The awkward middle point: every girl's ultimate hair struggle

The awkward middle point: every girl's ultimate hair struggle

I have wavy, thick hair. I always have and most of my life, my hair was long. Whenever I graduated high school, my locks were two inches below the bottom of my boobs.

As most females do, I decided to experiment with my hair the summer after my first year of college. I decided to cut off ten inches and donate it for women who needed wigs due to hair loss from cancer. I chopped off the ten inches, which took my hair up to my collarbone. Surprisingly, my hair grew faster than I thought it ever would. About a year after I cut my hair, my hair reached "the adorable phase"... aka my hair was slightly above the top of my boobs and I was debating upon keeping it there for the rest of my life. My hair was long enough to braid, ponytail, put into a bun, wear down, etc, but wasn't annoying me like how my long hair was at the end of my high school career.

My hair is currently around the top portion of my chest/ mid chest area. It still looks adorable, but now I face another challenge that every female faces when they cut their hair: do I want to continue to grow it out or chop it back off?

Don't get me wrong, there are days where I go back and forth and I have already measured my hair to see how much more I have to grow it out before I can donate it again. (Minimum for Pantene Beautiful Lenghts which I donated to is 8".) I currently have 1 1/2-2 more inches to go for it to be cut where I want it to be. I am looking at cutting it right around the shoulders or slightly below. Maybe it's from having long hair all my life or maybe it's because I know that I have wavy, thick hair that loves to frizz in the summer, but I do not plan nor would I like to cut my hair above my shoulders any time soon.

But the wait is currently killing me. And it bothers me that I'm back to the debating phase where I first thought about initially cutting my hair. I first thought about cutting my hair again back in February , but as noted above, I'd like to donate it AND not cut it above my shoulders.

Some days, it's great. I love my hair. I love to try out new styles and it doesn't get in my way. My boyfriend loves my hair and if he had it his way, I'd grow it back to the length it was in high school (Which I don't plan to do. Lol)

And then, there's other days like yesterday. My boyfriend and I were cuddling, and I felt like my hair was in the way. When I went to the bathroom, his mom had left a pair of scissors on the sink with her makeup and I literally though about picking up the scissors and hacking part of my ponytail off.

As a female, I feel like we will never be satisfied with how our hair is, or if we are, it is only temporary. We're constatnly complaining about how either our hair is too long and we must cut it or how we regret cutting our hair so short or how curly/wavy haired girls want straight hair and vise versa. The list goes on and on.

My ultimate goal is to see if my hair grows anymore in the next summer months and to cut it either before school starts or early in the school year. I want a fresh cut, but also would like it to be that cute length by the time I graduate college next May.

The fun and desires never end, do they?


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What Guys Said 1

  • All lengths are adorable, you know, if properly styled and suited to your personality and normal way of dressing.

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What Girls Said 3

  • Why do I care?

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  • i like my hair and i dont strung;e on when if to cut it. i just let it do its thing till i need to trim it. once in a while i shave it if im going to be particularly active in hot weather for months.

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  • My hair struggle is different to say the least. It's shoulder length, but I always know what I want do do with it. And I haven't experimented with my hair besides different hairstyles. I have chopped off all of the dead hair due to relaxers (DON'T DO IT, LADIES) and it's grown back, but that was it.

    ... Lol. I still remember the day that my mother found out that I cut my hair all off. She was shocked and upset (I don't know why. It's not her hair and it makes my hair healthy).

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