Saturday, April 30, 2011

Long Hair, Short Hair, Brown Hair, Grey Hair

I have not had my hair done since November.

Just let that sink in. Not. Since. November. The mop on top of my head is dry. It's lifeless. It's dull. Every day, more and more grey ladies are moving in and more brown ladies are moving out. What is it with grey hairs being an entirely different texture than your normal hair color? Mine are like wires and stick straight up, waving at people. "Look at me! Gin's getting old!," they shout.

The grey problem will be remediated next week at the swanky Treat Hair Studio here in town. Girl, they have free wi-fi up in there, plus all the bottled water I can drink. The greys will be washed away that day, no questions asked.

However, I'm waffling over another issue. Length! Right now, my hair is in the middle of no mans land; it's not long, it's not short and it has no defined layers. It's pitiful.

This is what it looks like on a good day:

And I won't even show you what it looks like on a bad day, only that my hair is styled like this on a bad day:
 I'm tired of throwing it in a pony!

Herein lies my dilemma: do I chop it all off or be patient and let it grow?

Here is long haired gin, a la 2005:
 Just us, chillin' at our house.

Here is long haired gin, a la about-to-pop:
I thought a girl was in there!

Here is short haired gin, a la 2007:
I hated this cut at first, but as a mother I am oddly drawn to it...

Look how sweetly it would curl up for me. However, those long wavy locks are bangin' too.

What do you think? I'm giving you a week; vote and tell me which you think would be better: long, wavy locks or a short, curly bob.

Oh, and comment too. I'm obsessed with comments.

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{nifty thrifty things} said...

I vote for grey hair!
Nah, just kidding of course! ;)
I really like the pictures of you with the curly bob! Well, I think you look fabulous in all of the pictures - even hair up (one of my all-time favorites as well.. Even without kids. hehe).
But, I like the curly the best and it sounds practical with having a toddler. :)

Anonymous said...

I really like your hair both ways. But I am drawn to the short, curly hair for some reason. Plus, if you choose short you'll get immediate gratification, whereas if you choose long you have to wait.

Jo said...

I say short hair. I would totally have short hair if I could pull it off, it is way easier with little kids.

Stephanie in Suburbia said...

I would vote for whichever is easier to maintain. I'm struggling with a similar thing. When I style it, my longer hair looks nicer. But I don't often style it. But I also can go longer between haircuts with the long hair. So that wins for me now.

Sara said...

I personally am a fan of long hair. A few months ago (right before I started blogging) I had VERY long hair ... and it was stolen from me. (You can read about it here if interested:

Momma of The B.M.C. Report said...

The short curly bob is my favorite!! I think it can be super stylish and easy to take care of!

Screw You Chromosome 2!!! said...

you look sassy with short hair!

A Rancher's Wife said...

love the curly bob but also love love love the long hair too! Guess I'm not much help!

JamieS said...

Wow, that short hair cut was so cute! I am in the same boat as you... My hair is fairly long, but doesn't look very good even when I fix it... I think I need a new stylist!

JamieS@ Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom

Kristy said...

I go back and forth between these too. It seems when I have one going on, I want the other. I tend to lean more toward the longer.

Anonymous said...

How funny, I am currently drafting a hair dilemma post also! Great minds again or what?
I personally love the short and curly...perfect for that texas summer heat right?