4. It’s long, now what?
If you are a typical woman, you like to switch things up. There is no real reason for this; it might be our hormones, or just how we are built. However, we like change.
Once you get to the goal, and you get settled into a mundane routine, you feel the need to color, cut, straighten – just anything to break up the monotony of hair care. You figure out that you are an obsessive compulsive feen for change, and that’s A-OK.
5. It’s just hair
Before you even say it, let me be the first to say, that of course it isn’t just hair; it is our crown and glory, our business, and all that jazz. But when it comes to making the decision on changing it, especially when deciding to cut it, then in that context, know that it is just hair, and it will grow back.
Cutting your hair becomes a temptation when things get especially bad with your long hair. A cut doesn’t have to mean a full on big chop, but it can mean bangs, tapers, layers, and pretty much anything that gives your hair some life.
6. The journey is what makes the process cool; it’s not the destination
We say this day in and day out: enjoy the process and every stage, because at every point, there are challenges, rewards, and some amazing stuff that you might miss, as you are focused on the long hair part.
To be honest, I think when women do a second big chop, the journey is completely different; they learn from the first time to enjoy the stages, even more so than they did before.
Once you get to the destination, which in our case might be a goal length, you start to miss the journey, and want to hop on it all over again. The difference is you might stay within each stage much longer than expected.
7. Long hair can start to thin
This isn’t a given, but for many of us, longer hair weighs down our curls, so that volume that we are used to diminishes. This is probably one of the biggest signs that tell you that you need a hair cut, especially if you are a girl that prefers volume over length.
8. You can have long hair in an instant if you do not have long hair
When man invented clip-ins, he invested freedom of choice. If you cut your hair to medium length, and you are having that waist length itch again, just get some clip-ins to satisfy the craving. With all of the new options we have in the hair care industry, there should be no reason not to have fun. Moreover, there should be no reason to obsess over hair length.
Don’t take this list as an excuse to walk away from your goals, even if it is waist length hair. Take it as an indicator that the hair journey is really where the fun is. The journey doesn’t end with that final length check, it is really just at a pinnacle of one of the many ups and downs you will experience.
Chase health over length, and have fun!
Originally posted 2014-09-14 15:00:51.