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OLIVIANIGHT SparkPoints: (173,242)
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7/11/13 8:41 A

Yeah I went the other way. I had my hair short once when I was bigger and it just made my head look like a tiny dot stuck on an enormous body.
Only when I lost the weight could I pull off a short bob and I LOVE it!

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7/8/13 10:46 P

Cut my hair, finally, after weight loss, because I had a neck again.

FITGLAMGIRL Posts: 2,044
7/8/13 9:45 P

I personally like long hair and haven't had mine short for a long long long time. For me, nothing to do with weight loss.



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DANLEY2 Posts: 10
7/8/13 7:45 P

I have not lost the weight yet, but, considering the shine on the top of my head, it will be doubtful. emoticon This is my head!!!

EMMYERS76 SparkPoints: (10,444)
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7/8/13 7:38 P

my hair looks horrible when it is long because it is so, I keep it short

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7/8/13 7:36 P

I've only had really short hair once, and that was when I had a unhealthy low bmi of 16.5. I had to cut it short, as it was falling out and getting really thin. That was a long time ago, and as my weight grew, my hair followed. Right now I have fairly long hair. I plan to keep it long.

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7/8/13 6:56 P

I cut my hair short short so I have less to mess around with after my work outs.

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7/8/13 6:36 P

Around my first 10 lb. loss, I cut 9 inches. Grew some back to throw it in a phony for working out.

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SCHEALTHNUTT SparkPoints: (49,055)
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7/8/13 4:03 P

Haha, yes

BLUENOSE63 SparkPoints: (107,996)
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7/8/13 3:34 P

I have always had long hair and as it is naturally curly, I am very blessed. I have cut it a little shorter as I am 50 and it looks better shoulder length then down to my back. I wear a lot of baseball hats due to the amount of training I do and the heat of summer

WENDIBUGG Posts: 674
7/8/13 3:10 P

a few years ago I cut my hair short into a angled bob. I loved the cut but I needed to lose weight so my face looked really fat to me. It was a high maintenance hair do especially with the different colors I had put in it so I've been growing it out so I can put it in a ponytail when I work out. After losing some weight I think that cut would look better on me now but I think I'm going to continue to grow mine for awhile.

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7/8/13 2:57 P

I just cut mine, actually. I went from waist-length to chin-length. It doesn't have anything to do with my weight, though; I've always had long hair, and it's been a hot summer, so I just wanted something different. I do it every few years. Cut it short, then grow it back out again. :)

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MANDIETERRIER1 Posts: 14,890
7/8/13 2:24 P

I don't believe the length of my hair has had anything to do with weight. My weight and hair length has been all over the place.

Personally I HATE short hair on me. It has a mind of its own and is not manageable. And then the one time I had short hair and was called sir, that didn't help.

So no matter what I weigh I will never have short hair.

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DIDS70 Posts: 5,368
7/8/13 2:18 P

my hair length has nothing to do with my weightloss. I hate long hair on me. It is thin, but full. It is also ramrod straight so it needs to be short to be able to hold volume.

FEDGIRL4 Posts: 2,113
7/8/13 2:09 P

My hair has been shorter since I was 28 in 1995. I cut it shorter than that in the 2000's.

I don't attribute it to my weight. I have great products and a great cut and I find it is easier to take care of.

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BLONDIEGRRL Posts: 1,174
7/8/13 2:03 P

LOL ... I keep cutting my hair shorter the more weight I lose!

When I was heavy (around 200 pounds), I wore my hair long to hide my double chin and chubby cheeks. But now that my face has more definition, I feel more confident about showing it off.

And also, I work out seven days a week and I sweat like crazy, so short hair just seems easier to take care of.

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7/8/13 1:46 P

No. I never thought of connecting it with my weight.

SONICB Posts: 4,339
7/8/13 1:03 P

I've noticed the opposite trend, at least for girls around my age... The skinny ones tend to be the ones with much shorter hair (think pixie cut).

DIETER27 Posts: 7,020
7/8/13 12:58 P

No I have my hair cut short and get more compliments on my hairstyle.

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7/8/13 11:35 A

I am growing it longer so I can put it in a ponytail. Then when I work out it will be easier to control, I hope.

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7/8/13 10:31 A

with short hair I look like a chipmunk that is gathering nuts to store for the winter. I am trying to let it grow Ihe last hair dresser I told her NO cutting she talked me into it I told her a micro cut she did a macro cut I was blazing mad. My friend Lily has not had her hair cut for 13 years so when I go back I will be thinking that Lily stood her round & NO cutting.I always had long hair until one time I let them chop ever since it takes for ever to grow out.

7/7/13 11:04 A

I've never used my weight to gauge my hair length. My hair has never been shorter than shoulder length. Right now, I'm into long hair, so I'm letting it grow. I do tend to change up my hair style, though, when I lose weight just for a refreshing change.

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7/7/13 10:30 A

Ha! Yes I did. I think my neck looks longer now and yes I agree, I feel sexier.

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7/7/13 9:47 A

Yes I have grown my hair longer as I lost weight. I think that I feel sexier now and I relate long flowing hair to sex appeal. I also think I want to be seen when my weight is down and want to blend in and be invisible when my weight is up.

EMPRESSAMQ Posts: 5,077
7/7/13 9:19 A

Wanted to clarify my response a little. For many, many years I had very little hair because it did not grow. There was no real relationship to health or weight, I just had basically a limited amount of hair and hid in hats all the time lol.

Following some surgeries (unrelated to hair or weight or general health or eating or anything), my hair started to grow and I've just let it get long as I love it. I have lost some weight since then and in my mind the different weight and the hair miraculously growing lifted my spirits and so as I age I intend to keep the hair and just cut the ends.

But it doesn't have anything to do with weight, really, for me.

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7/7/13 8:45 A

I've found just the opposite. I know a lot of women who actually cut their hair and got a new, fun style as part of their "makeover" after losing weight. I think b/c they were feeling better about themselves, they were ready to show more off! (i.e. their already pretty ,but now more-angular, face!!)

JULIA1154 Posts: 1,783
7/6/13 7:06 P

No, I don't wear my hear long, ever. Shorter is a much better look for me.

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7/6/13 6:31 P

I cut my hair shorter when I gained weight simply because I was warmer from carrying extra weight. Now that I've been losing weight I'm letting it grow out so I can put it up in a ponytail off my neck easier and it's cooler. It's all about comfort for me.

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MYUTMOST4HIM Posts: 11,447
7/6/13 3:40 P

Nope I like my hair short and short is great when working out

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7/6/13 3:19 P

Nope. I love my short hair!

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7/6/13 3:19 P

No I cut my hair short when I started to lose.

EWL978 Posts: 2,021
7/6/13 3:04 P

My hair is now's still got all its natural wave and has "a mind of its own". It will go wherever it wants no matter what I do short of a perm. So, it gets cut short. I should have it cut more often, but I'm lazy. So, when it needs a cut, IT NEEDS A CUT!!!! I've worn it long in the past, so long that I had a huge pony tail....but I'm happier with it short.

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7/6/13 2:31 P

Since losing weight I have cut mine really short, quit using hair color and now sport a pixie hairdo with increasingly silver hair. Loving it! Gets me lots of compliments and as an active outdoors person it is much easier to care for.

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LOUNMOUN Posts: 1,332
7/6/13 1:54 P

I had shorter hair when I was thinner actually. I actually grew it a bit longer when I gained weight.
I love the feel of shorter hair and won't grow my hair past shoulder length because it tangles so easily.

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7/6/13 9:48 A

I've always had long hair, still do. I guess the answer to the question would have to b e no.

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7/6/13 8:28 A


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MLAN613 SparkPoints: (213,894)
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7/6/13 8:04 A

I, too, let my hair get longer when I lost weight. I think longer hair is easier to handle when exercising, which I do more of these days than when I was super overweight.

CMCOLE Posts: 2,667
7/6/13 7:31 A

Since having been in the military (now not), I still maintain very short hair.
If I let it get too long; it's too heavy and gives me migraines, anyway

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7/6/13 6:59 A

I'm a no nonsense person also, which is why I've always had long hair. I'm a bun head though, no maintenance. With short hair I'd have to visit a salon every other month to get a maintenance cut.

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MYAKAYAH Posts: 9,269
7/6/13 6:52 A

I've not grown my hair longer since I'm losing inches and weight. As a matter of fact, I'm a no nonsense person so in the next few weeks I'm ditching most of my hair. (Think Halle Berry short.)

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7/6/13 3:49 A

Nope, mine's always been long. When I was heavier I didn't think I looked good with short hair. Now that I've lost weight, I'm thinking about cutting it. Hmmm wonder if I was hiding behind the hair?????

FENWAYGIRL18 Posts: 5,868
7/6/13 1:43 A

I have noticed a lot of women have shorter hair when they have weight on and when they lose weight they grow it long. Have you grown your hair since losing weight?

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