Sunday, July 29, 2007

The Hair.

When it comes to my hair, opinions are like, well, you know, and every body's got one. Rewinding a bit. I had hair over two feet long for the past 5 years or so. In that 5 years I had it trimmed and colored maybe 5 times. I wore it in a ponytail. Every day. For 5 years.

I decided about 2 years ago that I wanted to chop it off. I had such strict requirements that I thought it would never happen. I needed easy. I needed to a magician of a stylist. I needed a drink.

So after much research I found this place, where the hair magicians live. Before I got it chopped I was careful to let all of my close friends know what I was planning on doing so that no one would go all Code Blue when they saw it. You would think I had told them I was planning on cooking my children for dinner. Or worse, cooking their children for dinner. In my crock pot. Slow like. It's only hair people. Reactions varied from the enthusiastic " I LOVE IT SO MUCH!! LET'S MAKE OUT!" To the coolish "Ohhhh. You cut your hair. Wow. That's, um, a big change" to the blatant ignore tactic "If I don't mention it, maybe it will reappear." Sheesh people.

Here is a little fact sheet designed to help people still having problems digesting the hair situation.

  • That "Godawful color" (thx Mom, I heart u 2) is actually my natural color.thankyouverymuch.
  • Yes, apparently the trauma of squeezing humans out of my body turned my hair curly
  • No, I did not get a perm. We won't go into the Great Perm Debacle of 1987, but trust that I would never willingly do that again.
  • Yes, those are gray hairs you see and no I do not plan on covering them at this time.

While I appreciate all of the concern regarding my hair, rest assured that it really is the least of my problems right now. Speaking of which, I have to go check and make sure my child is not engaging in Fecal Finger painting as an Interpretive Art which is apparently all the rage this season with the 2 and under set. Ciao.


Blogger Her Grace said...

Pictures? Before and after?

5:13 AM  
Blogger blairthebarbie said...

Haha, thanks for the comment! You're cute too! And, I LOVE your hair... it's cute! I can't believe anyone would say anything bad about it.

8:39 AM  
Blogger Mixed Up Me said...

I think your hair looks great!! Kudos to you for having the courage to cut your hair, because I haven't found it yet, even though mine ends up in a ponytail every day too!!

3:56 PM  
Blogger Mauigirl said...

Hi, thanks for commenting on my blog! Now I have discovered yours and can add it to the ever-growing list of blogs I must read! ;-) LOL about the hair. I had long hair for about 5 years back in my college days and for a year or two after. I got it cut short one day and my boyfriend at the time (note, past tense) gave it a disapproving look and said I now look "just like my mother." Which was not a compliment when you're 22. Now I still look like my mom but with fewer wrinkles...I did just recently let my hair grow out to its natural color, which is salt-and-pepper gray, and I actually got compliments, which surprised me!

4:18 PM  
Blogger Kian said...

Ok I'm copying the blogger before me. I'm glad you commented on my blog because now I've found yours and I think we're of like mind! I'm linking your blog, you are too funny.

6:07 PM  
Blogger Leann I Am said...

Wow! You've been BUSY! I'd also like to thank you for the comment on MY blog!

Really original, huh?

I would like to see some 'before and after' pictures, but I really do like the picture on your profile page!

I like the way you think...

7:08 PM  
Blogger Beverly said...

Dear Kirsten, First of all thanks for stopping by. Love your enthusiasm.

About the hair: I too had this problem a few years ago. I always had short hair as a kid and when I moved out on my own decided to never cut it again. When I turned 40 I wanted a new look and cut it to shoulder length, got a tattoo (which I don't recommend unless it's something you plan on living with the rest of your life because having one removed is expensive) and started changing all the things in my life that were dragging me down and blocking my personal growth. What I'm saying is: What you need for yourself and your happiness is important. If you want to cut your hair do it, want to learn a foreign language do it. Healthy people change all the time. At least with hair you know it'll always grow back (unless you're one of my brothers, ha!).

7:51 AM  
Blogger Lesley said...

My hair story is no where as exciting as your hair tale but when I was preg with my second my hair was disgustingly flat and thin and my face of course was round and bloated. So, I went to the hairdresser and asked that they cut it off...and they did...then I cried and then they cried. But your absolutely right - it's only hair and it grows back. Since then I haven't cut more than 2 or 3 inches off and I doubt I'll ever do short hair again.
My mom always had short hair so as a child I had two choices , 1 the pixie cut or 2 the mushroom cut. I'm still shuddering just thinking about it...
Love love love your writing! It's honest and refreshing! I've been slacking on writing mine lately but will hook up to yours if you don't mind!

12:29 PM  

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