Check that off my bucket list... and it wasn't even on my bucket list.
It was a semi-impulse decision, but a long time in coming. One of those things where you're not quite sure what the answer is, but you are quite sure about the question.
The question was what to do about my impossible hair. It's thin. It's limp. It's unruly. I have 3 cowlicks that are constantly at war. My hair is not exactly straight and it's not exactly curly... just a weird wave here and there. If I curl it, the curl drops out in hours. Humid weather, it's frizzy. Dry weather, it's a static ball. I am allergic to products and shampoos that are necessary to tame the beast into submission. They all make
On Wednesday, this wildly crazy idea popped into my head. Why not buzz it. But first I had to do a little research and second I had to sell the idea to my hubby who, though he says he likes me in short hair, what about THAT short?
Furthermore, I would need his help...
I sent a couple trial balloons via text to my daughters. They'd probably support me if I decided to dye it blue. Bless their daughterly hearts.
I Googled things like old lady buzz cuts. Female buzz cuts. Celebrity buzz cuts. Images. Articles. This one was the clincher... it pretty much said it all.
I breached the subject with my husband on Wednesday night. Negatory. By Saturday, when it was time for his haircut... I've been buzzing his hair for a year... he relented. He even agreed to help. Is this what's called unconditional love? Besides... it will grow. Then he buzzed my hair. A modest 1" buzz.
It was pretty weird/scary, especially when my already short hair started to hit the floor in 3" chunks and I realized that there was no turning back just then because half a buzz cut would look really stupid.
When he finished, I looked in the mirror. Really, really, really different. Weird. And wonderful!
It took about 2 days to not feel shocked when I looked in the mirror.
It took about 2 minutes to get used to the 2 minutes it takes to wash it.
I feel giddy... a little goofy. A lot more face and ears and a lot less hair. And I just plain love it!