08 March 2011

the long and short of it

A week ago I cut my hair.  Oh.  And coloured it.  You may wonder...so? She cut and coloured her hair.  So what?  Well.  Cutting my hair was not necessarily a momentous moment, but it certainly was a 'grit my teeth, summon some courage and go for it' moment.  See my hair was pretty long - it went quite far down my back.  What you could call bra-strap length.  It's been this length forever.  But I was getting really tired of the fistfuls of hair at the bottom of the bath after every shower, on my pillow every morning, stuck in clumps in my hairbrush, on the floor and the carpet...You get the picture.  It's bad enough to see clumps of fur floating by you whilst you're going about your day (like blogging, baking or cooking).  But having to contend with fur and hair was not so cool.

And then there are the whites.  I'm not referring to any clothing item here.  I mean white hair.  Oh yeah.  They made their appearance about 3 years ago.  Just a strand here and there.  So very deceiving.  So I shrug it off as random.  In fact I could be found occasionally in front of the mirror marveling at the one or two white strands I had in the sun.  Little did I know...

3 years on.  I now spend on hair colour more than I've EVER done before.  And the longer the hair, the more hair colour product I have to buy.  Its just ridiculous!

What with the clumps of hair in every nook and cranny, and the ever increasing cost of hair colour, I had to make a decision.  And I knew it had to be quick, spur-of-the-moment, get it done and over.  If not, I'd just chicken out.

So there I was.  Sat on the chair at the salon.

Brendan: What can we do for you today?  Another trim?
Me: Cut it. I want it all off.  Quick.
Brendan: Ahhh (smiles and nods knowingly)

We have a quick discussion on styles, agreed on one and then snip, snip, snip.  The deed was done.

The hair colour (Dark Chocolate) after a couple of days of private mourning.  Buh-bye whites!

So this is pre-cut days. That's my Aunty Irene.

This is me now.

Me thinks that I'm going to have to break out my winter scarves a lot earlier this year to keep my neck warm.  And have another excuse to buy more scarves.



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