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murleya1
08-02-2011, 01:46 PM
Time for a light hearted post! :)

I am down just about 30 pounds and am thinking about a new hair cut. It is funny as soon as I started dropping sizes I suddenly have this urge to cut my hair. I have noticed a few others that got new hair cuts after they lost weight. What is it about dropping weight that makes you want a new hair style? Any thoughts?


SLIMplicity
08-02-2011, 01:52 PM
Hi,
from what I see from your photo on your profile, you have great hair! Don't cut! :)

I'm just gonna do a minor trims on mine (its just past my shoulders) then when I get to goal, my treat is to style my hair!
Besides, I want to throw my long locks over my shoulder and be all "sexy like" when I'm slimmer!

That's my 2 cents worth!

ItsAboutTime
08-02-2011, 02:00 PM
I love your hair also! I am growing mine out but do need some layers or something fun because it is boring, heavy and straight right now.


mkroyer
08-02-2011, 02:03 PM
for me, atleast, i think theres something about "hiding behind" all your hair when youre heavier... also, when i was heavier, i thought my face was too fat and that i could never pull of short hair.... the irony is, that i had no idea what to do with my long hair, and it always ended up looking like crap...which made me look even frumpier ;)

Chooping it off was the GREATEST thing !! i will NEVER go back to long hair. i absolutely love the cut i have now (have had it for about a year) and intend to keep the style for a LONG TIME.. its my perfect haircut. i get SO MANY COMPLIMENTS on it! From everyone.... ive even had strangers stop me in the street and ask to take a picture of it so they could show their stylist.....


its basically a SEVER A-Line... with just about chin lengthin the front, going shorter and shorter to the back, where i actually have it shaved, starting at my nape and then getting a little longer till it bobs at the top... maybe i can download a picture....

ANyway, i also think cutting ones hair after weight loss, not only reflects thier new-found confidence, but also is a way to complete the "transformation"

Celticgirl
08-02-2011, 02:04 PM
Time for a light hearted post! :)

I am down just about 30 pounds and am thinking about a new hair cut. It is funny as soon as I started dropping sizes I suddenly have this urge to cut my hair. I have noticed a few others that got new hair cuts after they lost weight. What is it about dropping weight that makes you want a new hair style? Any thoughts?


I think as we shed weight and become more confident, and maybe feel a little more sexy, we want a haircut that matches our insides. No more hiding behind hair, etc. We're changing, so it feels good to make a change. I know my face thinned as I lost weight before and my style didn't suit me.

quinicatorius
08-02-2011, 02:05 PM
LOL, I totally agree. I'm at 29 pounds and thought it was time to color my hair. I'm not willing to cut mine, I've done that before. I think it's a feeling of wanting change.

longdivision
08-02-2011, 02:21 PM
i always saw it a slightly different way. i imagined that losing a bunch of weight would make me look like a totally different person. i wanted to be that person where the changes were so drastic that even good friends of mine wouldn't recognize me at first glance. that is where the haircut idea fit in for me. i have very long hair and i often flirt with the idea of cutting it off, so that combined with my weight loss would make me look totally different, well, in my mind at least.

wheekers
08-02-2011, 03:43 PM
Time for a light hearted post! :)

I am down just about 30 pounds and am thinking about a new hair cut. It is funny as soon as I started dropping sizes I suddenly have this urge to cut my hair. I have noticed a few others that got new hair cuts after they lost weight. What is it about dropping weight that makes you want a new hair style? Any thoughts?

LOL I did this too...When I lost 20 lbs I chopped all my hair off.

murleya1
08-02-2011, 03:59 PM
Wow great analysis of what is going on. I think it is a little of what everyone is saying. I think it would complete a total change in me, I also can see the confidence boost. I love my hair but would not change it because It was like a great feature that hid my chunkiness. Without the fat I feel more beautiful and think I can risk a bad cut.

2RIDEROLLERCOAST
08-02-2011, 04:17 PM
I also cut my hair, at my half way mini goal... I had a hard time coming up with not too expensive rewards... I have cut my hair short before I just don't like spending money on my hair when my dogs need things, but this time I did it for me. I got a nice bob which is a nice wash and wear hair do as I have naturally curly hair when it is shorter... I love my new hair cut and it makes my neck look SO long... never thought that before... I am thinking to dye and highlight my hair for my 3/4 mini goal... we will see.... I think once you feel better about yourself you do want to do things to look better. I also wanted the same as Longdivision for people to not recognize me... and it has worked...:D:D:D

gettinmygrooveback
08-02-2011, 04:32 PM
I totally understand the need to look different. I have naturally curly hair and have always, always wanted to have long beauty curls. At 50 years of age, I think I'm finally realizing it just ain't gonna happen. I get compliments on my shoulder length hair all the time. I find myself looking at them and thinking.....SERIOUSLY??? I still look the same as I did in high school. Sometimes that feels like a good thing, other times...not so much. I have known for years that the longer hair "hid" my pudgy face. I have a hair appointment on Friday......seriously considering chopping it ALL off! After all....it will grow back. :D

Do what make you feel good about yourself.......

cajunladybug22
08-02-2011, 04:55 PM
When I hit halfway, I got a Keratin treatment to eliminate my frizzies and speed up my drying time. :) I love love love it!

I think something sassy (layers or highlights) would be fun!

UrthWurm
08-02-2011, 05:38 PM
When I hit halfway, I got a Keratin treatment to eliminate my frizzies and speed up my drying time. :) I love love love it!

I had been thinking about getting this done when I hit goal, but honestly I just can't wait anymore. My hair has become so poofy/unmanageable that I've just been wearing it in a ponytail, and even then it's a bit difficult. I found a highly rated salon close by that does the Brazilian Blowout treatment and am likely going to schedule an appointment sometime this week. I'd love to be able to wear my hair down without spending an hour trying to de-poof it with my straight iron in front of the mirror! Super excited about this. :D

pselias
08-02-2011, 05:53 PM
I used to have really short hair and loved it. Grew it out because I thought my face looked too fat. Of course, like someone else mentioned, it just hangs there! But I've kept it at a medium length for a long time. I have decided to grow it out until I am done with diet. I haven't had truly long hair since high school. I agree that weight loss is a time for change. Mine will be longer hair instead of in between and frumpy. Then I'll see how I feel about it.

runningfromfat
08-02-2011, 06:02 PM
I agree with others that what suits you at a higher weight might not work as well as your face thins out. For me I look a lot better with shorter hair when I'm overweight and longer hair when I'm thin so I'm growing out my hair now! I really love having it longer once again. Oh, and I dyed it red (not too different from my natural color but mostly to hide the gray) but I really love the new color! :D

Porthardygurl
08-02-2011, 06:12 PM
I find that i keep my hair long and tied back in buns because when my face is fat and my hair is down, it does nothing for my face..but make it look fatter..so when i lose weight and i can see my cheeckbones more defined, i like wearing my hair down because my face looks more framed...does that make sense?

sonoio
08-03-2011, 11:35 AM
for me, atleast, i think theres something about "hiding behind" all your hair when youre heavier... also, when i was heavier, i thought my face was too fat and that i could never pull of short hair.... the irony is, that i had no idea what to do with my long hair, and it always ended up looking like crap...which made me look even frumpier ;)

Chooping it off was the GREATEST thing !! i will NEVER go back to long hair. i absolutely love the cut i have now (have had it for about a year) and intend to keep the style for a LONG TIME.. its my perfect haircut. i get SO MANY COMPLIMENTS on it! From everyone.... ive even had strangers stop me in the street and ask to take a picture of it so they could show their stylist.....


its basically a SEVER A-Line... with just about chin lengthin the front, going shorter and shorter to the back, where i actually have it shaved, starting at my nape and then getting a little longer till it bobs at the top... maybe i can download a picture....

ANyway, i also think cutting ones hair after weight loss, not only reflects thier new-found confidence, but also is a way to complete the "transformation"
Love your personal bests! I am especially amazed by your marathon PR! My marathon PR is 5:36...because I am a run/walker. Being heavier has limited me...although, once I am done losing weight, I hope to train for my 10th marathon and this time break 5 hrs!

kelly315
08-03-2011, 11:52 AM
I just got a new hair cut yesterday! I took off like 5 inches and made it a short, cropped by the chin look. It's one of those cuts that's kind of made for bedhead hair.

Two reasons I wanted it 1) it's hot, and 2) it feels like a fresh start!