The older I get, the more concerned I am with my hair. I used to only have to worry about it being too curly or straight. Usually it was doing the opposite of what I wanted. In university, it was long and very straight… so I had a perm (OK..wait, that was when a perm was cool, lol). I still love my hair from university days. It was long, lush (missing that…) and I never worried about it.
As I creep up into the middle age years, my hair is a pain. It is thin and still continues to fall out more than the occasional stand. I fine this disturbing.
I have blogged about this before but usually you see older women with short hair. I don’t look good in short hair. As the grey hairs peek through, more so each month, I am vain enough to have this on my things I worry about a lot.
This article about Why Can’t Middle Age Women Have Long Hair? in the New York Times got my attention. Why can’t we? Who is to say it is a fashion mistake? There are over 1200 comments on this site… I love it. There is quite a variety of opinions. I really enjoyed reading to as many as my ADHD self would let me.
What do you think? I guess I hate that my hair is losing its once natural glory. lol I hate that I see spots that are thinning and obsess about it. Even as I type this, I am thinking that tomorrow I need to make a appointment with my hairdresser to get a trim. I do wear my hair longer, it is longer than shoulder length and always long enough to be in a pony tail. Yet I have been cutting it a little shorter to give it a false sense of fullness.
SInce I am behind the camera, there aren’t a lot of pictures of me, especially ones I like enough to post… but this is a picture of me having a good hair day… What will my hair be like in 10 years? I have a beautiful cousin, 10 years my senior… who wears her hair long… and its so natural that I don’t about it. She is my inspiration!
Are you a long haired lady? What’s your opinion?