a hairy story

I have a problem.
I go through this vicious cycle with my hair in which I cut it, hate it,
swear that I'm going to grow it out and never cut it again, grow it out, 
then chop it all off and start the cycle all over again.

Ask any friends of mine whether they like my hair long or short, and you'll hear mixed answers.
That's why I always end up changing it.
I get bored. 
Once upon a time, I thought that changing the color would solve this dilemma. 
Needless to say, it didn't, I hated the color after about a month after getting it, 
and I got back to the cycle of cutting and growing all over again.

In the first picture, I thought it would be cool to have John Frieda hair.
 It didn't work out well.
I spent the next five years growing out my hair until it reached the length of the middle picture.
It reached to my lower back, and I loved it, but it was such a hassle.
I knew I wanted to cut it, but I tried to resist, 
so I dyed it dark brown instead. 

I was super traumatized by the dark hair, so I lightened it back to a reddish blonde to avoid damage.
I wasn't satisfied though, so I decided it was time to chop it off.
I requested shoulder-length, but it was about an inch below my ear and still reddish.
Finally, I stripped my hair back to as close to my natural blonde (really white blonde) as possible,
and I've been growing it ever since.

It's now about two inches past my shoulders,
and I recently got bit by the change bug again, but I'm resisting.

I'm getting married.
I need my hair! Ryan loves my hair!
Say a little prayer that my hair survives this craving for a hair change, please ;)


  1. I wish I was as brave as you to cut my hair! I've never been able to! If you want length fast, you could always get extensions!

    1. I think it's more idiocy than bravery on my part ;) but thank you!

  2. i do the same thing...except i never take action. I just always dream of doing something different and don't! although i did hit up a different stylist a couple months back and she thinned the crap out of it now i'm battling a half mullet. I look at bang pics on pinterest and love them on certain people but have never went though with it!

    I complain every morning about my hair! It takes so friggin' long to do and it's such a hassle:(!

    1. I love love love your hair! I think long hair is great, but I just never know what to do with it haha I have a LOT of hair, but it's very fine. Boo.

  3. I do the same thing... grow, chop, color, grow, chop, color.... I'm currently in the grow phase, but we'll see how long it lasts, ha. You're right, you need hair for a pretty wedding hair style, not that you can't with short hair, but you have more options the longer it is :)

  4. I always keep my hair long but i have drastically chopped it twice and hated it!! Always growing it back long again. It is sorta wavy so it is a pain to dry it straight everyday but totally worth it most days! Love the long blond middle picture on you the best.

  5. oh i did the dark brown once and it didn't go well either. the gal just made me look so washed out and there was no dimension to the color... womp womp. with that being said. don't cut it before the wedding. have you thought about clip in extensions? i know they can be a bit of a hassle, but then it isn't so hardcore of a change?

  6. Um... hello awesome new blog!! I may be late on this, but I'm obsessed!! I do the same thing with my hair. I cut it and then regret it. I grow it and then get sick of it and cut it again. It's a vicious vicious cycle :) My hairdresser wouldn't let me cut it for a year before my wedding even though I BEGGED at times. As much as I argued I'm so thankful I didn't cut it. I did after the wedding, and now I want it long again. There's never being satisfied for you :) Good luck!!

    1. It's actually BRAND new! Brianna just set it up an hour ago :)))))))))

      And I know what you mean. I'm totally not going to cut my hair during this period leading up to my wedding, but I wish the urge would go away!

  7. Wow I pretty much didn't recognize brown-haired you! Don't cut your hair before your wedding....I did that and even though we ended up making it work I really REALLY wish I would have left it longer!!! I totally understand the urge though. Loving your new blog design. :)