For the last three years, I’ve sported a chin-length haircut. Then, in preparation for this trip, I started growing out my hair so it would be easier to manage on the road. All I have to do when it’s long is put it in a ponytail, and there’s no hassle of styling it.
A couple months ago, Mike proposed the idea of cutting it off — all of it. I was intrigued.
Me: You wouldn’t mind it if I had a pixie cut on our trip?
Mike: Look, I think you’re beautiful, and if it’ll make life easier for you, I say do it.
I think a lot of people would say, “He better feel that way!” But even I don’t like when his buzz cut is too short, and I tell him. The fact that he was so sincere when he said it made me feel more empowered to potentially do something extreme.
And so here it is, my pros and cons list:
Pros: Could be easier to maintain, an exciting change, wouldn’t go through shampoo/conditioner so quickly, great opportunity to do something different, might look cute
Cons: What if it looks horrible?!, might get too uncontrollable when it’s that short (I have naturally thick wavy hair), could be hard to maintain on the road, the cost of getting it cut often to keep it short may become a burden, if I decide to grow it back out it could be an even bigger annoyance
In Spain four years ago, I got my hair cut and they gave me a mullet. Well, not a real one, but as close as I’ll ever get. But is the unknown part of the excitement of it all and in the spirit of this trip? I considered flipping a coin to tell me what to do, but then decided to open it up to you all for one week. Cast your vote and any comments below. Whatever you tell me to do will decide my fate.
UPDATE: The poll closed after one week with a 50/50 result. (So much for determining the fate of my hair.) My compromise is to keep it long for Iceland and then reevaluate its length once we hit Finland in late June. Tips, opinions and Photoshopped mockups welcome!