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uglybugg Original Post: Jun 12 '07,  1:53 pm (Updated: Jun 12 '07,  1:54 pm)           Reply
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OK ladies, talk me down.

I just walked into the bathroom and looked into the mirror. I have been very patiently growing my hair out since last summer. The last trim I had was in November and I'm determined to not cut any of it until September 1st. Even longer if I can hold out. It's healthy but a bit out of shape but I don't care.

The issue is my bangs. They are down to my chin but I'm not so sure I look good without bangs. And all I can do with it right now is pull it straight back off of my face and it does NOT look good at all.

Seriously, I'm about sitting on my hands to not go upstairs and give myself bangs again. Yikes! What am I gonna do?!? Save me.

     
bradshawcl Posted: Jun 12 '07,  4:17 pm           Reply
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well,,,

you could do like I did and chop it all off to one length! Don't chop your hair- you will always wonder what you looked like without bangs!

I look better without bangs...I tried bangs about a year ago, and I looked 12, and I need all the help I can get looking older- funny- I'm helping with vacation bible school this week with 4th-6th grades, and one of them wanted to know what grade I was in. I've never spotted a 12 year old with a wedding band, have you? I guess kids just don't think about those things. I was like---I have not been in a grade for about 10 years now kiddo. oy.....

     
njchicaa Posted: Jun 12 '07,  6:47 pm           Reply
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RE: well,,,

don't touch it! You'll be alright without bangs. You might want to get a little trim, though, to get rid of the split ends. I didn't cut my hair for like 6 months and I was HORRIFIED at the breaks and splits in my otherwise-pampered hair.

Jill

     
PattyTherre Posted: Jun 13 '07,  4:16 am           Reply
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RE: well,,,

I broke down and cut some wispy bangs into my hair a few days ago. I am just not happy unless I have a little bit of something on my forehead. But I can always brush them back. I think, if you aren't happy, cut a light layer of bangs in. It won't detract from the length. My hair is wicked long (It is growing very fast but also falling out weirdly. Scary brushes with lots of hair. Ack.) and my bangs were chin length. I finally just took a small amount and made some wisps. I am happier. You look good without them though.

And yes, a trim will help your hair stay in shape. Whenever I get one, my beautician cuts 4 inches off when I said 1/2 inch though. :( Be forceful about how little you want trimmed.

     
uglybugg Posted: Jun 13 '07,  5:29 am           Reply
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RE: well,,,

Quote: PattyTherre
I broke down and cut some wispy bangs into my hair a few days ago. I am just not happy unless I have a little bit of something on my forehead. But I can always brush them back. I think, if you aren't happy, cut a light layer of bangs in. It won't detract from the length. My hair is wicked long (It is growing very fast but also falling out weirdly. Scary brushes with lots of hair. Ack.) and my bangs were chin length. I finally just took a small amount and made some wisps. I am happier. You look good without them though.

And yes, a trim will help your hair stay in shape. Whenever I get one, my beautician cuts 4 inches off when I said 1/2 inch though. :( Be forceful about how little you want trimmed.


Well I went to bed and didn't do anything rash. Well... I did cut about a quarter inch off my bangs but that's all. I think I do need bangs though or at least wispy ones like you mentioned Patty.

I could use a trim although I don't have any split ends or damage but I don't trust anyone to just cut a half inch. Even when I tell her only cut a half inch she cuts 2 inches off. I love her and the way she cuts my hair but it aint gonna grow out if she keeps cutting it off. I just dont believe that theory that you have to cut it regularly to get it to grow out. That's just not logical to me.
     
carlyoof Posted: Jun 13 '07,  7:06 am           Reply
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Quote: uglybugg
I just dont believe that theory that you have to cut it regularly to get it to grow out. That's just not logical to me.


Well, it's not the cutting it that helps it grow. Regular trims keep in shape so you don't have one long rattail when you finally get your hair the length you want it. Imagine Dog the Bounty Hunter :) The ends are the driest and thus the most damaged, and cutting them off makes your hair look healthier. It also makes it more manageable!
     
moonsista Posted: Jun 13 '07,  9:11 pm           Reply
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RE: well,,,

Quote: carlyoof
Well, it's not the cutting it that helps it grow. Regular trims keep in shape so you don't have one long rattail when you finally get your hair the length you want it. Imagine Dog the Bounty Hunter :) The ends are the driest and thus the most damaged, and cutting them off makes your hair look healthier. It also makes it more manageable!


I love Dog The Bounty Hunter but he's hard on the eyes, LOL. His hair is the WORST! He's sweet, though.
     
PattyTherre Posted: Jun 14 '07,  12:24 am           Reply
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Quote: moonsista
I love Dog The Bounty Hunter but he's hard on the eyes, LOL. His hair is the WORST! He's sweet, though.

I agree.

His wife is hard on the ears and eyes! lol.
     
uglybugg Posted: Jun 14 '07,  5:38 am           Reply
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Oh yeah, that guy has the worst hair ever. Nice guy though.

Well I snapped and cut my bangs. I'm glad I did. Looks much better.

     
bradshawcl Posted: Jun 14 '07,  6:01 am           Reply
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Quote: PattyTherre
I agree.

His wife is hard on the ears and eyes! lol.



I told somebody she looks like Naomi from Momma's Family for the new milenium!
     
PattyTherre Posted: Jun 14 '07,  10:47 pm           Reply
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^^^^^^ HAHAHA. I am way more scared of her than Dog.

Quote: uglybugg
Oh yeah, that guy has the worst hair ever. Nice guy though.

Well I snapped and cut my bangs. I'm glad I did. Looks much better.

Pic! We need a pic!
     
shantel575 Posted: Jun 15 '07,  7:22 am           Reply
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RE: OK ladies, talk me down.

Quote: uglybugg
I just walked into the bathroom and looked into the mirror. I have been very patiently growing my hair out since last summer. The last trim I had was in November and I'm determined to not cut any of it until September 1st. Even longer if I can hold out. It's healthy but a bit out of shape but I don't care.

The issue is my bangs. They are down to my chin but I'm not so sure I look good without bangs. And all I can do with it right now is pull it straight back off of my face and it does NOT look good at all.

Seriously, I'm about sitting on my hands to not go upstairs and give myself bangs again. Yikes! What am I gonna do?!? Save me.


Been there! I know it's horrible now but it's worth the wait in the end (it was for me anyway... I'm sooo glad I toughed it out!)... and even if you decide you don't like your hair after you reach your 'goal' length/style, you can always cut it at that point, but.... it doesn't quite work the other way around! :)
     
PattyTherre Posted: Jun 15 '07,  9:02 pm           Reply
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RE: OK ladies, talk me down.

I finally have hair down to mid back and I am bored. I am thinking of cutting it to the shoulders but my husband freaked out when I said that. I am sick of it just being everywhere, getting caught in stuff, drying it forever, having it weighed down, and just everything!

I hope this passes. If I do get it cut, I will cry my eyes out after. It took ages for it to get this long. But now that I am there, I feel like an old hippie or something. Maybe it's the style. Maybe I'm just bored and need colored contacts again (They seems to help my "I hate how I look" phases).

I looked at a pic of me in much shorter hair and I liked it better. But at the time, I remember hating it. ACK. Decisions.

     
moonsista Posted: Jun 16 '07,  6:57 am (Updated: Jun 16 '07,  6:59 am)           Reply
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RE: OK ladies, talk me down.

Quote: PattyTherre
I finally have hair down to mid back and I am bored. I am thinking of cutting it to the shoulders but my husband freaked out when I said that. I am sick of it just being everywhere, getting caught in stuff, drying it forever, having it weighed down, and just everything!

I hope this passes. If I do get it cut, I will cry my eyes out after. It took ages for it to get this long. But now that I am there, I feel like an old hippie or something. Maybe it's the style. Maybe I'm just bored and need colored contacts again (They seems to help my "I hate how I look" phases).

I looked at a pic of me in much shorter hair and I liked it better. But at the time, I remember hating it. ACK. Decisions.


I hear you, Patty. I had long hair for my entire life but went shoulder-length about 8 yrs. ago. I remember the long drying time, having it weighed down, etc. I don't miss that at ALL!!!

People sometimes make snide comments about women over 30 with long hair. A girl at work is 40 and has hair down to her waist - and people make all kinds of comments. Her hair really is a mess though (scraggly, length not even, flat, bad color, etc.). But whether you feel like an old hippie or not, it's YOUR style.

And men LOVE long hair! I wasn't surprised that your husband freaked out, LOL! If I go above shoulder-length, my BF freaks!

I was just thinking about old styles last weekend when we were at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and we saw some clips on their big screen of Bonnie Raitt with that same hairstyle she's had for probably 40+ years - but she wouldn't be Bonnie Raitt without that same hairstyle.

I can't imagine Patty without her long hair. You AND your hair are definitely gorgeous! Now if you're 75 with long hair, that's a different story. THAT is an old hippie! LOL!
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