Several years ago, as the summertime approached, I did something very rebellious which I had considered doing for a long time. I shaved my head. Clean off. Took the clippers and with no blade or extension proceeded to eliminate any remnants of hair on my dome. I spent another 30 minutes using my electric shaver to trim the rest of the stubble until my head was as smooth as it has been since the day I was born.
|Not the "first" time I shaved, but the most recent time.|
(I'm holding my youngest daughter Myra)
Ultimately, I end up going back to the "bald" look for several reasons:
#1. It is soooo easy to maintain!
#2. It is a good way to save money on shampoo (this is NOT a real reason!)
#3. It is comfortable, especially in the summertime!
#4. It is one of many "looks" that works for me.
#5. It is ... something different.
I've always done different things with my hair.
I have had bowl cuts (mostly when I was much younger), buzz cuts (one terrible summer in middle school), and parted down the middle cuts.
I have worn a reverse mullet (long on top but shaved short or off on the sides and back), grown out a tail (that was a horrible idea!), slicked back (with and without gel), and grown it out long (at least two separate times I was able to pull it back into a small ponytail).
|This was during one of the "long hair" phases.|
I just LOVED the curls! :)
(That's Savannah on my lap! Soooo cute!)
I have dyed my hair at least twice (red, which didn't take too well; and jet black, which only stayed for about 3 days) and have bleached the tips and/or the whole thing (including my long goatee / facial hair) at least twice.
I have worn for many years a traditional "Mormon Missionary" hairstyle, with short sides and back, neatly trimmed neckline, and parted on one side but still very short overall.
|My normal hairstyle with "The Naturals"|
Jordan, Jaimee, ME, and Jeremy
So come on readers ... chime on in! I've included a few of the pictures I have of these different looks. Which one should I gravitate to next? Right now I am very strongly leaning toward the clean-shaven look again ... but I'm open to suggestions and requests (as long as Karen approves it!)
Thanks for your comments!