Disclaimer: My male friends will probably not want to read this post. (Phil, I’m talking to you.) Somehow guys just don’t get how women can talk about hair for over an hour at a time. Sometimes it boggles the mind, but we put a lot of stock in our locks.
When I met my future husband, I’d just chopped off a chin-length bob to a messy cropped pixie haircut. I’d also just gone from a strawberry blonde to deep chestnut hair dye. Since meeting him, I’ve not cut off any real length from my hair — hormonal changes and dye touch ups cause me to have bad breakage and split ends, so I’ll get a trim every 3-6 months, and the odd bang trim. The color has gone lighter and darker, but always a little copper or red. Apparently red pigments are difficult to get rid of.
Now, my hair color has settled down at a medium auburn, and said hormone changes have made my hair undeniably curly if I let it air dry. I now have armpit length hair – the longest it’s been since high school, possibly even earlier. The changes have been interesting. I now have options for wedding hair. I think I’d like to do something involving braids rather than curls, and I do still like my current hair color. It looks nice with navy, which is going to play a big part in my dress, I hope.
I just realized this weekend that if I don’t cut any length off my hair until the wedding, it’ll grow about 10-12 inches. That’s like waist length on me. I’m not sure if that’s exciting or scary. My hair will not have been that long since I was 11 – the time of my FIRST haircut. And that’s where it was cut to, having been halfway down my thighs. See why I’ve had short hair since?
Anyway….here’s some examples of what I’ve been thinking:
And how to do it:
I wonder how much longer my hair has to be to do any of these…..