Re: When does the awkward phase end?

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Posted by Jackson (other posts) on February 25, 2019 at 11:35:06 Previous Next

In Reply to: When does the awkward phase end? posted by Avi on February 24, 2019 at 04:52:43:

: Hey guys,
: Haven't posted in a while- school got busy again. I hope everyone is doing well :)
: I'm having an issue as of late with my hair, and I was hoping you all could help. I began growing my hair out last year(my last haircut was March of 2018), as growing my hair long has been a lifelong dream of mine since I was a young kid. It's been 11 months so far, and sadly I'm still stuck in the awkward phase. I constantly get comments from people about how dirty and messy I look, and how I should get it cut. It really hurts my feelings because long hair is something I really want, but I don't have a thick skin and people hurt me easily with their mean comments. I just want to be through the awkward phase to the point where my hair looks genuinely good, and nobody can insult it because it doesn't look dirty or messy anymore. How long will it be until I'm done with the awkward phase?
: If you need pics of my hair I can provide them.
: Thanks a lot as usual :)
: Avi

Once upon a time I was in a similar position to you. I too wanted long hair my whole life but didn't get up the courage to grow it until I was in my 20s. I started and cut a few times because of the comments of others. Every time I felt awful about. The best advice I can offer is just to stick it out. If you are like me you'll regret it if you cut it only to have all that time and effort lost and to feel like you are betraying yourself. It is hard to deal with comments but worth it.

The awkward stage can mean something different to different people. So can neat, clean, messy, dirty, or what looks good. Unfortunately some people will think negatively regardless. I have always thought of the awkward stage as having hair that was too short to tie back. People may or may not accept your hair regardless of how long it is or how good it looks. I will say I found I got fewer messy, dirty, and even cut it comments when I wore it in a ponytail rather than loose during the first couple years of growing.

Hang in there! And don't be afraid to post pictures. People may have helpful feedback, but I am also sure your hair looks great despite what everyone says.

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