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Reply #15 - Aug 13th, 2004 at 2:38pm
 
People can be so hurtful sometimes. Thank goodness you guys are here to keep us grower-outers inspired!!

I flew home to see my Mom in April, I hadn't seen her in almost 1.5 years. The first thing she said when she saw me at the airport was "Ohhh, you're growing out your hair" in a disappointed, condemning voice. ARGHHH!

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Reply #16 - Aug 13th, 2004 at 4:36pm
 
I know what you mean.   My mother comments on my
hair a lot, too.  Last time I saw her she said"oh, I really
like that cute short cut you had LAST summer.
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Reply #17 - Aug 13th, 2004 at 5:25pm
 
How annoying!!!!

That's sort of how my dad is, he just goes, "I don't understand it, you JUST got this cut, it looks so cute, and now all you want is to grow it out? No way, keep it like that."

My mom hasn't seen me yet but her only comment when I told her was, "Well good, I think your hair looks much softer and shinier without the perm." As for growing it out, she didn't really say much. So, whatever.

I am really happy right now because I've been conditioning my hair daily...which I never used to do because in adolescence I had THE greasiest hair on the planet...and it's become incredibly soft but NOT oily! The combination of eating better (I used to eat such gross amounts of junk food) and not being 14 anymore is working wonders on what's left of my hair!   Wink

Thanks for all the encouragement from everyone! I agree, us grower-outers need all the cheering on we can get!

Ella

PS: Anais, I don't sing any jazz, I mostly sing classical and a little bit of musical theater. My voice isn't at all suited to jazz, I'm sorry to say.
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Reply #18 - Aug 14th, 2004 at 12:19am
 
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For the record, I really admire those who can sing. Do you sing jazz at all?


I sing jazz! I sing classical, too. I love singing Grin
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Reply #19 - Aug 14th, 2004 at 2:07am
 
Goodness, I admire those who can sing because I am horrible at singing myself!! So Ella, what do YOU sing? Cheesy I'm still interested

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Reply #20 - Aug 14th, 2004 at 12:45pm
 
I sing lots of opera and classical. I also sing as much Broadway as my voice can handle...my voice is totally unsuited to belting, but I sing the more lyrical, classical style Broadway stuff whenever I get a chance!

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Reply #21 - Aug 14th, 2004 at 6:00pm
 
I'm with you, Anais - I'm dreadfully envious of all of you singers out there! Then again, having a voice that can peel paint has never stopped me from singing. Grin I love the old '50s musicals best!

It would be amazing to be able to sing opera, way to go ellasongbird!

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Reply #22 - Aug 18th, 2004 at 8:06am
 
I love to sing everything...Its my favorite thing to do. i would be at american idol if not for my son. i dont want to leave him or my hubby. i cant stand to be away from them. In high school i was in all the school musicals i cant get enough theatre, its the best.
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Reply #23 - Aug 18th, 2004 at 3:31pm
 
Hey Folks,

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PS: Anais, I don't sing any jazz, I mostly sing classical and a little bit of musical theater. My voice isn't at all suited to jazz, I'm sorry to say.

Eeek, I didn't read the whole post! Roll Eyes Sorry to miss that, Ella. I still admire you just the same. Wink

Back to the hair discussion, I used to get plenty of hair "advice", from very few people. Still, for awhile it was as if all the shorthairs beamed telekinetically, Thou canst have longer hair than us... We art afraid thou willst have much more social influence someday.

(Until I introduced my mom to gentler hair care; one critic subdued with few to go) She and my grandmother used to tell me, "Your hair's too long, we'll have to cut it". Growing out was like a late maturity for me. Since I'd had a pixie or similar since age 5, to my mom and gran it was a desperate and all-too-late "Don't grow up yet! You're still my little girl" Smiley Smiley Smiley Eventually the hair got long enough that they stopped wondering when I'd cut it.

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Reply #24 - Jun 2nd, 2008 at 12:16am
 
I'm very small (5' 1" if I am kind, really it's more like 5' 0", and 98 lbs)  and I have very thick, curly hair.  A lot of people I know tell me I shouldn't grow my hair any longer because it will overwhelm me.  I don't really care what they think.  Yeah, it might be more flattering if it were shorter, and yeah, I am a fencer and an archer and people gape when they find out I've been taking dance for years, but so what.  I like long hair.  I like the elegance of it, the history of it, the knowledge that anyone with hair that long and beautiful must have cared for it with patience and kindness.  I don't care if it is fasionable or not, it is me and I love it.
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Reply #25 - Jun 2nd, 2008 at 10:17am
 
I couldn't help but think of Irish dancers when you mentioned dance - there is an example of people dancing with a lot of hair!!  Don't let anyone tell you that long is is not right for you.  Only you know what is right for you.  I love your hair and you seem to have a good handle on how to deal with the uniqueness of its thickness and curliness.
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Reply #26 - Jun 2nd, 2008 at 9:13pm
 
I love your curly hair,too! Smiley
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Reply #27 - Jun 4th, 2008 at 10:35am
 
Regarding mothers, some use their daughter's hair as a last desperate attempt to have some control over their daughters.  It's probably unconscious but I know how deep those comments can cut and it frustrates me when I let them get to me.

My experience is the opposite of everyone else's and in childdish defiance I had my hair cut from BSL with layers and bangs to a short bob late in December last year.  It was the comment that "you MUST keep your hair long" that did it for me.  I don't like being told what to do. 

I'm trying to learn not to discuss hair or anything else I feel insecure about with anyone who may either hurt my feelings or push me into defiance mode where I do things I don't really want to or arent' really good for me.
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Reply #28 - Jun 4th, 2008 at 7:30pm
 
not a bad idea, drear. my family has often commented that i look so much better with shorter hair, that it makes my face "perky" or something. so mostly now i save all my hair questions/comments for longlocks boards where everyone has pretty much established long hair as the goal.
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Reply #29 - Jun 5th, 2008 at 6:17am
 
roomtogrow wrote on Jun 4th, 2008 at 7:30pm:
not a bad idea, drear. my family has often commented that i look so much better with shorter hair, that it makes my face "perky" or something. so mostly now i save all my hair questions/comments for longlocks boards where everyone has pretty much established long hair as the goal.


That's why I'm so glad I've found longlocks where I know people will generally be supportive of my hair goals.

I don't know if I'm immature or just lack character strength.  But admitting to that weakness has helped me to make better decisions that serve my interests and no one else's = other men's insecure wives who are thrilled that at least I can't look young, be slim AND have long hair which was what got on their nerves last summer Sad  I actually empatise and feel their pain and just feel sorry when their insecurities lead them to act in a rude and hurtful way towards me when their husbands are callous and inconsiderate and openly oggle me for longer periods or come up and tell me to my face how attractive I've become, blah, blah, blah...

I wouldn't want my husband to act in that way either.  I guess that my mom wasn't the only reason I cut my hair.  I cried and thought about this after I came home from London and have admitted to myself that part of me also had that chop to conform and be more acceptable to other women. 

Some women keep their hair long for men or a man in their life.  I guess just as many women cut their hair to be more acceptable to other women.

I need longer hair and thicker skin Wink
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