I did it! I chopped off my hair! And now I have to shower every day and I’m kinda pissed about that!
I had become a bit apathetic about my hair in the last year or so. 99% of the time I wore it in a bun, which meant I didn’t always have to shower as a dirty bun looks the same as a clean bun.
If you’ll recall – I stopped using shampoo in my hair with any regularity in 2003. That decision right there made my curls SO MUCH MORE AWESOME. Which means, when I fix my hair, I really like it. And all it takes to “fix” my hair is to get out of the shower after a good conditioning, and put gel in it. That’s it! Nothing else!
Yet…STILL…I was too lazy to do that many mornings. So, it went back in a bun. 5-6 days out of 7. I decided a while back that a short hair cut would FORCE me to spend more time on my appearance, something I needed to do. I just needed to decide how short, and what style I needed. Once I decided? BAM! I went Friday and chopped it ALL OFF!
I am happy with it, I am! But, I am still inherently lazy. So, you know, I miss having the option to just throw it back in a bun and say, “SCREW IT.”
It’s not quite long enough to put in a ponytail, but pigtails work on a run, as long as I use a headband to keep the front parts out of my face. I think I could probably french-braid it, but I haven’t tried yet.
The last time I had short hair was 1998 or so. I figured I’ll keep it short for a bit, maybe get it cut again before E’s graduation, but I’m certain I won’t keep it short forever. The Lazy is too strong of a force to battle and – while I hope styling it on a regular basis instills better habits – I still really need to be able to just throw it back regularly.
But for now? It’s fun! (Other than the new look when I wake up in the mornings. That’s a bit scary.) I’m going to play with it as much as possible while I have it. And then I’m going to grow it out and put back up in a bun for the next 10 years.