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Luscious Locks

Another thing about today. Well, actually the past couple of days.

True confession time: I’m vain. At least when it comes to my hair. I haven’t always loved my hair. But I sure do now. Probably too much.

Back story: When I was growing up, my mother never allowed me to have long hair. I had a pixie haircut from the beginning of time. I rebelled once in college and let it grow about an inch. My mother was always very critical of my hair. When I turned 50 I decided I was old enough to do what I wanted with my hair.

So I’ve been letting it grow. It is starting to get long. I have it highlighted in the summer and I really like the way it looks. Anyway, I have been wearing it in messy curls. It is naturally curly and couldn’t be easier to take care of.

And I like it. I think it looks really good. And I have gotten compliments on it. Nothing makes me feel better than a man telling me he really likes my new hairstyle. After all, my hair and my smile are all I’ve got.

Today someone I haven’t seen in a couple of years, told me “Your hair is different. I really like it. It looks great!” Now how could that not make me feel good?

I’m sure my mother is shaking her head in heaven about my hair. After all, women should have short hair, especially as they get older 😉 Although her logic was off since I wasn’t allowed to ave long hair as a little girl.

Comments on: "Luscious Locks" (10)

  1. I had to cut my hair a while back and I miss it, but it will be back eventually. I don’t think I will ever have short hair intentionally.

  2. I had a similar experience. I look horrible with short hair–it is very wavy and curly and sticks up all over–and my parents made me keep it very short. When I got out of college I grew it long, and it was so beautiful–a huge head corkscrew curls. Losing my hair to chemo was so hard, but it is now shoulder length even though I lost a lot of mass. Im glad you decided to grow it! Long hair is so much fun.

  3. I cut my hair on one side when I was two, and that is the last time I had short hair. 🙂 I think the “have shorter hair as we age” thing in bunk.

  4. I cut my hair really short after having it long most of my life and panicked afterwards. I have left it long ever since. Sad Im not adventurous but hair is such a personal thing!

    • And I have made peace with my curls. I laugh that I have had more hairstyles than shoes. And if you could see my shoe closet, you would understand.

  5. oh my god hair! somewhere buried in the depths of my childhood home is a bag with a braid from my first haircut around the age of 5, I hated my shorter hair and then somehow begged my Mom for a pixie cut a few years later (i blame it on Twiggy) , took me forever to grow it out till i was able to sit on it again and now i’m in shaggy longish rockstar hair mode; f**k fifty,lol, i refuse to let my age dictate my hair lol

  6. Monika Amita Bakshi said:

    What wonderful read! 😀 contrary to your story, I had long black enviable hair. But then I decided (a compulsive decision which I still regret) that I Should
    go for a short hair cut. I chose Victoria Beckham hair cut. My stylist did a great job! But now, I have started missing my long hair. 😦

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