I tried to talk myself out of writing about the first thing that came to mind, but then I decided it just wasn’t worth it. I was thinking it wouldn’t make for very interesting reading, but who knows? Maybe the subject could use a bit more talking about. Although, that makes it seem like it’s somehow important, and it just isn’t.
As many of you who have been with me almost from the beginning now, I shaved my head once upon a time to support my sister who was going through breast cancer. It was scary and wonderful and all sorts of things all wrapped on in a package that left me without hair for a few months and lots of months with some pretty awful hairstyles while I grew it back in. As drastic as shaving my head was, it wasn’t the first time in my life that I whacked my hair off. In high school, I chopped it all off because I fell in love with Demi Moore’s hair in the movie Ghost, and I rocked that style for quite a while.
I would say my life has been pretty evenly spent in long hair and short hair. It’s pretty funny to me, though, that when it is long, most of the time it is up in a bun or a pony tail or somehow not just hanging all over the place. It can be rather annoying, and for people with thick hair like me, it can be heavy!
I sort of miss throwing my hair up in a messy bun. I’ve been thinking lately that maybe I’ll grow it out again. I’ve started on this path many times since I shaved it. My profile picture on my blog is probably the longest I’ve let it grow since then and it just didn’t last very long. Inevitably, I get to a point where I hate it and I chop it all off again. One thing I am for sure going to keep doing is the under-shave. I just have too much hair to let it all grow out. It does make me wonder how a messy bun will look, though, with some of my head shaved. At this point, I don’t really think I have a choice.
I like that some sort of shaved head is starting to become more mainstream. I think we all need to realize that as much as we think our hair defines us, it really doesn’t. It’s not like a haircut is permanent. Hair grows back! So, if you’re thinking about doing something crazy for summer, I’d say jump right in. It’s all sorts of fun and crazy in here!
Stream of Consciousness Saturday is hosted by Linda G Hill. Today’s prompt is “bun.” Use it any way you’d like. Enjoy!