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Saturday, March 23, 2013

***Your hair is too long, he says.
I know I need a hair cut.
You could lose about 10 inches and still have some length left.
Whoa! Did I say hair cut? I definitely meant a trim. I need a trim. ***

I've always had what most people consider to be long hair (usually anything below the shoulder).
I wore a short wig to work one Halloween and the men in the office avoided me until word got to them that it was a wig.

Most of the girls thought it was cute.
I guess it's a girl cute more than a guy cute.

The following March I finally did the one thing I kept talking about doing since my 18th birthday: donate my hair to Locks of Love.

I loved having my hair short.
It was light.
Easy to wash and dry.
But I was the only one who liked it. emoticon
The men in the office were outraged.
WHY?! My bosses proclaimed.
Not even the Locks of Love explanation made it remotely ok.
One of my bosses said, "Don't do it again."
It'll grow back, I said, feeling like a scolded child.

My more selfish reason for donating it was to stop hiding behind it.
I figured if it wasn't there to hide my rolls of back fat I'd finally do something to get rid of the rolls.
But I didn't.
I ended up traumatized and waiting for my hair to grow back.
So were my bosses.

Here we are a few years later.
And I'm scared to get it cut, er, trimmed.
Maybe I should pay my old bosses a visit before I have it trimmed...

***You're on the border of 'sexy' long and 'overly religious' long, he says.***

Well, when you put it THAT way... I'll ask around for a good reference.
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    Go with what makes you happy at this time of your life. You look gorgeous with your pretty long hair and either way would be fun. I am trying to grow out my hair really long too. It's about what makes you happy
    1791 days ago
    I agree with others - you are beautiful with long and with short hair, and you shouldn't let anyone else tell you how to wear it or make you feel scolded for wearing it how you like it. It's YOUR hair after all!

    1794 days ago
    It is beautiful hair but you are beautiful with or without it. Having it long for anyone but you isn't the right reason to keep it long.

    Thank you for donating to Lock of Love. I always wanted to do that but never did follow through with it.

    Now...I pray that you keep your hair the way you want for you and not anyone else!
    1795 days ago
    I think that your long hair is gorgeous -- that having been said, I love the photo with the shorter hair, and imagine that it's so much easier to take care of. Which do you like best?
    1795 days ago
    You are beautiful and look very confident! You will be stunning regardless of the length of your hair. Sexy is in the mind - how do you see yourself that way? Whatever makes you happy and confident - that's what I would recommend. Hope to see new pics soon :-)
    1795 days ago
    Those bosses huh !!! what a cheek.

    You have your hair however it makes YOU feel great, try it lots of ways and see.

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    1795 days ago
    As long as you have some long hair, you do have a choice to donate it or keep it. It is great cause to donate hair. Good for you. If my hair isn't damage due to hair dye, I would love to donate my hair. Love short hair on you, you look so sexy like a model. (^^) How about making wig with your own hair and put it in you desk drawer in case of your bosses complain?(*^^*)

    1795 days ago
    You look like a model in the turquoise tank top picture. Fabulous picture! If you had the exact same picture (same angle, same lighting, same expression, same make-up) with longer hair, I guarantee the picture would be every bit as great. That said, I personally love long hair. It is, after all, a woman's crown of glory.;) You definitely look very pretty with both shorter and longer hair, so you should have it the way YOU like it best! Either way, you look great. emoticon
    1795 days ago
    My hair is too thin to wear long... yours looks luxurious and healthy, and I am sure the recipient of the locks of love wore it gratefully. That said, you could lose several inches and still have what I consider long hair. You should do what feels good to YOU! I would LOVE your hair, long OR short!

    You cutie, you!
    1795 days ago
    Oh, you gorgeous thing! I think your hair looked fabulous "short," though I have to use quotes as I would consider this "long." My hair grows ridiculously slowly- it took two pregnancies worth of hair growth to get my hair below my shoulders! Just make sure you cut it to a sweet spot. You know how sometimes an inch in either direction can end up making your hair take tons more work? So weird....
    1795 days ago
    I personally like the long hair but you should definitely do whatever pleases you. Short hair might be more practical in caring after it... emoticon
    1796 days ago
    You did good, despite what those others say.
    1796 days ago
    I liked all your pictures. What length is considered sexy long? Do what works for you!

    Karen emoticon
    1796 days ago
  • 1935MARY
    No one has the right to tell you ,you can't cut you hair. Donating it was a great thing. Don't try to pleased other,it is about pleasing yourself. I feel good when I cut mine and I think you did too. that is what it is about. Your hair looks good both ways. I like the shorter cut ,it really looks good on you. You should of told your bosses when they asked you why you did it, that you done it for yourself, get use to it. Have a good day.
    1796 days ago
  • SUSIEQ911
    I think you look really beautiful either way, but I have to say I really like the shoulder length.

    I think it suits you. And it's a little cooler for the summer right? And it looks like it would still be long enough to wear in a pony tail right?

    I used to have long hair and I can't imagine having it now and working out like it do. It would make me crazy. I wouldn't be able to put it up high enough to be out of the way. I got mine chopped when I realized all I was doing was wearing it in bun every day. Pretty much the same thing as short.

    Now I LOVE my pixie cut. Although it really need it cut. Last time the girl totally messed up the last great cut her coworker did. I guess that's what I get for going to Famous Hair. I just don't know who else to go to that I could regularly go to. I'd be willing to pay more than I do I just don't know where to go.

    Make sure you post before and after pictures!

    1796 days ago
    I personally think the shorter hair on you is sexier.
    1796 days ago
    Can't believe your boss said anything about you having your haircut. It was none of his business. I personally like it short, and I as mire you for donating your hair. Good for you!!!
    1796 days ago
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