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When I was growing up, I had long hair. That is, until around 4th grade when my dad whispered in the ear of his friend who wielding scissors and all of a sudden, without my asking for it, people at school thought I was a boy. Did. Not. Like.
I had VERY long hair in the military, and all hair must be off the collar, so I French braided it every morning and tucked it under.
Not only long, but very curly at one point.
Viva la perm.
At one point I started cutting it a little bit shorter each time I went to the salon.
I did have pants on, I swear.
Seemed the bigger I got in SIZE
the shorter my hair got.
I still battle my weight and that's fine. I'm a healthy hefty and it only occasionally makes me cry. :-) But hair -- hair is like painting the walls of your room. Nothing can perk things up like a fresh coat of paint, or a new hair style. And if you don't like it, it WILL grow back (and in the case of walls, and, now that I think about it, hair, too, you can buy a new bucket of paint or a bottle of dye and hey presto. And hair, nor walls, care what size you are.)
Now I'm growing my hair longer. It's also been "painted' as I'm sure you all know. I don't care if people don't like the color (one of those rare instances where what people think of me DOESN'T matter). Melding the two, however, has been interesting. The long my hair gets, the question is -- do I let the pink stay the same ratio?
Yesterday, I decided to see if I had enough hair length to French brain, and lo and behold, I did.
It's a very messy job but I'm 20 years out of practice.
I don't like to wear my hair up right now (fluff-factor in the face, ya know) but it's sill comforting to me in a silly way that I'm getting my long hair back.
It's funny what we identify ourselves with. What is YOUR personal identity or style?
Lori Anderson creates jewelry and bead kits as well as collaborative mixed media art with her son, Zack. Visit her shops by clicking here. She is also the creator of the Bead Soup Blog Party® and author of the book Bead Soup.
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