I'm getting my hair cut in about two weeks, and considering cutting 4-6 inches off. For the past four years, I've been growing my hair out and with the exception of one haircut, and adding bands or layers, have never done more than trim the split ends at the salon.
I'm proud of my accomplishment and I like the idea of long hair, but I wonder if I'm just growing my hair out just because I can, and not because it's what looks best on me. I never want to be one of those women with long hair that refuses to cut it just because they're so attached to their hair that it's traumatizing to part with it. If you've ever watched a few episodes of What Not to Wear or other makeover shows, then you probably know the woman that I'm describing.
I like my long hair, but the last few inches of my straight, thin locks tend to get wavy unless I use a straightener, which I only do maybe if I'm going out, or hoping to impress someone, or am just bored. And with my hair being so thin, a shorter style could give it more body. Let's break it down more:
Pros to cutting hair:
1. More body.
2. Straightener needed less.
3. Less tangles.
4. Less blow-drying time needed.
5. More professional look?
Cons to cutting hair:
1. Change in look.
2. Letting go of a 4 year goal.
3. Mmmm, yeah, change is the only real con.
Ok, so what are your thoughts? Make the plunge and go shorter? Or keep going and growing?