I'm not one to wear the same style forever, unlike my mother, who had the same style as long as I can remember. She got her hair "done" on Monday and it was wrapped and protected A brush never touched it until the next Monday. I know, I can't imagine that either, but that's what they did years ago, and for 30 years afterwards apparently. I've shown photos of me and my hair from the long to the short of it. For a while in the 1970's I thought I was a young black woman and sported an afro, as you can see.
In the last 4 or 5 years, I've gone a little Sharon ... and no, mine is not red. That would take a lot of maintenance. It used to be dark brown and now it is mostly gray, which happened a year ago. It didn't suddenly turn gray a year ago. No, that started happening when I was in high school. Thanks Dad. I just got tired of coloring it a year ago. I'm coming to terms with it. Big sigh.........
At first all was well, but slowly, my stylist kept cutting it shorter and shorter and all I was left with was 6 hairs glued to my cheeks, bangs like a 3rd grader, and no fullness. I realized where this was headed.
Remember Susan Powter? "Stop the Insanity" ??? So I stopped.... I canceled my appointment with my now "former" stylist, a month ago, ( had to have more time for it to grow) and went back to the shop where I had found her. That's where I found 21 year old Samantha. I explained my dilema and told her to error on the side of too long rather than too short. I showed her this picture of Sharon and she still left it a little long so that it didn't spike, it split. That's OK. That's fixable. So, that's what she did today.
I stopped in at the pharmacy to pick up a prescription and the pharmacist said, " Wow, your hair is really getting long!" So I guess Samantha got it right.