My hair and me have a love/hate relationship. I love it because it’s long and healthy, I hate it because it is also quite boring and I don’t have the guts to do anything with it.
This is for two reasons:
Reason 1: My mother used to bribe me as a kid to cut my hair off, as she did not know what to do with long hair. So I walked around looking like a boy with spikey hair for most of my primary school period. The question: ‘are you a boy or a girl?’ is detrimental to the self-esteem of a 10 year old girl, I tell you. I’ll have ‘how tall are you?’ every day of the week instead. Oh, wait… 🙂
Reason 2: When I was old enough to decide myself what to do with it, I just let it grow, let it grow, let it grow as even getting rid of split ends was still nerve-wrecking. I have never been adventurous when it came to length, only with the color when I was 19, but that was because I was going through an identity crisis and thought I was a hippie for a year.
I have a friend who is very experimental with her hair. Granted, it is not always a success, but at least she tries different things. Mine is just boring. It is very straight, so there is not much to do with it. Curls will stay in there for 5 nano seconds, and then it’s back to straight. Unless I spray a loads of nasty smelling hairspray in it, which will in turn overwhelm my perfume completely, so that’s not an option either.
I have cut it shorter twice, a tame straight bob up to my ears, but that made me look like a very very dull secretary. But I am at that cross road again; shall I try something new? Not THAT bob obviously, but something new.
One thing I have learned is, that because I am tall, I feel most comfortable with a hairstyle that is at least shoulder length. That feels balanced, organic. Short hair would be too big a contrast with my tall frame, it would expose my broad shoulders and long neck, plus people might start asking me if I am a boy. 😉 I have been thinking of this asymmetric bob, but then a sexy, supermodel one, not a secretary one. I looked up these pics for inspiration, and I will see if I can get myself mentally prepared for this big step. 🙂
If you want to read more on tall hair styles, check out this post.
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