I’ve spent many years trying to grow my hair and now I don’t have the excuse of having it long for the wedding, I’m not quite sure whether I should take the plunge and cut a fair bit off, or keep on growing it until it hits my bum.
Part of me is fed up with having the same old styles and yearns for something a bit different, the other bloody loves swishing my hair around like Elle Macpherson on an old episode of Britain’s Next Top Model – it’s just unfortunate that it would take forever for it to grow back again if I decide to go for the chop and don’t like it.
I decided to go ahead with this post today after I messaged my hairdresser Chloe to book her in to have a cut – my hair hasn’t had scissors near it for a good 5 (maybe 6?) months and it’s looking pretty ratty.
If you’ve followed me for a while, you might remember a few times in the past where I’ve mentioned that I had a YouTube channel back in the day where I was documenting my “hair growth journey” (Erghh even writing it makes me want to vom in my mouth lol) and for the last 7-8 years I’ve wanted long, luscious locks, so have done everything I can to grow it as long as possible.
I stopped doing all of the weird shit to my hair about 5 years ago (Daktarin cream on my scalp, horse shampoo – you name it, I probably tried it), but always made sure to keep it in tip top shape with regular trims, minimal heat and no more bleach. It did pretty well, but am I ready for a change?
I sometimes wonder if it’s become something of a comfort blanket to me, I was playing around with it after I’d blasted it with a hairdryer before bed last night. I started holding it at different lengths to see what it might look like if I cut it and got very protective – how mental is that? Bloody protective over some dead looking hair that’s definitely in need of a chop and will probably delight Chloe (she’s always asking if I’m having a “proper” cut and not the bare minimum lol) if I come out and say “alright Chlo, off it goes!”
So, I’m in a dilemma and could do with your help – do I cut off a good few inches and get a fresh do, or keep growing until I can get my hair between my arse cheeks?! Let me know in the comments below and also let me know if you’ve gone for a big chop before!