In August of 2009, I decided to grow my hair out for Locks of Love. My friend Sarah has done it several times, and I really think that it's so wonderful.
I have been very diligent about growing it for the past two years! Here's my problem: it's finally long enough. Soo....to cut it? Or wait? Let me just say right here, I *AM* going to donate my hair. That's not an option. Now, it's just a question of "when?". The problem is, now that it's long, I really like it. And most other people do, too. In fact, I've had more compliments on my hair in the last 6 months than I have the entire rest of my life combined. And I like it, too! But I'm really starting to get tired of it. So because I'm a loser, I've made a pro/con list for keeping my hair longer.
Pros for Not Cutting:
- it really does look cute
- as weird as it sounds, it's FASTER for me to fix it and make it look cute when its longer
- I get compliments allll the time
- I NEVER wear it in a ponytail anymore. It's ALWAYS down.
- I don't think I'm a "short hair" girl
Con's for Not Cutting:
- It's a lot of work to maintain
- It gets soooo tangled!
- I NEVER wear it in a pony tail or up at all because I don't think it looks very cute.
- My goal was to actually cut it
- it's getting a little boring?
- LL has started saying that mommy looks like Rapunzel - haha.
First, here's what my "horrible hair" looked like when it got MEGA cut. I HATED this.
Typically, I think that I don't look very cute with short hair. But when it grew out a bit from the previous picture, it was pretty cute. Here was what it looked like at my favorite (short).
Now, here's what I look like pretty much all the time now. Every day, I either straighten my hair or curl it. Here's what it looks like curled (this is what I do most).
Here's what it looks like straight.
Here's what it looks like from the back.
For Locks of Love, you have to donate a minimum of 10 inches of hair (from the longest point). Here's some examples of where it would have to be cut for me to donate it at either 10 or 12 inches.
I had a rough day today. Don't judge.
I mean, obviously I could cut it and then just let it grow back, but I really have spent sooooo much time growing it out. For almost as long as LL has been alive! I know for some of you, you think "it's just hair", but for me, it's really not. I'm one of those people who feels good or bad about myself based alot on my hair. When it was super duper short (in the first pic), I felt REALLY horrible about myself. To the point where The Hubs was almost ready for me to pay for extensions. No joke. So this is a big decision for me.
On my Pinterest account, I've been pinning some cute hair styles for when I do eventually decide to bite the bullet and cut it. Here are my favorites (in the order that I like them most). Side note: why did I pin all pictures of blondes?!?!
(This is getting a little short for my liking!)
Now, this is where I need YOUR help! What do YOU think I should do??
So, if you voted that you think I should cut it, which hair style do you like the best?
Thanks for your input!!