This past November I
pulled a Britney Spears chopped all my hair off:
I swear I was completely coherent when this was done.
If you know me well, you know I love having my hair long. It's mostly because I can do this to it for running:
All of my PR power comes from the pigtail braids!
I have been wanting to grow my hair back out for summer, but here is the dilemma: I really, really like this new hair cut. It is easy, looks professional for work and is surprisingly versatile. I have even went back to the salon to get a trim twice since the original cut.
Yep, professional. That's me. (I have them all fooled!)
But I don't like how it looks when I'm running! At all! It either hangs down behind my headband and gets all stringy and sweaty, or I pull it back into a nub of a ponytail and it looks like I'm bald. I even tried little nubby pigtails for my last race, but I wasn't sold.
I may be smiling on the outside here, but I am having phantom braid pains on the inside.
So what should I do: grow my hair back out so I can rock the braids again or keep it short so that I actually look decent on a day-to-day basis? ('decent' is a loose term here)
It would be an easy decision if I liked my long hair for everyday wear, but I don't. It's thin and holds no volume or curl. When I would wear it down at work it always ended up feeling stringy and flat halfway through the day and would end up in a ponytail.
What do you think should I do?
Long or short? (Imagine a beer in hand in picture #2 for ease of comparison)
Tell me about you hair issues.
Do you like to style it a certain way for working out?
I also apologize to any men who may read this blog. I'm not sure how to make this post relevant to you...uhhh...do you do any manscaping for running purposes? Wait, I don't want to know the answer to that!