Lately I have been getting a lot of suggestions to cut my hair...I'm not surprised, I also thought about shortening it and regrowing once this is over. But something has kept me from it so far. I can't explain it in a few sentences...of course I know my hair is dreadfully thin at the bottom right now, not too healthy and that me seeing my hair thin more and more can cause emotional stress....which it did....
In December when it started looking worse I was devastated. Looking back at the picture I posted then...I don't find it as bad any more, it is worse now but there is still a lot of hair left that is not transparent, and I think to myself "better than nothing".
I don't feel like it would "solve" my problems in any way if I would just go ahead and cut my hair to midback for the sake of "thick ends".
I'm not in the situation where it is just a cosmetic problem anymore...even if I cut it, my shed will still be there, my sickness will still be there and unless that is taken care of I will not find peace, no matter what hair style I chose.
As of right now, I am enjoying that very long hair I still have...if I put it over my shoulder in a long ponytail the thin ends are barely noticeable and I feel normal, if I braid it and the tassel ends where it always ends I feel normal, if I wear a bun I feel like always...
What I want to say is that shortening it a great deal would only leave me in shock and having to adjust to something more drastic than slowly thinning hair. I would also not be able to wear many of my hairstyles anymore....and those, right now give me the freedom to hide it when I need to.
Like I said, I am still wearing it down...once a week, or when I go out, or even to a concert...where it usually needs to deal with headbanging ('dancing' with long hair is THIS much fun)
I'm sure people notice how thin it is, but I don't really care. I have more important things to deal with.
Enjoying the moment is not a bad thing if you don't know what is to come, and like I have learned...life can change completely from one day to another.