NEW Year, NEW Hair!
My seven year natural hair journey brought me to waist length hair in 2020. Up until this moment, my main goal was to have healthy long natural hair. Now I want to CUT IT!!
In October of 2020 I flat ironed my hair for the first time in 4 years and that's when the true length was revealed. I was in awe. I had never seen my hair grow this long in my life, not even during my childhood years.
I loved the ease of my stretched out flat ironed hair. But I think I loved it a little too much! lol I kept it that way up until last week! You read correctly... I tried to keep it moisturized and protected but my efforts were not successful. As a result of my treatment or lack thereof, I started to notice some breakage. To me it wasn't noticeable until the last few weeks. My ponytails were starting to feel a little skimpy toward the ends.
To be honest, over the years, I became very attached to my length. It was what people admired and I felt one of the main things aside from my expertise that made me marketable to brands. I finally got to experience the insecurities that some of my clients felt when it was time for a haircut. I started to identify with the length. Therefore, feeling like I was going to lose part of myself and also lose the hard work and commitment I put into growing my hair to waist length.
However, at this time, it was undeniably evident that I was holding on to a dream and wasn't being realistic. Holding on to my ends would cause more harm than good eventually.
It just so happened that I noticed the trending headlines of many naturalistas going through own metamorphosis and cutting their hair this new year. I was seeing a lot of beauty influencers go through transformations.. It got me excited about cutting my own. Basically snapping me back into my own reality and what I knew to be true.
Can you relate? What are you holding on to that no longer serves you??
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