Let’s face it: hair is pretty big deal. There was a musical written about it. You may or may not recall it:
Lady Gaga has even written a power ballad about it (and you know if Gaga wrote about it, it’s important):
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Aside from my weight, my hair has been giving me the most problems cosmetically. For the past three years, the longest my hair has been is mid-neck length, and that is just because I put off haircuts. I like my hair chin length. It’s where I have kept it most of my adult life.
However, for the wedding I have decided to grow it out. Why is this? I mean, sure, there are plenty of cute short bridal hairstyles to choose from. But that is never how I envisioned my hair for my wedding day. I always imagined romantic, soft buns similar to this:
You can’t do that with chin-length hair. Well, I guess you could if you put in a ton of extensions, but I have neither the funds nor the patience for that. So the only decision was to grow my hair out. Now I’m one of those lucky people who like never gets split ends. Which is surprising since I have to dye my hair about every five weeks to cover my gray hairs.
Yes, you read right—I have gray hairs. I have actually been graying since I was 16. Aw, sweet, sweet genetics. I get it from my great-grandmother who had dark hair like me (my natural color is pitch black) and was 100% snow white by the time she was 33. But back to the non-split ends. Because I don’t get split ends, I don’t have to trim my hair. Which means that I have gone since December without a haircut.
No haircut for seven months + summer heat + uncontrollable frizz and curls = I’M GOING CRAZY!
I get the urge to cut it off constantly. I have worn nothing but a ponytail for the last three months. But I remind myself: no pain, no gain. I need to suck it up so I can do this to my hair on my wedding day:
Is there something you are doing cosmetically for your wedding that is driving you nuts? Are you doing something you normally wouldn’t do for the big day?
- Cedar Rapids, Iowa
- Autism Paraeducator
- Wedding Date:
- March 2012
- Father's Vineyard Church/ A Touch of Class Banquet Center