Ok, so lets be frank. My hair… it’s not great. It doesn’t really grow. It isn’t really blonde (anymore). It kinda sucks. Its straight on top, with a whole wave thing going on underneath. I don’t really know how to wear it, or blowdry it. And basically… It doesn’t really grow. The trouble is… I want it long. I want it so long that people stop and say ‘how long is that girls’ hair?’ (ok – maybe I don’t want it that long). The trouble also is: I want to cut it. Next week.
In 2000, my first year at Uni (and also about 10kgs heavier than I was in Matric) I decided to chop the blonde length that I did have, off. Short-ish at first, and then in early 2001 (and my second year) a lot shorter.
Awesome ID book pic huh? Judge all you want – I won over husband-to-be with this Gwyneth Paltrow hairdo. Shame. (for him, for me… it was horrible!)
It grew back, slowly…
Then in 2007, after I made very sure there was no way our relationship was ready to be near a church or a white dress – I took a risk and went for a cut again. (Turns out my then boyfriend-now husband wasn’t paying attention and proposed anyway just 2 months later. We were engaged for 18 months while my hair grew back. Because: brides need long hair. Ok, not the only reason we were engaged that long. You try plan a wedding from London when you’re the first person out of everyone to get married and facebook wasn’t even a thing yet).
It has now been 8 years. That’s EIGHT years. And I still have only mid-length hair. I’ve tried everthing. EVERYTHING!! Ok, I’ve tried good shampoo and conditioner – but I’m just guessing this is it – like my weight, this is the length my hair is just comfy at.
I always said that once I have kids I’ll cut my hair short(er) again but first I just want to achieve the mermaid locks. (I also said I just want to have a flat stomach once in my life!) Given that
I’m not going to have kids I haven’t had kids yet, and that I’m reaching a bored phase (in life) I’m really considering cutting my hair. I mean, why wait for things you can’t control. Like falling pregnant, or hair to grow.
So, for my 34th birthday (which is next week) I am considering cutting my hair. Like this:
Or like this… without the red.
But I can’t give up on the dreams. So, I may also buy me some mermaid hair extensions. Like these, that I borrowed from our Beauty Buyer at work where we might sell them (online!)
See, then everyone wins. Ok me. Its just me that wins. I get a change and I get my long hair.
Now just to find those balls somewhere to book the appointment.
Or should I just cancel the idea, put my credit card away… and continue to try and grow my hair?!