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It's probably time

...To grow my hair again.

I've had short hair for ages now. Got it cut 2010, got it cropped properly pixie short 2012. I have really loved it; there's something very vulnerable about the nape of one's neck exposed. Plus I could focus on my real face for a bit. It was a bit exposing, but nice to see myself without the curtain.

I had been influenced a bit by Mum too. 'Older women with long hair look like witches,' she told me cheerfully; certainly there can be something a little worrying if the long haired person has long nails and prominent teeth, I'll admit that. All the women in my family cut their hair short, and they all look good with it, turning into female variants of Al Pacino,with hair that goes white and spikes up above incongruous dark eyes. If that's my face-fate, there's worse that could happen. I am less concerned about being haglike than turning into Pink's ageing 'Stupid Girl,' with her ringlets and shell suit.

But now I need a change. My hair's approaching that shrubby stage, where the top is growing long. So exactly what am I going to do with the sides? If more of it gets shoved behind my ears they'll start sticking out like handles. It looks ever so peculiar.



Hair now.



Hair then,with added unimpressed frozenness  Whatever happens, I don't think we'll be going back that way.

My hair takes ages to grow at all, and then just sits sullenly at my jawline, hating all product. It likes to be Servalan short or Cher long. It doesn't do curls of any kind. It listens to scissors and it likes straight lines. On a good day, it will give me a touch of the Audrey Hepburns. On a bad day, it has been known to present me with Side-Show Bob.

I am not going to grow it long so much as lure it into stretching. While it suspects nothing, it'll probably behave.

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mallorys_camera
Jan. 19th, 2017 01:37 pm (UTC)
You look lovely both ways, of course, but there's a certain piquancy to your face in the shot with the short hair -- very Joan of Arc asking, "Buh?"
smokingboot
Jan. 19th, 2017 06:55 pm (UTC)
You say lovely things, thank you so much! Yes, the beams of light do help...Not quite sure what the camera did there. The other photo is not helped by my abject misery at the weather!

I've always had a bit of a thing for Joan of Arc, though had it been me, I'd definitely have asked God had to iron out a few creases before heading off to Orleans.
velvet_the_cat
Jan. 19th, 2017 10:46 pm (UTC)
Long, short, in between, you have always been able to carry any of the options off.

At least it's the right time of year for hats for the initial growing pains stage though... :))
smokingboot
Jan. 21st, 2017 09:38 am (UTC)
Well, you are very kind, thankyou! I don't like my hair between jaw and shoulders,and if I grow it, that's where it will be for years.

You are entirely right about hats of course, and I do enjoy them!
howlin_wolf_66
Jan. 20th, 2017 12:21 am (UTC)
You look good, either way! :-)
smokingboot
Jan. 21st, 2017 09:39 am (UTC)
You are very gallant! That makes me feel great, thank you !
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