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Something I like to do from time to time is pick something that scares the living sh*t out of me and just do it. Like quit my job and try to make a living working freelance/on the internet, or picking up and moving to a new state. Im not trying to pat myself on the back, it’s not like I make a conscious effort to do these things for self improvement or anything noble like that. It’s more like I just get a bug up my butt and I just do it.
My most recent episode of Dosomethinggoddamnscaryitis involved chopping off over 8 inches of my hair. Not gonna lie, it was way scarier than both of those other things I mentioned.
This was my hair on Friday afternoon. I’ve had long hair since the dawn of time so I’m pretty accustomed to it. It was waist length, and honestly a bit too long …but it still looked pretty in photos.
Side note: don’t take pretty hair photos the day before you’re going to chop it off, that was a stupid thing to do. But I’ll tell you what, I’m happy with it. It’s definitely been an adjustment but I’m not even freaking out.
This was after it was cut.
It feels really good, and I think I made the right decision at the right time for me. So let’s talk about what you should consider if you’re walking around wondering “Should I cut my hair?”
Obviously, this is one woman’s opinion so you don’t have to listen to me. BUT after going through this process myself and coming out the other side unscathed, this is what I would tell a friend if they asked me “Should I cut my hair?”
This may just be my crazy self talking, because you guys know I’m super into beauty stuff, but I’m also sort of excited to get a cool set of clip in extensions with a crazy color! That way if I’m itching for something different or waxing poetic about the hair I once had I can clip it in, have some fun, experiment with color sans-damage and go back to my sleek short hair the next day!
Keep in mind, even if you are totally ready to cut your hair the days following the haircut will be FULL OF FEELS! I had all the feels. I was excited, I was sad, I was second guessing myself. Then by like Monday morning, after I had styled it well and put on my favorite lipstick I looked in the mirror and thought “Yup, nailed it” and I’ve been feeling right as rain ever since. 🙂