One last thought. And BTW, I love how cute the girl from Harry Potter was (is?) with that pixie cut, and also how freaking AWESOME Natalie Portman and Demi Moore looked with shaved heads from their respective movie roles. I wish I could be so bold!
I have a perfectly fine face for short hair, nothing out of the ordinary, but what I *don't* have is the neck. I have a long neck, which looks even loooonger with hair above my shoulders, and not in a graceful ballerina way - more like Big Bird or an ostrich.
If you do it, we demand pictures.
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what
lies with in us. - Emerson
Every once in awhile I think about shaving my hair off for the St. Baldrick's Foundation (http://www.stbaldricks.org/)... but then I chicken out. Which is lame, because kids with cancer don't have a choice and hair grows back... but still, I haven't had the courage to do it.
"People ask me 'will I remember them if I make it'. I ask them 'will you remember me if I don't?'"
You don't have to go fully shaved, or 1" hair. You can have something a bit longer, and layered and look good. Think Princess Di hair, not Mr. Clean skin head hair. Look at the Raquel Welch wig site, and Paula Young wigs, and look at the possibilities for short, but not scalped hair styles.
I did the big chop last Tuesday, and haven't regretted it for one second. No matter what I do, it looks great. No helmet head, my warm hats give it character, and even bedhead can be cute. I no longer risk strangling myself at night. I use about a quarter of the shampoo. If I dry it with the hair dryer, it takes about 2 minutes (compared to 15-20min). If I let it air dry, maybe 15 (compared to hours and hours). No hair nets. No more rubber bands. I LOVE IT!
THIS gives you an idea how much hair I had. (I'm the blonde)
THIS was me blow drying it ONE. LAST. TIME. before it got chopped off (it needed to be clean and dry for donation).
I almost PMed you to see if you did it. Beautiful hair! And you are WAY braver than I.
I got 11-12" cut off mine just over a week ago and it is still collar bone length! What a relief! I no longer have to fight with the dry, bitter, winter wind, the leather jackets, the wool turtle necks, the scarves...
I was losing my patience when the static started, but the day I got fed up and put it in a ponytail and it gave me a headache I made the appointment.
Marriage: an on going experiment to prove there are at least two ways to do everything.
Really cute! I went and chopped all mine off after reading this thread! Today I just had blonde highlights put back in Mine's just a wee bit longer in the front than yours but it's about the same length and I LOVE it. Yours looks GREAT!
You are a bad influence. Not that I'd go that short, because in my profession, the stereotype leans towards "lesbian" for any female, not just the ones with short horse.
But it would be soooo much easier.
This is my hair right now. On a good hair day. The only thing I like about my hair OTHER than the rare good hair day is I can put it in twin french braids. But when it was shorter, I could put it in two little buns, which I loved to do. Baby buns! Getting all of my hair into one bun for work SUUUUUUUCKS. I actually have a fan in the locker room at work to blow on me while fight with my hair getting it into the bun, otherwise I get all sweaty.
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