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Friday, February 3, 2012

My Hair Lately

I've always considered myself to be a short-hair person. 
Short hair fits my personality, my face. 
I've stuck with the classic inverted bob and piled on the blonde highlights for most of my adult life. 
This is probably the last time I had freshly-cut and freshly-colored, cute, short hair

But lately, I've been growing my hair out. I haven't had the time, money, or energy to keep up with my cute blonde hairstyle since having a child. I wish it wasn't so, but that's the truth. I would LOVE to get back to a freshly maintained, chic, stylish hairstyle eventually, but for now I'm actually having a lot of fun with my hair. I'm finally getting past the annoying in-between-chin-and-shoulder length and experimenting with different styles and 'dos.

I experimented with bangs:
While the bangs were cute and fun, I'm already over it. 
If I styled them just perfectly, I think they looked ok. But, it was way too easy to look awkward with these short, short bangs. And, 2nd day hair is almost never presentable when you're rockin' bangs.
Now that I've decided I don't like the bangs so much, I've been clipping 
them back and out of the way.....I think this will help me manage until they're grown out.
I've also been dying my hair darker to help with the upkeep of color. I'm pretty certain that I've finally found my natural shade (or as close to it as I'm going to get), and I like to freshen up the color every 6-8 weeks......I can do that, since it's $7 a box vs the $100's I used to spend at the salon.
Most days I really enjoy my longer hair......I can wear it curly, straight, pulled up in a ponytail, whatever. 
I feel like I have choices to fit my mood and my to-do list.
Like I said, some day I would love to make regular visits to a stylist, and keep my hair fresh, healthy, and looking magnificent. 
For now, though, I'll continue to experiment, have fun, and watch these hairs growwww!



stephanie said...

your hair is cute! I have longer hair than I've ever had in my life... as a result of not having gotten in cut in I won't confess how long. I finally made an appt to get it trimmed Saturday because I don't want to cut it. The length has grown on me!

Tessa said...

I love the new color! I've recently gone back to my (I think) almost color. It's so weird when you're used to being blond.

nicole. said...

i like the long{er} hair. i also like the no bangs. cute.

my hair has just stopped growing. period. ive been trying for soooooo long to get it just a tiny bit longer. but nope.

i have ALWAYS wanted a cute short cut - but i have the thinest hair. ever.

Emily Peck said...

Your hair looks so cute! I've been trying to grow my air out FOREVER but it seems to be going slow. I'd like some bangs too but I know I will regret it the instant I do it so i'm trying to refrain. :)

Mandy@ a sorta fairytale said...

Dude I totally know what you're sayin. When I got pregnant with Bennett... I decided I was done spending the money to get my hair professionally colored and stuff. So I did one final CHOP and since then... its been growing out and there is absolutely NO color in it. I have only had it trimmed like twice in the last 3 years. Ooops. But whatevs. Oh and the bang thing, I'm right there with you. I always ended up clipping mine back so I'm growing mine out again.
Have fun experimenting!!

Kiara Buechler said...

Your bangs were super cute! I am trying to grow my hair and bangs) out too, there is so much more you can do with it when it's long. Plus, ast time I cut it shot my cousin told me I had "mom hair" and that freaked me out.