So, I'm 38. It's starting to occur to me that I'm not a spring chicken and I'm making some changes to accommodate.. I sometimes rule out clothing that I might otherwise like because it's maybe not so age appropriate. That hasn't been a hardship, but now I'm wondering if my hairstyle might be a little young for me too.
My hair is getting pretty long. It's just about down to the bottom of my shoulder blades. It's very thick and pretty wavy, so it's got a bit of a life of it's own. I stopped wearing it down about 6" ago, when I started to feel like Medusa whenever my hair was loose.
I read something a while ago about braids and messy buns being in style, and so I embraced them. Lately, my hair is either in a long braid down my back or in a bun (with a few loose tendrils at the front that don't like to be contained) . If it's a weekend or I'm doing something casual, it's a pretty messy, loose bun or a simple braid down the back. If I'm somewhere more formal, it's a less messy, less loose bun or a french braid down the back. Or, sometimes I twist it up the back and let 6-8 inches hang loose over the top.
I've thought of cutting it, but other than the effort that goes into washing it all, or the length of time that it takes to dry, this is the easiest hairstyle I've ever had. It doesn't get easier than this, other than super-short hair (which doesn't suit my face). But, I don't want to be one of those women who looks like she's still trying to pass as a high school student.
So, what do you think. Should I cut it off, or let it grow?
Seeing the Light
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