I have been debating cutting my hair for a while, at least several months. Which, is somewhat unusual for me, I usually get the impulse to chop it off and pretty quickly (one time, with in hours of making the decision) it is done.
But, I hemmed and hawed, I think because while I still really did like it long, it was too unpredictable (good hair day? bad hair day?) and really difficult to manage with all the scarves, hoods, etc, I went back and forth for a while.
I also did not want to go as short as I have in the past in order to give a donation, I needed to be able to keep it at least to my shoulders, so I figured I would wait until the end of the year. I probably didn't need to wait, because I was definitely over the required 8 inches for Pantene Beautiful Lengths (I think they have a better program than Locks of Love,but if you want to donate your hair you should do some research first)
My 13 inches were snipped in two ponytails to get the most length out of my shorter layers.
Before and After
Straight vs curly. I have to admit, while it looks awesome curly in this particular photo, it usually does not look that great most of the time....maybe I'm just being too picky. I do really like having it straight and somewhat bouncy now that it's shorter. I'll probably be opting for straight most of the time...