Real Girl Beauty: The Day I Broke Up With My Long Hair
Since I was a kid my hair has never strayed very far from my waist. As far back as I can remember, my hair has always been very, very long — in fact nearly every photo of me is almost indistinguishable from the others as my hair always looks the same.
Call me old-fashioned, but I've always viewed long hair as a hallmark of traditional femininity. So I felt cutting it shorter meant I would lose the girly, feminine feel that comes with having extra-long mermaid hair. Whenever anyone ever suggested a hair-change, I'd shoot down the idea before they'd even finished explaining. I loved my long hair.
So it was quite a surprise to everyone in my life when I suddenly chopped it off. A massive hair-change, with no real motive, read on for the details behind my snap-decision and the reactions of the people I know.