I told you last week, I’d be back to update you on my hair….and the reason I took so long is because I waited until after I had my hair appointment. I didn’t want to be talked out of cutting my hair all the way up to shoulder length. Yep, I did it! Snip, snip, snip! As I told you, I will never have an official “big chop” or a final “fully natural” moment because I plan to simply cut my hair as I grow. Parts of my hair are fully natural, such as my bangs and where my layers are the shortest, while some areas have quite a bit of relaxed hair left. Well without further adieu, allow me to debut my new cut!
Shoulder length forreal forreal! I haven’t had hair this short since my journey began and surprisingly I don’t have cutter’s remorse. Knowing that eventually all the relaxed hair has to be cut puts me in a different mental space and makes cutting extremely easy to do. I haven’t washed my hair after having it straightened just yet, but I know it will be so much easier to deal with because now I actually have more natural than relaxed hair (dealing with both textures was becoming a nightmare!). Remember a few weeks ago when I had to be talked off the ledge of big chopping before I was ready? I knew then that I would be cutting a significant amount of hair at the end of the year to make transitioning a bit easier for me.
I’m currently 62-63 (?) weeks post relaxer, shoulder length, and loving it! My hair feels thick, it was easy for my new stylist to straighten and it looks fuller and healthier than it has in a very long time. I can’t wait til I regain my length, this cut has me all the way excited about my hair journey again.
I’ll give details on the salon visit in my next post, but let me just say this – before I left, I had already booked my next appointment. The experience is worth its own dedicated post! 🙂