2010

Locks of Love

Let me just say, I don't know how you long haired girls do it.

Ok. So, my hair is long right now. As it has been many times in my life. (down to my booty as a little girl) But ever since I cut all of my hair off in middle school I have found it very difficult to stick with long hair. Don't get me wrong. Its all a love/hate thing with my hair. I cut it off. Then I grow it back. Then I cut if off again. Thankfully, it grows at a crazy fast speed. I love both extremes. Very short. Or very long. I hate the in between process.

Right now, my hair is several inches past my shoulders. Just now getting into its prime.


Oddly enough, I don't have the desire to cut it.......... yet. But I do find myself toting around a pair of scissors like a mad woman, just waiting for the next split end to come into my range of view. And then there's this whole thing about just wanting to pull it up into a ponytail. What is the point in having long hair if you just keep it pulled up all the time? Oh my gosh, and fixing it!?! Being that the texture just keeps changing (sometimes straight, sometimes wavy, sometimes kinky curly) it takes f o r e v e r to get my hair to behave.

I see all these pictures of girls with gorgeous long hair and I really want to stick it out this time. But, gees-o-peet, this just gets harder the older I get. So please. Help me. Give me advice. Tell me how you keep your locks lovely. Tell me how to love my long hair! Tell me I am not alone in this battle. TELL ME!

*pic from the fashion bloggess.


Erika @ BluLabel Bungalow said...

I just recently cut mine (AGAIN) and love it! I love to see long hair on others, but I just don't have the time it takes to maintain.

Julia (Color Me Green) said...

i have long hair, but it's very low maintenance. it's straight, thin, fine, so i never have to worry about the texture changing out getting it to behave. somedays it looks a little funkier because of winter hats or sleeping on it weird. but all in all i think they key is not overthinking how your hair looks. it's just hair, it doesn't need to be perfect. everyone's got their own unique look that makes them beautiful.

Amy E. Strodl said...

We are hair twins. Seriously, I have the exact same disease. On top of the grow long then chop it off syndrome, I dye it either blonde, dark brown or red (once)about every 6 or 7 years. Hmmm.....