Girls, it happens. For some of us, this even becomes a monthly dilemma during that, well, time of the month: Should I cut my hair or should I leave it alone?
From a layered bob — which was cute while it lasted but soon turned into a bushy helmet when the novelty started wearing off — I managed to grow my hair to below waist-length. It took me about 3-4 years of resisting any drastic hair cuts. I stayed focused, my stylist stayed focused.
When I finally achieved my desired length, which was the longest hair I’ve ever had, it felt like a huge milestone in my life (like college graduation, you know?). I started collecting mermaid and Rapunzel wallpapers online. I flipped my hair in front of the electric fan and snapped countless shameless selfies. Yes.
Sadly, another novelty seems to be coming to an end. I now hate my long, long hair. Yet, I can’t bear to chop it off.
Worse, my fine, brittle and frizzy hair isn’t really the type I could donate to charity so once I cut it off, that’s it. A disgruntled salon intern will sweep it straight to the trash can and that’s like 3-4 years of my efforts and sacrifices thrown away.
I am in a huge dilemma. I want something new yet I can’t bear to get rid of what’s been ‘me’ for a long time. I’ve always dreamed of having super long hair and I know in my heart that once I cut it off, I will also soon regret it. It’s a cycle. Or is it?
Are there any current or ex-rapunzel girls out there? Or anyone in the same boat now?
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