I have always struggled with my hairstyle. I have "thick" hair that is a beautiful mouse brown colour naturally. It has been past my shoulders and chopped off pixie short over the years.
Last year at Hallowe'en, I cut it short from shoulder length to a short style for my costume - Rizzo from Grease (with John Travolta). I had it trimmed again after about 6 weeks to keep up with the style, but then missed the next appt. and just haven't bothered to go back - dh wants me to grow it out, so I am trying to do that.
Problem is, it's at the shaggy stage now, wings flare out above my ears and the top is only as long as just covering the tops of my ears. The back is almost touching the base of my neck finally - I'm positive my hair grows super slow!
What I'm asking is - do I go get it trimmed to accommodate a style for this length while trying to grow it out, or do I just suffer through the shaggy stage - if I put my sunglasses on and push them up onto my head like a hairband it looks good, that's about all that saves me from looking stupid at this point. I won't buy a hairband to wear - can't find any that I feel fit my head or look ok, lol. If I use bobby pins, I can manage to keep some of it tamed, but they never stay put and I'm always fixing/adjusting them. I do not use hair spray or gel, I have an aversion to them.
My other thought is, do I throw in a deep red/chestnut red colour to give it something fresh so the length doesn't matter as much? Is that the wrong colour for summer? It's my default colour when I actually colour my hair. I just need to do something to be able to survive growing this out!
I will add a pic of me now so you can see the mess that is my hair, lol. (can't add the pic till I get home from work tho, so you'll have to wait, sorry!)