Wednesday, January 12, 2011

012: hair growth

We've been really feeling the love from our fans lately! Check out these awesome gals:
- Katrina (aka The Demure Muse) rocking the skull cut-out tee she won in our giveaway!
- @Mer0dyy on twitter wearing the skull cut-out tee in black
- Adrian Lee on her buzznet blog is swooning over our capes :)

Now, real talk. Katrina called her post "Like a mullet: business in the front, party in the back" and talked about how the shirt was like a mullet-- but also how she once had a horrible haircut that was pretty much the dreaded "party" in the back. It took what seemed like forever to grow out, but isn't that just how hair is? When you want it to grow, it doesn't & when you want it to not grow (like roots on your freshly dyed hair), then it seems to just sprout out.

I've been debating myself whether I should keep my hair this short or start growing it out. At it's current state, I need to get haircuts every month at a minimum & in between, I ask Sam to buzz the short parts of my hair. I know it's going to be a huge pain in the ass too because of the super drastic buzzed parts vs the long mohawk part are practically never going to even out. I'm also unsure if I should just let things grow until it's unbearable & then get some sort of "in-between" cut?


(june 06, 2010) my hair when it's "fresh"


(jan 03, 2008) & my hair loooooongggg.


(jan 12, 2011) and this is my over-grown crap today :(
it gets so hard to style!

[don't you love before & after photos? I do! Especially like episodes of "10 years younger" when they shave a man's face. ahahah]

For now I'm pretending that I'm going for some sort of Kate Lanphear look (I friggin wish) & otherwise I'm all about hats & hair accessories while I debate my future hair. But I think what it comes down to is which haircut is more "me". I really don't know though-- I love how different it is for a gal to have super short hair but I miss the options of length!

So guys, what do you do when you're in a hair funk? do you dye it? cut it? get extensions?

9 comments:

  1. I can't understand what you're complaining about, I think your hair looks great <3

    But I do see your point... I chopped off my hair summer 2009 after graduation and I am unsatisfied with my limited options ever since =/
    I decided to let my hair grow out and started with a easy to get to goal, a bob. the in between length is messy, but you get through it with lots of hats (in winter) and hair accessories like flowers (in spring and summer)like you already said, and my last option is a wig ^^, which is a great alternative to change color and length easy and quickly ;-)
    I absolutely hate extensions because they always look kind a wrong and are wayyyy to expensive. Dye instead is sooo great. I love unnatural colors and was wondering wether I should dye my hair turquoise ^^but I am sooo accustomed to red...
    sorry, babbling... what I was trying to say is:
    You should totally change your hair color, while waiting for those beasts to grow XD

    I just wanted to leave a comment to cheer you up, but ended with blogging my own hair timeline of the last two years ^^

    If you want a look, go to my blog, it is the most recent post.

    xoxo Julia

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  2. A few months back, I had a hair crisis myself. I cut it to chin length because I felt the ends were getting that worn down look and I wanted to freshen up. However, with the short hair, I felt it was too boring.
    Then I started playing with the idea of giving blue hair a try again. I never had a successful blue in the past and always ended up with it turning green in a flash, but now that I'm older, blue hair seems like such a huge commitment.
    So, I opted to make my own blue extensions to wear underneath my black hair. They were super easy and cheap to make. There are a ton of youtube tutorials on how to make your own extensions by sewing wig clips to tracks of hair from a $20 bag of human hair, (synthetic is bad because it doesn't ever look natural enough). A bonus to this was that I was able to keep the blue color since I didn't have to wash it as often as my real hair. I could never go a week without washing my hair like some people do to perserve the color. My scalp just starts to feel like ants are crawling all over it.

    With all the work of making the extensions finished, I ended up cutting my hair in an asymmetrial cut (chin lenth on the left side, ear length on the right) because I like the look of long and short hair/couldn't decide/wanted it to look different. Now, I don't use the extensions. =D Although, I might make more since the first ones I made weren't the blue I was hoping for.

    Whatever you decide to do, you can rock any length with style. I'm especially jealous of your ability to look great with super short hair.

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  3. Julia, you are too sweet! I loved your loooong comment! You're right though-- even if the growing out stage is bad, it's a good excuse for head accessories :) Where did you get your wig?! I wonder if I could pull one off? It's so tempting. hahah. You should cave to your temptation & try out turquoise! I loved greens & blues, they lasted sooo much longer than reds & pinks would! I'm following you now :) xo

    Stef, It seems like such a great idea to go short at first, but once you're there, you start to realize how few options there are, right? That's definitely where I'm at now! I would love to be able to throw in extensions, but as it stands, my hair is too varying in length, so you were lucky with a bob!
    About the hair-washing thing-- did you know that shampoo essentially just strips your hair of all dirt & also natural oils, so conditioner acts to replace the oils & moisture? There is a theory out there that you can eventually go without ever washing your hair & it will just clean itself. That is, if you can ever get yourself past that stage where it gets itchy. This happens because our scalps are so accustomed to the daily washing that it OVER produces the oils & we get itchy. lol, do you dare try it? I eventually got myself down to washing my hair once a week, when I was colouring it.
    Thanks for the super long comment! I hope I can go for at least a couple more weeks without wanting to cave & cut my hair off completely again. haha
    xoxo

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  4. I got my wig at amazone XD
    But on etsy are great ones, too, I found this girl and her wigs look amazing!

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/62490006/valentine-sale-grape-berries-purple

    Wow, if you're following me now, than I have actually to blog once in a while ^^

    At the moment I couldn't go without washing my hair at least every third day, the longer it gets, the more often I have to wash it -.-

    xoxo Julia

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  5. same problem, I almost had the same cut last year..now I'm letting my hair grow but it's strange how they have no point now LOL
    I think it's just a moment, it will pass...I hope so o__o!
    You look better with shorts haircut, to me. :)
    -Nico-

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  6. I can't understand what you're complaining about, I think your hair looks great <3

    But I do see your point... I chopped off my hair summer 2009 after graduation and I am unsatisfied with my limited options ever since =/
    I decided to let my hair grow out and started with a easy to get to goal, a bob. the in between length is messy, but you get through it with lots of hats (in winter) and hair accessories like flowers (in spring and summer)like you already said, and my last option is a wig ^^, which is a great alternative to change color and length easy and quickly ;-)
    I absolutely hate extensions because they always look kind a wrong and are wayyyy to expensive. Dye instead is sooo great. I love unnatural colors and was wondering wether I should dye my hair turquoise ^^but I am sooo accustomed to red...
    sorry, babbling... what I was trying to say is:
    You should totally change your hair color, while waiting for those beasts to grow XD

    I just wanted to leave a comment to cheer you up, but ended with blogging my own hair timeline of the last two years ^^

    If you want a look, go to my blog, it is the most recent post.

    xoxo Julia

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  7. LOVE the mohawk. I literally made an account just to say how much i love it! I've been debating getting a mohawk but I was exact same issue you were having with the fact that you have to buzz it so often and how it's gonna grow out weird. How'd you resolve that?!

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    1. Thanks for making an account just for us!
      I actually ended up maintaining my super-short hair for about two years! I had my own hair clippers so I would just ask Sam to touch up the shaved parts about every 3 or 4 weeks. As for growing it out, I parted it all to cover one side of my hair and just continued shaving only the opposite side. Hats and hair scarves were my best friend!
      Right now, I still maintain a shaved patch on one side of my head & it shouldn't be too hard to grow out if I just part the longer part over it :)
      If you do go with shaving parts of your head, enjoy it! It's sooo freeing to have so much less hair! xoxo

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  8. Omg, I love those shorts!! I definitely know what you mean about the hair though. The only draw back of short hair is the awkward transition stage when you want to grow it out :0. Somehow, my hair always seems to grow faster when I want to keep it short :/.

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