I’m growing out my hair. I have worn it short for the majority of the last twenty-five years, mostly because I’ve been told it makes me look younger and thinner. That’s important. Being in the hair fashion business, it is important to be stylish and trendy.
My current age is not usually the time of life that women choose to adopt long hair, however, I am tired of short hair. I am in need of a new image. I see other older women who can carry off long hair. Just look at Gena Davis, Goldie Hawn, or Jane Fonda. They all look great. Its spring and my curly hair always irritates me in the humid summer months anyway so this is as good a time as any to let it grow. I won’t notice much difference in the irritation level.
Rule # 1 Be convinced that you want long hair.
It’s going well. With three-quarters of an inch growth, the style started to droop a little. I trimmed the top to help the proportion of the style.
Rule #2 The shape of the cut needs to be adjusted to grow out smoothly. Talk to your hairdresser.
My hair is starting to look longer. I’m encouraged. It gets too poufy on top. It takes a little more effort in the morning. After I style I run my fingers through the top to pull down the fullness.
Rule # 3 Spend more time styling.
Now I’m getting somewhere. My friends are noticing and giving good reviews. Its time to get rid of the bangs. What used to be cute isn’t working with the longer hair. The look is more balanced with the hair swept off my face.
Rule # 4 Keep adjusting the style to fit the increasing length.
August and September
Wow! Where did all this hair come from? My hairdresser friends are tactfully suggesting that the ends need trimming.
Rule # 5 Long hair should be trimmed every eight weeks even when trying to grow it longer. The ends get frizzy.
Everyday is a new challenge in styling technique! It seems to change every morning and grow longer everyday. Sometimes I run out of styling time at home and have to do some touch up at work. There are days that I feel less than stylish. I am determined to wear a twist sometime this winter. Realistically, it will be another three or four months before I have shoulder length hair, but with work and hairspray. I can get it into a twist now.
Rule # 6 Persevere, don’t become discouraged. Keep your goal in site.
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