The Love/Hate Relationship I Have with My Hair

6/06/2014

The Love/Hate Relationship I Have with My Hair — A Modern Mrs.
I originally planned to do a Top 5 Products for Pixie Cuts type of post for today, but I had a trim yesterday and as I was sitting in the chair annoying {I'm sure} my wonderfully patient stylist, I had a change of heart. I can do that post another time. Today, instead, I'll humor you with the love/hate relationship I have with my hair.

Two years ago I started this journey, and it has gone something like this:

The Love/Hate Relationship I Have with My Hair — A Modern Mrs.
As you can see, I started with very long hair, then I took the plunge and got a traditional pixie. Then, I got bored {as I almost always do} and decided to grow it out, which leads me to the next picture which was about a year into the growth period, then about another year and many shaping cuts later, we conclude with the last photo, which is where I was until about two months ago when I cut it all off again.

It was the day before my much-needed trim and J told me he preferred my hair short. It's not often J speaks up about something like this, so when he said that, I immediately knew I was going short again. I didn't want the same pixie cut as before... I wanted it a little longer in the front. So, I went in, and after two years of growing out my pixie, I told my stylist I was going pixie again. I'm sure she thought I was nuts, and I probably am. You see, every four weeks when I go in for a cut/trim/whatever, I always go in with something else in mind than I had planned on prior. Just about every time I go in, I have a new photo to show her with some "I like this, but not that," and she goes to town. I love it when I'm there, and for about two weeks after, but the last two weeks I absolutely hate my hair because I'm terrible at doing hair, and can never get it to look right. It's at that point where I'm looking at pictures of hair online....

My hair is terribly fickle. It never does the same thing twice. Never. And it's never as cute as someone else's hair. I can't tell you how many times I've seen someone in town and thought, "I want my hair to look like hers!" You know this isn't attainable because everyone's hair is different, but I always get this vision of what I hope my hair will look like/do, and then it never happens, and I'm left disappointed.

I want it long. I want it short. I want it choppy here. Angled there. Point is, I don't know what I want. I leave the salon thinking I'm fab-u-lous, but then the next day go to do my hair, and I'm standing there in front of the mirror like I suddenly can't figure out how to use my hands. I can do my makeup like a pro {it's a turn of phrase, people... I'm not claiming to be a pro}, but my hair? Forget about it.

Basically, where I'm at now is trying to find a middle ground. I like it short, and so does J, but I still want options, which is where I fail with a pixie. So, I figure I'll grow the front and sides out a bit, then go for a type of stacked a-line bob, and hopefully I'll be satisfied enough to just go in for maintenance cuts and stop bugging the crap out of my poor stylist. {Jenn, if you're reading this, thanks for being such a trooper!}

So, tell me, do you have a love/hate relationship with your hair? Do you change your mind with the wind like I do? Share your gripes in the comments!

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