I brushed my hair for the first time this week. It’s so freaking long that it always has knots in it so I avoid brushing it, because it hurts, which only causes more knots to form so that when I do finally brush it, it hurts even more. Wearing my hair up helps combat the formation of new knots, but it doesn’t eliminate the problem.
The simple solution would be to cut it.
No way, Na-uh. I’ve been down that road before and I am knot (god, I’m hairlarious!) going there again. In case you forgot, here’s an unflattering picture of me with short hair snuggling in bed with The Dog. Do you see all the crap on that ledge?! That’s what short hair does to you. It kills your self-esteem and sends you spiraling down the emotional roller coaster of depression until neither you nor your husband can bring yourselves to clean.
Okay, that’s only partially true. Really we were (are?) just slobs.
But the horrible short hair did not help!
And if short hair weren’t bad enough by itself, beach season is creeping up on us here and there are few things as satisfying as being a chick with long hair on the beach. Seriously. Makes you feel like a damn goddess or a mermaid or a mermaid goddess. Nothing like that wind blown, big hair look and the sun slowly drying the salt water off of your skin to make you feel like a sexy, sexy mermaid goddess.
So yeah, I’m going to keep wearing my hair up most of the time, relish in the sexy mermaid goddess feeling this summer, and whine about the knots some more. Because I CAN!