New year, new hair. Cheeeeese. Actually, the decision to shear my head (kind of) has little to do with the new year; I would have gotten the chop weeks ago had my hairdresser not been fully booked over Christmas. The truth is, my long hair and I hadn't been getting on for quite a while. I was constantly making excuses that things would get better - that I just needed a few more layers cut in, or that I'd buy some new styling products and everything would work out fine. In the end it was clear nothing was going to make a difference and after one too many topknot days, I decided the hair had to go.
My hair is fairly thin, so having it long really weighed it down and made it flat. Now, I know I overuse the phrase "there are few things I hate more than...", but seriously, there is NOTHING I hate more than flat hair. Flat hair can ruin my day - and anyone who might have the pleasure of my company on said day. So I decided to get a whopping five inches hacked off in favour of a blunt, messy elongated bob with a few long layers for texture and oomph - and I love it. It might seem weird, but having been bored and annoyed with my hair for such a long time, it feels so strange (and nice!) to have a style that I really like and actually look forward to styling. I've decided I actually quite like making drastic changes to my hair - don't get me wrong, I'm hardly going to dye it blonde or anything, but I find it so liberating and fun going for something so different. I've been playing around with some new products recently which has been pretty fun, so I'll be posting about that when I've perfected my routine. I've always wondered what it would be like to actually like my hair. It's good.
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