It has long been said that men prefer women with long, flowing locks. In fact, my husband has made it very clear that he is one of ’em.
Even so, my hair was the shortest it had ever been when we first started dating.
But shortly thereafter I started craving a longer style and began growing it out. To say he was happier with my longer hair would be an understatement. (Of course I didn’t know this until my hair was actually longer – good man.)
The reason I bring this up has absolutely nothing to do with the history of my hair. (If it was, we’d have a whole host of colors to cover. And who has time for that?) But it does has everything to do with how my hair makes me feel.
Right now, I’m all about my longer locks. I love how feminine and girly soft curls or a slight wave can make me feel. Similarly nothing can make me feel more slick and put together than a great blow out. But never, ever does my hair make me think about my husband. Don’t get me wrong, I value his opinion, and I, of course, want him to find me attractive, but my hair has really always been about me and how I feel when it’s styled in a certain way. It’s a part of my identity.
I’ve got a serious attachment to these locks, so if a day came that I wanted to go short ‘n’ sassy again, I doubt that there would be anything that would prevent me from making that decision–not my husband’s preferences, nor the so-called preferences of men in general. (Well except for maybe if my stylist told me it’d look hideous. That’d probably give me pause…)
This wasn’t really meant to be a “girl power” post. I am more interested in your opinions: am I alone in feeling such a strong attachment to my hair? Or are you thinking, “Lauren, seriously, it’s just hair?!” Do you take other people’s opinions (husbands, boyfriends, friends, etc.) into account when contemplating a hairstyle change?
*Linking up with Because Shanna Said So*