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    Posted: June 23 2014 at 9:14pm
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I'm a 22 year old woman who, 3 hours ago, had long hair (waist length most recently) my entire life. Why did I keep it long? Because everyone else loved it long. All my exes hated when I cut it, even just a trim. You would think a new World War was starting if you heard my girlfriends reaction when I lose a few inches.

To make a long story short (no pun intended), I woke up this morning and while washing my hair in the shower, I decided I wanted to know what it felt like to not have all that hair weighing me down. When I got out, I blow dried it and styled it as I normally do. I contemplated making an appointment at the salon, but I never seem to get the result I expect when I visit, so I continued my day with the nagging thought of a haircut in the back of my mind.

I went to the bathroom and stood in the mirror. At some point, I absentmindedly began brushing my hair. I don't know exactly how long I was there, but when I put the brush down, I knew it was time.

I gathered my hair in a ponytail at the nape of my neck and began cutting. I should have used a chainsaw, it took painfully long and allowed me plenty of time to think about what I was doing. Halfway through, I turned from the mirror. I didn't know how I was going to react if I saw it before I finished.

The last snip felt like 100 pounds being lifted from my shoulders. On my neck I felt a permanent breeze, and for the first time when I reached back to cover it with my hair, there was nothing there to grab. I realized wouldn't have a ponytail for a while. I just stood there stupidly touching the back of neck with one hand and holding my butchered ponytail in the other until I decided I was ready to turn around and face the music.

I didn't recognize myself. I waited for tears, but none came. I just stood and stared. I'd never seen myself without my long locks; I didn't know if I felt pretty, or boyish, or self conscious.

Eventually I tore my eyes away from the new woman in the mirror and focused on cleaning up the cut a bit. It turned out pretty good for a self cut with no experience, I'd say. A bit shorter in the back than the front but overall, I don't think I did too shabby...

Oh yeah, and I happen to LOVE IT. Looking at the before and after pics I took, I don't think I'll ever grow it long again. If you're thinking of cutting your hair, do it. Cut it off, it feels amazing!
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Awesome! You should post some before and after pics
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Sure :) How do I do that ?
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It looked good long, but from the sounds of it it looks good short, too. Can you post some after pics?
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Sorry the pictures took so long guys, I had to resize them to fit the upload thingy :-/

But I finally figured it out for ya :)
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