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View Poll Results: Shorter or longer for the changing seasons?
The seasons don't affect the length I keep my hair 27 75.00%
I love shorter cuts for the cooler months 2 5.56%
I love to cut my hair shorter in the warmer months 4 11.11%
I like to grow my hair out for autumn/winter 1 2.78%
I like to grow my hair out for spring/summer 2 5.56%
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Old 09-27-2006, 12:30 AM   #1
 
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Default Do seasons affect your hair length/styles?

Just curious, do you change your hair length with the seasons? Do you go longer in winter, or summer? Shorter? And why?

I guess I'm just feeling a change with the seasons.
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Old 09-27-2006, 12:57 AM   #2
 
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I voted No, the seasons don't make any difference to my hair length.

My hair is a bit below shoulder length at the moment so it was great to be able to pin it all up in the hot weather, then again I can leave it down or wear it half up/half down to keep my neck warm when winter comes!

The only problem I have found was when I grew my hair from a very short pixie cut, when it was just mid-length I could not tie it up in the summer so that was a bit awkward.

Sometimes I do just feel like a change, though I don't think it's the seasons that effect this.
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Sometimes I do just feel like a change, though I don't think it's the seasons that effect this.
Same here, which is why I voted the last option.
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Old 09-27-2006, 08:12 AM   #4
 
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My hair takes way too long to grow so I never cut based on the season.

This will be my first winter CG so we'll see if that has any impact.
Before CG I would flatiron my hair in winter and let it go curly in summer.
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Old 09-27-2006, 08:45 AM   #5
 
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I'm perpetually growing my hair out. I'll let it grow for a while, get tired of it, cut it on a whim and regret it, and start the cycle all over again. It has nothing to do with the time of year, although we hardly have "seasons" here.
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Are you thinking of letting it grow longer for the winter?

The only thing that dictates my hair's length is sun & other damage to the ends, which I recently had 1-2" removed. And come Nov I may have more removed. I just couldn't do it all at once since I waited patiently for so many years to get it to the length it was, which was still approx 4" short of its goal of mid-back length.

I do wear my hair off my neck in different up-dos in the summer, but I won't cut it short just due to the heat. And it's down almost all winter long b/c it's too cold to wear it up.
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I basically get my haircut whenever I stop being too lazy to do so. Doesn't really have anything to do with the seasons.
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if I cut my hair every summer to short for the heat I'd freeze in the winter. Average hair growth is 1/2 an inch a month
Now I might put my hair up more in the summer because of the heat
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Typically the mood strikes me to cut my hair as soon as spring/summer arrive. I think short hair cuts look cute and sassy in the summer. I also like spending less time on my hair in the summer so I have more time to have fun. Although typically after I cut it I decide I want long hair and grow my hair out for the rest of the year. Also, I like long hair in the winter because it protects my ears from the cold.
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Old 09-27-2006, 09:30 AM   #10
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The season's don't play a major part on my hair cuts/trims. I trim my hair every 3 months normally, and I haven't had a major cut to my hair in 4 1/2 years. My main goal simply is to retain as much length to my hair as possible, and keep my ends in good shape.
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The last time I had a 'major' cut as far as a big change in length, was about 4.5 years ago when I spontaneously decided to chop 8-9 inches off. That cured me from going short for a loooong time. Ever since, whenever I think how nice it would be to go shorter, I just think back to how I cried the day after I cut it short. That usually lessens the desire.
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Are you thinking of letting it grow longer for the winter?
I'm torn between letting it grow longer, or cutting it back shorter. It's in between right now and I hate it. Getting triangle head and flat on top, doesn't look very good.

I don't really think it has anything to do with the seasons either, I just feel the need for a change. I've never really cut my hair for seasons, although sometimes I go a little shorter in summer, but always enough to pull up if needed.

I just thought it would be a fun poll, since I always see how the hairstyles change in the media for the season. :P

I think I'll have to take recent pics and do another poll for "cut it or grow it".
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Old 09-28-2006, 08:01 AM   #13
 
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I chose that I grow my hair longer in the winter. In the past it was because I was growing out black hair dye, so I would cut it in the summer to my shoulders, then wear it up often, since the weather was ideal for such a style. During the winter I would grow it out again and follow the same seasonal cycle.

Now that the dye has grown out, I still only cut my hair once a year, in the summer. I just don't cut as much anymore. I think I do this because in the summer, it so much easier for me to notice parched ends, and cutting them makes me feel fresher and lighter for some reason. I think it's purely a psychological thing, since I don't really cut that much.
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I voted the last one. However, I do find that when it's cooler, my hair gets longer. I think it's because the cuticle lays flatter and if I use a cream styler, it just elongates my hair (still have waves/curls) and my hair seems smoother.
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I voted that the seasons don't affect my hair length. My mood does more. Right now, I'mm trying to grow it really long and that is going to take a while, so I'm going to go through many seasons without cutting my hair! Plus I have chopped most of my hair off twice before, once was in the month of Oct, and the other in the month of July. It was more b/c I had had just gone through break ups of long term relationships! ~~jax
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I have ended up cutting my hair a bit shorter during the winters. It gets so cold where I am that my hair gets frizzier and it takes too long to dry when it is longer.
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I'm a hair chameleon I can't remember the last time I kept a style for more than a year. I've been known to grow it down to my elbows, only to cut it up to my chin in one shot. It drives my poor husband insane. But my hair grows fast, and I've never colored it, and I get bored with it. So cutting it and changing the style is the simplest option.

That said, I think I may cut it shorter for the winter to help with drying time. Diffusing doesn't work so great for me and I really don't like the idea of going out with soaking wet hair all winter. So I may lop off a few inches before it gets really cold. I haven't decided.

I usually like it longer in the summer so that I can pull it up off my neck, though.
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