If you are considering jumping into the world of short hair, congratulations. It’s a interesting and fun little world. One that is commonly misunderstood.
Many do not understand why women cut all their hair off. Besides men don’t like short haired girls. Or they seem to think that when you change your hair you’ve just gone through something traumatic. Well, screw people who think we cut our hair for men. If they don’t like it then I don’t like them. In fact if that’s a reason to keep long hair then I better shave my head.
Anyway I’ve always disagreed with the concept that women only cut their head because of heart break. Why can’t I just cut my hair because I felt like it? Yes, I know there is some truth to the concept, but not all the time.
The first time I cut my hair I was 6 and wanted to try short hair. I hated it and cried. I looked like a boy! Strangely, when I was 8 years old I wanted to try short hair again. I did it for the same reason as before, but I was experimenting if I still hated it. Not surprisingly, I despised the short hair. It looked weird and I got called a boy (not something that happened the first time).
I grew my hair out for the next four years. When I was 12 I decided I needed to try short hair again. I’m not entirely sure why I chose a dramatic hair cut again. But I found long hair gross and annoying, I wanted to brave the short hair gambit again. Maybe I wouldn’t hate it again. This time I took care looking for the right style and hairdresser for me.
Sitting there as they cut off 4 years worth of hair, more than 20 inches! I was so nervous. What if I hated it?! I didn’t want to cry again.
When my hair was finished being cut I looked at a new me. I didn’t cry, not even close. I loved it. Have never looked back. Never a day in my life have I regretted taking that chance again. It was freeing and liberating and it still is.
Over the last decade my hair style has changed a little. Mostly it entails my hair getting cut shorter and shorter. At this point I usually get one side of my head shaved down with a razor. I like the asymmetrical look I have. Though I am still trying to get it right. I’m always curious what I can do next.
My latest haircut is even shorter than before. Most of my head has been shaved down. The fall and winter is when I get most experimental with my hair. It’s probably because after a year I’m ready for a change. One day I may shave my entire head of hair off. There is just no attachment to it.
There was a few issues I faced with first cutting my hair and you may too.
All in all everyone should do as they please. Just be yourself and don’t let anyone stop you is what I’m trying to say. It has nothing to do with appearance. Hair is just hair.
I’d love to hear what others have to say about their experiences with cutting their hair off. Tell me in the comments.