This post may resonate more with those of you who have lost your hair for any reason. I love my new, very short hair; even though I am not sure what color it is. It's going to stay short and I'll keep the color...unless I decide to play with it at a later date, but I like the light color. It has opened a whole new color scheme of clothing for me.
Everyone who sees me tells me they love my hair and I believe them.
I was walking and talking with a friend the other day, we were talking about what she wants to do with her hair. Most of my friends deal with "Should I leave it go grey?" Some don't want the hassle and expense of coloring it so they have let it go naturally grey. One friend has really pretty grey hair, another doesn't even need to cover the grey, because there is none. Coloring is not what this is about.
My friend has longish hair, past her shoulders. It's just a loose style. I told her I think she should get it cut short, really short. I guess she talked about short hair with the gal who does her hair and was told that if she did that "All you'll see is face". Is something wrong with seeing a person's face? I have come to believe that we hide behind our hair....I did. I never wanted my ears to show, I always had some kind of bangs, I often had big hair. But I was forced to have short hair, really short hair and I love it. It's curly and so easy to take care of. I've always had a natural curl so I can't say if this is different, because my hair was never this short. I know my mom would love it too!
I loved my long hair when I had it....but those days are over. My hair was curly and red and I didn't care if people noticed my hair first, but now I want the focus to be on me, on who I am.
Does society associate long, flowing hair with youth?
I think so and I don't believe it. Just because your hair is long it doesn't make you look young. I think a good short cut will accentuate your face and youthfulness.What's wrong with seeing your face???
A couple of months ago I attended an art night and noticed a woman who had her head shaved so I approached her as a fellow cancer patient. She wasn't, she had shaved her head a year ago for her nephew who had cancer. She loved it so much that she keeps it up. She says people notice her face now.
If you love your long hair that's ok, but don't rule out short hair and it's benefits. I'm a believer.