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Hair Story | The Long and Short of It.

I'm very, very meticulous when it comes to my hair. But unlike most women whose crowning glories are their long, black, straight hair, I prefer mine short, sleek, and dyed. Which is why I visit the salon on a regular basis - once a month, at least. When my hair gets long enough to cover my nape, then it's time to have it trimmed. And when the color starts to fade and the partition between my natural black and the copper brown becomes too obvious, it's time to have it dyed all over again.

I started dyeing my hair when I was in high school. I have an aunt-in-law who used to run a salon, and she enjoyed experimenting with my hair. I enjoyed it all the more because the services are free. Haha!

But it wasn't until five years ago when I decided to have my hair cut really short. When Victoria Beckham made the angled bob famous in 2007, I became a Posh Spice clone myself.

Hairstyle, 2007. Highlights were 'in'.
And I totally love, love, love this hairstyle. Perhaps this fondness sprang from my love for David Beckham (he is my favorite footballer of all-time) or the fact that I'm a fan of the Spice Girls. I was never afraid to have my hair cut short. It will grow back after all.

Getting pregnant the year after made it difficult for my hair. Hair dyes were a no-no, and going to the salon became impossible because I couldn't stand the smell of chemicals. I had no choice but to grow my hair long. A year after I gave birth, I took on a totally different hairstyle. I had it curled.

Hairstyle, 2009. Deviating with curls.
But then the curls became a liability because Yue, who was a little over a year old, would tug and pull my hair. I had my hair hacked to solve this dilemma. I went back to the angled bob, but a tad longer than the one I had before.

Hairstyle 2010. Angled bob.
Not completely satisfied with this look, I had it cut some two months after. And because Victoria was rocking the same hairstyle, too.

Hairstyle, December 2010. Pixie cut.
I've been maintaining this ever since. It's the most appropriate and most comfortable 'do for a mom who practically does all household chores, and has an active toddler in tow.

Yesterday I took it one step further by getting an even shorter pixie cut.

Hairstyle, 2012. Pixiefied all over again.
I actually wanted it really short - something like Emma Watson's pixie - but my stylist was a bit apprehensive. (Not many people wear their hair short around here, lol.) So she added some spunk on the sides instead.

Cut short on the sides so my ears would show.
Some husbands are strict with their wives' hair. Some don't like it when their wives cut their hair short. I'm glad my husband does not impose on me like that. He lets me have it my way- because he knows this style suits me best. Thankfully, I've inherited my father's oval face, long neck, and prominent cheekbones. Otherwise, I would not be able to rock this 'do.

I know Posh is wearing her hair long now. This time I may not follow suit. I don't think I can ever go back to long locks. All the more now because summer is about to come. 

Our Kpop hair! :D
And besides, I love it when Yue calls me pogi. That's 'handsome' in Filipino slang. :)

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30 replies:

ChicSassyMom said...

Oh my! I'm so tempted to have my hair pixified! ;) Too bad, I have a chubby face. :( Yours is so nice! :) And cheers to your KPOP inspired son's hair cute! :)

Czjai said...

Thanks sis!

Yue's hair is Siwon-inspired. Haha! Humaba na kasi yung Leeteuk hair nya kaya ganyan naman ngayon. :D

Unknown said...

You look gorgeous!! I love it!! It looks so feminine even though it's short!! Enjoy it!!

Icar said...

POGI!!!Amazing works of Lani!actually mars forte ni Lani ang short cuts kming mgpipinsan started with her during the short hair days of Juday in Basta't Kasama Kita-un pinapagaya nmin and then after that ung layered cut nmn ni Wendy in PBB...

Czjai said...

Haha thanks mars! Fernez, ampowgi ko talaga. LOL.

Oo galing nga ni Lani, kaya nawili na rin ako sa kanya eh. :)

Czjai said...

Thanks Kathy! :)

Mrs. No-No said...

Personally, I love long hair myself, but I admire girls that can do the short dos and rock their faces without being shy or unconfident about it. You are definitely rockin' the shorter cut. I love it. Of all the pics, the last one is the best!
Have a great week!
Visiting from VB (and now following you!).
Mrs. No-No Knows

Anne @ Green Eggs and Moms said...

That's a really nice hair cut! :)

Mahina Sayin said...

You look great! I wish I could rock that haircut like you. Glad I found you from the Exposure 99% Blog Hop. You can find me at

MaiThreeBoyz said...

I totally enjoy this post. It maybe because I enjoy having short hair too. Though I'm sporting long hair now when I go to the hairdresser it will definitely be above the nape sort of thing again.

The pixie looks great on you. Really is something when a girl knows what she wants and what looks good on her.

Chubskulit Rose said...

You look good on both hair style but I like the short one. Visiting from MM.

Unknown said...

WOW, that cut is SO cute on you!! I definitely don't have the face to pull that off, so I'm quite jealous. My husband definitely likes my hair longer, but he doesn't "require" it of me. I usually like my hair about shoulder length and layered and in an A line; but at present I'm working on growing it out to see if I would even like it. It's a LONG process...goodness. lol.

Visiting from VB.
JadeLouise Designs

Wendy said...

great hair diary:-)

blog hopping here...

Tetcha said...

You look gorgeous with your current hairstyle, Mommy! Happy MM! Here's my entry:

Czjai said...

Hi Mrs. No-No! And thanks for the visit!

I'm now following your blog, too. Nice to meet you. :)

Czjai said...

Thanks Anne! :)

Czjai said...

Hi Mahina!

Thanks for the visit! Nice meeting you, too. :)

Czjai said...

Thanks Mai!

Your compliment really made me smile. ;)

Czjai said...

Thanks Rose! :D

Czjai said...

Hi Amber! Thanks for stopping by. Now following your blog. :)

It gets fussy when I grow my hair that long (as in shoulder length). When that happens, my hair ends up in a scrunchie and I look so homely that way. I can't stand it. LOL.

Czjai said...

Thanks Tetcha!

Hopping to your blog now. :)

Jennifer Wolfe said...

Looks like whatever you choose, you look great! It's fun to switch styles!

Holly said...

I love the haircut you have now, it really suits you. :)

MoM from Manila said...

Wish i could don a short hair like you, but I can't. I have a rounded face and my cheekbones are missing, LOL!

visiting you from MM..
hope you could take a peek at my Indian boy

Czjai said...

Thanks Jennifer, Holly, and Mom from Manila! I visited your blogs and posted some comment love. :)

Unknown said...

Haha! I totally did the Posh cut too. Who didn't though, right?! :) Your new cut is cute! Great for your face. Thanks for sharing at Oh Snap!

Chris said...

i really like your latest hair cut! i myself had my hair cut really short in 1999 and always liked to wear it short :) i tried to have it grow longer but i eventually go back to short :)

now, i want to get a pixie cut soon like yours! :D

Czjai said...

Thanks Lauren!

Always a pleasure to share my posts with you. :)

Czjai said...

Thanks Chris!

Yeah, go pixie ka na rin! :)

Krystyn @ Really, Are You Serious? said...

So jealous of your hair. I wish mine could do all of those cuts. I always wanted a pixie, but my hair is too frizzy!