Give Me a Head with Hair, Long Beautiful Hair…

Gimme head with hair
Long beautiful hair
Shining, gleaming,
Streaming, flaxen, waxen

Give me down to there hair
Shoulder length or longer
Here baby, there mama
Everywhere daddy daddy

Hair, hair, hair, hair, hair, hair, hair
Flow it, show it
Long as God can grow it
My hair

I am in the midst of the long and arduous process of growing out my hair. You see, I used to have wonderful, long, fabulous hair. Then my dumb ass went and, well, screwed things up. Let us look at the evolution of my hair, including some bad hair decisions.


The first picture was taken in 2004 with Kristen, and see? It’s wonderful, long, and in my natural hair color. This was before I started doing stuff to it. Then, in spring ’05, I decided to go for the heavy bang and “sparkle”. Sparkle was just mini mini mini highlights, but it opened up a whole can o’ worms. That can of worms turned into… my quasi-neapolitan-colored hair. Is it orange? Brown? Red? Blonde? I have no idea.

After that, there was a period where I dyed my hair black about 4 times. It looked sort-of ridiculous on me, even though my natural color is pretty close to black. (I tend to hide from cameras, so I can’t find any pictures of the black hairs).

Then, after the black faded, in Fall 2007, I cut all of my hair off. It was halfway down my back by that point, fried from going back and forth from black to other stuff, and needed to be cut off. Plus, e’erybody was doing it. For a year, I continued to make the bob shorter and shorter and shorter. Then, we bought my engagement ring, and it hit me.

Crap, I have to grow my hair out now. I want long hair for our wedding.

The last photo is where my hair is now. The natural color is finally back. I rarely use heat on it, and have been trying to be as gentle as possible to it so that it’ll be great-tabulous by the time June rolls around!

I’m sure so many of the brides out there are going through the same exact thing. Hair-growin’-out is a pretty common thing for wedding land.

Anybody else growing their hair out after some pretty stupid hair decisions? Did you get hit by the bob craze of ’07?

Next up: Wedding hair inspiration! Let’s see how I’ll try to put my (hopefully) long hairs to use!


Mrs. Scissors

LaGrange, GA
Wedding Date:
June 2010
Ode to the Exes
With This Ring
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  1. guineapig Member
    guineapig 1375 posts, Bumble bee @ 11:00 am

    I think you look great in all your hair iterations, Scissors! I’ve always had pretty long hair and luckily a long engagement means plenty of time to grow it out if necessary :) Now I’m considering taking prenatal vitamins since I’ve heard they do wonders for hair + nails…

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    Ms. Library 464 posts, Helper bee @ 11:01 am

    I feel your pain. I have just gotten rid of the heavy bang from my college experimenting. Keep on growing!

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    MissChirpie 732 posts, Busy bee @ 11:01 am

    I had luscious long hair and then, I got a bob in ’07! I kept it for about a year, so when I graduated from college in ’08, I looked like a weird English schoolboy wearing my cap and gown. Now I’m growing it out again for my wedding, and it is just passing my shoulders now. I would like about 6 more inches before August though!

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    pinky44 2262 posts, Buzzing bee @ 11:02 am

    Yep, fell for the bob craze of ’07 too. But it was fleeting and luckily I had already started growing it out before I was engaged.

  5. ribbons Member
    ribbons 1992 posts, Buzzing bee @ 11:06 am

    I had a pixie cut in high school, grew it out for college, had long hair freshman and sophomore year of college, and then cut it all off. Like an idiot.

    After over two years of growing, I’m finally back to where I was four years ago. Of course, I have no intention of wearing my hair down for the wedding, which makes you wonder why exactly I’m dead set on growing it out..

  6. rainbow Member
    rainbow 1525 posts, Bumble bee @ 11:07 am

    I’m definitely in hair-growing mode. I’m being more gentle on it that I’ve ever been, and I seem to be making prgress, slowly but surely. It’s longer than it’s been in years, but I’d still like another 6 inches by october. Clearly that’s not going to happen, so I’m going to extension route. :)

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    misspug 3668 posts, Sugar bee @ 11:13 am

    my hair was already pretty long, but i’m definitely trying to take care of it. i think you look pretty fabulous in all those pics, by the way!

  8. frenchfries Member
    frenchfries 2168 posts, Buzzing bee @ 11:43 am

    I’m totally in the same boat. I’ve been growing mine out since before we got engaged, and now it’s armpit-length (gross description, but now you know what length we’re talkin). I have to blowdry it every day, but other than that I don’t do much to it, so hopefully it’ll be in pretty good condition for w-day.

  9. nachos Member
    nachos 1721 posts, Bumble bee @ 12:19 pm

    I went through the changes, too. It took me a while to grow mine out after the short bob, but it’s nice and long now. Finally! Your length is great! And figure by June, you’ll have another 3 inches (without trims) so you’ll be in good shape!

  10. mouse Member
    Mrs. Mouse 5760 posts, Bee Keeper @ 12:46 pm

    I think your hair’s at a good length. It’ll be plenty long by the wedding!

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    ddw 9008 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 12:50 pm

    haha, I went from a bob to a crop in ’07. :) But I’m not growing it out, I’m keeping it short for the wedding.

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    Jessie516 5480 posts, Bee Keeper @ 1:11 pm

    I grew out my hair for the wedding and it started driving me bonkers after a while! I couldn’t wait for my PWC!

  13. potatochips Member
    potatochips 1193 posts, Bumble bee @ 1:20 pm

    My hair is at a similar length but it grows sooo slowly. Yours looks great at any length!

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    roxymarie 201 posts, Helper bee @ 2:26 pm

    I also fell for the bob craze of ’07 but luckily, I suppose, I immediately regretted my decision and started to grow out my hair again. So now after 2 loong years it’s finally long again.

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    pvaulter718 2116 posts, Buzzing bee @ 3:02 pm

    I’ve always had long long hair, but I wanted a slightly intricate up-do for the wedding, and my stylist actually asked if she could cut it to make styling easier! I was shocked, and a little scared. But, I’m still having so much fun styling it and have a lot more fun now that it’s shorter. Who knew it could be so liberating?!

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    Miss Chicken Wing 1225 posts, Bumble bee @ 4:22 pm

    That song is SO stuck in my head. As soon as I saw your title post, I started humming it. Dang it!

  17. msbuttons Member
    msbuttons 5014 posts, Bee Keeper @ 5:26 pm

    I love the style in the pic that you’re wearing sunglasses…so cute! :)

    And, as I lamented on yesterday, I too am attempting to grow my short bob out to a reasonable up-do length…under 5 months left….eeeek!

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    tea 2414 posts, Buzzing bee @ 6:23 pm

    i made one stupid decision in my life. cutting my long hair [it was down my back!] to my shoulders. never again. i found a happy medium just below my shoulders and that is where it will be forever.

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    Cole B 1367 posts, Bumble bee @ 6:54 pm

    I always wanted dramatic changes when I got my hair cut so it never made it past my shoulders but then my stylist decided I needed to try and grow it out and I’m so glad. About a year ago I started saying that I wouldn’t cut it until after I got married and once I got engaged I was glad that I hadn’t chopped it off!

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    Anon, Guest @ 6:55 pm

    Deja vu…didn’t Miss Snow post something very similar last month?

  21. frozen yogurt Member
    frozen yogurt 2600 posts, Sugar bee @ 6:56 pm

    I’m with you. Growing my hair out. I ended up cutting it recently though because I was annoyed with it. Huge fail!

  22. spaniel Member
    spaniel 6778 posts, Busy Beekeeper @ 7:03 pm

    I did go through the bob phase of 2007, and I loved my bob! But I think I was meant to have long hair.

  23. scissors Member
    scissors 7343 posts, Busy Beekeeper @ 7:25 pm

    @Miss Guinea Pig: I’ve heard negative stuff about taking prenatals bc of the increased calcium. That may or may not be true. I stopped taking them for my hair after I heard that. :p

    @Miss Rainbow: I wish I could just put the super speedy on my hair so it would grooowww.

    @Miss French Fries: Lol. I know what you mean. Mine’s about at inch or two above armpit length now.

    @Jessie516: I have a feeling I’ll be the same way!

    @Miss Buttons: You could get another 2.5″ or so!

    @Anon: Yes, hers was posted on December 12th, but I originally wrote/posted this on November 28th on my personal blog.

    @Miss Frozen Yogurt: I did that so many times. I hate that in-between phase. It’ll hit my shoulders and then do a terrible flip thing.

    @Miss Spaniel: I wish there were a way to change it at will.:p

  24. snow Member
    snow 875 posts, Busy bee @ 8:54 pm

    I love Hair timeline posts!

    @Anon- I think I might have borrowed Scissors post idea with the Hair song (instead of the other way around). The song’s so perfect for these kinds of posts!

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    KMSull 6442 posts, Bee Keeper @ 9:38 pm

    I’ve always had my hair pretty short with the exception of when I was 16… for some reason it was down to my elbows!

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    HereComesTheSun 363 posts, Helper bee @ 10:10 am

    Oh that bob is rockin’. But I know…

    My SIL got hair extensions for her wedding. It is spendy, though. But her hair looked amazing AND no one could tell it wasn’t hers.

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    binza14 341 posts, Helper bee @ 6:48 pm

    Yes, and it amazes me how many bad hair days I am enduring (because I’m too lazy to blow dry almost 2 feet of it!) for one good hair day. It better be a DAMN good hair day.

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