The picture quality is poor because I scanned in the entire frame. It works to show you that my hair has been long for a while now. You may have noticed, starting in 7th grade, my hairdo of choice was a ponytail.
I cannot count how many times I have considered picking up scissors and cutting it off myself. That would have looked terrible, I'm sure. I have never thought about cutting it this seriously though, as is obvious since it is serious enough that I am writing it down.
During the pregnancy, my hair started growing straight, now it is growing back frizzy around the front of my head. Argh, I hate it! I feel like I have not had a good hair day for months. My hair is so heavy (which is strange because it is very thin) and it feels matted to my head.
I saw this picture of the back of my head on a friend's blog and almost cried. Does my hair really look that terrible? Yikes.
Another concern is that since my hair is going straight at the top, if I cut off the bottom then will I have all straight hair? My self-image is very strongly connected to having curly hair. I see myself as a curly brunette. Maybe it is only straight because the rest of the hair is weighing it down?
This is my one of my high school Senior pictures. See how my hair used to be curly at the top? What happened to that?
I have never dyed my hair and I don't think I want to start because I am too lazy to keep it up. Most days, I wear my hair in a pony tail. I know getting a hair cut does not magically change the texture or style of my hair but I definitely need something lighter ('tis the season to get a haircut)! I don't feel dressy unless my hair is down though. But if I wear it down, it better look good! No point in having it get in my way if it isn't even going to look good.
I know my hair will not look like this. But I can at least get closer, right?
I did one of those online makeover things and this is what my picture looks like when I put shorter hair on it:
Sam didn't even believe it was me.
So what do you think? Should I cut it?