Tuesday, September 1

non-compostable


Ive had long hair for 20 years, really long for the last 10.
Here's the first chop. I feel mighty fabulous.
Liberated
Weightless(i wish)
Flippy
A fantastic start to Spring.

The only problem is its not long enough to donate! Well the longest bit is the required 12 inches but its a layered pony. What to do with it?

18 comments:

Jo said...

i too am seriously thinking about getting mine chopped off, I want to go really short, so was thinking that I could have my 'old' hair made into a wig {for those days that I miss having long hair} ... no idea if it's feasible though *lol*

Jacqui said...

I was only discussing on Sun with another MVA student where the pony tail of hair came from in one of my artworks. I vaguely remember it coming from a friend's husband when he did the 90s thing and cut off his 80s long hair. But it could also belong to my ex-husband, although the colour isn't quite right. So I guess what I'm saying is...you could always send it my way if you can't decide or make something out of it yourself!

Katrine said...

how exciting! I've got no idea what you'd do with it though...
i wish growing hair was as fast as snipping it off. i've been growing mine for 18months and my hair's still not the length you've cut yours all off to!

Veggie Gnome said...

When I had very long hair (hard to imagine now!) quite some time ago for quite a few years (not as many as you), one day I reached the point that I just HAD to get rid of it. It felt AMAZING! Liberating. That day I didn't care at all what happened to that hair, I was just happy to have gotten rid of it. Gosh, if felt great.

Now? I don't know. What can one do with it? In former times in Austria, people would make pictures, artwork, etc. out of dead people's hair, to commemorate them. :)

greenfumb said...

I did that once too, I loved it really short but it grew like a weed and I seemed to spend my entire life at the hairdressers so I have given in and grown it again - 7 weeks between cuts, not 3!

I'm pretty sure my hairdresser puts it in the compost and that's what I do with the contents of our vacuum cleaner - 99% of which is border collie fur.

Jen said...

Hair has a kind of symbolic meaning, maybe work out which growth phase is might belong to (about 3-4 years ago?) then do with it as you see fit! hahaha

Pip at Rest is not idleness said...

I love my short hair, it's so much easier. You save on time washing, drying, shower time etc. The only drawback is monthly cuts, but thats ok, it's my ME time. Compost it, I put all the hair from brushes etc in the compost (cat hair as well)

Laura Jane said...

My grandmother used to swear by putting hair on the roses....and banana peels on the frangipanis.

LOVE the new 'do'

Barbara said...

It sounds weird but when I got my
hair cut really short when I
was 9 or 10, I put the ponytail
in a box and saved it. I still
have it - 40 year old hair!

Kel said...

jo - i can thoroughly recommend it! i wanted the full chop but my hairdresser recommended that i do an interim cut! hapy with it but might do shorter next time.

jacqui- you want my pony???? Hmmm, see Veggies comment...hmmm..what to do.

katrine- thats what kept with long hair so long, the agony of the grow back ,especially if your not happy with the short cut...

veggie- thats exactly the point i got to! felt sooooo good. Hairdresser kept checking to see if i was ok as she hacked of the tail but i was all go! yes, i was going to offer it to jacqui but...

greenfumb- yikes - 3 weeks between cuts! thats insane. i was averaging twice every year and a half! lol i talked with my hairdresser about what they do with all the cut offs and she said tit takes eons to compost so they dont... hmmm

jen- looks like im hanging on to it for a while...

pip- exactly what got me to chopping! i was dreading having a shower and having to wash it , brush it... so i would just pull it up and NOT EVEN BRUSH IT! how feral is that? lol i do compost hairbrush hair but this is such a chunk..feels weird..maybe i can transform it myself, at the moment its looksing like something dead hanging off our pinboard! hehe

barbara- hi! see all of the above! and its not weird..i stilll have all my and all the girls baby teeth, i dont think a pony is that different.

kale for sale said...

This is too funny! I didn't recognize you in the new picture with the short hair. You left comments with each picture and I thought the second was a different Kel! Maybe you are. Different. How fun. Enjoy the new do.

Kerrie said...

I cared for a little boy once who had his Mum's ponytail as his comfort item...other children had stuffed toys, blankies, pieces of clothing etc. but he had a ponytail..!!! Some thought it gross but I thought it was quite sweet...apparently he used to sleep on his Mama's hair as a tiny baby.

Julie said...

Cool! I've grown and cut mine off three times now, only going heaps shorter when I got it cut off. Last time I grew it for my wedding because brides are 'supposed' to have up-dos (pffffft!) and chopped it off from below shoulder length to three inches long after the honeymoon - weeeee! Lib-er-a-ting. Am shaving it all off for my 40th birthday as a Shave For a Cure fundraiser (got 18 months to wait until you see that pic ;-)

Kel said...

kale - hehe. Id say differnt. a whole lotta more time different! its great.

kerrie - thats very sweet but i had wondered if there was some trauma involved, but sounds not. My mind goes to the logistics of keping a pony intact whilst being dragged around by a kid, mines shedding long bits and its just hanging there!

julie- i do like the flip thats available with long hair and the neck warming qualities but whheeeee, liberating indeed. I did want to go much shorter but my hairdresser talked me out, Halle Berry style, but a shave, now thats OUT THERE!

Katrine said...

go shorter next time round! short hair is soooo much fun and soooo much less time consuming than even mid length hair! (says the girl growing her hair ...)

Kel said...

katrine- the only other woman i know who says the same 'contradictory' things is 'doing a julie' and growing it for her wedding....

Rixa said...

I did the big chop last November and now am thinking of growing it out again...hate having to get haircuts every 2 months or so.

I remember reading in the Little House on the Prairie series (I think) that they set their hair out, after a lice infestation, for the birds to make nests.

Katrine said...

no weddings here. i've got all the commitment i need :)