Gimme head with hair
Long beautiful hair
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
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!