So this is how I look like now. I have really long hair. And I sort of have a long time love affair with it. I only have it cut once in a while, a few snips here and there, just a few inches or so… I get treatments when I need it, don’t really have my hair cut by hairstylists that I don’t know… The boldest decisions I make are in terms of hair color. I’m not afraid to color my hair, be it shades of red, orange, yellow or whatever I feel like. But since I’m obviously pregnant, I haven’t done that in a while.
And so my dilemma is this. I’m Filipino -Chinese, and after giving birth we go through this complicated ritual of following do’s and don’ts of afterbirth which includes the dreaded “not taking a bath for a month” called Po Ge Lai —– I know, just thinking about it makes you wanna scratch your scalp… and just imagining the heat of the Philippine weather especially after going thru so much during the birthing makes me rethink if I should actually go through it.
But, when my mom was still with us, she would always tell me that this is important for me to do. So, I have decided, that I would do everything I can to follow her wishes even when she is not around to help me anymore. (thinking about her makes me so sad but that’s for another post someday when I’m strong enough…)
So going back to my original issue, I haven’t cut my hair. I’m 39 weeks pregnant now! Just waiting for THE day and still with long hair! The reason, I dread having drastic changes to my hair coz when I was in elementary, I had my hair cut and it turned out to be a DISASTER! And worse, the more I tried to have it fixed, the worse it got. To the point that I ended up with really, really short hair. A boy’s cut. After that incident, I became very, very careful with my hair. I’d rather grow it too long than have someone who I don’t know try to cut and experiment with my hair. So I don’t know how short should I have it cut.
For the moms out there, how short did you have your hair cut before you gave birth? Did you regret it? Or were you thankful for the convenience? I know it’s just hair, and I shouldn’t make a big deal out of it, but come on bear with me here… told you I have a long time love affair with my hair didn’t I? Please post comments ok? I’ll be waiting!