Yesterday I talked about the No white after Labor Day rule. But today I am going to talk about something that used to worry me all through out my 30’s. I knew that there was this unwritten law that women shouldn’t have long hair after 40. I would seriously have panic attacks thinking that I had to cut all my hair all off when I turned 40 and have “mom hair”.
Most people think I have always worn my hair long, I have even had people tell me my hair has never changed over the years… nothing could be further from the truth. below are some very low quality pics of me growing up, I had long hair up until about 3rd or 4th grade, when I had to have the Dorothy Hamill haircut then I grew it back out until I was in like 7th or 8th grade and decided to cut it super short like a boy, which was super smart because what helps out the super awkward stage of life more than a boy haircut and braces?? I spent almost my entire high school years growing my hair back out and enduring a TON of crazy awkward stages during the whole growing out phase I finally grew my hair long enough for senior pics and kept it long all through college and up until a few months after Doug and I got married then I cut it short again to a bob. I remember he wasn’t thrilled about it, especially because I didn’t even warn him i was going to do it I just came home with it! So i would grow it back out and every once in a while I would get a wild hair and cut it again! I have done this my whole life!
I have tried just about every length and I usually ended up hating it every-time. I always immediately start growing my hair out after each one. I just feel more like myself with longer hair. I am fully aware that long hair can age people, and I really hope that isn’t the case with me, but as my years in my 40’s are numbered, I again find myself starting to worry about my hair. Do I just keep doing my thing or am I just aging myself?
I will say I have seen a few ladies where I think, you are aging yourself, then I will think, wait… Is that what I look like to everyone else? Why does growing older have to be so hard? I am writing this because I have been tempted to cut my hair shorter lately. Then I remember how thick and poofy my hair gets when it’s shorter and how much work it is and how I don’t want “mom” or “grandma” hair and I know my hubby loves me with longer hair. So here I sit confused as to what to do? I also am a little bit rebellious and like the fact that I am not listening to someones idea of how a person should wear their hair and what is age appropriate. Please help me, I need some advice, or your thoughts on the subject!!
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