I cut my hair short once. Even though it was for a good cause, I got a lot of grief from people who loved my long hair. I am still growing it out and it seems to be taking longer. My hair just doesn’t grow as fast as it used to. It isn’t as soft and is often hard to manage. I can see you coming 40!
Sometimes I think I should cut my hair short again. But for now, I am keeping it long. If my grandpa was still alive he would argue with me about this. He once told me that women over 40 should not have long hair. He said hair past the shoulders made 40+ women look like they were clinging to their youth. He said it made them look older. Back then, at the ripe old age of 20, I actually believed him. But today I sit here less than a year away from turning 40 and I declare that he was wrong! I don’t feel too old for long hair. I am not ready to go get my bob on. No way! Check out these over 40 beauties who still flaunt their locks. I hardly think they look like old biddies who are clinging to their youth. What do you think?
I think I will keep my long hair for a while. It makes me feel feminine and I have to admit that some of my identity is wrapped up in it (that is just part of growing up a redhead). I do admire those stylish short cuts I see on confident women. But I think we can all agree that whether a woman wants her hair short or long, it should depend on her style, and not some out-of-date social custom. What are your thoughts? Should women over 40 have long hair?
Make sure to follow the hashtag #YearTil40 to see where my journey to 40 takes me.