Last year I made the chop and got my hair lopped off. It got shorter and shorter until, looking back, it was almost non-existent. Why did I do this? Do I hate my hair? Myself? I thought it would be easier. It really wasn’t.
My first cut was still pretty long on top and held it’s shape well but once it got more pixie-ish it required more fussing on a daily basis than my long hair did. Every morning I’d wake up looking like our guinea pig. I’d have to wet it all down in the shower and I had to go to work with a wet head because if I blew it dry, it would wig out. Not cool.
Then I tried an asymmetrical cut. That was dumb. As soon as you try to grow this out, half of your head is what you want and the other half is not but in order to even it out you have to make both halves something you don’t want. Ugh.
Now I’ve gone over 3 months with no cut. I’ve gone native. It’s getting bigger by the minute as wavy thick short hair is want to do. With the right styling I could be the flying nun minus the habit. Amazingly though, it’s getting easier the bigger it gets. I can just run my damp hands through it in the morning and sometimes just brush it and it looks ok. I am hesitant to get even the teensiest of trims for fear of ruining the ease I have now but I am on the verge of looking unkempt. Sigh. What to do?
My advice to those who want a pixie for want of simple hair, consider this carefully. It’s not as simple as it looks. And you have to keep getting it trimmed to keep it that way. A longer ‘do with bangs you can trim yourself might actually be easier, more versatile and cheaper! You can always just throw it up in a messy bun and be fashionable.
I have also stopped coloring my hair and am embracing my “natural highlights.” Thankfully there are very few of them and I wasn’t straying all that far from my real color anyway so it’s not too traumatic. Apparently it’s also fairly chic. I’ve even seen some women dying their hair grey although I don’t quite grasp that one. I may dye it again someday. Maybe blue to go with my Walmart greeters uniform when I am 80… Just because 😉
Just remember, there are no hard and fast rules when it comes to your hair. Do what works for you and your life and don’t go crazy over it. It’s just hair after all…