Too old for long hair?

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Registered: 04-18-2012
Too old for long hair?
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Tue, 08-13-2013 - 1:35pm

The older I get, the shorter my hair gets.  I've been thinking of growing it out again, but I'm just not sure.  Do you think their is an age limit on long hair?  Does it just look silly once you've reached a certain age?

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Registered: 06-16-1998
Wed, 08-14-2013 - 2:44am

I don't think women get "too old" for long hair. There may be some styles that look silly on an older woman, but short hair can also make a woman look older and more matronly depending on the style. I think its a matter of finding a style that flatters your face, and a length that works well with your hair texture and thickness (or thinness lol).

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Registered: 04-18-2012
Mon, 08-19-2013 - 9:58am

You make a good point about short hair looking too matronly at times.  I think I've decided to go ahead and let my hair grow a bit.  I have the hardest time getting in for regular cuts and when I have a short cut, it just grows out too quickly.  Thanks for your feedback!