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Ijustwantedafringe36 Sun 14-Jun-20 21:34:53

It started just around fifteen minutes ago.
I was laying awake, too early to sleep, yet to late to be up at this hour - So, I did what anybody would do...
I listened to some fleetwood mac.
As I heard the beautiful voice of Stevie Nicks, I dreamt about my teenagehood for a moment, remembering how I always wanted such beautiful hair like hers - her fringe always seemed so effortless, yet I was never allowed to have it, kept from my cruel, cold hearted mother from ever expressing my inner-hippie.
So I did the unthinkable: I walked to the kitchen in a sleepy, bored daze, and grabbed a pair of scissors.
I angled the scissors, and with a quick snip, my hair was on the floor...
I looked.
In the mirror.
And oh, woe is me, words could not recreate the sound that came out of my mouth. sad
Thin, greasy strips of hair plastered to my forehead, about three inches above my eyebrows, reminiscent of Emma Watsons pixie cut.
I was frozen, scared, horrified at the monster looking back at me in the mirror.
What do I do?
Somebody tell me, alleviate my fears and let me know that it will be okay, in a few weeks the hair will grow and I really will have a perfect 70s shag fringe, better than Stevie Nicks and just what fifteen year old me always wanted. sad
Somebody, help!

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user1473878824 Sun 14-Jun-20 21:38:57

I do massively wish I could tell you it will be fine in a few days but.... it would be a big lie. Have you considered getting a really huge hat?

(It will be okay in a few weeks though, just do notttttt try and fix it)

Ijustwantedafringe36 Sun 14-Jun-20 21:41:08

They're very uneven and slightly parted in the middle. Not sure if I could fix it If I tried!
A hat might work... Maybe a Stevie style hat grin

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Ernieshere Sun 14-Jun-20 21:41:50

YABU to be slowly fading away from us.

Take deep breaths.

You CAN get through this. It just takes years time OP.

Gentle, sweet time. It will grow.

You could try Baby Bio instead of shampoo from now on.

Or comb the greasy strips into perfect curtains.

Take time my friend, time to recover.
Have a lay down and leave the fucking scissors alone

I leave you with a photo.

They may deliver sooner if you tell them, you cant live with the monster in the mirror any longer.

Take heart flowers

NorthernBirdAtHeart Sun 14-Jun-20 21:42:44

I sympathise. I did the same, age 14, like you, unable to sleep and thought it would be a great idea. I’d always wanted a flick, like Lady Di (this was in the 80’s), so started cutting across, and then round (to get the flick) and up towards the top of my head. The shortest piece was 1inch...
Headbands will be your friend for the next few months.

Ernieshere Sun 14-Jun-20 21:43:04

God speed.

noloh1 Sun 14-Jun-20 21:43:07

Pics or it didn’t happen wink

Ijustwantedafringe36 Sun 14-Jun-20 21:43:37

Thank you for the kind words. Not sure how long it will take for me to recover. I will hope lots that they will fix in time. sad

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welshladywhois40 Sun 14-Jun-20 21:44:40

You could recreate the early 90s look with some hairspray and flick it back. Or get a handband - pull hair from face then push it forward creating a 'bump' with the hair at the front.

I hope that explains

Ijustwantedafringe36 Sun 14-Jun-20 21:45:11

shock I would never show anybody the monstrosity on my forehead! No, I shall banish myself to my bedroom forever, living off of dustbunnies and crumbs of dog food. sad

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Ijustwantedafringe36 Sun 14-Jun-20 21:47:20

If I flick it back It looks very mullety. Not what I aimed for to be honest wink

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nitgel Sun 14-Jun-20 21:49:26

You can buy clip on fringes from ebay to cover it grin

Ernieshere Sun 14-Jun-20 21:51:16

I did give myself the Mumsnet hair cut once, but I pulled the pony tail too far up my head then snipped. It honestly took 12 months to grow the short layers down.

WisestIsShe Sun 14-Jun-20 21:52:26

Don't panic. I did this at the beginning of lockdown. My very kind DD even laughed when she saw it. I clipped it to one side until it grew a little and now it looks really good, I'm keeping it. Keep the faith!

Ernieshere Sun 14-Jun-20 21:54:03

Thats not me btw, but pretty damn close to it.

Have you taken your B.P OP, we are worried about you.

Have you covered up ALL mirrors?

It will be fine by next summer wine

Ijustwantedafringe36 Sun 14-Jun-20 21:57:33

Next summer! Blimey grin I've never had a fringe before in my life either. I don't know why I thought it was a good idea.

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Ijustwantedafringe36 Sun 14-Jun-20 22:18:15

Serious question: Would a hairdresser be able to fix it? sad

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Ali2020 Sun 14-Jun-20 22:21:07

Hair grips until it grows. I’m sure it looks much nicer than you think though!

Ijustwantedafringe36 Sun 14-Jun-20 22:22:54

Thank you, I can assure you that it doesn't look good at all though grin
Would hair grips not make me look silly?

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Ernieshere Sun 14-Jun-20 22:23:49

I used to do hairdressing believe it or not, after my mullet.

Bring a bit more down, trim it (not as short) and make it a bit fuller maybe, Give it a wash tomorrow, and let it dry on its own.

If it looks shit, was it again and use a vent brush to ow dry it down.

After a few days you & your hair will get used to it.
I bet it doesnt look too bad.

Also Im sorry to.say, hairdressers are not open for the foreseeable.

EmeraldShamrock Sun 14-Jun-20 22:24:00

A hairdresser could not fix it, if it's to short. The idea is to measure the length against the bridge of your nose otherwise it will bounce to short.
I had a horrendous fringe experience as a pre teen, I cut it really short it bounced so I decided to cut it all off scalped. Wtf it grew back eventually. blush

Ernieshere Sun 14-Jun-20 22:27:09

youtu.be/qaiA-jSD68g

Ijustwantedafringe36 Sun 14-Jun-20 22:27:28

Lovely advice, thank you - How will it be growing back confused

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Quackersandcheese3 Sun 14-Jun-20 22:29:46

I would suggest pulling more hair forward into the fringe to cover it up ...?

Ijustwantedafringe36 Sun 14-Jun-20 22:31:34

How would that work? grin

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