Is my hair too long? With pics!

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My Mother (whose opinion I shouldn't care about but do) is on the verge of making a hair appt for me when I go home at Christmas as she hates my long hair and has used the word 'witch' about it in the past hmm

I haven't been to a hairdresser in well over a year. I love my hair long and hate hairdressers thanks to a history of unwanted dos and a deep fear of layered Mum cuts and sensible bobs. In my defence it is very thick and shiny.

I'm 32. Tell me MN, is my hair too long and do I look like a witch??

That's me too Mistletoe grin

ChasedByBees Mon 10-Dec-12 09:32:18

Not witchy, v pretty and glamorous!

FellatioNelson Mon 10-Dec-12 09:32:54

It is beautiful hair but personally I think it would look more balanced if it were about 4-6 inches shorter.

However, I am not concerned about your hair. I am more concerned that you should stop bathing that poor baby using Fairy Liquid.

KrisMoose Mon 10-Dec-12 09:33:56

Your hair is gorgeous - I wonder if your Mum has hair ishoooooooooos as she made you keep it short as a kid? <amateur psychologist>

And you look really slim envy

<mutters> grin

headfairy Mon 10-Dec-12 09:34:33

Oh yes, the styling opportunities with long hair are infinite! grin

I also have cowlicks but ones that make a flat fringe impossible! We should get our cowlicks together, maybe they'd cancel each other out grin

WayneDeer Mon 10-Dec-12 09:35:48


could it be because your mother thinks your hair is too black?
I think if you had a lighter shade she wouldn't feel the same way

i am not indicating that you should lighten your hair
it's your hair

grin Fellatio - At least it was actual Fairy and not the Aldi one!

6 inches??? shock <faints> No chance!

Wayne - That's my natural hair colour! Darkest brown with reddish tones in the sun. Nowhere near black in real life. Wouldn't change it for the world.

QuickLookBusy Mon 10-Dec-12 09:40:58

Your hair is beautiful and I would keep it long.

However, I would cut about 3-4 inches off.

I know this sounds weird but I think it's because it kind off rests on your boobsgrin

I think it needs to rest just above them- I don't normally focus on boobs honestlygrin

GlaikitFizzogTheChristmasElf Mon 10-Dec-12 09:41:35

Ok I'm going to ask about the bruises, since no one else has!

How in gods name did you get those? We're you running away from a hairdresser?? grin

That's ok Quick - I'm a big Alanis fan wink

Glaikit grin. Key words: alcohol, window, stuck, arse out, rescued, firemen, mortification blush

Startail Mon 10-Dec-12 09:44:04


DoesntTurkeyNSproutSoupDragOn Mon 10-Dec-12 09:44:20

You see where it looks like there's a shorter length... finishes just above the writing on your T shirt... that's where I'd chop it to. No idea if this is the 4 inches I mentioned in my first post.

GlaikitFizzogTheChristmasElf Mon 10-Dec-12 09:48:38


hattymattie Mon 10-Dec-12 09:50:40

I like it - keep it - my mum made me have short hair too when I was little - I always wanted hair like yours but as mine is curly - I understand why she did it. Keep yours - but I would get the ends trimmed as above.

rockinaroundthebadtasteflump Mon 10-Dec-12 09:51:37

You have lovely hair - if you like it, leave it!

If you fancy a change then my professional opinions grin would be to keep your overall length but also have some big chunky layers cut to give it a bit more movement - but I do think it's lovely as it is too - no hint of a witch as far as I can see smile

rockinaroundthebadtasteflump Mon 10-Dec-12 09:52:55

'opinions'? Doh. grin

QuickLookBusy Mon 10-Dec-12 09:55:12

Well Bunny, I understand why you need to keep it that length nowgrin

MonaLotte Mon 10-Dec-12 09:55:40

I was waiting to see ridiculously long hair but it really suits you. I would maybe have a couple of inches off the ends to get rid of any split ends but other than that it's fab!

What exactly do you mean by 'chunky layers' rockin??

Google tells me this which is pretty much my worst nightmare shock

WayneDeer Mon 10-Dec-12 10:00:22


I'm sorry, I thought it was dyed
often when you home dye (or salon) there is a colour build up and you can be unaware of how dark your hair has become as a result
I thought that that was the case t b h

I was unaware that it was natural

I think long hair only looks witchy if it's in shit condition. I would have enough off to tidy it up, maybe a couple of inches if you don't get it cut regularly but your hairdresser will be able to tell you how much for sure.

rockinaroundthebadtasteflump Mon 10-Dec-12 10:02:57

Ooh you minx - you picked the most horrible one!! I agree that one looks like a frufru-ish nightmare!

I was thinking more this

or this

rockinaroundthebadtasteflump Mon 10-Dec-12 10:03:26

PS But longer, I mean...

GreatCongas Mon 10-Dec-12 10:04:33

Gorgeous envy

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