To whack or not to whack, that is the question…don’t worry, I don’t mean “whack” in the same way that they do on the Sopranos – no need for all my friends and acquaintances to wonder if they have gotten on my bad side recently (not that I have a bad side, but….)!!
I am referring to my hair — when I was much younger, I had really long hair and loved it – of course that was the late 60’s, early 70’s and any self respecting flower child wore their hair as long as it would grow and I could almost sit on mine! It was a really tough decision to cut it off the summer between my junior and senior year in high school. After that, I tried a few times to grow it out and did let it get about shoulder length a few times – but, hair is funny – it gets to that irritating length and you just can’t stand it and you wind up “whacking it off”!!! ha-ha So, for the most part, I have had various short styles the majority of my adult life.
Well, about a year ago, I decided I was going to let it grow and see if I could make it through the awkward stages. Low and behold, it grew fast – really fast – and I finally got it to a nice length and I’m happy with it………………….but, it’s been soooooooooooooo hot lately that I keep wondering “what was I thinking????”
A nice sassy short cut would be so much cooler, easier to take care of, and wouldn’t get all tangled up when I’m tooling around town with the top down and the wind in my hair! The other side of that coin, though, is that a sassy short cut would take away all the flexibility and alternative styling options that I have with the longer hair! Oh, how I miss Christy being just a couple cubes away to bounce these types of dilemmas off of………….ha-ha!!!!
One thing I did do was to whack off my bangs — I had grown them out, too and that was too much — cutting some light bangs back in put some shape back into it! Luckily, when I get irritated that the long hair on my neck just adds to the heat, I pin it up and realize that it won’t be this hot forever (oh please, someone confirm that it won’t be this hot forever) and I stop myself from doing something I’ll be sorry for!!
So, for now, the answer is: Not to whack!!! Hey, I can always buy a nice short sassy wig for those days I want short hair!!!