It’s time for change


time for change

I have a hair appointment this afternoon. Other than a quick trim a few months ago, I haven’t had a real haircut since last February. I’ve been letting my hair grow for the past couple of years since my son was born, and it’s now the longest it’s ever been in my life.

I have enjoyed letting my hair grow. I’d had some serious hair envy for long locks for a while, so I’m proud of myself for letting it get this long. If you didn’t know, I chopped all my hair off into a pixie cut a few years ago. It was liberating and fulfilling, but a pixie was too much maintenance for me at the time so I resolved to let it grow because that was easier.

However, the long hair has overstayed it’s welcome. I have THICK hair, and it takes 2+ shampoos to get it clean every time I shower. I shed like crazy and the hair gets everywhere. It gets caught in the straps of my tote bag when I carry it. If I don’t pull it up at night, it gets caught while I sleep. It takes approximately 5.72 hours to style and that’s not including blowdrying, because I don’t even mess with that. Basically, I’m over it.

So, back to my hair appointment today. I’m not sure what I’m going to do with it, yet, but here are some ideas I’ve been filing away on my hair Pinterest board:

I’m thinking of some blend of an asymmetrical bob and a pixie. We’ll see what my stylist thinks, and if I follow through with it! For reference, here’s a photo I took a couple of days ago:

I’ve had people tell me that I have great hair and I shouldn’t cut it, but you know what? I’ve never had a sentimental attachment to hair. It grows back, y’all. Nothing’s permanent, and my hair grows super fast. Plus, life’s too short to avoid an adventure – even if it’s just trying out a new hairstyle. Stay tuned next week for after pics!


2 thoughts on “It’s time for change

  1. Rachel, why don’t you donate your cut hair to a place that makes wigs for cancer patients. I imagine your hairdresser would be able to help you to find a place. Whatever style you decide on will be just the right word it will be cute. Enjoy your day.

  2. Yes! I love big change hair cuts! All those pictures are adorable, and they’d all look great on you.

    And high five for not having a sentimental attachment to your hair. I’ve never understood that. But then again, I like to do big chops too.

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