Tuesday, April 21, 2009

The Mom Haircut

How old is too old to have long hair? I typically keep my hair cut fairly short, but I have been growing it out for nearly two years now. My hair hasn't been this long since I was a sophomore in high school. For anyone keeping score, that would be over 10 years ago. But this has gotten me thinking; am I too old for long hair? The still-feeling-youthful part of me scoffs and says "You are still YOUNG, (Only late 20s), you can have hair as long as you want. It will make you look young and hip. Besides, all the celebrities have long, luscious hair. That can be you!"

Then the self-conscious mommy part of me looks over to tell me "Yes you are young, so long hair will only make you look like a high schooler. Celebrities have gorgeous hair because they have personal stylists that do their hair everyday. Long hair only looks good if you take the time to maintain it, and you don't. That's saying nothing of the product you refuse to buy or use!"

I also have a hard time deciding on a style. Every time I get my hair cut I got back and forth on the long hair style. Should I get layers or not? I love the look of one long, clean layer. Kind of like the shampoo commercials. Those girls have one long layer that is thick, shiny and beautiful. But then I worry that it will look plain, flat, and boring. Also, I have thick hair. If I didn't thin it out, it would double my weight.

So then I think layers are the way to go. But that's harder to manage. I use a flat iron and lots of different layers take longer to do. I am notorious to spend as little time as possible on my hair. I treasure my sleep. By this point in internal dialogue I usually shrug and give up. Will someone please tell me, what is the unwritten rule on long hair? At what point should a woman cut her hair short? Am I kidding myself thinking I can wear my hair long(ish)?


Riddle Girl said...

Well now I just feel old. :)
I have long hair for the "mom" convenience of pony tails. That and my hair is so thin that if it is short it looks blah.
So I think whatever makes you feel good, is the "mom style" you should go with.
I think you do look "hip" with it long!

Mary said...

I don't think you are EVER too old for long hair. I chopped mine off at the end of last summer as part of a life crisis I was dealing with...but had long hair up til that point.
Sport whatever makes you happy!!

Jessica G. said...

My hair is long. My m-i-l's hair is almost to her waist. I don't think you are ever too old for long hair, as long as you are willing to take cake of it.