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posted by [personal profile] sevenhelz at 11:01am on 16/06/2013 under ,
I find conversations about hair fairly boring, and my hair in particular to be incredibly dull. So obviously the best thing is to discuss it on my blog. That'll change everything.

What I've noticed lately is the North-South divide on this issue. Back up North, people would ask me "Would you ever grow it?" as a conversation starter; whereas down here, people apparently just assume it's a gay thing and ignore it for ages, and then say things like "You must've known when you were doing it that you were making a political statement?"

I've got a statement for you right here.

It's just hair.

Hair grows. Hair gets messy, has to be washed and untangled, has to be scraped into a bun, has to be hoovered up and removed from plugholes, has to be dealt with all the damn time. I can't be bothered with it. I'd love to say I don't give a fuck what you think of me for having it short, but sadly I'm getting pretty riled up over how many people think it somehow signifies my sexuality or political views. What my short hair signifies is that I like my hair short. It's just hair.

I hated hairdressers for a long time, and now that I'm in a position where it's convenient in many ways to have short hair the way I like it, I'm going to carry on. If people are going to assume shit about me because of it that's their loss, frankly. But for reference, this is what I look like most of the time. Notice the hair?

The Band of the Grenadier Guards on parade in full Summer Guard Order.

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posted by (anonymous) at 01:18pm on 16/06/2013
Nobody makes assumptions about guys who grow their hair long, yet those of us ladies who are friends with the clippers are naturally pigeon-holed as making gay or political statements? Why is this? I have neither the time nor the inclination to faff with rollers, hair straighteners or "product," so if I want to whizz it all off with the clippers, so be it. It's my choice (terrifying hair straightener factoid... In the last year there has been a 74% increase in people admitted to burns units as a result of coming into contact with hair straighteners, mostly children trying to copy mummy and grabbing the hot plates with both hands)
I also happen to work for the Community Welfare end of a regional fire service. One of the less pleasant jobs we get to do is clearing houses where the occupant has been engaging in compulsive hoarding, because it is a fire risk. It's common to come out of those jobs with flea and tick bites (if we had to clear the gardens of junk as well.) Lasses I work with who have long hair are coming out of those gigs itching and scratching and taking home "lodgers" with them. There is no room for fleas at MY tonsorial inn.
I like my hair. Or lack of it. My friends are used to it. It saves me the hair in the plug hole scenario, I don't have stray hairs clinging to my clothing or getting in my food when I cook (hate finding a long hair in my food)and in the mornings I can literally wash, and go. I'm sure long hair is very lovely and I love seeing a head of lovely thick hair on a lass, but if you're going to keep your locks PLEASE dress your hair nicely and make the most of it, instead of just leaving it hanging there.
I actually shaved it all off for charity a couple of Christmases ago. I actually liked having no hair at all. Might go back to that one, if we ever get a summer!!!
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posted by [personal profile] sevenhelz at 03:42pm on 24/06/2013
exactly, all of this :)
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posted by [personal profile] lightcastle at 05:43pm on 16/06/2013
Your hair seems taller and more hat-shaped than I anticipated.
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posted by [personal profile] sevenhelz at 03:43pm on 24/06/2013


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