donating, hygiene

A Change

It might be something of a superficial change, but it feels great!

I chopped off all my hair the other day.

It wasn’t a huge deal because I’ve done it twice before. The first time I went from waist-length hair to an inverted bob that barely grazed my shoulders. I was hooked, so I kept getting it cut shorter and shorter over the next few months until I had a pixie. A few years later, I let the pixie grow out because my son was a newborn and I had no time or desire to get my hair cut. By the time it was back to my shoulders, I couldn’t stand it anymore. I went back to the pixie.

I remember talking with a friend who had also recently gone from having long hair her whole life to a pixie. We agreed that we both felt more like ourselves now, and couldn’t imagine having long hair again.

But I would see gorgeous long hair and miss mine. I let my pixie grow out again. I wanted to be able to put my hair in buns and ponytails. But why grow hair long just to pull it back? I hated how long my hair took to dry, and how quickly it would look greasy, even if it felt fine. I had a schedule of when to wash my hair, and therefore when to do sweaty chores like yard work. Rain on a day I was supposed to mow the lawn would anger me because it threw off my hair-washing schedule.

Yeah, I know it was ridiculous. And pointless. So I gave it up.

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My hair is super thick so it looks like a lot, but apparently it was still long enough to donate!

Now I can take a quick shower in the mornings and wash my hair and have it dry before I get to work. I can do yard work whenever it’s nice out and not fret about how much time and effort I wasted washing my hair. Hopefully this will also help conserve water, but I haven’t really been keeping track of that yet.

Regardless, I am excited to feel like myself again – cute, low maintenance pixie cut, lighter head, and all!

2 thoughts on “A Change”

  1. when i was in my early 20s i kept my hair clipped to the scalp because i loved it that way, but when people would inevitably ask “why”–i would tell them i was trying to save money on shampoo.
    but it’s true.
    short hair saves time & money.
    i also have super thick hair & managing that is a chore i don’t want 🙂

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    1. I would love to go that short! Not sure I can pull it off, though. I already want to go a bit shorter than I have now, which is how it’s gone the previous times I’ve chopped it all off, so maybe I’ll get that short this time! Saving on shampoo is a good point, too. And I don’t even need to use conditioner anymore. And my showers are quicker, plus dry time! Super thick hair IS a chore – good word choice, haha!

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