This is absolutely the shortest I've had my hair since 1990. When I was in like seventh grade.
|Weird how little I've changed.|
Long hair has always been kinda my trademark. And I guess it's a good one for me because I'm so little that it doesn't take that long to grow it so it extends an appreciable distance down my back. I have spent most of my life with hair past my waist. But ever since I was about 18, I haven't been able to maintain healthy hair at that length for some reason. Maybe because I started putting it in weird styles or something.
But really, the last foot of my hair, at least, was really raggedy for years before this chop. I decided to make a deliberate effort to take care of it really well, get regular trims every eight weeks, and document how long it takes for it to grow back. Here are my before pictures:
And here are my after pictures on the day I got it cut:
I don't really like having short hair, but it's not bothering me the way it did when I got the last haircut ten years ago. It's kind of a novelty to not have it in the way of a purse strap and not having to put it up to go to the bathroom or brush my teeth, and certain styles look really different--if I pull it back with clips on either side it's really perky looking, and people keep saying it makes me look younger (which I guess should be a good thing as I'm in my mid-thirties?). I'll enjoy it while it lasts, but it'll get long again pretty fast.