August 23, 2008
Operation: Grow Hair! (Month Twenty.)
Operation: Grow Hair! has been tediously trucking along for almost 20 months now. In this photo taken by Ezra a couple of days ago, you can see the progress so far. Pretty long, no?
I trimmed my bangs WAY too short the other day and am now forced to pin them back until they reach an acceptable length again. Like, oh, say, 3 years from now.
Here's the thing... in this much less flattering shot taken moments later by my three-year-old personal photographer, you can see what I'm really dealing with here.
POOFY, thick, unmanageable hair that is so full of layers it might as well be a pre-teen fall wardrobe.
I need help.
I was fine with hiding the mess by wearing it up day after day after day, and have even begun to resort back to the hippie beanie days to contain the hairsplosion, but it's getting to the point where something needs to be done. And fast.
Even my sweet husband suggested I do something about it this morning. "Maybe a trim? Or they could thin it out a bit on the bottom...?"
When your own husband starts commenting on the unruliness of your hair, I think it's pretty obvious there's a problem.
So... I am lost. I love the length of my hair right now, but only the BOTTOM LAYER is that long. The rest is quite a bit shorter. Do I keep hiding the rat's nest and trudge through? Do I trim the bottom layer to the length of the top layers and grow it all out equally? Do I become a recluse for the next three years and fervently pray to God that He have mercy on my soul?
I need personal experience and opinions here, dear internets.
I need code red intervention.
I need... relief.
DROWNING IN HAIR *HACK*HACK*, Oklahoma.