***First, let me take a moment to solemnly apologize for the "apart" that appeared in my last post where the should have been "a part" - I was so ashamed when I discovered it. I changed it immediately and am working on mending my sloppy proofreading ways.***
Now, onward: My poor hair has been in a constant state of change for basically my entire life - I can't learn to just leave it alone! I've never done any chemical treatments on it at all, but other than that, it's been put through the wringer lately.
You may remember when I stopped washing it - that lasted about 6 months, just like no-poo before it.
(I cringe every time I type that...)
It's not that there was anything terribly wrong with not washing my hair. My hair actually looked and felt about the same as it did when I washed it and it maybe even had a little more volume than with normal shampoo, but, honestly, I just really missed my hair smelling nice, so here we are. I'm not going back to drugstore shampoos, though - I'm just buying high-end shampoos in large bottles when I see them on sale, and I'm pretty happy with it.
But, of course, you know I had to branch out into a new hair experiment, because, as we've already established, I can't just leave it alone.
So, now, I'm cutting my own hair. Yep. You heard me right.
Kids, don't try this one at home, because it really could have disastrous results, but, personally, I'm loving it so far, and haven't had any disasters.
Well, maybe I should say I've had minimal disasters?
The first time I did it was unexpectedly stressful. I just got out of the shower one day and decided today was the day, and I went to town on it - chopped off about 8 inches. That's kinda the way I generally do things - last minute, and all or nothing.
Then I stepped into the living room to model for my sister, who was sitting on the couch with her fiancee - the fiancee whom she was going to marry in two weeks, and here I was the Maid of Honor having just chopped all of her hair off too short to go into an up-do of any kind...
Oh man did I have a moment, but she was totally fine with it - she could not have cared less how I did my hair (except maybe if I had dyed it teal or something).
From that point on, I've just kept it fairly short and Ive thoroughly enjoyed it, but I'm getting antsy to grow it out again. The thing is, though, for the last 8 years or so, I've had my hair in pretty significant layers, and I've had bangs just about every other year, so the amount of different lengths in my hair has been overwhelming. I'm finally to a point where most of the layers are pretty long and blended together well, but those bangs, man. They're taking forever to catch up with the rest of my hair.
I want to grow it out, but with almost all of it the same length. I think I need to keep some layers in it, but I want them to be minimal and long. My hair's pretty thin, and every time I've tried to grow it out in the past, it's started to look scraggly past a certain point, and I'm just kind of wondering if that's because I had too many layers in it? So, we're going to try this, and see how it goes.
I'll keep you posted!
1 year ago