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Frozen_Farmgirl
April 13th, 2014, 07:15 PM
So does any body else feel up and down about their hair on different days? For the longest time after my trim I was so disappointed/discouraged because my hair was sooo short (at least as short as waist length can get after a 2 inch trim..) now it's grown a little bit and it's touching the top of my hips and I'm suddenly excited lol. "Look it grew!" type of emotion. IDK maybe I am weird, but I can either be really happy with my hair or really sad. Random I know, but wasn't sure if other LHC people experience similar ups and downs or not.

Larki
April 13th, 2014, 07:25 PM
Well, occasionally I get the urge to change my hair, because it's been the same style and more or less the same color, give or take a couple of shades, for 18 out of my 19 years. :p So I go back and forth on that, but most of the time I like it.

FallingDarkness
April 13th, 2014, 08:06 PM
Just depending on my mood I can think that it is either long or short. There's no in-between. Some days I look at my hair and think 'omg I can't believe that my hair is sooooooo long' and will admire it for a few minutes, which is pretty much the most I can stand looking in the mirror lol. Other days I'm absolutely disgusted with its length and wish that it could just automatically grow another 3 inches.
Also, depending on my waves, I'm either like "MY HAIR IS AWESOME" or "MY HAIR SUCKS."

MadeiraD
April 13th, 2014, 08:57 PM
I share the variable state.

I'm either like "My hair is so silky, shiny, gorgeous" or I'm like "my hemline is a mess because I used to dye the crap out of it with a LOT of peroxide and use hot rollers"

Nadine <3
April 13th, 2014, 09:03 PM
I often feel very conflicted over my hair. I braided on wet hair last night and ended up with amazing braid waves today. I love the waves but it makes my almost APL hair look shoulder length. I hate that because it's SO SHORT. Sometimes I love how fine and silky it is...other times I hate it. Usually when I'm wearing it in my pencil thin braids or trying to de tangle it...

Kaelee
April 13th, 2014, 09:14 PM
Yea...totally. Almost always on those days when I can't get a bun to be comfortable for the life of me and I'm fussing with it all day at work. :laugh:

LunaLuvsU
April 13th, 2014, 09:22 PM
I can go from "I love my hair! it amazing and I love taking care of it <3" to "uuhg why do I even try! you almost never do what I want >.>"

umbrellabones
April 13th, 2014, 09:26 PM
Yeah I go from "I'm a majestic mermaid" to "oh my god my ends are so thin, I look like Gollum"

Wosie
April 14th, 2014, 01:05 AM
umbrellabones} :laugh: Thanks for the giggle!

Yep, it's the same for me... Some days I feel like I've actually gotten somewhere and that my quality and shine have improved a lot, that it's getting long and I really feel happy with my hair and its 'personality' (waves, thickness and so forth), and some days I think it looks like a lifeless frizz cloud and I wonder why I even bother... :hmm:

Islandgrrl
April 14th, 2014, 03:21 AM
No, not really. I mostly put my hair up and don't think about it. Which is how I went from classic to mid-thigh without really noticing. I have too many other really important things to think about other than the length of my hair, so I tend to just get it up and out of the way without a whole lot of attention or analysis about how it looks. And I never, ever compare my hair to anyone else's. My hair is what it is.

julee
April 14th, 2014, 03:58 AM
Sometimes I feel a bit frustrated with thin ends, but I wear my hair up all the time so I forget about them 99% of the time :). Aside from that I'm too distracted by collecting hair toys...I may or may not have an addiction :whistle:

momschicklets
April 14th, 2014, 06:01 AM
Unfortunately I think I have a little *too* much emotion tied up in my hair. If it's not cooperating, I can get pretty grumpy :disgust:

SunnyIC
April 14th, 2014, 07:44 AM
I feel like that too sometimes. One day I will think my hair is amazing, it will grow long, and shiny, and pretty. Then other days I wake up, look at my hair and think I look like I just rolled out of the trash. If frustrates me but I guess that's how it is with hair :)

IubireaDraga
April 14th, 2014, 08:50 AM
Im pretty much always thinking and comparing my ponytail circumference to others.

Im very unhappy with my thickness that is "only" 3". Now i know it is pretty normal to have a 3" ponytail but when i see 90% of the members in this forum having iii hair i feel really Băd about mine. I constantly think about weather or not it is Worth growing my hair out to tbl (now it is between waist and hip)..

Im really feel Down about it... So yeah hair emotions... For me it is mostly negative thoughts about my hair

Wosie
April 14th, 2014, 09:32 AM
IubireaDraga} I always thought people with iii-thick hair were quite rare to find (even here at LHC)... Maybe you just notice them more than the others?
Also, may I just say that your hair looks very thick, no matter the circumference. :)

IubireaDraga
April 14th, 2014, 09:48 AM
thank you!
I think i must have some kind of "hair dysmorphic disorder". because i know logically that it is normal and not thin at 3'', it is just that.. yeah i dont know.. it feels so seethrough. Like if you search tumblr for long hair the results many times show you blond hair thicker than indian hair.. and i really try to convince myself it is all extensions but it is sooo hard to tell wether it is natural or not...

We live in such an artificial world with artificial beauty that it becomes hard to appreciate what is naturally beautiful. For example - i had long natural nails. The white tips were 12 mm long (~0.5'') but i could sometimes feel like it really didnt matter that they were so long.. i could easily just chop them off and go get acrylic nails at the same lenght - looking 100 times more perfect/shiny/straight growing/white etc.

Marika
April 14th, 2014, 10:01 AM
I feel you! Most of the time I just put my hair up and don't think about it (it looks quite good when I put it up) but then there are days like today. My hair feels dry, coated, scalp is itchy, ends are seethrough and where the h*** is this breakage coming from! Actually I know... it's because my baby is constantly pulling my temple hair. I have yet to figure out how to prevent that.

molljo
April 14th, 2014, 01:20 PM
Oh, allll the time! I think it's hard for people like me who are at an awkward short length. I can't really put it up in a nice bun and forget about it; I can either put it in a ponytail, which I dislike, or some type of braids that inevitably have layers popping out everywhere. Halfups either look spectacular or stupid. Most of the time I wear it down, and from day to day it can either seem like a lovely, wild mane or an unmanageable mess. It doesn't help that I keep overdoing it on the products. I have temperamental hair, and it makes me temperamental. Benign neglect is my ultimate dream right now.

Allie_snowflake
April 14th, 2014, 04:01 PM
I also have a love/hate relationship with my hair. I love it when it's down and holding its curl (sock curls now but used to be curling iron) but I'd hate that I didn't really do anything with it because I have lots of short breakage, especially in my hairline. My braids always thinned out right about APL but my Dutch braid always looks nice and thick on my head. That makes me mad. I think about how long it will take for all that breakage to grow out.... I'm hoping that now breakage won't be a problem now that I have a resource!

jacqueline101
April 14th, 2014, 04:36 PM
I'm at the frame of mind I'm upset because I over did it on the s&d but for the most part I love my hair. I love the fact it's starting to grow. I guess others see the trying efforts I'm putting into my hair.

lapushka
April 14th, 2014, 04:49 PM
Nope, ever since hitting BSL, I've been pretty happy with my hair, getting only happier as I gain more length. :D

Frozen_Farmgirl
April 15th, 2014, 05:14 AM
[B]umbrellabones[B]thanks for the lol :laugh: thankfu my ends have yet to get as thin as gollum's but if I go too long w/out washing my hair it suddenly feels as stringy as his.

ErinLeigh
April 15th, 2014, 06:34 AM
I hated my hair most of my life. Now I am just grateful I have hair at all.
Whenever I feel down about my hair I think about people struggling with illness or going thru a trying time with their own and it makes me realize what I take for granted and "not like" someone else would probably be grateful to have it.

Getting a better perspective really helped me overcome a lot of my insecurities about my appearance in general. I let my appearance woes dominate far too much of my life. Time for me to let go.

Syren_Curls
April 15th, 2014, 05:06 PM
I hated my hair most of my life. Now I am just grateful I have hair at all.
Whenever I feel down about my hair I think about people struggling with illness or going thru a trying time with their own and it makes me realize what I take for granted and "not like" someone else would probably be grateful to have it.

Getting a better perspective really helped me overcome a lot of my insecurities about my appearance in general. I let my appearance woes dominate far too much of my life. Time for me to let go.

Well stated... and what I am working on doing myself. Very timely for me to read this.

Today is more of a struggle day, so I am just trying to be compassionate and patient with myself about it.