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To Chop or Not To Chop?

We have a hair situation going on over here, and I need some advice.  I'm going to take you on a little hair tour, and would LOVE your two cents!

Right now, I'm suffering from a serious case of what I like to refer to as SWH - Sister Wife Hair:

W 1st Birthday

Hair for Days

I mean seriously, look at that mop.  Hair for days over here.  I'm afraid some polygamist family is going to come up and proposition me to become their next wife or something.  I feel like sister wife extraordinaire Nicolette Grant from Big Love-

image courtesy here

To the best of my memory, I have had my hair cut twice in the last 36 months.  For real.  And it would be one thing if I actually did anything with it each day, but it is so long and unruly that it gets worn on top of my head in a sloppy clipped bun thing.


The true look of motherhood around these parts.  My poor husband.

I actually like my hair best when it's on the short side, which I had about 3 years back-
Bayless Cookbook Signing
Smile for the Camera
(PS, check out that smile on my mom's dog Talulah, is that not the funniest thing ever?)

This was an impromptu "I've got a fancy new client-facing job, so I best get a sassy professional haircut" phase, and I actually couldn't have loved the cut more if I tried.

Sadly, let's just say that my dear husband didn't share the same affinity for the new 'do.  He started gently making comments a few weeks after the big hair cut like "You know, I sure do love your hair long..." and "remember when you had that cute shoulder-length hair when we were dating?  I really liked that."  Bless his heart.  This is what my hair looked like when we were dating (ohmigosh who are those two young, skinny kids?!), which I think is what my husband keeps referring to-


While attending the BlissDom conference last month, I saw a girl with what can only be described as the most perfect hair in existence.  I found out that this gal was none other than Kate from The Small Things Blog- little did I know that I was just way behind the times and basically the whole Internet already knew and loved her (and her hair).

Photo courtesy here

See? Amazing.  Do you know about Kate?  Because if you don't, you should check her blog out now and read like every single post there is. And no lie, Kate's hair looks even more awesome in person than it does on her blog.  I die.

So now, instead of doing responsible things like sweeping the house and organizing the office during naptime this week, I've just been looking at hair pictures online.  Great use of productive time, Lulu.

So, riddle me this- how logical is it to make another big chop and transition to a haircut that actually requires styling, mere months before baby #2 arrives and my life gets thrown into (even more) chaos again?  Do I continue to sacrifice style (and let's face it, any semblance of attractiveness in general... haha) for the convenience of "let's take the large wig 'o' hair and clip it on top of my head again", or finally do something productive with my hair and take Tim Gunn's sage advice to just Make It Work?

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Erica said...

I suggest finding a happy medium. Short enough you can style it if you have time, but long enough you can still throw it in a ponytail when necessary. Good luck! It's a tough decision, but at least hair will eventually grow back!

Blue-Eyed Bride said...

Do it!!! :) Go for shoulder length or just past the shoulder with some layers and long bangs (like Kate's ha!) and you can still do the ponytail. If you like it, go short again. I love your hair short! (it's beautiful long, too, but I understand the need for a change) Go for it, Sister Wife!

Kodi said...

It has taken me over 3 years of being a mom to figure this out, but here goes. When my hair is long it ends up being up every day. When it's short I don't like that I CAN'T put it up. When it's mid-length it's short enough that I can fix it quickly enough that it's down more than up but up is still an option. So, I vote mid-length. :)

Tickled Pink Mandy said...

I love your hair shorter!! :)

linda said...

OMG your daughter has gotten so big and totally adorable! ( I haven't read your blog in a long while!)
You are sooo cute with shorter hair and that long bob is so in fashion now....having said that, your long hair is gorgeous, could you blow it out/get long layers?

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