I was so done with having long hair. It seemed to take so much time! Washing it, drying it, working out what to do with it, then trying to do that with it. I really wanted something that was much less effort. That was my only criteria. I wasn't expecting it to be quite the learning experience it has been though.
Here are some things I have encountered on my journey:
* It is cheaper. I am no longer burning through hair bobbles. I am using less shampoo. This is very much ok with me.
* It dries amazingly fast. This is a bit of a novelty as my long hair could take all day to dry out completely.
* I am having far too much fun in front of the mirror just brushing it different ways to see what it does.
* On a related note, it is fun to see how easily I can turn myself into one of the Beatles, a five year old boy on picture day, Peter Pan, 1960's Twiggy, Liza Minnelli (brown points), Charlie Chaplin...
* I have discovered I have about one minute, maybe two, to brush my hair after I've washed it. Otherwise it points wherever it damn well pleases until I wash it again.
* I now have need for a comb in my life.
* I went outside in the wind and didn't end up eating half my hair.
* Hair gel is a confusing substance. Need for further study.
* All my earrings look fantastic. It's like an art gallery for my ears.
* I don't get my hair tangled in anything anymore. Earrings, necklaces, clothing, bra straps, scarves, hairbrushes... Being a girly girl just got so much easier.
* I have an easy way of telling who the painfully unobservant people in my life are. One person in particular has been particularly stunning at this.
* There is no hair in my lip gloss. There is no lip gloss in my hair. Those of you who have experienced this curse on your lovely day will know the wonder of which I speak.
* I am experiencing bed head like never before. Seriously, it is amazing.
* And lastly, that it loses all grasp on gravity when it has been towel dried.