I chopped my hair off. It's all one length and comes to my chin. It's just about the same length it would have been if I had simply cut my pigtails off at the base. But slightly more even. At least, it is now that I touched up the few places that were uneven. My hair is so touchy. It always looks perfect when it's first cut, but as soon as I wash it, stray hairs come out of hiding, an inch longer than those around them. I just don't get it. Fortunately, I have a pair of hair scissors for just such occasions.
Why the drastic change? I have a few theories:
1. I like to get my money's worth out of a haircut. If I'm going to shell out my hard-earned dollars for someone to change my hair, it darned well better look different!
2. There's really nothing drastic about it. I have cyclical hair - It grows in, then I chop it all off. Keeping my hair the same way for more than a couple of years: Now THAT would be drastic!
3. I was sick of my hair falling out. It probably doesn't actually fall out less when it's shorter, but it seems like less, because the individual strands are smaller.
4. It shortens my prep-for-work time. Now, instead of taking three minutes to braid my hair, or one minute to stick it in a ponytail, I can simply push it back and hide it all under my hat. Talk about convenient!
What's that? You want a picture? You forgot to say please. And I don't have one.