Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Hair Update

It's been a really long while since I posted one of these--since June in fact. To fill newer readers in, the Hair Update is a tradition that began two years ago. After shaving my head in October of 2006, I decided to grow my hair out very long, and since September of 2008 I've been sharing the progress with my blog followers.

Back in June, my hair was pretty long:

Even with a trim in between June and now, though, my hair today makes my hair at the beginning of the summer look practically short.

"Damn, BB," Younger Neighbor exclaimed as I took my hair tie out today and let the locks spill across my shoulders and chest. "Your hair is long as fuck!"

I'd have to say he's right:

I like it well enough, but now that it's gotten this long I'm not sure what to do with it. Should I let it keep growing? I already get enough attention for it as it is, and I'm not inclined to turn into a circus attraction with a waist-length ponytail.

On the other hand, I don't really have any really firm desire to cut it, at least not yet. The urge comes from time to time, buttressed by the knowledge that I actually look very nice with short hair, but when I reflect that it's taken nearly four years to grow my hair the appeal of the thought is tempered.

We'll have to see.


jo(e) said...

It's so beautiful! I'm voting that you keep it long -- but just trim it so that you have healthy ends.

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

When I was in college, many guys had long hair...the 70's you know! I like to see shorter hair on guys these days...but with that said, I think you should do what you like while you can. Once you are done with school you may have to cut it for your job, whatever that ends up being. So, now is the time to do the things that you might not get to do again!

otherworldlyone said...

It's lovely, of course, and you should do what you want. But if it were me and I was actually able to let it grow to that length (my hair stops growing at a certain point for some reason), I think I'd cut it off and donate it.

P.S. - Thanks for you latest comments. I always look forward to them. :)

laura b. said...

Your hair is wonderful. Yet, I can understand not wanting it to be THE thing that people notice about you.

I have worn my hair very short as well, but I feel...safer with long hair. There is something comforting about it.

In any event, I agree with otherworldlyone...when/if you decide to cut it, please consider donating it.

morgan. said...

i have a friend who's hair looks exactly like yours, and he's going over the same contemplation.

i'd say cut it! you have such a nice hair color that you could pull off a beach boy type look.

but do what you like :)

Kevin Musgrove said...

At my age I'd need hair that long for to do a proper comb-over.

Madame DeFarge said...

I can see why you don't want to cut it off, but if you look nice with short hair, why not just go for it?

Selina Kingston said...

Your hair is amazing. If you do decide to cut it off, make you sure you sell it. There are people who would pay good money for hair like that

Jason, as himself said...

Yes, long as fuck, yes.

And if you cut it, what will you use to cover your face?

fairyhedgehog said...

Your hair is absolutely gorgeous! I've always liked long hair in men but when male pattern baldness sets in, it's no longer such a pretty option!

I'd say that if you're still enjoying it, then keep it as it is. When/if it gets time to cut it you may want to donate it as others have said. It's such a lovely colour and texture.