What your hair says about your personality

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I’ve been toying with the idea of keeping my hair longer but on second thoughts, I think not. First, my hair texture is too thin and limp. Second, long hair is definitely going to age me and considering my thin frame, I don’t think I’ll look good. Anyway, it seems most people think that older women should have shorter hair. So it also means to say, longer hair are for younger women? Personally, while I do have such stereotypes but as a whole, I think long hair is more versatile and short hair is more refreshing.

But according to Jo-Ellan Dimitrius, women who are over 40 years old and wear their hair long may not resist growing up. These women are said to be caught in a time warp and still think of themselves as teenagers or college students rather than as grown-ups. And such women may be fairly unrealistic in their outlook on life as well as in their perception of themselves. On the other hand, women with short hair that is carefully cut and styled may reveal an artistic personality. (source)  

So do you agree with her views? If it’s true, I definitely couldn’t wait to grow up because I’ve maintained short hair for umpteen years now. LOL. Well, whatever it is, all I really care about now is to get a haircut soonest! But the bad news is, I’ve to wait till next weekend because my hairstylist is fully booked!

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Comments

  1. flym says

    Ha ha, it’s a rather controversial comment..I personally think some women keep their hair long because they think it looks better? Or they feel it’s more feminine to have long hair.
    I’ve kept my hair long before and don’t like it, it’s just too hot in this weather. I don’t understand why some women wouldn’t cut their long hair..I mean, they do grow back!
    Mature women can look good with long hair as long as the hair is in good condition, and is styled & worn properly.

    • sesame says

      I think the general feel is that longer hair is more feminine. But personally, I find it hard to grow hair longer once it’s cut…at least for me. I had long hair, then I cut to shoulder length and now, it’s just short. Anyway, it doesn’t help that my hairstylist doesn’t encourage me having long hair.

  2. stella says

    lol that’s funny coz when i got a short blunt bob several years ago after many years of medium length layered hair, it was like going back to the time i was 7 — i looked exactly the same i swear, especially since i already do look younger than my actual age and erm haven’t grown much since then as i’m small; it was sooo hilarious comparing photos!

  3. Happy Feet says

    I personally think it is true with regards to a close kin I know. She looks like time has stood still from the way she dresses and the long hair she wears. But sadly, her skin does not have the ability to defy gravity. However, whether a mature lady wears her hair long, or short is a matter of preference, most times I guess. It goes the same for younger ladies as well, right? In fact, some older ladies in order to look younger, cut their hair ‘bob’, with streaks of highlights as well…. Hippier than the younger gen.

    • sesame says

      Ah…I think those are too much. Unless their face don’t show, their hip hairstyle will make them look out of place. It can be modern, but not too eccentric.

  4. Angel says

    I don’t like short hair on me at all, it looks awful with my face shape. I prefer long hair, I think its a bit more elegant.
    But don’t get me wrong, I think short hair is great and looks cute and appropriate on many women. But I personally do not like my hair short. I like it to be touching my shoulders. :) I cut my hair drastically short once and I didn’t like it, I am not brave enough to try again and I like my long hair.

    • sesame says

      I think it’s personal preference and like what you’ve said, face shape. Some people look good with long hair, no matter their age and vice versa. Of late, I feel I cannot cut my hair too short too – don’t look as good as before.

  5. Hanns says

    I’ve read a book entitled ‘The YOU Code’ by Judi James, says that a long hair means emphasising your sexual availability.I think that’s true haha~ try reading the book, you’ll be surprised by what it says everything about you =)

  6. says

    A very brain-scratching post, sesame!

    I do NOT live in ANYONE’S stereotype. At the moment, my hair is long – shoulder-blade length and 30% WHITE in a streak from the crown. I have never – and don’t plan to dye my hair – I do get compliments on it though that is not my intent. It’s my hair and it’s who I AM – I EARNED it! My son is 24 years old and my hair reflects my entire life journey, and I am comfortable with it. Yes, even DEFIANT about it!

    On coworker ladies younger than I, white or dark roots do NOT look good! I want to tell them, “instead: embrace the natural YOU!”

    From the other comments, it is obvious we all have our own ideas about what suits us – some of us more strongly than others. And that is fine.

    My hair has been this long for almost a year. Before that, it had been even longer, and I wore it in a ponytail to hide some of the gray. (Actually the white streak looked pretty dramatic in a tail!) 2 years ago, I cut it to collar length – a really drastic and freeing change for me!

    Although I do plan to cut it a lot shorter in the next month, I don’t like REALLY short hair on me – just don’t want to spend the time styling it, or go back that soon for a haircut. About 75% of women here have some sort of a bob – been there, done that!

    I’ll definitely be spending some time looking at hair magazines…

    • sesame says

      I really admire your attitude. I would like to be comfortable with my own hair too but it’s the one thing I’m most insecure about on my body for the longest time. Although I don’t spend a lot of time styling it on a daily basis, I actually fuss over it a lot, making sure it’s neat, my scalp isn’t showing too much or that it isn’t greasy.

  7. Rinka says

    ive always thought that short hair aged women. maybe its because i see so many 50 year old women chopping off their hair into a short spiky do and so when i see that style, it reminds me of them.
    i also prefer to have either short hair or long hair (medium length hair doesnt do anything for me)and right now its about shoulder length. im still pretty young so right now im trying to grow my hair.

    i think older women with long hair look great. i think when its not maintained and its dull, thats when it ages them. but if i saw an older women with shiny soft long hair, it would take years off her!

    • sesame says

      I know what you mean but I guess it depends on the style and if the person bothers to maintain it well like what you said. I agree on dull hair aging a woman!

  8. Rynn says

    Hmm, I doubt age really limits what kind of hairstyle you can take because at the end of the day, it’s really all about your face shape and what hairstyle suits yourself.

    I once saw a lady who looks around 50+ with bright orangey-red and permed hair. That was terrifying, at least for myself.

    Short hair really gives off the edgy style like Agyness Deyn but there are certain face shapes like mine that simply cannot take short hair.

    Sesame, I would like to ask you something. Does lemon juice help lighten hair color naturally? I’ve been wanting to dye my hair for ages but I’m allergic to many types of hair dye.

    • sesame says

      I have no experience about lemon juice with hair. But I imagine it might. Just that I’m not sure about the outcome…if it’s desirable. The other day, a reader shared that using baking soda in your shampoo can lighten hair naturally.

  9. pf1123 says

    My hair is all about easy maintenance. I had long hair for about 5 years, but its really too hot. And I don’t think I gave the vibes for sexual availability (as 1 commentor commented) coz I did not have a single date for those years!

    Nowadays, I have shorter hair, touching the base of my neck at most. I like to cut it short to make a statement! And then let it grow…and chop it off again. I try to go to the hair salon only twice a year. I think that’s the maximum I can take. And after the “torturous” sessions, I don’t expect to fuss with my hair much on a day to day basis.

    • sesame says

      I like the length of your hair now (your profile pic). I think it suits you very well. Don’t cut it shorter.

  10. pf1123 says

    Really? Thank you.

    I was just thinking of cutting it. Hahahaha….coz its been 4.5 months since I cut it. Just a little bit untidy now and also becoz its very hot these days.

  11. Cappy says

    I’ll soon be 53 and have naturally curly blonde hair that I’ve kept pinned up for most of my adult life. That was the only way I could tame it, and styling took a lot of time…plus, I have always felt frumpy.

    Recently I got the Brazilian Blowout and I’m now wearing my hair down. Love it! It’s long, sitting a little past my bra strap in the back. My head tells me I should get it cut shorter because of my age, but my heart tells me no way, since my hair has always been a slow grower.

    Honestly, I want to enjoy this moment of “hair freedom” for as long as I can, and why not? My hair is healthy, the color is great, plus I’ve even received very nice compliments by the older men at my workplace. The women? Most pretend not to notice, while a few did give out very nice compliments as well.

    Am I caught up in a time warp? Perhaps. I want to thoroughly enjoy this new look; however, I’m certainly not unrealistic. I’m the same girl I’ve always have been, just have hair that I can now style anyway I’d like very quickly. I love this new-found freedom, and there’s nothing wrong about that at all…even if I’m not as young as I once was. :)

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