|My recent straightening session|
So, all summer long, I was weaved up. I wore crochet braids for most of the hot months in order to let my hair grow. Last week, I removed my last installation and I was pleasantly surprised by the length of my straightened/stretched hair. The bangs reaches my top lip and the back is below neck length. And seriously, I've always wanted tho grow this SUPER FRO but now . . . I think I want to rock a short cut.
|Me in 2008, with my short permed pixie cut|
|My fro in 2011 - I never really appreciated the short stage|
Now, it's pretty long, but it needs a lot of care. I think a nice haircut and a re-determination to have healthy hair will give me the zest for having natural hair that I used to love. Plus, my edges are struggling! I feel like cutting my hair will MAKE ME stop pulling it into a pony-puff, installing weave, and putting too much stress on my sensitive edges.
|First/Third picture courtesy of www.pretty-girl-rock.com|
I've been toying with the idea of shaving my sides, but I didn't want to go to drastic. So, the picture in the middle, is the look I'm going for. I'm really excited and I have a consultation with my fave barber, Tristan, on Tuesday. I think I'm ready to have natural hair that has STYLE and it's not just . . . hair. I'm a bit scared, but I can handle it. It's just the change I need to allow me to re-grow healthy hair and bring some different energy into my life.
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Have you re-chopped you hair since going natural? Tell me you story in the comments section!