Thursday, May 15, 2008

Warning: Graphic Images

That is, if hair grosses you out like it does me. I don't even know what possessed me to grow my hair out in the first place. There are several key factors, all against long hair: my constant over-heated temperature. My wavy, thick hair + laziness + overheating, equaling a refusal to blow dry it, especially in hot and humid conditions. The fact that hair grosses me out and I cannot stand to find it anywhere, even if it is my own. Still, I have been growing it since Bella was born, exactly 3 years next Tuesday. The result was this:
You can't quite tell how long it is here, but is was at least half-way down my back. A good marker was my bra in the back. That's where it reached. I snapped this photo as soon as I took it from the towel, after I combed out massive amounts of it, right before I put it up in a messy up-do for the day. I wore it up-every single day for at least the past year. The longer it got, the less likely I was to ever wear it down.
This is the amount that I comb out every morning. I am not sadistic enough to take a picture of what collects in the shower drain during one shower. It was really quite alarming the clumps that came out. Alarming and disgusting. I HATED it. Every part of this long hair. I don't even usually like long hair on other people, but at least now I can say I tried it.
It all ended today. (Chorus of angels all sporting pixies, bobs, and other short do's.) Somehow I resisted cutting it myself until my sweet grandma sent me some cash and I called a girl who used to be in my ward who came to my house.
So here we go. It's pretty much what I had it mind, so even though I'm not thrilled about showing this chubby pregnant face, it's much more flattering than before. And the weight that's gone is divine! I love running my fingers through it. I feel liberated.
She didn't use any product today, so I am anxious to try my own hand at it and see what I can do.
Ah, sweet relief- just in time for summer!

13 comments:

Hannah said...

Oh I love it- LOVE IT-LOVE IT-LOVE IT! It looks so you- and now I realize that I need to trim mine again.

I can't believe how long your hair was though- I mean that was almost how mine was before I chopped it off way back. Sheesh.

Hannah said...

Commenting again- so cute. I apparently just can't get over it.

michelle said...

It is SO SO CUTE!!! I love it! I keep debating over doing something like that -- the main thing keeping me from it is my fat face. I think it might be too much. Thoughts?

I love it!!!

RoRo said...

I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!! of course I am a short hair girl myself, have never been able to grow it past my shoulders, and what fat face? you totally don't have a fat face. Love the Hair it's super cute:)

Robin said...

I am with everyone else, in that the the new 'do looks absolutely adorable. But then again, you never not (gotta love the double negatives) look adorable, it just is a new, cute angle on your adorableness. (:

charlotte said...

Way cute! I do like you with long hair, but I suppose that in the name of sanity, I understand. New hair is always exciting--have fun styling it tomorrow!

Amy said...

Your hair looks so, so cute! Great cut!

Anne said...

It looks soooo good! Yay for short 'dos!!!

rmt said...

So, so cute! You look beautiful and I think the cut is totally you. And I can't believe that she didn't use any product-that's amazing!

kim said...

love it jessie!

Denise said...

It's a darling 'do on you! I love the feeling of fresh-cut hair--it is quite liberating.

Claudissima said...

oh Jessie it looks adorable...I had the same thoughts michelle did, but a couple of weeks...in fact 2 days after my birthday I just did it...It had finally reached my bra line....but it was true, I was putting it up every day experiencing the same issues you had...it felt good and liberating...it looks darling darling darling.

Jill said...

You look fantastic! I've seen you with so many haircuts and so many colors and you always look great. How do you do that?

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