Time for a Big Chop
Sometimes, you just need a change. It's not that I didn't love my long curly hair -- it's just that it's been long for almost 9 years. With all the health problems and stress I've had in the past two years, I felt like my long hair was dragging my already-tired face down even more, and it was time for something a little more springy.... and it's not like I haven't had short hair before...
I asked for something like these photos below and my hairdresser asked me several times, "Are you sure? That's very short in the back. No ponytails anymore!" I assured her I was certain, and to just do it!!
Even if it's just psychological, I think it helped, and I'm excited to have a new "look" for a while. And bonus, my hair no longer gets caught up in my purse strap anymore!
The pics above were immediately after the haircut, but after washing it the next morning and letting it air dry with all the right curly girl products, I couldn't believe how curly it got!
The kids came home from school and it took them both several hours to notice that I cut my hair at all. So maybe it wasn't as dramatic as I thought!
I can just about guarantee in a few months, I'll go a little shorter. ;)