How much hair does one need? Perhaps the better question is how much hair does one want?
These questions are arising because I’m losing hair at a rate that will render me hairless before I am rendered dead.
As I discussed this worrisome fact with the woman who has been trimming my hair for 20 years, she suggested I get a buzz haircut. Apparently that is a current rage among the more daring of women.
She also said I could get a Mohawk, but, on second thought, I may not have enough hair for that style.
My hair is already quite short, but it isn’t a buzz just yet. Close, but no banana.
Do I, or don’t I? That is the question for today. And what other options do I have?
or this one?
or this one?
Changing hair styles causes my stomach to twist and turn. I begin to look around in desperation, hoping to find help, support, affirmation that will assure me that I will look chic, beautiful, lovely. I have never looked any of those things in my life, but there is always a ‘first’. And I hope I’ve never looked stupid, ugly, weird or out of place either.
Well, I did once when my mother gave my sister and me Toni perms one night and put us on a train to my grandparents early the next morning. Our hair wasn’t dry so we boarded with those awful curlers still clinging to our heads. By the time we reached our destination 15 hours later, we had what looked like Orphan Annie’s frizz adorning our crowns. A brush, a comb, a lawnmower couldn’t get through our locks. Yes, that was ugly, weird, and stupid looking. Thank goodness we were 12 and 13, in a town where we weren’t well known, and grandmother had a really good pair of scissors. Now that I think about it, I may have had a buzz then.
Back to today’s challenge.
I need a magic mirror that will show me what I will look like if I change my hair style. Will this new style highlight my better features (whatever those are), or will people be more prone to notice the size of my nose, my wrinkled neck, or that I’m shrinking in size at the same rate that I’m losing hair?
If I do get a buzz cut, I will get a preview of what I will look like without hair. And I can always grow it back…at least in patches.
Maybe a wig would be better?
Oh, these decisions.
If you are a female and have a buzz cut, do you like it? Or, if you too break out in hives just contemplating a new hair do, let me know. Am I alone in this world of balding women?