So, anal waxes...what's the word on the street?
Kidding. Okay, here's the neverending, old-as-the-hills debate. My hair. You may not be aware of this, but I have a hair dilemma. I am being wishy-washy on this, and need your suggestions!!
I have had short hair, long hair, and in-between hair. It's been every color known to man except grey (all in good time, people!), in every possible style, etc. When I started out as a nurse, I immediately cut my hair off in an attempt to look more professional. I had LONG hair; I cut it to my chin. Despite the cut, it ended up flat by morning (night shifter, here) and looked...well, unprofessional. It gets hot on our unit; we have to keep the general temp up in the nursery. I work hard. I sweat. Strands get sticky and all that. PLUS I didn't think I looked so great with short hair. I figured, at least if it's long I can pin it away from my face. So I grew it out.
It's been growing over a year now, and I have layers in it, but also have a new dilemma. If I style it down, it's over my shoulders...ladies who have long hair will know that there are strands falling out here and there, sticking to my uniform, etc. It gets in my face, I'm constantly tucking it behind my ears, etc. So I put it in a ponytail (which makes me look like a five year old...have a baby face), where it hangs limp and dull and my forehead seems to be getting taller from all the tension on my delicate strandage
. Or, I twist it and clip it with a big clip, letting the top flow like a fountain. By morning it is a trickling fountain, hanging limply, and I have baby strands escaping all over the place, leaving me look like a frazzled and extremely overworked five year old.
WHAT IS THE SOLUTION HERE?
Everyone at work says, oh, your hair is so pretty, it looks so much better long (which it does...it's simply a matter of being more flattering). I *know* that short hair made my face look fuller, which in turn made me more self-conscious. My hair is straight as a board, and doesn't hold flip or curl for more than a few hours. I really feel that my hair makes me look unprofessional and not pulled-together, which are things I value at work. To be taken more seriously and all that.
My husband absolutely, from past experiences, will NOT comment on this topic, and I find myself endlessly debating....myself!!! So, all of you people who think that this is a ridiculous discussion, move it along. All the rest of you...help me! :imbar