Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Beach Goddess Hair

As said in this post, I don't brush or comb my hair;
my locks are the epitome of low maintenance and I cut it once a year.
The minute I leave the studio, I take my hair from its tight bun and let it fly.

I can't deny that I love getting compliments on my hair-
it reminds me of New Testament times when a woman's hair was a symbol of her womanhood,
or when Jo cut her hair in Little Women and Amy said it was her one true beauty.

When  Mary washed Jesus' feet, it didn't come without great sacrifice.
When Jo cut her hair, I remember thinking, 
"No! Laurie will never love her now!"





I love having long hair. 
I love how it whips in the wind like a beach goddess rising out of the ocean.
I love how it falls down my back like a waterfall of blacks, reds, and the deepest browns.


But looking at these photos from Monterey, I realized, 
"Dang. I need a comb. And a haircut."

It's getting ridiculous. 
How can one be a beach goddess when one is slowly being strangled by her own head of hair?

I'll be honest, sometimes I think my hair looks a little... unkempt.
Take a look below.


I look like a mad woman in this photo with even crazier hair.
My hair is like a boa constrictor, slinking its way around my neck before going in for the kill.


Because I love you all and I need an outside opinion, 
I'll solicit your advice:

Cut or no cut? 
Wannabe beach goddess hair or cute, trendy cut?
Signature long locks or something a little more fun?

34 comments:

  1. I had long hair for ten years because I had a bad haircut experience and was afraid to cut it afterwards.

    I love your hair long, it's so pretty, but I can also see you with a sleek bob too. Either way, you'll look good - your hair is nice and silky. :)

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  2. i think its a dancer thing, we spend so much time with our hair up in a bun, and getting 'sweaty hairlines' that i'm just not one of these girls who can spend time to think about what it looks like when its down.

    i also dont brush, and have realised that i also rarely wash anymore....and i hate going to the hairdressers more than once a year.

    but i tend grow my hair really long, and then chop it all off....i always know it will grow back, and i like the change

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  3. I have hair envy. I'm getting bored with mine being short. I am vowing not to cut for two years.

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  4. No cut! I never brush or comb mine either. I think yours is beautiful, it's so glossy.

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  5. No cut! I never brush or comb mine either. I think yours is beautiful, it's so glossy.

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  6. Love love long hair. It's timeless. And if hair is a symbol of womanhood, then you're a whole lotta woman :) Were you guys able to make it to the beach before heading out then? That makes me so happy!! Which one did you visit? It looks like a nice one :)

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  7. You really have a wonderful hair.
    Looks really good on your face,
    so natural and lovely.

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  8. No don't cut it!!! I think it's gorgeous! And how fortunate you are to never have to brush it. I can't even tell you how much time it takes for me to do my hair. It's painful but necessary :) xoxo

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  9. I'm currently growing out my hair... I'd vote for not cutting.

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  10. I'm currently growing out my hair... I'd vote for not cutting.

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  11. I'm currently growing out my hair... I'd vote for not cutting.

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  12. I'm currently growing out my hair... I'd vote for not cutting.

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  13. I'm currently growing out my hair... I'd vote for not cutting.

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  14. I think you may regret it if you cut it. It's so pretty! I don't think it looks bad at all!

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  15. I think your hair looks so healthy and beautiful in these photos! Seriously! What does Mr. Branflake think?

    I have been trying to go three days between washes (I've got 2 down pat, but by the 3rd, it looks... well.. you know..). I use baby powder to help between washes. Before, I didn't ever brush my hair. Now that I use baby powder I brush my hair to help distribute the powder. I miss not brushing my hair. But I am hoping that the time off from hot tools, water, and shampoo will be good for it!

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  16. I'd say no cutting because your hair looks so gorg and healthy. I definitely need a cut but my hair is an awful mess.

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  17. With hair as nice as yours, you can totally carry off the long look!

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  18. Nooo, I loveeee your hair! Serious hair envy! I chopped my hair off a year and a half ago after my wedding and haven't stopped growing it since! While I am no where near as low maintenance as you, I found my short hair to be way harder to manage. I had to blow dry, straighten, comb, etc. to have it look nice but with longer hair, it seems so much easier to take care of. And if your hair is so low maintenance already, it may be a tough transition! I'd suggest a cut that might jazz it up a bit but keep it long! : ) Your hair may look a little wild in those photos but it is still so gorgeous!

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  19. i've had long hair for the longest time! but i just got it cut! i think it's fun to change up a look once in awhile!

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  20. I love this look on you! It's so relaxed and I'd definitely do it if I had longer hair.

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  21. Your hair is beautiful. I would say no, although I have long hair and no how difficult it can be sometimes.

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  22. I love the long hair but maybe cut it just a few inches so its fresh and kept.

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  23. Oh BOY do I need a haircut. It's been over a year and a half, and I look like someone's been keeping me hostage in his tool shed! Maybe it's not quite that bad, but it's gotten way, way too long! I love your signature long locks, so maybe just a great trim!

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  24. No way! Your hair is beautiful... I have to admit long hair is the one thing I really, really like on women - no sharp short cut can compare, ever.

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  25. I'm in the same dilemma right now. I love my long hair but I definitely in the mood for a change...hmmm...

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  26. If you're going to cut it...maybe just a few inches??
    I have long hair too, but yours look so much nicer.

    Christine
    dela chic

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  27. See now my question would be what "trendy cut" are you thinking about. Since you are super beautiful we all know you can pull anything off. But still... cause I LOVE your crazy long hair. Maybe do like a midi cut? I did that last summer and my hair is already almost back to the length it was at before I cut it.

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  28. OMG! your hair is beautiful indeed. so shiny ;)
    I would not cut it short. maybe all you need is a trim to trick the mind ;)))

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  29. I'm obsessed with long hair - I literally think of it as an accessory. However, since you think it sometimes looks unkempt (mine often does, as well; and my bangs literally lead a life of their own), I say go for a middle-ground compromise: cut a few inches off so that it is more tame without being drastic. :)

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  30. Reread your lovely tribute to your hair! I think that says it all.

    Every time I cut my hair, I end up crying! So, I've finally stopped all ideas of shorter trendy looks.

    But on the plus side, it always does grow back!

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  31. NO CUT!!! NO! NO! NO! you have GORGEOUS hair! Don't cut it!!!! PLease!!!!! I think it looks wonderful in the beach photo - it's "beach hair" :) what else can there be with wind and all? NO CUT! Please, please, please!

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  32. I've always had short/medium length hair, I have a love/hate relationship with it. So naturally I'm envious of your locks. I do find that shorter hair takes more work and effort to maintain...if that helps at all!

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  33. Do what makes you feel beautiful!

    I say try combing it a bit (heh, I should take my own advice!), maybe get it trimmed and styled a bit differently, and see how you feel! I read about a man who switched his part and said it changed his perspective on himself--I don't know it that's true, but making little changes can be surprising!

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  34. You do have beautiful hair x

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