I want to cut my hair short. Actually, it’s pretty short already. But it takes too much work – especially to get the back to lay right. With fibromyalgia, my arms really complain if I try to work for any time at all on styling my hair.
So I thought I might get it cut a bit shorter. Then, when I’m on vacation with my in-laws in May or having surgery in June, I won’t have to worry about my hair. It will be easy to care for. That’s what I’ve always preferred – wash & wear hair.
I might have a problem with my husband, though. I had short hair when we first met, but I had let it grow long when he decided to express interest in me. He likes it long. He’s handled it getting cut to medium length and even a bit shorter fairly well. It will be interesting to see how he reacts when it goes short.
I got my present hair style several years ago in Vegas. I went to the Paul Mitchell salon in our hotel and told them my needs. Then I let them figure out a style. It was great when they did it. But finding a local stylist to keep it up was difficult for some reason. I couldn’t believe how scary it was to trust someone to come up with an appropriate style for my hair.
Now it’s time to do that again. My present hair dresser is pretty good, though she still insists on putting “goo” in my hair to give it more volume. I hate the way stuff like that feels on my head. I like my hair to feel soft and natural.
So I’ve been looking around the web for hair styles. I haven’t found much I like – everything is so “trendy” and cutting edge. What I really want is a basic short haircut that isn’t too severe. I can’t stand hair in my eyes, so a lot of the “in” cuts would never make me happy. I also couldn’t stand looking like I’d just been electrocuted, hair sticking out at all different angles.
Frankly, if it weren’t so unfashionable, I’d go with no hair. My husband, who is slowly edging toward that point himself, can’t understand how I can say that. But I just find playing with my hair a royal pain. I wore it long and in a pony tail until I was in 8th grade. I had it cut to shoulder length and continued to wear it straight until I left college and started teaching. Then it got cut short – I had enough trouble getting to work on time in the morning without worrying about my hair.
Now I’m just tired of hair. So I’m going to keep hunting until I find a short style I can live with. Let’s just hope it’s soon! Otherwise, I may just end up pulling my hair out while I hunt . . .