Disclaimer: this post has no point.
Every few weeks I decide that I am so bored with my hair and I must change it. A lot of this is due to my laziness when it comes to styling my hair; I want the finished product, but I really don’t want to put the work into getting there. Unfortunately, my hair will never be classified as “low-maintenance,” so growing it out is a dicey, dicey proposition.
In middle school when I had long hair, it got so tangled that I literally couldn’t run a comb through it. The most recent time I let my hair get long was the summer after my freshman year of college, when I was living in Vermont without an air conditioner. I got so frustrated that the day after I got home to Atlanta, I went in to the salon and had most of it chopped off. Most of the time when I have long hair, I put it in a ponytail because that’s the easiest way to get it out of my face.
Which brings me to my point: I like the idea of long flowing hair, but whenever my hair is long, it just winds up in a ponytail anyway. I like to dry my hair in a ponytail or Dutch braids because I am just so damn inept with the blowdryer. Right now, it is drying like this:
This means that I can undo my hair and have it come out semi-nice. I usually run a curling iron over the front bits to make everything look nicer.
It’s wild, it’s low-maintenance (I pin the curls in, I go to sleep, I wake up, take the pins out), and it’s fairly androgynous–which, if you remember, is where I’m usually located on the style continuum. Here’s the thing: I don’t think that I am cut out for long hair. It’s puffy and it takes hours to dry. It’s hard for me to make long hair look good because my hair is very stubborn. I am sick of ponytails, and there’s only so much I can braid my hair. I’m going to grow my hair out for a little longer just because I know that I’ll be mad at myself if I don’t, but short is coming back to an MC Casual BlogStyles near you in the relatively-near future.