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??

First one looks ok.

You see those layers right at Rachel Bilson's chin?? They would be up round my ears unless I GHD'd every day which I hate doing.

Should have added, my default style is wavy/sock bun curls. The curls drop out very quickly though as my hair is so thick.

Would layers help with that look?

valiumredhead Mon 10-Dec-12 10:06:30

Imo I would nip 3 inches off the bottom - but DEFINITELY not cut it off, you look fab (and your baby is suer cute too!smile )

Annianni Mon 10-Dec-12 10:07:15

I'd have an inch off but no more.

My hair's very similar to yours.
Mine was at the bottom of my back last year and my dm kept nagging me to get it cut shorter.

She even offered to cut it for me hmm
I can still remember the wonky 70's fringes so there's no way i'd let her near me with a pair of scissors.

I did get it cut to boob length, but by a proper hairdresser and it was my decision.

rockinaroundthebadtasteflump Mon 10-Dec-12 10:10:40

I did say 'ps but longer..' grin

Yes I think layers would help if you like waves - when hair is really long the weight pulls curls out - so cutting a bit off will help it spring up a bit overall. Am frantically trying to find pics of layered hair as long as yours now...

this?

Am not trying to persuade you though, if you're happy as it is, leave it smile

Oh my. That is gorgeous envy

Love the pink tips too.

I'm not completely opposed to a wee cut. I do need to trim a few inches off. I had a stab at the MN haircut earlier this year and I still have a few wonky bits hmm. Never again!

Will research layers and decide. Thank you for your expert advice smile

CashmereHoodlum Mon 10-Dec-12 10:18:16

Don't cut it! It is beautiful! I am another one who had to have a bowl haircut as a child and am now compensating by having long hair. Everyone likes it except for my parents who probably want me to go back to the bowl haircut again.

Spuddybean Mon 10-Dec-12 10:19:05

I have almost exactly the same 'do' - colour too - so i think it's lovely wink . I have recently had it about 3 inches shorter than yours and i also have long layers cut from shoulder length down. the layers don't show when it's all one colour and dried straight, but just make it quicker and easier to wash, dry and style. And when i curl it they ad texture and movement. I also have some ombre highlights in the length so it doesn't look like a block of solid helmet hair.

I have the fringe choppy and layered too because my face is quite round so it doesn't look too severe.

i went to have a fringe trim in liverpool once - one of those salons where everyone has bleached blonde hair, extensions and orange tans. the stylists kept asking me if i wanted highlights or to use the sunbeds. i kept saying no, but they went on and on. Eventually one got quite cross with me and said 'look love, we're just trying to help you look less witchy' shock i said 'it's ok, where i'm from it's quite normal to hair darker than your face'. you can guess the atmos was quite frosty after that and i didn't get the best haircut!

rockinaroundthebadtasteflump Mon 10-Dec-12 10:20:40

You're welcome smile

I think the pink (or purple) tips would suit you actually - and the fact that you have a fringe doesn't mean you couldn't do that style - any half decent hairdresser could just cut a few extra layers in around your face to bring your fringe into the style rather than it just kind of sitting there separately, IYSWIM...

Hahaha Spuddy That is brilliant grin

Those type of salons put the fear of god in me.

You might be selling me on the low down layers though. My hair is a ballache to wash/dry. Hmmm.

gingerchick Mon 10-Dec-12 10:22:13

Hair is gorgeous and your babies are beautius

Spuddybean Mon 10-Dec-12 10:22:14

oh and i'm nearly 36 and after my wedding in Jan i'm going for lilac tips too smile

SparkyTGD Mon 10-Dec-12 10:24:49

Your hair is fine, I also have long dark hair (bra length) with a fringe but mine is finer so I have layers. I go to the hairdresser about 2-3 times a year for a trim, thats all, and I always go to the same one, she's great, welcomes pics to show what I mean.

I usually take a pic of Charlotte Gainsbourg to hairdresser because that the look I'm going for.

I quite like the wig you posted a pic of blush although its probably a bit Kardashian grin

Spuddybean Mon 10-Dec-12 10:25:45

it knocks 15 mins off drying time for me (precious time with a 12wk old) and because i have loads of hair, it can dry 'haystack' 'pyramid' shaped without the layers. i use way less conditioner too.

Fuckitthatlldo Mon 10-Dec-12 10:28:24

I, too, think your hair is lovely. Really thick and luxurious looking. The heavy fringe really suits you as well.

If you haven't had it cut for over a year it will probably need a good couple of inches trimmed off to get rid of any damaged ends. But those will soon grow back, even with regular trimming, if you want them to.

And gah! Mums eh? I once told mine that I was saving up for a pair of Christian Louboutin heels as a present for myself because I loved the red soles. "And what sort of message do you think that will send out dear?" she said, as if I'd just suggested hanging about on a street corner in thigh high boots and a boob tube for a lark.

MadSleighLady Mon 10-Dec-12 10:30:40

Bunny, you fox envy

Mothers and hair, there should be a book about this. My mum STILL regularly "offers" to cut my hair. She cut it really short at 11 because it was getting thick and curly and she claimed this would make it less bouffy. hmm Which is so, so stupid that, well, not to put too fine a point on it, I think she was lying and had an issue with it.

I have quite similar hair to you but curlier and with long layers and have done a tame, terrified version of the MN haircut with success. It just took the slightly raggedy bottom 2 inches off. So that's another advantage of long hair with layers, you can bodge them about yourself.

Wowserz129 Mon 10-Dec-12 10:31:05

I can't see the pictures? How do you see them?

birdiesinthesnow Mon 10-Dec-12 10:32:06

I agree with rockin i think the style on that pic would be perfect for you. Your hair is of course lovely as it is but it would really be brought to life with those layers. If my hair was like yours that's what i would do anyway smile

louistheseventeenth Mon 10-Dec-12 10:33:43

Your hair and DD are both beautiful

shrimponastick Mon 10-Dec-12 10:39:24

Your hair looks just fine to me.

Am still chuckling at "witches don't have fringes" tho grin

platanos Mon 10-Dec-12 12:36:50

I waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaant your hair. it looks great, don't chop loads off, trim and style if you want but no more.

indeed witches don't have fringes smile, or such healthy looking hair....normally straggly, isn't it? I am aiming for a witch style, as long as it is long I do not care (sick of too many years of short hair...)

You have virtually the same hair as me so I would say it looks fabulous wink

You look gorgeous. Is your mother jealous, perchance?

DolomitesDonkey Mon 10-Dec-12 13:48:38

Watch out - she might find out you're not shopping in Laura Ashley/Per Una and there will be HELL to pay! ;)

HaveAGoodDay Mon 10-Dec-12 20:47:38

No it's not too long it's lovely. I had long hair like yours about 6 years ago & over the years coupled with medication & too many trims & colours, my hair got shorter and is now just past my shoulders. I'm desperate for it to be long & thick again but just won't grow past this length. It thinned a lot because of the medication. Could be my age (nearing 40) too. Keep it long you won't regret it!

AgathaHoHoHo Tue 11-Dec-12 09:27:26

Your hair is amazing!!!!

Don't cut it, just trim it if it needs it. And tell your mum to mind her own.

HorraceTheChristmasOtter Tue 11-Dec-12 09:34:57

Mine is longer than yours, so no, I don't think it looks too long! It needs a trim, but that's it. I usually tell the hairdresser firmly that I do not want it layered or styled, just an inch and a half of the bottom please. It's always gone fine so far grin

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