For the last few years I have had long hair. I love my hair. It is long and thick and is pretty healthy due to reasonably frequent trimmings.
However, the very things I love about it have made it increasingly difficult for me to maintain it. I takes me over 20 minutes to shampoo, condition and rinse. This is 20 minutes of holding my arms above my head. This involves using my stomach muscles - this is very bad. This means my adhesions get pulled all over the place which leaves me in pain and exhausted. It has begun to feel, to me, that my vanity is really getting beyond a joke and it is time for a change.
So, I went to the hairdressers and explained my plight. I wanted something that would get rid of most of the weight of my hair but didn't need masses of styling, if I was tired. It also had to still look ok if I didn't make it to the hairdressers every other month. This is the result:
I really like it. What I like, even more, is that it didn't take very long to dry. I like it just blow dried and I like it straightened, like this too.
This is going to be so much easier to look after and I think I like my new look, even if I didn't like the reason it was forced upon me!