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April 28, 2012 7:19 AM
ohhh I have been having this debate with myself for the past few months. I have long hair, (i used to wear extentions, but since the pregnancy and baby, my hair grew like crazy!!)
I want to cut my hair a-line short so bad. Butttt, my hair is naturally curly and i would have to blowdry/flat iron straight every day. Plus, I have never had it short ever , so i am definitely scared of change. I asked my husband what he would think. He said i would probably regret it , and that i shouldn't do it as i look good with long hair.

One day, i will do an A-line hair cut. Just not brave enough now!!!

oh btw my hairdresser said that if i cut it that short it will never grow to the length i have it now, again. So thats a big turn off to me!
April 28, 2012 7:20 AM
I probably will never cut my hair.

Sadly, it's part of my identity. Long, red, and curly. I know that not everyone feels that way, but it's just the way I am.
April 28, 2012 7:22 AM

I never had my hair pixie-cut short, but every time I chopped it to chin length, I think, "Why do I ever grow my hair out?!"

LOL me too! My hair is perfect chin length. When it's long, it gets unruly and almost impossible to deal with. Too short and it goes into the white girl fro. Chin length is perfect.
April 28, 2012 7:24 AM
I had my hair down to my mid-back, dyed red. I loved it.

It took one bad break up and a very ballsy stylist to agree to chop it off for me. She gave me a cup of tea and I cried as she cut my hair to my chin. She even asked me if I wanted to stop because I was crying, but I powered through it. I loved my new look at the end of it, though! I don't think I've ever had a cut I've regretted. Color, however...
April 28, 2012 7:25 AM
nope. Never regretted. Actually I keep getting it shorter and shorter.
April 28, 2012 7:26 AM
I cut mine to my chin in December. Loved it at first. Now I regret it because it is getting warmer and I cannot put it on a ponytail when I am hot. I am taking prenatal and hair and nail vitamins to make it grow. My hair grows soooo slowly
April 28, 2012 7:28 AM
I did pretty short last year (donated 11in). I didn't really like the cut. Didn't work well with my hair thickness (too short on top with thick hair = REALLY puffy, I need some length to hold it down). I had to let it grow for a year until I got it back to a place I like, but then I cut it short again, but this time a different style that I REALLY like, and works better for my hair. Make sure you have a trusted stylist who will tell you what will work for your hair and what won't.
April 28, 2012 7:31 AM
I cut my hair super short when I was in high school and have kept it that way ever since. I love it, but that's also partially because my hair is extremely unruly and thick and hard to take care of when it's long... and I would shed by the handful when it got to shoulder-length.

Anyways, I don't think that I will ever go back to longer hair.
April 28, 2012 7:33 AM
Yes - I have had my hair cut short twice and regretted it both times. They were nice cuts and cute styles, and I got lots of compliments from people, but the short hair just wasn't me. I felt like my head was tiny. I couldn't put my hair up anymore when I worked out. I felt ugly. I hated looking in the mirror. I looked older. I think short hair looks cute on lots of other women, it's just not for me.
April 28, 2012 8:02 AM
Not regretted it but I do miss long hair every time I get mine chopped. I currently have pretty long hair and I'm loving it since I can braid my hair and they are so in. To be honest, I really want a pixie cut or a shoulder length bob but I'm scared that I'll miss braiding my hair.
April 28, 2012 8:05 AM
Oh yeah, for sure!
There was this one time I didn't cut my hair for over 2 or 3 years, just to grow it out. I always wanted long hair and finally had it, until I decided I was tired of it and chopped it all off, up to my ears! I would do anything to get it back!
April 28, 2012 8:05 AM
No and I never could or would, my hair has always been long, it's almost to my waist........:)
April 28, 2012 8:07 AM
As soon as the weight came off my face, I chopped ALL my hair off. I now have slightly longer than a "boy" cut <-------------------
April 28, 2012 8:08 AM
I did it, and I loved it at I am regretting it (almost 3 years later!!).....the problem for me is the "in-between" because I get irritated and cut it all off again!! It is now just above my shoulders and I SWEAR it's not growing!! I even had my hair colored (all over color) and when I went in for another color the stylist said she saw very little regrowth!! (and that was 12 weeks later!!! and I did get a trim after 6 weeks, because I heard keeping it trimmed and healthy helps it grow)
Anyone got any tips for helping my hair grow?!?!?
April 28, 2012 8:08 AM
When I was a senior in high school, I made a last minute hair appointment to get my hair fixed for prom. (My parents said we couldn't afford it and I would have to fix it myself, but they came up with $40 for me to get it done). When I got to the salon, the woman said, "Oh, I really don't know what to do with long hair... I usually work on short hair." My hair was past the halfway point on my back. So, I said, "Alrighty, well cut that crap off and let's get goin on this!" She cut it short.... like short short all over... even had to shave a little neckline edge in the back and I was in shock for a good hour. I had my mom drive me to the park so I could sit on a park bench and cry. Then, I got some bottled water and a comb and unfluffed it (she had it very Golden Girls looking). When I got to prom, everyone asked me to turn around so they could see my updo and they were even more shocked that there was nothing left in the back! It was awwwwwwwwwwwwwesome! I have vowed that when I get to ONDERLAND, I'm cutting it off that short again just cause I can. No regrets. It's hair. It will more than likely grow back :)
April 28, 2012 8:08 AM
I always regretted. No more cutting for me only trimming.
April 28, 2012 8:09 AM

As soon as the weight came off my face, I chopped ALL my hair off. I now have slightly longer than a "boy" cut <-------------------

Your haircut is perfect for your face. Looks great on you!
April 28, 2012 8:09 AM
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I always had super long it cut really short once when I was 13 and absolutely HATED it. A few years ago I decided to shave my head for Head For The Cure, to raise money for cancer research and donate my hair. That explains the bald picture...the other 2 are at different stages of it growing out. There were obviously some awkward stages, but for the most part I really loved having short hair! The main reason I grew it back was because I gained weight and didn't like how it looked at much anymore. I often think about cutting it again. So much easier to take care of!
April 28, 2012 8:09 AM
My mother cut my hair ridiculously short my entire childhood. And not in a cute pixie cut way - I looked like a boy. At age 12, I was in a public restroom at a state park and a little girl yelled really loudly, "MOMMY??? Do they let BOYS in here???" I was completely mortified, since of course everyone turned and stared at me. I refused to let her cut it after that.

I have had my hair long ever since, and my husband likes it better long, too.
April 28, 2012 8:09 AM
I have a pixie cut, it is so easy to manage that I love it. Long hair doesn't suit me when I wear it down, so I didn't see the point in having it long just to constantly wear it up, but sometimes I do miss it.
I think Michelle Williams' hair is beautiful :)
April 28, 2012 8:13 AM
Oh, and I definitely have to DISAGREE with the "it's easier to take care of" line that I hear constantly. Those of you with short hair - how often do you have to get it cut? I can trim the ends myself every few months, free of charge. When I'm in a hurry, I can do a ponytail or a bun, and since my hair is curly, when I used to have it shorter I had to style it every day or it looked like I'd stuck my finger in a light socket. Now, the length keeps the curl from going bonkers, and I don't wake up with "bed head." As someone who had short hair for years (not by choice), I can honestly say it was NOT easier to take care of.
April 28, 2012 10:30 PM
I asked for a pixie cut last summer and I got a boy cut instead :( It is now to my shoulders and I am not having it touched with scissors EVER again!!!

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April 28, 2012 10:52 PM
I've cut my hair plenty of times. I don't regret ever doing it, though at times I do miss my long hair.
If you want to do it, then do it, but first you need to ask yourself if it is what you really want.
If you feel like taking the risk then do it, no big deal.
Hair grows on average 6 inches a year for most people, so this tells you around how long you'd have to wait if you don't like the outcome.

Oh and a little tip, make sure someone you trust is doing it, because sometimes hair dressers aren't as qualified as they should be and can't follow the simplest instructions. I've gotten to the point of cutting my hair myself rather than paying someone to mess up my hair, that way if I mess it up I can accept that it is my fault and what not.
Hope this helps a bit. :)
April 28, 2012 10:54 PM
Just the opposite. I used to have hair that went to my ass, but then I chopped it all off and I never looked back.
April 28, 2012 10:56 PM
I chopped my hair off (again) 2 days ago. LOVE the freedom of not having to deal with it.


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