Have you ever felt like cutting your hair off?

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by tired Cheryl, Oct 15, 2007.

  1. tired Cheryl

    tired Cheryl New Member


    I's starting to have the urge to cut my hair really short again. I am craving control over some aspect in my life and was thinking Pixie cut.
    I had one five years ago and it made me feel so good! But husband threatens to divorce me if I cut it that short again. I think that he is only half-joking.

  2. tiredmommy

    tiredmommy Well-Known Member

    I just had 6 or 7 inches cut off 1.5 weeks ago. I didn't go for a pixie cut because I would have to get it re-cut a minimum of every 4 weeks. I opted for a cute little bob with short bangs.
    I look absolutely adorable, lol!
    I did have a pixie cut and my hair dyed auburn red before I became pregnant with Duckie. It was very easy to care for.
  3. Suz

    Suz (the future) MRS. GERE

    I did that a few years ago. I think I went into shock after it was done. I went from shoulder length to Demi Moore in "Ghost."

    I used to grow my bangs out, then cut them again, then regret cutting them and grow them out, then cut them. I know what you mean about control. When I was stressed I'd "trim" them. My friends could always tell what my stress level was like by the length of my bangs. When I looked like Mamie Eisenhower http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mamie_Eisenhower they knew I was stressed. :rofl:

  4. saving grace

    saving grace New Member

    Yup! Just did it, went from mid back length to shoulder to a short bob, I copied the picture of Jenny McCarthy on the cover of People magazine a few weeks ago. I love it!

  5. totoro

    totoro Mom? What's a GFG?

    That is funny, when my anxiety starts peaking I CUT, my hair... I have had a pixie many, many times now. LOL

    I love chopping it all off... feels so good.
  6. busywend

    busywend Well-Known Member

    Suz! :rofl:

    I have just decided for sure (this final time, after several back and forth tries) to grow my hair out. Shoulder length. I went short a few years ago. Really short. I liked it. But, I think short hair looks older, long hair is associated with youthfulness. Can you tell? I am feeling older!!! UGH!

  7. Marcie Mac

    Marcie Mac Just Plain Ole Tired

    How funny - I am a "Im stressed and need a change - I know, I will cut all my hair off" kinda girl as well. I am always sorry after I do that, cause really, an antidepressant pill would have done a better job.

    My mother had to go in for knee surgery last week - she already had knee surgery once but they put in too big of a knee, and it got infected, and now is in a nursing homebecause they can't do a new knee till the infection goes away, so she is sorta kneeless and bedridden. Last week my younger brother, who takes care of my mother, has been diagnosis'd with pancreatic cancer (at 52), and the dog jumped on SO, breaking two of his ribs, and young difficult child has decided his life calling is to be a tatto artist (cause everyone thinks he did such an outstanding job tattoing a bottle of Corona and a lemmon slice on his left forearm himself.

    Currently I look like Imogine Coca and worse still, I went and dyed my hair red to boot. I also get stress spots on my face - am thinking now I should have dyed it black so the deep red spot between my eyebrows, well maybe it might give me a more exotic look...


  8. Wiped Out

    Wiped Out Well-Known Member Staff Member

    I've done it several times before! For the last two years I have been letting my hair grow out. I can finally get it in a ponytail again. I'm sure there will be another time when I will get it all chopped off!
  9. tired Cheryl

    tired Cheryl New Member


    I knew that I would get a few cuckles from this posting. another funny thing about this is that I have been dropping hints that the Pixie cut is about ready to reappear. easy child says Noooooo! She remembers when it was short and also makes comments about photos of us together at that time. But I think that my husband's attitude about the hair thing really influences her.

    On the other hand, difficult child thinks it is a great idea! He says, Yes! Mommy cut your hair just like mine (he has a crew cut.) Ok, now I am worried, difficult child and I are thinking alike! :smile:

    Perhaps, I'll try the anti-depressants and the hair cut?

    Got myself an appointment with a psychiatrist after seeing a counselor last week. That's always a good feeling when someone who deals with folks who have problems all day long, spends 45 minutes with you and says, "wow, you do have problems! How about a referral to psychiatrist plus therapy?"

    Thanks for sharing. I'm in a great mood because today is day number five without a major meltdown (especially since the last one on involved lots of public biting and screaming) :dance: The side-effects from the recent increase in Risperdal dosage have subsided and I am left with a very hyper/manic but not hostile difficult child. Life is good today.
  10. mrscatinthehat

    mrscatinthehat Seussical

    Oh I so can relate. Ido the major hair chop when things start to get so stressed. Just need a change that I am responsible for.

  11. meowbunny

    meowbunny New Member

    In March I went from the middle of my back to chin length. I wanted it shorter but the girl wouldn't do it. I said she could do what she wanted so long as (1) it was either entirely off my neck or still long enough to put in a ponytail; (2) as little layering as possible; (3) it be wash and wear. The "ponytail" was an embarassing stub. Not only was it layered, she razor cut the back at the top to "fill in a flat spot." I have to blow it dry and curl it every day.

    I thought it was hysterical when she called me to tell me she was going to a new shop. I told her I was so unhappy with the cut I really didn't think it would matter where she went.

    So, I am now in the process of finding a hairdressser here. I'm thinking very, very short -- a pixie cut might actually be long (wished I had the nerve to do Demi Moore in G.I. Jane). I would let it grow out but it is now at the length that every time I sweat (I don't perspire, I SWEAT and I mean the drop off of your nose sweat), the hair just sticks to my neck.
  12. Marguerite

    Marguerite Active Member

    I always insisted I would never cut my hair short. When I was very young I had a Prince Valiant hair style which I HATED, plus my mother would take a small piece to the side and pull it to one side with a bow - then I had to wear my school panama hat, and it HURT!
    I was permitted to grow my hair long after that (I was 4 or 5 at the time) as long as I had it tied up in braids. And my mother did TIGHT braids.

    I kept my hair really long, as long as I could get it. I never went to a hairdresser for a trim, I always got husband to do it for me, after we married. I've cut husband's hair since we married.

    Then after I had difficult child 3 and all the stress, I had a lot of hair fall out. I had what appeared to be male pattern baldness. It would grow back, then fall out again. So I had my hair cut shorter so it didn't look so thin. A specialist told me to take biotin, which helped a bit but my hair would keep falling out every time I had a fever, or got sick in some other way. No more male pattern baldness, just sparse hair.

    So I figured, maybe a styled hair cut would look better. It could hardly look worse and the long, shiny hair of my youth was increasingly hard to recreate.

    So I've been going every six months or so to have my hair cut shorter and layered. I still have a lot of short wispy bits, but layering it makes these bits look like they're meant to be there.

    The place I go to is one of the cheapest - my cut costs about $17 - and I SHOULD go more often, but the cut is so good I can get away with it. I've also gone back to colouring my hair. Previously, I'd been trying to grow out the colour (another reason to cut it shorter) but I have very dark eyebrows which, with grey hair, makes me look fierce and scary (at least, I remember finding this look scary when I was a kid). So I will keep colouring my hair until my eyebrows go grey. And if my mother is anything to go by, I think I'll be colouring for many years to come. Grey hair with Brooke Shields eyebrows - not great, in my book.

    But with fine, wispy hair, I can't take up scissors and do this myself, unless I'm also going for the GI Jane look. We DO have the clippers for it, though. I bought them just in time to do difficult child 1's last hair cut - a buzz cut which looked great. He's never cut his hair since. I wish HE would get the urge to slash & burn.

    The one thing that annoys me about short hair - it falls in my face too easily. And it's now too short to tie back. Oh, well.

  13. flutterbee

    flutterbee Guest

    Yep, I do this, too. I cut it chin length 2 years ago. My hair grows really fast and is now more than mid-way down my back. Now I'm thinking it's too long and need to cut it again.

    The problem with chin length is you have to do something with it everyday. I hate that. I'm not brave enough to go pixie cut.
  14. Lothlorien

    Lothlorien Active Member

    I'm going through some metaphorphasis or something. I'm sweating all the time and my hair has been driving me nuts. I just had several inches cut off. It's still not really short, but I've been working up to it. I need to be able to pull my hair off my face so she left it long enough to do it, but layed it everywhere else. When she first blew it out, it reminded me of Jennifer Aniston's first "Friends" cut. It was cute, but of course, I haven't been able to blow it out the same since. I'm still toying with going super short.
  15. hearts and roses

    hearts and roses Mind Reader

    I don't get to chop mine off, as I wear a hairpiece along with my own hair. I did recently change things up a bit by going from shoulder length to ear length, kind of pixie-ish. H wasn't thrilled but he's gotten used to it.

    When I wanted to get my tattoo for my 40th b'day, my H threatened to grow a goatee (I hate them). I didn't let that threat stop me as I knew he hates facial hair more than I do. He grew a goatee and mustached for about a month and then couldn't take it anymore. (I now have two tattoos, by the way-lol)

    Your H's threats are completely false - he'd never divorce an innovative, creative, unique individual as yourself!!!
  16. susiestar

    susiestar Roll With It

    I have had many hair lengths in my marriage. husband prefers it long, loves to play with it when we cuddle. But he would NEVER tell me how to style it or cut it.

    I have had it super short (3 inches pretty much!!). But it was cut by a very very skilled stylist who taught for Redken and owned his own school. He was amazing. No matter how he did my hair it looked great and I could style it well at home. Cuts often took upwards of 1 1/2 hours, as he cut it in front of a class (for a major discount - often just $30, when normally it would be $100!!) I let him color it even.

    We moved away so I don't really have a stylist I like now. It is midway down my back and I may go to 4-5 inches shorter. But unless I can find someone to do a good razor cut I won't go short for a while. My hair is so thick and coarse that it just doesn't lay well if it is short and not razor cut.

    Do what YOU want with your hair. YOU have to wear it, husband jsut has to LOOK at it!!

  17. amstrong

    amstrong New Member

    I always wear mine short and Saturday cut it even shorter. It is now really short, razor cut, little pointy side burns and over the ears-bangs are really short and chopyy-I love it!

    difficult child said I looked like a boy but later said he was kidding, that he thought it looked edgy! I no longer have to use hairspray-got some finishing paste and am learning how to use it. The color I use is a real rich auburn.

    Now all I need is to lose 30 pounds. I am working on that.
  18. SRL

    SRL Active Member

    My scalp has been itching the past few days and last night really, really short was sounding like just the thing for me.
  19. tired Cheryl

    tired Cheryl New Member

    I love all of your hair stories!!! Such a nice diversion.

    When I first went short six years ago it was because husband and I had a fight about my hair. We had been moutain biking for three hours (yes in a time before kids!) in 90% humidity and when I took my bike helmet off he said that I was embarassing him because my hair looked so terrible.

    So, off to the hair salon I went to have it whacked off. Like Meowbunny's experience the stylist did not cut it short enough. She didn't believe me. But I loved how it felt! So, I kept going to different stylists and went shorter and shorter finally ended up looking like Annie Lennox. LOL

    But I loved it. I was in the Army at the time so I am sure that the masculine uniform that I wore every day did not help. Then I got pregnant. I did not look "cute" while pregnant. Then easy child started having serious kidney issues (luckily ok now), husband was deployed all over the country, so I ended up just as mentally as frayed as I am today.

    My hair was the only thing that I felt that I had control over. It is naturally very curly and has cowlicks and I must spend lots of time to get it to look good. The gal who is cutting it now does a great job but I resent the amount of time that I have to spend to style it.

    I miss having it only 1 inch long. It is going to happen again soon. I am craving control! Meltdowns have returned (not as many as usual though)

    Well, at least we went five days without major meltdown so when one resurfaced today I could deal with it better.

    I'll let you guys know when I do the big chop! :rofl:
  20. Big Bad Kitty

    Big Bad Kitty lolcat

    I just (JUST) chopped mine off a week and a half ago. Just before I packed my scissors.

    my summer was spent primarily in bed (sick, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), long story) and my hair is VERY curly but not in a pretty way. Frizzy. Anyways, the back was knotting and, so help me, collecting dust.

    I don't quite have a pixie. I look more like Ally Sheedy. But I must have cut off 6".

    I should have done this in June!