So, I finally had enough. The last straw came when I was visiting my parents, and my mom kept suggesting that I use her hairdryer after showering. So, I finally did, for about 40 minutes because that's how long it takes. And yes, I guess it does "look nice" when I take the time, but do I really have 40 minutes to style my hair every second day?
The answer, of course, is no.
So, as it goes, I woke up yesterday, having a fairly good hair day. And I thought I'd take a goodbye selfie. Since my selfie skills are still very basic, the goodbye photo was actually about 12 photos, which felt very silly and vain.
And here I am, 20 minutes lighter (at least). We'll see how it looks when I style it myself. It still fits into a teeny-yet-super-thick ponytail, and, if it turns out actually as I wanted, I will be mistaken for Kate Hudson* the next time I leave the house.** The kids didn't notice for about 30 minutes, then Vaughn said, "Mommy! Your HAIR!" and that was it. Ailsa liked the curls and gave me a hug, and Tamsin said she liked it too.
When Chris got home, he sort of looked like he was going to cry, but then I started to look like I was going to cry too, and he got over it and told me it looks nice. And that he supports my growing this out, "should I want to". And also, he really liked my long hair.
* Kate Hudson before the head-shaving. Although....
** Since the whole "being mistaken for Kate Moss" thing hasn't really worked out.