Saturday, April 17, 2010

Hair of a Good Time

To cut or not to cut, that is the question.

For just over two years now, I have been patiently and ever so slowly growing my hair as long as I can.  The reason being is I really want to donate it.  I want some little girl or boy to get a wig made of my hair to make them feel beautiful again when they are ill.  This has not been easy for me since my hair grows slower than a turtle crawls.  I mean super slow.  Plus I always get that itch and chop it off.  I have gone so long now ignoring the itch, dealing with this mop of icky hair, and have avoided hair salons all together because I figured I'd break under pressure and tell them to chop it.

I'm getting to the point now that my hair is just a mess.  One reason is I just don't have the patience or care to actually style it.  And the other reason is I don't go anywhere or do anything in order to make myself do my hair.  My bangs are unmanageable and I can't decide to grow them out or cut them.   The past few days the itch has been around and it's been strong.  I want to cut it SO bad I'm going crazy  I've measured it and I have enough to donate but if I do, my hair will be super short.  Now with this pudgy pregnant face of mine, short hair is probably not ideal.  

I'm dreaming of the time when I have enough to donate and enough to have some hair left.  I think of the cute hairstyle I'm going to get, the satisfaction I will have when I mail in my lock of hair, and how good it will feel.  This is in my dreams of course.  Right now all I can think of is getting rid of this hair!!  I can't describe how annoying it is and how much I hate it.  And it's sad really because I'm going crazy with this hair and just want to get rid of it when there are people with no hair for one reason or another.  I am having such a hard time making this "sacrifice" if you can even call it that.  

I came so close to just chopping it yesterday and then changed my mind.   This got me thinking of what I want to do with my hair.  I've had blonde hair, brown hair, short hair, long hair, medium length, and super short.  I went through my photos and have a collection of hair styles to share so let me know which you all like the best.  I think having a goal of what I want to look like may help me stick with this donation thing a bit longer!

Without further ado, my hair hall of fame/disasters:

Long/shaggy/layered.  This is how I looked when Jared and I first met.

I love these bangs the best.  But I can't for the life of me get them again!

Medium and highlighted.  

Long and highlighted. 

This is one of my favorite hair styles.  I just don't think I'll be able to pull it off again...

Chopped and highlighted.

On our honeymoon, the day we got there, I went to a Supercuts and chopped off my long locks to this.

Brown hair.

In between stage...

Don't know what I was thinking here.  Home hair colored kit gone bad and I ended up with dark brown/red hair.

Shortest I ever had it.  Can I even tell  you how much I cried after I'd done it...

This is cute if you're 12.  I'm definitely late 20s here...

This is the beginning of my growing out stage.

Growing it out before my wedding.

Still don't know what I was thinking here.  Hideous!!

Classic Jessie

Short and (gasp!) permed!  NO comment!

No comments on how my face got chubbier!  I definitely want to go short and I can't wait for that day!


Anonymous said...

I'm a fan of the many looks of Jessie... my fav is medium and highlighted. If my opinion counts for anything, I vote highlighted (blondes have more fun) and grow out your bangs.

Cheryl said...

I like no bangs and long, and I'm with you about the whole styling thing- that IS really a pain in the ass, but the trick is to get a really boring haircut, like thin it out, layer out, etc, because then you can go home and style it however you want to, and it won't be too thick or too hard to manage. AND if you get a layered haircut, those usually grow out pretty well.

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