I don't really know what to say. Hair is just hair. When I was younger I wanted to cut my hair really REALLY short, so that I wouldn't have to worry about getting it braided every week. But now I like having long hair because I can experiment with different hairstyles. That's basically what you did. It might have been stress at first, but now it's not. That's just it. Hair is hair and you got rid of yours. No big deal. I probably would have said I shaved my head because I wanted to. But that would only be because I hate admitting to weakness. The only thing you should feel bad about is lying. If anyone asks why, just say because you can and did or something else that will shut them up. That's what i would do. But that's just me. If you want something that will keep them from ever asking again, you could just grow your hair and then donate it. By the way, how do you look with no hair? ^_^
When I was 17, I left home after a particularly bad fight with my mother, and I never went back. I was staying with some aquaintances. I wanted to do something, drink, smoke pot, something. And one of the people I was staying with said "Let me shave your head." I kept it off for a year, and then I started growing it out, only to buzz it again every June. That first time, I felt terrible. I had always had long hair, it was a vanity. After that, the razor meant freedom. I was free from preconceived notions, both from others and from myself. The first 2 years when asked I said, "I don't know." Now, all I say is "Because I wanted to."
You have more courage than I do. Congratulations. Best of luck with kids, school, husband, and being true to yourself. You go, girl! Strider
Wow...Yay to Head Shaving! Is all I can say about that.
Demi Moore looked great bald, so did oh...what's her name from Alien...and that 'Stop the Insanity' diet woman...nearly bald. I might be tempted if I had a reasonably smoothe head, but it's kinda bumpy. Your hair type sounds a lot like mine...limp, I had a perm when I was 13 that totally frizzed my hair and haven't dared try again...maybe I should. But, most of the time it hangs limply around my head, I don't bother fixing it up...I wash it, brush it, stick it in a pony tail or a french braid...hmmm, maybe if I lost weight and was really skinny I could look good bald. Well, Bravo!
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Great job!!! Impulses can be so very liberating don't you agree. Kudo's from another woman who has shaved her head more times than she cares too count.
Author's Response: Yes, it was fun. In fact I am planning on doing it again soon. The first time, my hair was past my shoulders. In the last month, I have trimmed it twice; once from two inches to about an inch, and more recently to about a quarter of an inch. In a few weeks, I plan on going to stubble and then shortly after it will be skin, again. Hopefully, my family won't be quiet as shocked by this.
Bravo! Whatever you do, don't feel like you should change your online name. This is who you are, and that's all there is to it. There's nothing wrong with it, and it's getting you another half hour of sleep a day, on average, I'm sure. ;-) By the way- if you've never seen the movie Blow Dry, starring Josh Hartnet, Natasha Richardson, and Alan Rickman, rent or buy it. I think you'd like Sandra's final 'do for the Total Look at the competition. And if it makes you smile a little wider when you look in the mirror, so much the better. :-D --Q, fellow member of the High and Ancient Order of Women With Unmanageable Hair
Author's Response: Thank you! And thanks for the movie recommendation, shall see if I can find it this weekend. And is the HAOWWUH have an official sign up or is it open membership?
Fair play to you!! I know I wouldn't have the guts to do it, although I, and I'm sure women all over the world, have felt the same about their hair. Bollocks to what anyone else thinks, You are who you are, hair or not!!
Good on you! God I wouldn't have the guts, I have a conniption everytime I get my hair cut! But I understand the feeling of it all becoming too much. Just remember if you're happy within yourself that's all that matters.
Well written. Congratulations on being honest with yourself. Anyone who doesn't support you can go hang. As for the Whys. It is different so we just want to try to understand. This is my justification when I asked my friend who did this. I think she looks great and I am sure you do to.
Author's Response: Thanks. Why on its on wouldn't bother, it's the look and tone that often accompanies it that conveys more judgement than curiousity. Although, I must admit that I have found myself on the opposite side as well, and this has given me new insight so that hopefully I am less judgemental of people who choose to be different.
hey if it makes you happy why not? Your husband and kids should be proud of you and you should not be ashmed of it, and as for all the "why"s i think they are just trying to understand something they can't i agree with Shem, "YOU GO GIRL!!"
Author's Response: Thank you!!! I will remember your words when I go to my highly judgmental in laws this weekend. They have not seen or spoken to us since this was done and they are not fond of me to begin with.
You go girl!... *hope that this has been the right response*... just have to know though... was it really only the hair on you head?.. *grin*.. Amethyst or BaldMamaT... its all the same to me... annoying.. *snigger*... kidding!... That passage was very hard hitting...umm... well done?...
Author's Response: Thanks for the response.