I’ve grown my hair long and now I’m getting noticed and getting looks. Before, I had a flattering style and my hair was in better condition, and even dyed a flattering shade of auburn some of the time, but no dice. Not a single compliment from a male and not many from women. My hair used to resemble Oprah’s curly do, only with a smaller profile, since I don’t have professional help. I thought that objectively it looked nice, but since I inadvertantly grew my hair out, I found out that I was getting a better response, and I’m going to stick with what I’ve got. The condition of my hair was better before, and it’s streaked with gray all the time now, but they still like it a lot better.
I understand men not liking unflattering, severe or butch haircuts. Mine was medium, and had curls and volume and was feminine. No dice. It probably resembled a color and cut that some middle aged housewives like but it had a different spirit, more like Clara Bow, or, as I said, Oprah’s new do which people like. Didn’t matter. I’m guessing I was tarred with the frumpy middle aged housewife with a perm brush, even though it wasn’t like that. I know that men prefer long hair, I just didn’t know they preferred it that much.
What do you think?
As we are asked to select a book to go with our subject matter, I found Curly Girl to be very useful and I recommend it. You should find a link to it here.