November 1, 2011

Growing Out My Hair

Announcement: I have decided to grow out my hair!

Actually, I decided to start growing out my hair about a month ago, but I am just coming public with my decision.

Don't get my wrong, I have really loved my pixie cut! 

It has been:

  • fast;
  • easy to style; and
  • most importantly, fun!

But, there are several aspects of having longer hair that I miss. 

I love you Dad!

For example, I want to be able to:

  • pull my hair back into a ponytail;
  • have variety in my hairstyles (i.e. curly, straight, up, down, etc.); and
  • feel my hair on my neck, shoulders, and possibly even back.

Truly, having short hair has been liberating.  It has helped me to feel comfortable with my face and big cheeks (which I have always been self-conscious about), and it has reminded me that beauty comes in a wide variety of shapes, sizes, and lengths.

But for me at least, there is something inherently feminine and beautiful about slightly longer hair.  I am not talking Rapunzel here (although I did love Disney's Tangled...hehehe), just something shoulder-length or longer!  But then again, who knows...I may grow it really long...

Just kidding :)  I don't think Bo would like getting tangled up in my hair (pun intended)!

In the end, it all depends on the health and thickness of my hair.  Due to my problems with ED in the past, and as a result of my more recent issues with Grave's Disease, my hair has been thin and fragile.  As a result, I have never been able to grow it much longer than my shoulders.  But, with ED a distant menace of the past, and my Grave's Disease on the decline, it might turn out to be the perfect time to grow my hair out really long!  After all, there was a time that it reached my I know it can be done (not that I plan on going to those lengths this time around)

For now, I am hoping for something along these lengths by spring 2012:

Then, perhaps by next fall/winter I can be back to something like this:

And from there, I will just see how it goes.  Ideally, I think it would be awesome to reach something like this:

...but we will just have to see if that is possible in terms of thickness and strength.  My dad as always loved long hair on women.  I am not exactly sure what about long hair he loves (Its femininity? Beauty? Disctinction from men?) , but regardless, I am sure he is excited to hear about my "growing out" plans!

Next time - perhaps a yoga post is in order?!

Question of the Day:

Do you feel like your hairstyle reflects your personality?  How has your hairstyle changed over the years to reflect your ever-changing self?

Ally and Bo


  1. Actually I would just be happy with a hairstyle that was easy and looked good. With my life-style,and inability style.Longer hair has always been what's best, because if it's not working one can always just 'Put it up'.Which seems to be the majority of the time.And of course humidity brings out the 'FREEZIES'.

  2. I think mine is a story of "always wanting what I don't/can't have." Right now, with my pixie cut, I miss being able to "put it up." But just watch, the moment my hair is long I will be complaining about how long it is to fix...hahaha! Lesson here: we have to continue to work on loving what we have :)