There’s a moment that follows every drastic haircut. Sometimes it happens right away. Other times, it can be days – or weeks – until it occurs. Sometimes it goes away immediately. Other times, it lasts for far too long. In a nutshell, it feels kind of like this:
Yes. It’s haircut remorse. And there’s just no good cure but time.
Or is there?
Initially, I loved my short hair. And I still do, in theory. It takes 5 minutes to blowdry, 5 minutes to straighten. It’s awesome! But the grass is always greener, I suppose, because the past couple of days I’ve been longing for my crazy long layers, my 2 – 3 inches of ombre hidden underneath. I want to wear it in a side braid, or curl the bottom, or just put it up in a big messy bun. But I can’t. Insert big dramatic sigh here.
I moped about it for a little bit, whining to Boyfriend about how I miss my long hair, how all the girls on The Bachelor have long hair and I can’t watch without getting jealous (yes, this sentence came out of my mouth), etc. I’m sure it’s been annoying.
The good thing about my hair is that it grows. really. freaking. fast. I can’t have blunt bangs for more than a couple of days without them falling in front of my eye and needing another trim. Layers grow out quickly for me, resulting in thick, chaotic waves. So, it bears assumption that this haircut will grow too.
I asked on twitter earlier if anyone has any favorite products or tricks. My friend Vicky recommended a fancy Shea Butter product, as per the recommendation of her mama (and expert hair stylist). I am going to try it.
In the mean time, I’ve decided to set some realistic and near-future hair goals. Considering my hair ended up getting snipped a tad bit shorter than I wanted, these photos represent what I am looking forward to:
In all honesty, my hair will probably get there in like two or three weeks.
The moral of the story is this: Instead of feeling bad about myself, I try to find a silver lining or optimistic perspective. (For example, hey, maybe I look a little older with short hair and will no longer get carded at R-rated movies [true story]). Additionally, setting goals is always an awesome way of handling anything negative. Like Rory Gilmore, I never turn down a good list-making opportunity. In general, I like to think that I’m a good problem solver, whether it’s something actually serious, or, in this case, my hair.
Readers, if you managed to get through all that (and still have all your brain cells in tact…)
- Have you ever regretted a hair decision? What did you do?
- What is your favorite hair product for strengthening hair?