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I Gave In


Tuesday, August 13, 2013

BUT, It's not what you are thinking. I have had short hair since I was in Grade 12 at high school And have always loved how my hair looked as I was growing older until about 5 months ago. I was due for a haircut and suddenly decided that I wanted to grow my hair long again. At that point, I had just dyed it so it was a lovely coppery red. Not as beautiful as my natural colouring from when I was younger, but still pretty nice. I grew it for about 2 months and started finding it blowing onto my face sometimes and tickling my ears. I bought barrettes to hold it back and was disappointed to find that my , now thinning hair, would not support their weight. I bought combs to sweep it away from my face but they fell out a lot. I continued to grow my hair for another 2 months to the point where it was curling on the ends. That was totally new! I have always had dead straight hair. Where did these curls come from? I embraced them but hated that they were constantly sneaking into my collars and hanging in my face. It was annoying me more and more each day.
The other day I looked at myself in the mirror, for the first time in a while. There was a white haired, thin on top older woman with straggly red and while hair of a thousand different lengths. I gave in.
I went to a new hairdresser and told her I wanted it short, very short. I don't enjoy fussing with my hair. With neck and shoulder issues I can't hold up a blow dryer to help with styling and styling alone makes them both ache and pain. She cut and checked with me and cut and checked and finally she combed it into place. I was thrilled.
I now have a complete, well almost, head of strawberry-white hair that styles itself and is simply wash and go. I am so happy I tried to grow it. It reminded me of how I love how my hair looks fresh out of the shower and most of the time for the rest of the day.
I won't take a picture today, as I didn't wash it and it looks like a tornado, but soon I will get DH to take my new pic for my gallery, as it has been 7 moths and I need a new progress picture. I will try to get one of my new do if any turn out nice enough to not frighten anyone.
To short hair and old age!


Gini
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MSEMBERSTORM 8/25/2013 1:49PM

    Good for you. Enjoy the new dooo!

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ID_VANDAL 8/20/2013 1:35PM

    Well good for you! Sometimes you just need a change and this sounds perfect for you!

Vandal

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OTTAWABOUND 8/20/2013 9:23AM

    I cut mine off earlier this year, but that was because I was having a day where I wanted to binge and i figured getting a hair cut might shock me out of that compulsion (it did)! I do enjoy having shorter hair, so much quicker to dry, just needs a comb run through it in the morning...

Sounds like you are doing well, in terms of meeting life's challenges and making decisions that please you. Take care, my friend.

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NETSUE64 8/17/2013 11:13AM

    I am trying to figure out if I want to keep long hair or not. I know what you mean about it being in the way and tickling. I'm glad you got your answer! Good for you!

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DIANEDOESSMILES 8/15/2013 2:46PM

    HI GIni !!

After my writing to you last night,, when I saw this,, my HEART LEAPED !! I was scared for you !! LOL The title girl !!!! U SOOO FUNNY !!! And yet, I see why you DId title it that. :)

I have long red hair,, its sooo pretty, that I'd HATE to cut it, though when I have in the past,,,,, so many say they "can see my face" while THAT I WANT TO HIDE !! LOL We are all soooo funny as the creatures we are !!

You have GUTS !! For mine is starting to come in white,, but like Cheri,,, I am going to color it,,, it may NOT match,,, but, SHOOT !!! I am just NOT ready to do as you have done. How long was the white when you did it? For I KNOW my "Time is coming" and I DREAD the Severe change.

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IOWAGRAMMA 8/14/2013 11:24AM

    I did the same thing last winter/spring. I finally couldn't stand having all that hair to deal with anymore and had it cut...short!! Funny how we have to go through these things to figure out what we had wasn't so bad after all!! LOL!!! Jeannie

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HAWTGRANNY2014 8/14/2013 4:09AM

    Gini lee you are beautiful inside and out. You scared me with that I gave in. I thought you quit. Keep on going. I am sending hugs and good vibes to you.

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CHERIRIDDELL 8/14/2013 12:48AM

    Glad you are happy with your new do.I went the other way,my daughter told me I was too old for long hair ,so after my accident I got it cut.I don't know how to look after short hair and I am very tall.Now my naturally red hair is long again (I do have a skunk stripe of white that I think I'll dye !) Different strokes for different folks !

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LADYVOLSFAN1954 8/14/2013 12:36AM

    Look forward to seeing it! Love the wash and go hair do! Mine is too

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NPA4LOSS 8/13/2013 10:31PM

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TRAVELGRRL 8/13/2013 10:09PM

    Good for you for trying, anyway! I can't wait to see the new profile pic!

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WILDKAT781 8/13/2013 9:13PM

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GOCALGAL 8/13/2013 8:39PM

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Nothing like a "new do" to make a gal look and feel fabulous! emoticon

Maria

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DEBIGENE 8/13/2013 7:28PM

    Gini I can't wait to see your new pics and your new do !!! Bravo though to you for trying something new.

My hair is completely gray and very long, a bit too long right now so I need a cut, but I have tried short hair several times and I have never liked it on me and in my opinion it is much more time consumming than long hair as I always had to do something to it !!! My hair is so fine and poker str8 that it just layed flat on my head and did nothing for my face at all. Yes I do have to flat iron my long hair but thats really all and when all else fails the pony tail is a girls best friend !!!



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GOULDSGRANITE 8/13/2013 5:56PM

    Wow - You are speaking right to my soul! I am at a crossroads with my hair at this very moment! Hear, Hear to short hair and old age! emoticon

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BERTAS_JOURNEY 8/13/2013 5:31PM

    I bet it's beeeuuuutiful!!! I can't wait to see it. I have super curly hair & it's been driving me nuts lately so I had my hairdresser give me an all over trim and layer it really good.

LOL it lasted a couple of weeks and right now it's up in a ponytail because it got on my nerves. Ha ha looks like it's time for another trim.

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MINIMOE1 8/13/2013 5:20PM

    Phew!!! Your blog title had me going for a minute, Gini. Can't wait to see a picture of you and your new look. emoticon for low maintenance.

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MARYBETH4884 8/13/2013 5:11PM

    I grew my hair for the first time ever for 2 years. I had always wanted long flowing hair. 4 weeks ago I cut it. I'm so glad I did! Short is just easier! I still need to play with a style a little, but especially in the heat of the summer, yah for short hair. Sometimes we need to change things up to appreciate what we really like! Glad you are happy with your short do!

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MSLZZY 8/13/2013 5:05PM

    I can't wait to see it. I tried growing my hair out,
had perms for more years than I can count and
finally decided to cut is short. It is almost totally
straight but at least it is hair and I do not fuss with it either.

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RAPUNZEL53 8/13/2013 4:56PM

  Looking forward to pictures!

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ZELLAZM 8/13/2013 4:54PM

    Looking forward to seeing the pix!

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AUDISP 8/13/2013 4:43PM

    I've had short hair most of my life and all of my adult life and like you love the wash and go convenience of it. Glad you like your new "do".

Mary

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