Lopping Off The Locks

Admittedly, I love having long hair..for the most part.  But there always comes a day when I just can’t take the length a minute longer, and out come the hair cutting scissors.  And today was one of those days.

I cut off  almost 5 inches of hair (yes, I do it myself), and it felt good.  This summer I had cut off a couple inches, but since the cool autumn weather has arrived, I felt moved to let go of some more of my tresses.  It’s below my collarbone so it still has some length, but it it seems so much thicker, sleeker, and bouncier.  I always do a straight blunt cut which seems to suit my hair very well.  My hair just can’t tolerate any sort of layering, tapering, or razoring ends.  This is one of the main reasons I gave up going to the salon – they would never do a simple blunt cut.

I have also started coloring my hair a darker color than usual.  I am now using a dark golden blonde color, which surprisingly is quite dark, almost brunette when I first color it!  It still keeps the golden red cast to my hair (I am a natural redhead), but seems to add more strength and body.  I was going the light or medium golden blonde route for years, and it really seemed to frizz out my hair; especially my long hair.  Lightening the hair color tends to do that, or so I’ve found.

So while I still have longish hair, I’m enjoying the new length.  Autumn seems to bring out these changes.  🙂

~Marilyn Huttunen

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