The Sweetie Chronicles

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Short Hair

What is it about getting older that makes women want to cut their hair short? I have been thinking about this as I have noticed my hair getting longer and longer over the past few months. At this point, my hair is about 2 inches past my shoulders I would say. Since it is layered, it may actually be even longer than that in the very back. Most women I have known, however, opt for the shoulder-length or shorter haircuts after they turn 30, and then rarely let it grow out again. Why is that? I was thinking that it could be for several reasons such as :

1. More women have children by this time and therefor, less time to fix their hair in the mornings. So, they cut their hair from lack of time.
2. They want to appear more professional and less little-girl and they think that cutting your hair makes you less girly.
3. Women in their 30's have often been married for a while and are tired of their husbands begging them for sex all the time, so they cut their hair short hoping to appear less sexually desirable.
4. They think they "should" because all the other women their age are doing it.

In recent years, though, it seems that celebrities have opened up a new, sexier path
for aging women. Turning 40 no longer means having to have this old lady-esque short hair style. Unless you have some sort of vitamin deficiency or other reason why your hair simply cannot be maintained long, I think you should just say NO! to the short hair-style of old ladies as long as possible. As for me, I am thinking about growing my hair out as long as I can in this very sexy, Elle Macpherson style. She's in her 40's, but she still looks fabulous, and I imagine that she will still be sexy and amazing well into her 50's and 60's. Can you honestly imagine her with that once-a-week perm, cut above your neckline hair style old ladies almost always have? It's very hard indeed. Maybe a lot of women are just afraid they'll look silly being 40 with long hair, but like with anything else, if you are confident, you can pull anything off, right? I mean, sometimes I start to feel silly carrying a Hello Kitty purse when I'm 31 years old, but then I say, "Fuck it!, I'm Fabulous." and carry it anyway because I love Hello Kitty. I, for one, am going to let my hair grow out, no matter who thinks it is silly. That doesn't mean I"ll never cut it, but I imagine i will keep it shoulder-length or longer for many years to come.


Anonymous March 24, 2008 at 10:11 AM  

so weird that this was your topic today, i was going to get mine cut over the weekend, just because it is too much for me to handle right now, but i bought a bike instead, oh dont worry im not chopping it off like it used to be just to above my shoulders in a little bob, but it HAS TO GO!!! lol

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