Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Me Pelo

I had decided before school to grow my hair out. For normal people that would be growing her hair to her shoulders and then cutting it short again. Not for me. I don't do anything half way. I'm growing it all out! And if any of you remember my hair back in eighth grade then you'll have a mental picture for how long I want my hair to be before I even think of cutting it. Now, I'll be trimming it to keep the hair healthy, but no drastic hair cuts for a while.

I kept it a secret because I thought Mom would hate the idea. She hated it so much when I had it long last time, but I've learned to properly wash my hair since then. I know that sounds bad, but I have super thick hair that has to be washed twice in the shower and I have to flip my head over when rinsing the shampoo out, then hardly any conditioner. It's a process. It's either that or dousing my head in vinegar every other month and people don't react well when I smell like vinegar.

My little cousin, Renae, also thought it was a bad idea. This was when I announced it over Thanksgiving break. Apparently she has this girl in her sixth grade class that has stringy long hair that she doesn't take care of. She's also Hawaiian, which means, because of her religion, she can't cut her hair. Not even a trim. They look at hair as the soul. Quite deep.
I have been thinking about it a lot recently because I watched The Kids Are All Right and the teenage girl (bottom right) has long blond hair that I was mesmerized by the entire movie. Then I watched Grey's Anatomy via Hulu Plus on our new TV in the basement and this weird Pill commercial was on every time! I really didn't listen after the fifth time and I just concentrated on the girl's (top left) red hair trying to figure out if it was dyed or not. Then I thought of the other celebrities with long hair. Lisa Kudrow, Nicole Kidman, Gwyneth Paltrow, Beyoncé Knowles, and Joy Bryant (from Parenthood). I hope my hair will look as good.


Meghan said...

I have so much to say:

1. i know what it's like to have difficult-to-manage hair. i feel for you.

2. i will miss your short bob-like hair cut (i really will! it looks sooo cute on you) but long hair can be gorgeous, so i wish you the best.

3. my hair is longer than my shoulders; is it gorgeous? JK.

4. that is soooo cool --that thing about your cousin. i love that "hair as the soul" thing. quite deep, indeed.

5. YOU WATCHED THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT?! besides the sex, didn't you just LOVE IT?! i loved long-haired blonde daughter!!! she was so brainy it was adorable. and didn't you love the son?!!!! he was so cuteeee except in the i really want to jump him way! PLEASE BLOG ABOUT THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT, i'd love to hear (or read, rather) what you think about it.

thank you. and the end.

Liz said...

Wow.....that's a lot to take in. Maybe I'll have to do a blog to just comments about your comment.

Meghan said...

i'd greatly appreciate it.

Christina said...

Cute Liz! I think it will look good on you! (Though like Megs, I also enjoy the short-bob haircut)