Thursday, April 3, 2008

To cut, or not to cut.

I've been thinking a lot lately about hair. I don't know if it's just me being pregnant and thinking weird things or what, but I've been looking at my hair in the mirror and getting a little grossed out. I look at the ends of my hair and think about how long they've been there. YEARS. For YEARS certain parts of my hair have been hanging from my head. Isn't that gross, or is it just me? This thought, and the ugliness I've been feeling as I look in the mirror, has inspired me to want to cut my hair. Jake says I should because he has seen old pictures of me and says if I cut it I'll look like a teenager again. Hmm. Kora says don't cut it cuz, "you won't look like mommy anymore." I like the IDEA of cutting it, but I'm not sure if I'll be happy with it when I do it. Every time I've grown my hair out and then cut it, I'm not happy with it and just end up wanting to grow it out again. I like the security of having long hair and being able to hide behind it. With short hair I feel exposed. I'm also getting tired of fixing hair that seems to never end. Another reason is because I was reading someone else's blog and they mentioned something about having "stripper hair" (the other Jess). I got concerned and now feel self conscious about my possible "stripper hair"? I need some answers from you guys. If I WERE to cut it, I'd cut it like this drawing of this girl Lindsay did. Sorry Lindsay to steal this off your blog, I know I can be sued for copyright infringement. And sorry to the girl this is of, I don't know you, but I like your hair. I know what you're all thinking. EVERYONE has this hair, or at least every mom these days. Well, who cares because I like it. SO tell me...should I, or shouldn't I?

12 comments:

California Rasmussens said...

Honestly, I think you should go for it. I think you would look great and at this point in your life when you can't change much about you hair offers such a dramatic change. My vote is a yes!!

D said...

I think it would look great on you, honestly. You have always had great hair, no matter what length and you've always done a great job styling it. Go for it!!!!

D said...

I think it would look great on you, honestly. You have always had great hair, no matter what length and you've always done a great job styling it. Go for it!!!!

D said...

Well, apparently I feel so strongly it posted twice. Sorry about that.

Deanna

Valinda said...

Just do it! (Which Prophet used that phrase?)Even though I've never seen you in real life I think it would be super cute. And if you do it now when the baby is born it will be closer to going back into a ponytail. Go for it!

Lindsay said...

well we all know how IIII feel about this hair... it's my haircut but without bangs... I think you should go for it... then we could be twins who live in different places. :)

Bill and Tara said...

Yes, I feel that way about my sister too, once I cut my hair, it's like we are twin-ers! You and Lindsay would SO look like twins! I know how you feel, it's a bold move, your life is spinning with change, but it's something YOU can control. It can feel refreshing, dramatic, and powerful. Plus you will look sassy! Ya baby!

Bill and Tara said...

One more thing, you might want to see if it's long enough to donate? I heard all they need is something like 6 inches min? Not sure, but it would be SO cool if you did that. It's my one regret with my hair, I could have donated about 7-10 inches of curly hair to some sweet little cancer patient.

Bill and Tara said...

Oh, I just checked "locks of love", it does have to be 10" for them to use it, but even short hair is valuable because they can sell it and it helps offset their costs. Just put all the layers in lots of braids and then you can send all those braids in. Only if you want to of course, I don't mean to be pushy, I just regret not doing it with my hair. I think once you hit 30 and cut your hair, statistics are not in your favor for ever growing it really long again, it's like we loose our patience with stuff like that. So once you cut it, you may not have many opportunities in the future to donate such nice long hair like you have now. Just an idea.

SM said...

I so say go for it!!! I always go back and forth, too. It gets long so I cut it all off, then I regret it, grow it out, stop liking it, repeat! It's just hair, it grows back, so I say do it! I think you'd look fantastic with short hair. When I get skinny, I am going to chop mine off into a SUPER short pixie cut!!

Jess said...

I was reading along thinking...THIS is my dilemma! Everyone seems to be going short...but when *I* go short, I HATE it! I mean, really, truly hate it! AND then I get to the "stripper hair" comment and totally busted out laughing! I so think that is from my blog! I have since been given "stripper hair" definition..."if it covers the boobs"...it's stripper-esque! So, I cut it to right before the girls...and actually really LOVE this length! So follow my lead and just trim a few inches! My reasoning was...I still want to be able to pull it back when I'm lazy or going to the gym and it still look cute and don't want to *have* to do my hair daily. So, there ya have it!

Jess said...

Ha...and I just read the other comments and realized I am WAY ruled out! Go with the minority...ME! Seriously, though...cut it a few inches and then go shorter if you still think it's stripper! :)