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#1 Peridot

Posted 23 February 2013 - 07:56 PM

Help! I can't decide! 50% of my hair is long, past my bra line at the back, the other 50% sits a bit past my shoulders. I've noticed it's started taking longer to dry and do my hair each day. I'm at the guy most nights and go running, so wash my hair most days. I'm thinking of cutting it to be shoulder length and layered, so it will be easier to wash and dry etc.But I think I'll miss my long hair, especially when going out somewhere..How do you get past this? Anyone had a similar dilemma?

#2 treefalls

Posted 23 February 2013 - 08:03 PM

I'm solving all of my hair dilemmas by joining in the Worlds Greatest Shave!
.... just in case you want another option wink.gif

#3 senshi

Posted 23 February 2013 - 08:04 PM

chop it!! original.gif
You will love the change and how it feels. That has been my experience anyway. Most important thing is a good hairdresser who you trust.

#4 Peridot

Posted 23 February 2013 - 08:07 PM

My hubby just said "just go and cut it!" LOL
At the moment I use it as an excuse to not exercise twice a day, as I can't shower twice a day because it takes two hours to dry! So I think he figures, and I can see it too, that my health is more important at the moment than my looks? If that makes sense.. Argh I don't know.. I'm here stressing about my hair when there are people here with far worse problems in their lives!

#5 sāta kōrsa

Posted 23 February 2013 - 08:08 PM

What's your hair like Peridot?  Thick, thin, easy to manage?  Do you have/want a fringe?  How do you normally do it when you go out?

#6 Peridot

Posted 23 February 2013 - 08:08 PM

I don't trust hairdressers lol! I'd be doing it myself.. I've cut my own hair for the past 6 years! And my daughters hair, and my hubby's original.gif

#7 Peridot

Posted 23 February 2013 - 08:12 PM

Normally when I go out, I just spray it with hairspray and bunch it up in my hands, and it just hangs in a mass of waves which looks awesome. If I were to cut it, I'd thin it out an awful lot, as it is very thick, and curly in random spots, like psycho curls that don't know which way they're going to curl, and I would put in a fringe or a side fringe, not too thick though, and a lot of layers to help with drying. I'd straighten it most days and tie it up for school and work, and leave it out for days at home, and I could pin the fringe up for exercise, and leave it down for going out?
We only go out like once a month, if that! So I don't know.. It's a tie dye of bright red and brown at the moment original.gif

#8 sāta kōrsa

Posted 23 February 2013 - 08:18 PM

Shoulder length sounds perfect, especially when you're going to the gym so often and washing it every day.  Good for you for being able to cut it yourself!  I cut my own too, but am not nearly so confident about it.  I really don't know what I'm doing.

Edited by sāta kōrsa, 23 February 2013 - 08:19 PM.


#9 ~Peahen~

Posted 23 February 2013 - 08:18 PM

Two years ago I cut mine quite short and loved it but the up keep was more than I could handle, it was too short to tie back so always needed styling. Now it's almost bra strap length and i mostly always braid it or tie it back, and as I go to the gym most days I wash it more than I would like to. Mine is on the thin side so does not take forever to dry, still I am tempted to cut it back to the short layered bob (but long enough to be able to tie back ). When mine grew to the stage I could mostly tie it back I used to twist and pin the front back or do fringe braids for the gym, I found it very easy to manage.

I say do it!

#10 TarneeW

Posted 23 February 2013 - 08:29 PM

Jim exactly the same OP! My hair is waist length and as much as I'd love to cut it I'm torn. I'm getting older and am saddened by the fact that it'll be the last time I'll have long hair.

I wear it up every single day and get headaches (I'm sure it's from my hair) but it's also my security blanket in a way.... I keep thinking how lovely it looks when I go out and it's done properly (generally straightened by blow drying only - takes too long to straighten properly), but, I never go anywhere....

DH bought me a hair voucher with a number of different salon visits but I think my 'style cut' will probably end up being a trim.

So I say 'go for it', be more adventurous than I am....

#11 Peridot

Posted 23 February 2013 - 08:38 PM

Argh this is awful... I just went and played with it, and I'm back to square one!

#12 Peridot

Posted 23 February 2013 - 10:43 PM

I did it oomg.gif

And I'm happy about it at the moment! I will update in a week!

#13 sāta kōrsa

Posted 23 February 2013 - 10:49 PM

Well done!  biggrin.gif

#14 For Fox Sake

Posted 23 February 2013 - 11:10 PM

I had thick hair down to my shoulder blades up until last Friday. It was frizzy from being bleached to death, it was boring and I was rockin' a blonde/black regrowth that would give a hooker a run for her money. I looked in the mirror last Friday and said "Christ, not you again.' (Was feeling rather depressed) Went straight to the salon, I now have an awesome undercut/chin length concave bob. It's black with bright purple chunks and is incredibly badass. Haven't gotten used to it being shaved underneath yet though. It's light, thin and awesome.

#15 IShallWearMidnight

Posted 24 February 2013 - 01:56 AM

Personally I get a restyle everytime I meet a goal (atm its weight loss original.gif )

#16 ShopgirlX

Posted 24 February 2013 - 06:14 AM

Yay! Well done, and remember you CAN always grow it back! I have cut my hair for the past 6 or so years too, but I was straightening (very curly hair) every day so it was easier to get away with. Now that I have two bambinos I don't have time for straight hair cry1.gif so I just went and got a hairdresser to chop it all short and cut it properly for the curl and also show me how to style it. You could always treat yourself to a salon cut just once, then maintain it yourself after that.

Love the PP with the purple and undercut! Yay!

#17 ~Peahen~

Posted 24 February 2013 - 07:22 AM

wow OP, you don't faff about do you  biggrin.gif  im mega impressed, I lulled over my chop for a good week, and looked at so many pictures,  saving them to my tablet so i was armed for my visit to the hairdresser......mind you even then I had to go back a few days later for some alterations. How handy to be able to do it yourself, if I could cut my own hair it would definitely get cut more often.though, knowing me the inspiration would always come after a bottle of red and.....well, it wouldn't end well.

Im sure your going to llove it, will be so much easier to dry.

#18 Dionysus

Posted 24 February 2013 - 07:53 AM

QUOTE (Tea-Rex @ 23/02/2013, 11:40 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I had thick hair down to my shoulder blades up until last Friday. It was frizzy from being bleached to death, it was boring and I was rockin' a blonde/black regrowth that would give a hooker a run for her money. I looked in the mirror last Friday and said "Christ, not you again.' (Was feeling rather depressed) Went straight to the salon, I now have an awesome undercut/chin length concave bob. It's black with bright purple chunks and is incredibly badass. Haven't gotten used to it being shaved underneath yet though. It's light, thin and awesome.



that sounds excellent.  I have a hair appointment later today and am wanting to do something a bit more stylish with my boring dark brown curly long hair.

Though, I have a wedding to go to in 2 weeks, so if I do anything too radical and it looks terrible I will be mortified   LOL

#19 YodaTheWrinkledOne

Posted 24 February 2013 - 11:19 AM

well done OP!  I was coming in to say chop it to shoulder length (or an inch or two below shoulder length) and see how you go.

Post a pic!!

#20 Beanbag Warrior

Posted 24 February 2013 - 12:33 PM

I have ear-chin length blonde semi-curls (not tight).  I promised my mother I wouldn't dye my hair for a year to get sponsorship for World's Greatest Shave, an dI can see the date looming.... 3 weeks to go!!

I'm considering getting red under-panels put in so I have colour without regrowth issues.

Tea-Rex, I would LOVE to see what you have, I can't find anything that quite shows what I want on google yet  ninja.gif

#21 Dionysus

Posted 24 February 2013 - 01:45 PM


Well, I have had my hair coloured a bit darker, with a reddish tint through it

I got a fringe cut

and the back/sides into a medium length concave bob.

Hairdresser straightened it, so it's longer than it will be 'natural', but there was a hell of a lot of hair on the floor when we had finished!




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