I have shorter hair these days.
Oh, not super short - still to my shoulders - but for a very long time I was rocking pretty long hair and even to my shoulders, this is short.
I haven't had hair this short since high school.
I look at myself in the mirror more. Like really look. Who is that? At this length, I wear my hair down almost every day now - it's so much easier to blow dry straight (my natural hair is pretty jew-fro-ish) - and I'm so not used to seeing myself like this.
What's more, now that it is down, I run my fingers through it a LOT. I flip the crap out of it. I'm one of those girls -- I flip my hair now. But this makes my hair dirtier and I've had to adjust my whole life because now, I have to wash it more often. When it's long and back in a pony, as thick as my hair is, you can get away with twice a week or less, even. I'm washing it every other day now.
I'm trying to decide what to do next. Cut it again; keep it short? Or do I grow it out again and get back to the ponytail? I do miss my ponytail. And I miss throwing it back in a bun or up in a clip. But I've had a lot of compliments on the short hair; I do like things about having the short hair.
Chime in on this readers. Especially those of you who know me personally. I want to hear your hair horror stories and style suggestions. I am having a hair identity crisis!