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Today I had my hair cut.
A little bit of a back story; I've had long hair since I was little. I remember saying to my mum "I'm going to grow it & never have it cut" which actually wasn't too far from the truth. Every time I seemed to go to the hairdressers, (which wasn't often!) I used to panic & be terrified they'd cut off way too much & quite a few times, it definitely felt like that. I'd sit in the chair & nod when they asked if it was how I wanted it when inside I was screaming "I'M BASICALLY BALD!" Of course I wasn't & they'd literally trimmed it, but I was so obsessed with keeping my length it got a bit out of control.
The day before my 22nd birthday, I decided to get my hair ombre-ed. I'd wanted my hair dip-dyed for a long time, so I thought why not. I've only ever dyed my hair with the wash in wash out colours you get from the drug stores, but as I felt brave, I decided to just go for it. I did love it at the time, but looking back, I basically look totally blonde (cringe at that old post btw!)
I let the ombre grow out until last summer where I "topped it up" but only had half my hair bleached this time. Unless you've had your hair bleached, you never know how damaging it can be. It got to the point (noticeably over the last few months but I'm sure it had been doing damage for longer) that it was so tatty, it looked a complete mess. The only thing for it was to start all over again.
So here we go. I couldn't completely get rid of my ombre, I think my hair would be boring without it tbh! But I'm so much happier with the feel of my hair. I think shorter hair makes me look more my age (24 as opposed to a rebellious teenager with out of control hair!) I just came out of the hair dressers smiling & felt like a massive weight had been lifted off my shoulders (literally haha!)
My advice to anyone thinking of getting their hair cut but not sure about it, just do it! It'll always grow back & be so much healthier. Sometimes we just need to be brave & go for these things! : )