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26 March 2008 @ 11:47 am
compulsive hair disorder  

P-Con is in two days. I keep considering showing up with a shiny new v. short haircut. I have deduced that I feel my hair should either be short enough to show my ears, or long enough to pull back, because with this chin-length bob I never wear earrings, and there’s no point in having five ear holes into which I never put earrings. And in looking at pictures of me with long hair, I don’t actually *like* long hair on me very much, which suggests short is perhaps the wiser way to go.

OTOH, I should know by now that I shouldn’t get my hair cut when I’m in the middle of writing a book. OTOH, I am never not in the middle of writing a book.

I can see two advantages to cutting it short: one is it would remove most of the bleached stuff, which I use as an excuse to not swim because it would only damage that hair that much more. (I would obviously be obliged to find *another* excuse not to swim, then.) The other is that short hair recovers from hat head more readily, and with summer coming up and the anticipation of wearing a big hat a lot, that’d be nice.

…why don’t I have a CHD icon?

(x-posted from the essential kit)
mela_lyn: Winkmela_lyn on March 26th, 2008 01:12 pm (UTC)
Oh my... I've gotten that disease too! Ever since my sister got married and I chopped all mine off the next day. I went from waist length to chin. It was very traumatic, and apparently very addicting so now all my hair cuts get closer and closer together. It's the shortest its ever been now. I keep wanting to go REALLY short and do like a pixie cut but my husband keeps grumbling it's TOO short and for me to grow it out. I think I'm going to grow it out b/c I want to be able to ponytail it once we finally have kids, which we're trying to do... but that short cut keeps calling to me...

Good luck.
kitmizkit on March 26th, 2008 01:15 pm (UTC)
Now, see, I'd make the argument for "short hair is harder for babies to grab and yank" on the whole growing it out vs kids roll thing. :)

My hair has never been *anywhere near* that long. I can't imagine. Oi!
mela_lyn: Blonde with Glassesmela_lyn on March 26th, 2008 01:27 pm (UTC)
My mom used to call me Rapunzel. :) My first actual haircut was at 7 when my dad was helping me comb it and I was crying it hurt. He walks away, then I hear 'Snip.Snip.Snip.' and 'There, Missy. Your knots are on the floor.' I cried! And mom came home, told me I looked pretty and to go outside and play. Then she proceeded to rip dad a new one. :) Heeheehee... I'll never let him live that down.

And yeah, shorter maybe harder for kids to grab, but it takes less work ifyou don't wash it. When I wake up now with short hair, i have bed head and not in a good way...