Here’s the April 16th hair update:

Waist length for me is where my hand is at…

Ignore the rolls. Part bra issue, part me needing to get back into pilates. Carry on. lol

Getting closer to waist length, and yet it doesn’t feel like it’s moved at all. Again, waist length for me is fairly easy to attain, because hi, I’m 5’3.5″ on a good day, and I have a really short torso. Plus, my hair grows super fast, so it doesn’t take years for it to grow long. But the problem is that my hair is really fine, so retention issues exist, and the longer it gets, the more it tangles, and now I’m seeing a lot of hair on the floor after styling it. Thankfully my hair is dense, so you can’t really tell how much hair is coming out (outside of regular shedding). Plus, it takes so long to wash, condition, blowdry, flat iron…I get tired. My arms get tired. It’s hot. I’m sweating by the time it’s all over. And it would be worth it, except that I wash my hair every other day, so it’s almost not even worth it! Most days I just wash or co-wash, detangle, air dry, and put it in a bun. Because I’m not going through that heat routine every other day. I refuse!

So I am feeling kind of conflicted at the moment. Part of me wants to keep my hair long (I’m trying to be honest with myself about why I want to keep it long, but that’s another post altogether), but then there’s the part that is craving a short haircut. Because as much as I like my hair long, I really love it when it’s shorter – and other people do too. And it’s so much easier to deal with! I chopped it pretty short back in May 2010 and kept it short for a year or so, then decided to let it grow out (awkward stage is awkward!), but kept on cutting at my hair. So I would have been at the goal length a long time ago if I’d just put the scissors down and left my hair aloooooone! Hahaha!

Here are some of the haircuts that I am pondering. Some are kind of edgy, which I feel that I need in my life right now. Something different. Something that I can’t hide behind.  All of these photos came from Pinterest:

And then, there’s one of my favorites:

This is Karla Deras from Karla’s Closet. She has had a lot of short haircuts, but this one was and still is my favorite. So, this may be the one that I go with. We shall see. There’s still time to think about it.