Then because my hair was all falling off due to postpartum hair fall, I decided I wanted to cut it short. Just a bob really, which is trendy with all the It girls.
If I don't do that (and as a mom of three babies, I don't have the time to do that!), this is what it looks like:
So after two weeks of my strange bob, I went to Basement Salon and asked for a pixie cut like this:
Yes, that's me in 2008. But the stylist said we should go into pixie land gently so she chopped off my hair to a really short bob like this:
And now here's what people tell me:
"Oh, a very short cut! Is your marriage okay?"
"What a big change! Is anything big happening in your life?"
"Wow, how does it feel? You've never gone short before."
First, unlike most women, my hair is not a barometer of the state of my love life. I cut my hair when I'm tired of it. I color it when I feel bored. It's hair. It's just hair. It grows back! So I like playing with it! Plus my husband likes it when I play with my hair. He says it's like having a new girl every time I come home looking different!
Second, I have actually always had short hair. Observe my hair while pregnant with Vito in 2010.
I dunno about you but those two photos look like I have short hair. Hindi siya Photoshop, promise!
I only grew my hair long three years ago, in 2012, because one day I wore hair extensions and thought, "Wow, I look good with long hair!"
Yes, that's hair extensions! They looked so good on me! So I grew my hair loooong for the first time in my history. But after three years of long hair, I am tired of it. Masyadong maarte. Blow dry, product, ang tagal pa pag i-dye! Four hours akong nakaupo sa salon! Who has the time?!
So I cut my hair short. That's all there is to it.
It's so crazy to talk to people who say, "But you've never had short hair before!" I mean, how does one respond to that? Even though I show them pictures of me with short hair, they still insist I've always had long hair. May picture na nga! Ano pa kailangan niyo? Labo.
Anyway, this is why my hair is short: A stylist gave me a cut that didn't suit my lifestyle so I had it cut shorter so it's wash and go. The end. Wag na gawan ng ibang storya utang na loob lang! Thanks!
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