The haircut

The four ponytails bundled together again. After growing it out for about a year and a half, I finally got the haircut.  I brought along a hair band and expected the “cut just above the ponytail and then even out/style” experience.  Imagine my surprise when the stylist declared there was no way we could do that–her scissors couldn’t cut through that much hair!  :)  She ended up putting my hair in four ponytails to cut it all (though, as you can see, she then bundled them all back together again–but if you look closely, you can see two of the smaller bundles at the top).  :)  I naturally have thick hair, and I think pregnancy just accentuated that.  :)  (Granted, she probably could have just taken a few whacks at it, but that wouldn’t make as good a story.)

We forgot to get a “before” picture, so I guess this one will have to act as both a “before” and “after” (one on each side).  It’s nice not to have my hair getting caught everywhere anymore.  Or having it take all day to air dry (Bryan and I joked that it was a major parBefore and Aftert of our water storage).  It had definitely gotten way too long for my likes.  :)  But I’m glad I stuck it out.  I’ve wanted to do this for years, but was never quite patient enough to get 10″ to donate (which is the minimum requirement for Locks of Love–though I’ve since learned there are other organizations like Pantene Beautiful Lengths which require less). 

In the end, I was able to donate about 11″ (though according to my ruler at home it would be more than that, because I could hold up the entire ruler and have it not quite come to my shoulders).  And it was flattering to have the stylist talk about the “amazing” condition of my hair–I guess Dove and Herbal Essences have been doing a good job at keeping split ends away, and the fact that I’ve never had it colored or permed also helped.  :)

I do admit I look forward to having it grow out a little bit, though–I really do prefer it to touch my shoulders (and therefore actually stay in a ponytail when I want it to).  :)

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3 Responses to “The haircut”

  1. Yay! Congrats on your hair freedom! (I got sick of getting it caught in stuff, too) You’re lucky… you could get away with air drying it. I tried to do that a few times and it always ends up a frizzy mess.

    Cute cut :) Are we going to see a kiss-face pic soon?

  2. I tried, I really did! I just couldn’t find it in myself. It felt so… so… not me, I guess.

    As for the frizzy mess–maybe that’s why I have nearly always had frizzy hair! I never knew that air drying it contributed to that. :) Though I know getting anti-friz shampoo/conditioners helped a lot. It wasn’t until your comment, though, that I realized I haven’t had much friz since the haircut at all. :)

  3. Wow, I’ve never seen you with short hair before. It looks fantastic! And might I add that you are very brave! A change once in a while can be quite refreshing. BTW- Congrates on a third little one cook’n in the oven. That’s exciting!

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