Stupid hair…

My hair is currently driving me insane. I’ve had a sidecut (right side of head long-ish, left side buzz cut) for quite a while, but now I have some ideas for other haircuts I want to try and thus I’ve decided to grow it out. Sounds simple, but no.

Apparently my hair grows straight out from the skin – and I mean straight out, like an agitated hedgehog. And it refuse to lay down. No amounts of wax, spray or gel can tame it. It. Stands. Up.

Imaginary Karin - stupid hair

Seriously..? It looks like I tried to cut my own hair like some 3 year old!

Now, do I:

a.) Buy a hat and wear it 24/7 for the next couple of months until it gets long enough?
b.) Cut my whole head and start from scratch? I’d still look like a bloody hedgehog – but at least I’d be a whole hedgehog.
c.) Accept my fate and just carry on as usual, hoping noone calls the psychic ward? Or Tabatha Coffey.

I hate getting trolled by my own body parts…


  1. 15 March 2012

    Personally, I would just let it go. If people ask then tell them that you are growing it out.

    BTW: I just adore your Dead Dog in Flicker, he is so funny there.

  2. 15 March 2012

    I would just carry on as usual. You could maybe use it as an excuse to buy a couple of cute hats and wear them every now and then. ;) I wouldn’t worry about it much, though. I think it’s pretty obvious that you’re growing it out.

  3. 16 March 2012

    I don’t think it looks that bad :) Hopefully it’ll grow out enough to lay flat soon! I wonder if you can pin it down in the mean time with bobby pins?

  4. 16 March 2012

    Yikes, that’s pretty unusual. If you’re going to grow it out though, I’d just leave it. It can’t grow straight forever, that would be a nightmare! But I know the feeling of wanting longer hair (no matter how short your hair is) and it’s a big waiting game but it’ll be worth it in the end. I had an awesome asymmetrical haircut once, which was a bit buzz-cut at the back with tails and a fringe at the front, and when it grew it out it was just horrible. But it gets better, I promise! :)

  5. 16 March 2012

    I think my hair must do the same thing. I always have some at the top of my head that just wants to stand straight out. So I usually pull out that single hair. But in your case you want to keep your hairs haha. So maybe you could wear a head band or something to make it look better?

  6. 17 March 2012

    Oh! I love side cuts so much!! unfortunately I can’t get one since I have curly hair (and I straighten it) and it would grow out awkward. I think it looks kind of cool when it grows out STRAIGHT out of your skin. Maybe you can dye our hair in some interesting color (if people at work would not mind..) and let it just grow.. or keep the side cut.

  7. 19 March 2012

    Ojdå, jobbigt läge! Du kunde kanske ha på dig fina scarves för att dölja håret? Är alltid jobbigt att spara ut håret. Har aldrig haft lika kort som dig men har gått från kort 50s Betty Page-lugg via suspekt gardinlugg till ingen lugg alls. Lösningen på den där jobbiga gardinluggen som nådde typ till näsan var att dra det bakåt och sätta fast med hårspännen, i månader. Är aldrig smidigt att spara ut från en frisyr till en annan. Min lösning har alltid varit att dölja problemet så gott jag kan.

  8. 19 March 2012

    Don’t worry about wearing a hat. Your hair will grow out enough where it will fall flat. Best of luck! :)

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