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Do people tell you to cut it? (Read 76590 times)
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Re: Do people tell you to cut it?
Reply #45 - Dec 25th, 2004 at 7:14pm
 
my god ya they do!!!!!
they say it will look better feathered but i don't want to cut it
wuts up with that?
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Re: Do people tell you to cut it?
Reply #46 - Feb 5th, 2005 at 3:09am
 
I started this post a long, long time ago and somehow ended up reading over it again.  The other day this lady was sitting in the office I work in and she kept asking me, "How can you stand all that hair?"  I took a moment and looked at her and realized that this woman had one of the ugliest heads of hair I have ever seen. ( I am not saying that to be mean, so stay with me. )  I think the answer is usually pure and simple jealousy.  People still ask me everyday how much time I spend on my hair and they are shocked when I tell them I wash it once/week and spend less than 5 minutes on it/day.  I think people are never going to get it!!  And yes, these people are all women. I guess that some women are just mean to each other.  it's sad.  Okay, enough rambling!!LOL!!
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Reply #47 - Feb 5th, 2005 at 3:17am
 
It's funny when people mention their husband's love of their long hair.  My husband is so clueless.  The other day he was looking at the girl Jamie-(something) from the Sopranoes and he decided, my hair looked just like hers.  Of course, this was meant as a compliment,but my hair is well below my bottom and hers is like just below the shoulders and at least 2 shades darker.  I kept thinking, have we met?? LOL!!  (He also seems to think that I am only about 15 pounds overweight,but I am actually about 65 pounds overweight, so I can't complain!!   Wink)
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Re: Do people tell you to cut it?
Reply #48 - Feb 5th, 2005 at 12:22pm
 
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I started this post a long, long time ago and somehow ended up reading over it again.  The other day this lady was sitting in the office I work in and she kept asking me, "How can you stand all that hair?"  I took a moment and looked at her and realized that this woman had one of the ugliest heads of hair I have ever seen. ( I am not saying that to be mean, so stay with me. ) 

So I guess you were too nice to respond in kind. She really needed a comeuppance, you know.

"How can you stand all that hair?"
Excuse me?
"How can you stand all that hair?"
Glance up at her hair.
Um, how can you stand having hair like that?
Stare into her eyes coldly. Watch her squirm. Let her break the stare.
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Re: Do people tell you to cut it?
Reply #49 - Feb 5th, 2005 at 1:29pm
 
Yes, people keep telling me that all the time. That I should be fashionable, change my image, that I can't go through life looking the same way for ever. My mum has had a(n) a-la-garconne hair cut for as far back as I can remember and is forever buggering me to cut it short because it would suit my face type better.
I did give in and had it cut 3 times in my life, once a boyish cut, once chin length and once just touching my shoulders.
I remember one friend telling me, after the last cut that was the shoulder-length one, that at last I had got rid of those 'rags' hanging behind me. I was shocked!
People just have different ideas of what is beautiful and their ideas don't necessarily agree with ours.
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Reply #50 - Feb 5th, 2005 at 2:17pm
 
But, as a longhaired person you're NOT looking the same way forever. You have endless styling options. How many ways can one style a pixie?  ???

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Reply #51 - Feb 5th, 2005 at 9:53pm
 
I think most people today don't have a clue about really long hair -- I'm still learning since mine has never been more than BSL and that was 30 years ago ( Shocked time flies) and I sure didn't know how to do all the neat styles, etc. that I've been learning about from y'all.  So people probably relate to their own experiences with "short" long hair which is really the growing out phase -- and we all know how tiresome and irritating that is Tongue.  I hope I will not forget that when I start getting those comments so I answer with a kind word or  Smiley or Lips Sealed
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Reply #52 - Feb 6th, 2005 at 2:56pm
 
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So I guess you were too nice to respond in kind. She really needed a comeuppance, you know.

"How can you stand all that hair?"
Excuse me?
"How can you stand all that hair?"
Glance up at her hair.
Um, how can you stand having hair like that?
Stare into her eyes coldly. Watch her squirm. Let her break the stare.



Eeeek!  I could never say that to someone!  (Though, I gotta admit it's come to mind, before!)  I just tend to smile when they're snotty and say, something along the lines, "Well, I'm saving on hair cutting insurance, because, nowadays, you're never quite sure what you're going to get!"  *stare at the crispified locks of the other person*  At which point I give them my most brilliant (sarcastic) smile and walk away.

No da!  *giggles*
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Re: Do people tell you to cut it?
Reply #53 - Feb 6th, 2005 at 4:42pm
 
well, there's always my favorite (terribly rude) response.....

First - glance with obviouse disdain at the speakers hair for a full 10 seconds....
then slowly -
Well - I certainly prefer it to the alternative..........

***evil laughter****

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Reply #54 - Jul 11th, 2005 at 4:03pm
 
Yeah, long hair does have an interesting effect on people. I think my best friend wants me to cut me hair, but I think she would be ok if I told her I wasn't going to.

Ok, my story: I grew my hair out in high school until it was waist length. I liked the compliments I recieved, but there were days when the hair just drove me nuts. I kept telling myself that I just had to wait until I graduated then I could cut it. The day after I graduated, I cut it to between my shoulders and my chin!! I was relieved. I thought I looked cute with it short. Many others did too, but I had several people come up to me and almost cry because I chopped all my hair off. Mind you, these people said nothing while it was long. Sigh. Well, I then decided to grow it out again until I graduated university. I've gone back and forth about cutting it once I graduate or waiting until I get married. I think I've come to the decision of never cutting my hair!! (and there was much rejoicing) Cheesy I'm up to elbow length and am aiming for classic length and then I don't know what the next step will be.

Sorry that was so long.

Those of you who don't like your hair touched, is there a specific reason or do you just feel like your personal space bubble is being invaided? I ask this because I like it when people touch my hair. True, I don't let kids do my hair, but I don't mind if they touch it.

Also, are any of you long haired ladies moms? Did you have problems with your babies grabbing handfulls of hair? Is the only way to fix that to put the hair up?
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Re: Do people tell you to cut it?
Reply #55 - Jul 11th, 2005 at 6:07pm
 
I don't mind people touching my hair IF I know them, or they ask and I'm feeling OK about it.  I DON'T like people grabbing my braid or pony tail without asking.  My reasons for this are:
- are their hands reasonably clean?  I don't care to have strawberry jam smeared in my hair, thank you very much.

- are they a weirdo that might cut/slash my hair?

-  my hair is part of my personal space, which I prefer to not have invaded.  (Exceptions:  when I turn real fast and whip someone with my braid or tail - I always apologize and make sure they are OK - after all I have just invaded their space).

- I think it is appropriate to expect respect for me, my space, and my hair.

Sorry, I am no help with the kiddie question - I was one of those who cut their hair when I had kids so that I would not have to deal with spitup in my hair.  I think I could handle it now - but I'll wait for the grandkids to test my theories (and I hope to have to wait a few more years for the grandkids!  Grin )
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Re: Do people tell you to cut it?
Reply #56 - Jul 12th, 2005 at 12:58am
 
To answer the first question - yes!  People tell me to cut my hair.  But then again, those same people told me I should grow it out when it was short.  Wink 

As far as moms, I don't have kids but my sister-in-law had 3.  She never cut her hair (she has beautiful super-thick Latina hair.)  She would just keep it in a scrunchied ponytail at the nape of her neck.  Nothing extravagent.  So that way, when the kids messed up her hair, it was easy for her to put back.  Later when the kids were older, she started putting more time into putting up her hair again.

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Reply #57 - Jul 14th, 2005 at 2:20am
 
I am one of those who cut my hair when my daughter was about a year old, not because she was grabbing it, but because it was down to my knees and I couldn't comb its length.

The reason I hate people touching my hair is because it's so personal that to touch it is an invasion of my space. People who know you wouldn't do this without asking, and if they did ask it'd be ok. For a male to touch my hair is like foreplay, something I'd only do with someone I have a relationship with.
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Re: Do people tell you to cut it?
Reply #58 - Jul 22nd, 2005 at 6:29pm
 
To wishing4longhair: I too, like to have my hair touched.  Of course, I've never had anyone I don't know try, so that would probably be a different story.

I'm also a mom, and didn't cut my hair when I had either of my children, although I was certainly told I should!  Some people (my mother) even said things like: "Well, now that you're going to have kids, you'll finally be cutting your hair."  Uh, no, I don't think so.

Some of my favorite memories of when my children were babies involve my hair.  Both of them adored for me to slowly drag my hair back and forth across their faces, my son would chuckle and smile, and it even put my daughter to sleep.  My son (he just turned 2!) still loves to stroke my hair while I read him his bedtime stories, and if I'm leaning over with my hair down, he'll duck underneath, look up and me and laugh: "hiding!"
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Re: Do people tell you to cut it?
Reply #59 - Jul 23rd, 2005 at 9:01pm
 
I had an old lady pet my hair the other day at the post office. That was so cute.
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