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I am normally not a vain, preening kind of girl.

But my hair is driving me nuts! It is basically down to my bra line in the back, no bangs, blah. I have been wanting to cut it. Not short-short but so it would look healthy since I have these flyaway frizzy bits around my face when I pull it back in a pony tail (pretty much the only way I wear it).

I know my husband likes my long hair, but I keep thinking it is not healthy so I just want to fix it.

Then I heard some ladies at work last week talking about someone they know who is "just too old to have long hair" and that made me think I am definitely in that category. *lol*

So I am debating about a style and everything, but haven't made up my mind. Any opinions cheerfully accepted.

Date: 2010-01-17 06:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] khalja.livejournal.com
You're funny. Wanting or needing a new hair style is neither vain nor preening. :)

It amuses me that today long hair on women has an age limit when you consider that probably for the entire time humankind has been on the planet this was never the case. If you like your long hair, keep it.

Healthy hair will make you much happier and there are times when only cutting it will restore your hair to health, however cutting it is unlikely to tame the tendrils of hair flying around your face.

I'm interested to see what you come up with!

Date: 2010-01-17 07:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] scratchel.livejournal.com
I have the fly-aways around my face problem, too. My staightener and a smoothing serum solve it completely. It's all about the tools and the product, baby. Because the straightener is what solves the problem, I've been keeping my hair shoulder length, because straightening long hari is pain-staking! Give it a try! If you hate it, it will grow back in no time! :) Good luck!

Date: 2010-01-17 08:07 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Sometimes a new "do" will is just what a girl needs. My hair grows to one length - and stops, so every now and then, I chop it off, just because I'm ready for a change. You could start with a trim, and maybe even bangs -- and go from there. My hair tends to "do what it wants to" -- and frizziness is part of that -- I've found that TRESemme's No Frizz Shine Spray works well to tame it. And wearing your hair long or short is a personal choice, and people who think someone is "too old for long hair" -- pshwaaa, who wants to be a slave to fashion?

Date: 2010-01-18 02:04 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] scribe-ari.livejournal.com
Ask yourself how YOU feel beautiful. The natterings of jealous women usually lead to heartache. DO what feels right to you, what makes you feel beautiful. There will always be fly-aways. I second the note for smoothing serum, and I invest in pretty clips and such to arrange and tame the shorter hairs around my face.

Date: 2010-01-18 02:20 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] shaunacarrick.livejournal.com
and, just yesterday, in the mail I got CA #145 - Medieval Women's hairstyles Volume II - Complex Hair Fashions before 1500. Calls for long hair, definetly - braiding techniques galore.

Date: 2010-01-18 12:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] malkinallardsen.livejournal.com
Good MORNING Beautiful!!

For the record I LOVE your hair! I envy the thickness of it and the color is FABULOUS!!!! nothing blah about it!

And those women who put about that one might be 'too old' for long hair likely secretly wish they had it (OK ... that has been my experience). It is only just recently that women have begun to equate short hair with advanced age.

Bottom line . . . it is your head, your body, your decision. Do what works for you, what makes you feel beautiful and sexy and female! You want to cut and style GO FOR IT!!!

And should you decide to have it long, there is an LJ community devoted to long hair with zillions of ideas on how to style it.

Date: 2010-01-18 12:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] malkinallardsen.livejournal.com
OH ... forgot to mention ... those bits of hair that frame your face? Lots of women have them. My younger daughter convinced me to grow my bangs out about five years ago. The bangs are now bra strap length. I kept having these little flutters around my face even after the bangs were long enough to pony with the rest of the hair. I thought it was because of the elastics that I used to use to pony my hair breakng the hair off. I was wrong. I quit using the elastics to pony my hair and just braided it without the pony. Didnt change anything. Then I thought it was the clips I used to keep them tied down so I quit using those. It didn't help. I switched to the gentle plastic lined ones ... nope. Finally I just gave up. I suppose they have always been like that, and I just never noticed because as long as I had had long hair, I had also had bangs.

If I am going to attend something important I use a little product to keep em glued down, otherwise I embrace them as face framing.
Edited Date: 2010-01-18 12:44 pm (UTC)

Date: 2010-01-18 08:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] theiadora.livejournal.com
After years of having long hair, I've cut mine short. Normally I'd cut it to shoulder length annualy, but this time its only 6 inches long.
I've gotten comments that it makes me look years younger, but I'm not seeing that. Its a hair length, not a miracle serum.
I've been having fun shocking people when they see it for the first time.
And the flyaways, are there if its short hair or long.. Trim the split ends off, and do what you want with the rest.

Date: 2010-01-18 11:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] public-shaylan.livejournal.com
I'm a long hair person... I encourage you to keep your long hair.
However, that's just my own opinion...



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