Sunday, September 14, 2008

To cut or not to cut, that is the question

I hate my hair. Yeah. I said it. I hate it. It officially makes me mad every time I look in the mirror. I've started avoiding mirrors because of it. I hate doing it. I hate that it's in my face all day. I hate the curls. I hate the color. Basically I'm saying that I need to change it or I'm going to go ape and shave it all off one of these days. So, I've been looking at pictures online for something to do with my crappy hair. I'm thinking about getting some cool highlights like these:

Ben thinks I'm going to hate my hair if I cut it, you know what, he's probably right. I usually regret it when I cut my hair. I get all sad that my hair's gone and I immediately start growing it out again. Then, when it gets long, I hate it and want to cut it. What the heck does that say about me? I have no clue what to do. Mostly I just wish that my hair was straight. I spend hours straightening it and I like it so much better! When my hair is long I have to wear it back all the time. I spend my whole day bending over picking up toys, kissing booboos, blah blah blah. Plus, my baby pulls my hair when it's down. I have so much hair that it makes me hot and claustrophobic. It's so curly that if it's humid at all then it turns into this giant frizz-ball. What is my quick fix for all of these? I put it in a pony-tail. My hair is always up. Always. If I try to wear it down I end up in a bad mood (and I usually end up taking it out on my poor husband). But when I cut it, I'm sad that I can't just throw it in a pony-tail and walk out the door. Maybe I should just shave it off and buy a bunch of wigs. That's actually starting to sound like a pretty good idea right about now. Here's one example of what I'm thinking about doing (try to picture it with the red highlights from the above picture).

5 comments:

Laurel said...

Highlights are a good alternative to cutting your hair if you're nervous about such a dramatic change, though I probably wouldn't go QUITE as bold as the red in the top picture. Maybe start with the color change then if you're still not happy with it -- chop, chop.

The more layers you have in your hair (even if it remains long), the less you'll have to "do" anything to your hair. So that's also an option. The curls lie really well down your shoulders without being so thick (mine isn't curly, but CRAZY thick), and you just might like it long again!

Let us know what you do -- AND TAKE PICTURES!!!

Amber said...

Didn't you post something a while ago asking us not to let you cut your hair when the baby comes? Was that you? Dude-I say cut it off and dye it red. It grows back!

Kim said...

First off I love your hair, but I understand the need for change hence the chop chop that happened to me recently. I love the idea of a fun dramatic color change. Hair always grows back, but if you can't live without a ponytail just go short enough to still put one in. Have you ever had it chemically straightened? You know though the shorter you go the easier and faster it is to straighten. What does Ben like?

timmonsfam said...

You would be gorgeous even if you were bald! When I met you, you had short hair that was incredibly cute, now you have long hair that's incredibly cute! Isnt' that what girls are supposed to do? Grow it out, cut it, grow it out, cut it....

Janelle Ehat said...

You are so gorgeous Kristi! You'd look beautiful no matter what you did!