Chicagoland in November is cold enough, but as I wrote about yesterday I might experience an extremely colder month.
After realizing that I might have to take matters into my own hands this month (read yesterday’s post to see what I’m talking about), I debated whether or not I should make my other announcement.
But after careful consideration I’ve decided to press forward…
Tammy doesn’t know it yet, but the hair on my upper lip isn’t the only thing I’ve decided to grow. But unlike my moustache, I’m going to let the hair on my head continue to grow after the month of Movember is over.
In fact, I’m letting it grow for the next 200 days (at least) or until my 40th birthday.
When my friend Daniel came to run the Chicago Marathon in October he had let his hair grow (he normally shaves it before his races) and I started thinking about how much I LOVED when I grew my hair out about 10 years ago.
So during that weekend I decided I was going to let my hair grow again.
The last time I let it grow, my goal was to let it grow long enough so I could get it braided when Tammy and I took the kids to Mexico (pictures below).
This time around I’m growing it out to give the finger to turning forty, to show that I’m forty and have a full, thick (and big) head of hair.
Of course growing my hair comes with a cost… Tammy hates it.
When I grew it out for Mexico she wouldn’t look at me in the mornings because my bed head was REALLY bad. If I tried to kiss her before I put on a cap she’d close her eyes and look away.
So my doing this may mean that not only is November going to be a cold month but it could be very chilly as 2013 rolls around.
While I won’t have Tammy’s sister, Kristan, actually cut my hair, I’ll still stop by her salon, Salon Mackk, so she can thin it out real good. My hair gets VERY thick, like an afro, which means it’s also VERY hot. If Kristan didn’t thin out the undercarriage I’d get heatstroke.
If what I found on the interwebs is correct then my hair should grow about a 1/2-inch per month and since I’m about two months into my “Fro-ty” growth I could have about more 3 inches of hair on my head by the time I hit fro-ty, I mean forty.
Since I won’t have as long to grow it as I did for Mexico (over a year) I’m hoping some of my readers can help me with tips on how to get my hair to grow faster. Feel free to leave them in the comments!!
Before Kristan and The Girls had the salon, she used to use me as her guinea pig so I’ve had LOTS of different hair “styles” over the past few years.
Can’t wait to see how long it gets by the end of May!!
Let the growing begin!!
Don’t forget to leave any hair growing tips in the comments.