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Lots of locks October 13, 2011

Posted by mareserinitatis in personal, work.
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Today, FSP had a post discussing how some people view long hair as unprofessional.

I’d never heard that before, and I didn’t think much of it as I’ve never really run into the problem (as far as I know) myself.

For those of you who don’t know, I regularly wear my hair somewhere between my shoulder blades and my hips.  The only time I ever had a negative comment about it was when an ex-boyfriend suggested I get a ‘more flattering’ hairstyle, apparently not realizing that short hair looks like an abomination on my head.

However, the post gave me pause for thought.  What if someone did tell me my hair was unprofessional?

After telling them it was none of their business how I wore my hair, I might bring up another point.  Because my hair grows inordinately fast, I regularly grow it down to my hips.  Once it reaches that length, I have enough hair to cut off a good foot and still leave it long enough that it doesn’t look horrible and drive me insane.  This means that I have enough hair to donate to groups like Locks of Love.  In fact, when a friend developed cancer and told me she would be needing a wig, I offered to cut my hair for her.  She declined, but I wanted to at least offer.

Over the past decade, I’ve made 3 or 4 such donations, and plan to keep doing it as long as my hair keeps going like this.  As far as I’m concerned, I’m doing a good thing that trumps any notion of needing a ‘professional’ looking hairdo.

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