Sunday, January 18, 2009


On Wednesday, the 28th of January, I plan on chopping my hair off.
I'm going for Eva Longoria Parker's do from the cover of Glamour magazine, shown here:

If the rest of me magically changed to look like the rest of her at the same time, I wouldn't complain...;)

See, my hair is seriously falling out. Clumps and clumps of it, which is a normal and expected side-effect of weight-loss surgery. It just creeps me out though, and I really don't like how my hair is looking now. Plus, I have to put it up all the time: at work, when I'm exercising, etc. It's aggravating me, and it gets way too hot in the summer, too. So snip, snip and in the trash it goes. Despite having grown it out for the past two years. Oh, well. I can always grow it long again once it stops falling out, if I want to!



Anonymous said...

Eva's hair on that cover is adorable! It looks great!

Buck said...


I know better than to offer an opinion in this space to ANY woman, including those I sleep (or have slept) with. All y'all do what you want anyway, regardless of what the Men Folk think. Verdad?

(Yeah... I HAVE had my sensitive body parts caught in this wringer before... why do you ask?) ;-)

Christina RN LMT said...

Thanks, Tally!

Buck, I expected opinions to clearly follow gender lines, so I'm not surprised! Almost all men want all women to have long hair. I think it's a caveman thing, you know, long hair makes a convenient handle...;)

Mauser*Girl said...

That's a very cute hairdo on the cover.

One thing to ponder before going ahead: will the same do work well with your facial structure? And how much upkeep will keeping this do require?

I've done both long hair and short hair. I've had it past the bottom of my shoulder blades long, and short enough to have part of my head done with clippers.

I prefer short, for the same reasons you mention. I never do anything with it when it's long except put it up. It gets in the way, too.

I've been pondering a pixie cut, which is lovely ... if you're Halle Berry. Not so much if you're me. So I'm doing an inverted bob. Which pretty much works on everyone. And it gives me enough hair in front to do something vintage with it for reenactment. Besides, it doesn't require product or blowdrying.

Christina RN LMT said...

The good thing is I have curly hair, so I really don't have to do much with it. I don't have the time or inclination to style my hair all the time, that's what's cool about having a short haircut! We'll see how it looks...;)