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non solum memento mori, memento vivere sed etiam
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I am not allowed to sleep tonight, because I have fucked up my sleep schedule once again. That is the main purpose of this post.

I have been thinking with increasing frequency of getting a haircut. My curly dark tresses nearly reach the middle of my back, and while it's nice to have the versatility of long hair, more often than not it gets in the way and has to be pulled back so it won't drive me insane. I try to vary the pulling-back method, but more often than not it ends up in a simple low ponytail that isn't very flattering, or in a braid that makes me feel like a wannabe Gundam pilot.

But there are problems with getting a haircut. If I only lop off about 6 inches or so, in 6 months I'll be feeling the same way again. If I cut it off to somewhere between my shoulders and my chin, it will still be long enough to get in the way, but not quite long enough to reliably pull back. If I get a longish boy-cut or bob, my head will look like a puffball without more maintenance than I'm willing to put in. If I get a real boy-cut I'll have to shell out for a fresh haircut every 6 weeks. All of this doesn't even take into consideration the fact that if a woman goes into a haircutting-place with reasonably healthy hair that extends beyond her shoulders that is 100% hers grown from her own head and asks a stylist to cut off more than an inch or two, said stylist recoils in horror and implores the woman to reconsider, expresses serious doubts as to whether the woman really knows what she wants, and does his/her damndest to talk the woman into something less drastic.

Or at least this has been my experience every time I've wanted my hair cut off, which I do every 3 years or so. In case the pattern isn't obvious already, what happens is that I get a boy-cut, but either forget or can't afford to keep getting haircuts to maintain it, and it takes about 3 years for it to get long enough to where I want it gone again. Psychologically it's a liberating experience to have the weight of the past few years quite literally lifted from your shoulders, but realistically the baggage always piles back on. Maybe if I could get to the point where I could reliably manage my hair, I'd be able to reliably manage my life.

Another thing that's making me want to cut my hair is that I got highlights about 8 months ago, and I'm sick of looking at them, especially now that I've got 6 inches of roots showing. The highlights weren't drastic or anything (dark burgundy), but it's something else to annoy me. It's funny how anytime I put any sort of dye on my hair, sooner or later I wish I hadn't. It feels like a lie. Or something like that. It's probably related to the reason I don't wear makeup or jewelry or have a tattoo. It's just not me, and I'd like to get rid of the evidence that I ever thought it might be. Though I suppose I could just grab some ultra-dark-brown hair dye and achieve the same result without resorting to scissors. I don't care if flat haircolor makes me even more unfashionable than I already am for having curly hair (that I refuse to straighten by any means--that's another beef I have with hairstylists), I want my natural color back.
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raditzsex From: raditzsex Date: Thursday 30th October 2003 13.45 (UTC) (Link)
Whatevah! Curly 70s do is the hottest thing right now!
valamelmeo From: valamelmeo Date: Friday 31st October 2003 00.34 (UTC) (Link)
Therein lies the problem. My hair isn't Farrah Fawcett wavy, it's Julia Louis-Dreyfus corkscrews unless I beat it into submission.