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Keeping my mop in control

I try to keep two elastic ponytail holders with me at all times for the big mop, which is on top of my head.

Yesterday before yoga class started I threw my hair up into a ponytail. The woman sitting next to me asked me if I happened to have an extra elastic band.

I showed her my wrist with my extra and handed it over. She laughed and accepted. I told her I try to always have two elastic bands on me.

For yoga I only need one, but for spin class I need two. Because I have so much hair and that pony is all over the place. So I need to braid my ponytail to keep it in control and out of my face.

I have recently been thinking of cutting my hair and donating it. I am not sure what new style I want so I haven’t done it yet. I would love to do something completely different and fun and easy.

But I am hearing from some women I know who had long hair and cut it shorter (and cuter) that it is a much bigger pain to take care of. I would think it would be easier, but I guess not.

For me the thing is I can’t stand having my hair in my face. So I need to be able to pull it back, especially when I exercise. When I don’t feel like doing anything to my hair I can just pull it back in a pony or some sort of bun thing–it’s not really a bun, but I am not quite sure how to describe it.

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  1. Jennifer Says:

    I can relate to your post! I ALSO keep two rubber bands and constantly am wearing the “rubber band bracelet” as my only jewelry! So good to know I can come to you in a time of need! Also, I DID cut my very long hair short after I had my first child. I did it BECAUSE I thought it would be easier to manage…. because Ann, as you know, I have a lot of hair and in its normal state, it’s not easy to manage. So once it was shorter, it went from wavy to almost “curly..” I totally hated it and had to keep it gelled all the time. I had to wash it every morning because it had to have so much gel in it… and when I woke up, often it was a big crazy mess due to the gel that was in it! Without gel, it was even worse! So, I waited for it to grow out, and once it grew a respectable length, I got it permanently straightened and have never looked back! And to any of you ladies out there who may have ever thought of permanently straightening your hair, it’s the best thing I have ever done! And my hair is very easy and almost no maintenance now!

  2. Ann Says:

    Well, if you need an extra holder during spin you will be outta luck! I need both. You have seen my huge pony. It’s out of control.
    For me, even when I straighten my hair I still have a ton of hair everywhere!
    I used to think I wanted to chemically straighten my hair. But I have embraced my wavy semi-curly mess. Most of my life I had super straight hair. As I have gotten older I have developed this curly wave. About a year and a half ago my dad asked me if I had gotten a perm.