Friday, February 20, 2009
A new do
Today I cut all my hair off! I've been tired of the upkeep of long, curly hair for sometime now. I just don't have time to wash and dry it with three young boys. I decided if I was going to cut it I might as well cut enough to donate and help someone else out. I did this a few years ago and cut 10 inches off to donate to Locks of Love for young girls who lose their hair due to illness. This time I didn't have 10 inches, their minimum. I found another place Beautiful Lengths that uses the hair for cancer patients and their minimum is 8 inches. So off I went to see Jane, who has cut my hair for 20 years, with a picture of Meg Ryan with very short curly hair. For a week I labored over whether I had enough nerve to cut it that short. I've never had it so short I couldn't put it in some sort of ponytail. But I decided to just go for it! At first as I saw her cutting it shorter and shorter I went into shock. I thought, my gosh I'm going to look like a boy!!! And even after she dryed it I was still in shock. When I walked out immediatly two ladies commented on how much they LOVED my hair (as I'm thinking, "are you crazy!") When I walked by the mirror it just didn't look like me. But now that I have washed and styled it myself and looked at myself in the mirror a thousand times, I'm getting used to it and LOVING IT! Especially the fact that it's not hot and doesn't give me a headache when I put it in a ponytail! So here's to short hair....and the EASE of it!