Embracing Mid Length Hair

For the majority of my life, my hair has always been short or long. I often went through phases of growing it out, then getting annoyed with it or just wanting a change and chopping it off, then I would miss the ability to throw it up in a braid or a bun and begin the growing out process all over again. I used to hate the period where my hair was just at my shoulders and would consider that my awkward length.

Recently, as you will have seen on Instagram, I cut my hair (though no one seems to notice in real life… not sure what that’s all about). I had been growing it out for the past two and a half years, and though I was seeing progress, I came to the realization that I don’t have the ideal hair type for long hair. It’s quite fine, so as it was getting longer, I was losing volume unless I curled it every day, and I was also dealing with damage from bleaching and heat styling. After months of hemming and hawing about a change (while pinning pictures of Abigail Spencer’s and Kate Bryan’s lobs nearly every day), I decided that I didn’t have to have long hair to be a beauty blogger. I can still look pretty and chic when I want to without curls cascading down my back. I will never have hair like Rapunzel (or Amber Clark), and that’s okay. I love my new hair now, and though I can’t do a side braid as easily (or at all) right now, the weight off my head and the blunt feeling of my ends is just heavenly. Maybe I’ll venture into the long hair game again in the future, but for now I’m happy to stay in the mid length arena.

How do you feel about mid length hair? Do you keep your hair at the same length all the time or change it often? 

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  • Talia

    I think your hair looks lovely and suits you perfectly! I, too, have longed for hair that I will never have and recently realized that I wear short hair best. Much as I’d like long flowing locks, it just isn’t for me. I don’t have the patience or skill set to fool around with my hair. You look lovely!