Wild Hair

Ever wake up and just hate your hair? It was fine yesterday, but today, ugh. It’s time for a drastic change. Well, that was me last Friday and the feeling has not faded away. Not that I expected it to. Usually when this happens I can’t get it out of my head until I actually do something about it, like cut or dye or something. So what do I want to do this time? Cut and quit dyeing! I am so tired of wearing this hair in a pony tail all the time. So tired of it in my face or making my neck hot while I sleep. Every time I wake up I have to pull the hair off my neck and up behind my head just to cool off enough to go back to sleep. And I am tired of dyeing it, possibly partially because it is such a chore on this longer hair. Maybe it would be easier with a shorter cut?

The last time I cut it short I gave away all my hair bands and pony tail holders, swearing that I’d never grow it long again. It just felt so great! But after a few months I missed feeling the wind blow through my hair and I never did get used to looking in the mirror and seeing short hair. And Bill did not like it, but then he never has liked it unless it was long, and the longer the better. I have such thick hair, though, that long really weighs me down.

So, what to do? Surely there is some happy medium that will give me longish-looking hair, but not be on my neck or in my face and be lighter weight? Someone better give dh a heads up, cause I feel a change coming on!


  1. Molly

    Hey, how about that style where it is long in front and stacked in the back(almost looks like a bob)? That way you can have your length and have it off your neck. This is Amy’s favorite hairstyle, she’s worn hers this way for 2-3 years now.


  2. Colleen

    I don’t know, Molly. I hate having hair in or on my face, which is why I never liked bangs for myself and one reason why I almost always have my hair in a pony tail. I suppose the style you mention might work if I kept the long part pulled back with combs or something. I’m not sure I’ll ever find the perfect do, given all my likes and dislikes. Maybe I should just shave it all off! Wouldn’t that freak Bill out!

  3. PG

    Perhaps it is in the air. I’ve been feeling the same way. I was going to jump in and cut my hair short. I thought better of it and just gave it a good trim. I’m still pondering.

  4. Colleen

    I’ve been delaying a week now, but I do think I’m going to be getting it cut. At least up off the neck to start with, not sure how short the rest will end up. Dh was home the last time I dyed it and he got to see how much of a PITA that is, so maybe he won’t fuss to much when I say I don’t plan to do it anymore. We’ll see how it looks au naturel and go from there. Maybe I’ll hate that more than the dyeing!

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