I got a sudden urge to cut my hair short. It started irritating me, hanging down my neck. This is not the first time I've cut my own hair - I mostly cut it myself and have done so for 20 years! I have a hairstylist friend who is a great cutter, but when I was younger I had a few disasters where the hairstylist and I had a totally different understanding of what I wanted :) So I started to cut my own hair, and it's so much fun!
When I let my hair grow long I rarely trimmed it. But keeping short hair requires more frequent trims /cuts. The only reason I was ever able to keep my hair long, was that it doesn't get greasy fast (I needed to wash about every three or four days or my scalp would act up). Washing long, thick hair felt like a nuisance. When it was waist length, I was also constantly having to move it out of the way. I don't like to wear my hair up (my scalp gets sore), so it was all over the place.
Well, for the past year I had shoulder length or slightly shorter hair and it was so much easier, but now I just wanted it even shorter. I actually cut it a little bit more after these pictures were taken, but no new photos of it yet.
My hair has been completely dye free for some time now, and that is one major aspect of having simple hair. I hated having roots and my natural hair color looking drab next to the dyed part. I hated growing out the dye. I hated having to dye if I didn't want to grow it out and deal with two-toned hair. I'm so glad it's gone and my hair has been natural for some time now.
For me short hair has always been the simplest and easiest. I can wash it however often I feel like it, it dries fast and using conditioner is not an absolute must. I'm a wash-and-go type, I don't own a hair dryer or styling products.
People have different opinions of what is the most simple hair style. Some people feel like having short hair means lots of trips to a hair salon and thus money spent, and lots of styling products and time spent styling it and thus is more high maintenance. It probably is so for some people. I need a pair of sharp scissors and a bottle of shampoo for my short hair, so for me it's simpler. Again, this is something that differs from one person to another, there is no fast rule to tell you what is the simplest hair style to have! And if someone enjoys fussing with their hair a lot, be it blow drying or braiding or whatever, then that is alright too! There was a time when I was growing my hair and taking care of it was more like a hobby. It was fun at the time. That was before I had a child :D
I like that this summer I can go for a swim without having a long, wet blob of hair wetting my clothes afterwards. I can go to sauna at my dad's house and not get the car seat wet when driving back home! I don't need to think about remembering to take my heavy moisturizing conditioners with me if I'm going to sauna or swimming hall (or have dry frizzy hair afterwards). I don't have to remember to keep my hair from getting caught between the car door, or from strands swimming in my salad dressing!
With long hair I avoid getting my hair wet, with short hair I don't care :)
I'm ready for summer with my summer hair.