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Old 01-22-2013, 12:05 PM   #1
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How attached to your hair are you? Do you think it makes you who you are?

I know someone that gets their haircut once a year, and cries every time. They grew up being told women should have long hair. This person's hair was shoulder blade length & is now just past her shoulders. She got a haircut several days ago & is still pouting about it being "short". She says she told the stylist to trim & put layers in. It looks to me like that is what they did but this person is still complaining that it is too short.

Honestly, you can't even tell unless she mentions it. I didn't notice at first and I see her at least every other day.

FWIW, I have grown up having my hair all different lengths. I hate it on my neck in the summer so if it is long, it is usually in a pony tail anyways. I recently got it cut into a short, stylish cut, and love it.
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Old 01-22-2013, 12:14 PM   #2
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Interesting question.

I have had a drastic cut a time or two and it did make me feel weird until I got used to it. I grew it out and didn't do it again until I forgot. How crazy is that? I didn't complain about it. Just didn't feel like me. A shoulder blade to shoulder cut wouldn't be that drastic to me. But everyone's different.

I don't know, but from just observation (and myself in mind too) I think people tend to stick to one hairstyle. Growing up, I had super long hair. But since becoming an adult I have had some variation of a bob (long, shorter, in between) most of the time. I have branched out on a few occasions. But I like it. It works for me.

Most of the people I know have had the same style or close to it over the years. I don't know why that is, probably for the same reasons I stick to my style. Don't fix what isn't broken. Or what doesn't seem to be broken whatever the case may be.
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Old 01-22-2013, 12:23 PM   #3
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How attached to your hair are you? Do you think it makes you who you are?
I'm pretty attached. Yes, in part.

I think most people are - women and men. I know lots of men who are very sensitive about their hair loss.

One of the hardest parts about going through chemotherapy isn't just the side effects of feeling sick, it's about the loss of hair. When faced with that, it's really scary. I'd say it was pretty traumatic for me.

Michael Landon, the actor from Bonanza and Little House on the Prairie, had a hair obsession. The story about your friend crying when her hair was cut reminded me of him and his hair.

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In 1955, when he was 19, his straight blonde hair was turning darker and extremely wavy, with a sprinkling of gray. It would get progressively grayer as the years went by. These same changes occurred with Evelyn's straight blonde hair a few years before, but she would lighten it with lemon juice and lay out in the sun. Eugene resembled his Jewish father's facial appearance, with no resemblance to his mother. His older sister looked more like her then he did.

Having moved to Los Angeles in February 1955, he enrolled at USC. His fellow teamates were jealous of him and that long hair. One day on the field, they pinned him down and cut it off. This would mark the end of his stay at USC. He honestly believed growing his hair longer would physically make him stronger, after he saw the 1949 film "Samson and Delilah", with Victor Mature and Hedy Lamarr. Although he really didn't grow his hair out very long until some thirteen years later, it apparently had some kind of strengthening on his physical condition for a little guy.

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Old 01-22-2013, 12:23 PM   #4
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Growing up, I had hair down to about my butt from the time I was 5 to about 16. I was a bit of a class clown, and when I grew tired of it and had been thinking of cutting it, I decided to ask some of my fellow students in homeroom how much they'd pay me to chop it off. I got up to about $20, made two pigtails, and then snipped one completely off at my shoulder. I'll never forget the expressions on their faces. I put the pigtail in an envelope for donating and walked around with just the one long one the rest of the day until I got home and my mom was able to finish the job and tidy it up.

I didn't realize how truly terrible hair THAT long looks until after I cut it, and now when I see someone with hair that length I kind of shudder. It's not only difficult to take care of, it kind of lends a sort of 'feral girl from the woods' kind of look. Not something most teenagers really want to embody.

I have zero attachment to my hair when I get it cut now. But, I think that one BIG cut kind of ruined me, and I don't really like 'trims' now, I like BIG cuts and major changes. I'll get several trims a year, but I'll mostly grow it out so that once every two years or so I can get 5-6 inches chopped off at once.
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My hair has been all different lengths and basically every color under the sun. I love changing my hair and am not attached to any one length. Hair can always be re-dyed and grow out, so even if I do something to it that I don't love it isn't the end of the world.
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Old 01-22-2013, 12:26 PM   #6
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How attached to your hair are you? Do you think it makes you who you are?

I know someone that gets their haircut once a year, and cries every time. They grew up being told women should have long hair. This person's hair was shoulder blade length & is now just past her shoulders. She got a haircut several days ago & is still pouting about it being "short". She says she told the stylist to trim & put layers in. It looks to me like that is what they did but this person is still complaining that it is too short.

Honestly, you can't even tell unless she mentions it. I didn't notice at first and I see her at least every other day.

FWIW, I have grown up having my hair all different lengths. I hate it on my neck in the summer so if it is long, it is usually in a pony tail anyways. I recently got it cut into a short, stylish cut, and love it.
Not that attached!
Just had a severe cut and color and loving it!

Pea-n-Me - When you don't have the choice to have hair cut/altered that is not the same as illness. I took this as a very lighthearted thread.
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Old 01-22-2013, 12:28 PM   #7
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I never thought I was until I lost it in chemo. With everything I have gone through, the only time I have sobbed was when I saw myself bald the first time.

Since my hair has grown back, I take much more care with it than I did before.
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Old 01-22-2013, 12:31 PM   #8
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My hair has varied in length, but I've never had it above my shoulders. I like long hair and can't see myself ever getting it cut short. Right now, it's about mid-back length. It's layered in front and I keep it styled, though. I don't like long hair that just hangs there, at least not at my age.
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Not emotional about my hair at all. Sometimes I get sick of the style and just shave it all off. My hair grows quick and I have a full head of hair (although salt & pepper on the sides that does drive me crazy).
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I love to get my hair cut. I have an appointment on Saturday and it can't come soon enough!

Getting my hair cut does't bother me. I have had it everywhere from the middle of my back to a short pixie cut. I tend to go back to a basic bob though. I think most of us start to realize what looks best on us, what we can style well, etc. and stick with it.
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Not that attached!
Just had a severe cut and color and loving it!

Pea-n-Me - When you don't have the choice to have hair cut/altered that is not the same as illness. I took this as a very lighthearted thread.
Yes, thank you. I didn't mean to offend those who have lost hair do to illness, genetics, age, or losing hair in general.

I do understand that there is a big difference in losing your hair vs getting it cut.
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Old 01-22-2013, 01:02 PM   #12
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Confused.

The question was, how attached are you to your hair? Myself and another poster related our experiences in losing it. No need to feel badly about it or that someone was offended. It's just a discussion.
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I don't think I'm too attached to my hair. I can't do much with it - it's fine and stick straight on top, the rest is thick and curly, and it won't grow beyond shoulder length (I tried...it stayed there for 18 months until I gave up). I sometimes wonder if anything would change if I shaved it off and started over.
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I've gone from fairly long (mid-back) to fairly short twice in my life. It was weird for a couple of days (I kept scraping my back with my hairbrush), but I can't say I found it "traumatic".

Now I keep my hair short...I cut it about every 6 weeks or so. The only trauma is that I swear my hairdresser has someone run by throwing gray hair on my smock because all that gray CAN'T POSSIBLY be coming off my head.
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I am very attached to my hair and I am so miserable (when I think about it, not every single second) that it is thinning as I get older. I even have a thinning/bald spot that I try to hide. *

I've always had long hair. It was pretty when I was in my 20's. I know why I like it long. When I was in the sixth grade, I got a Doroty Hamill cut. I HATED IT THAT SHORT!!! I went from really long hair to that. Ugh. I looked so stupid and my face isn't shaped for short hair.

Now, I try to do the best I can to just look normal.


*I've gone to the doctor about my thinning hair and my doctor swears she doesn't see it. I had her run tests for things and nothing came up.
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