The urge to chop. Do you get it sometimes? The urge to whack away at your hair? And what do you do about it?
The pandemic and subsequent time at home has many of us eyeballing the shears. I’ve trimmed my own hair three times – the ends only – already since February, with good results. Not to say I don’t miss the salon experience, and my hair goddess, Joy.
My hair is very fine, curly, and on the fuzzy side. There aren’t a lot of styles that suit it. I’m not complaining; I really do like curly hair. Yes it’s thin, but as my dear Dad used to say “Who wants fat hair?” (he was quite bald) (miss you, Dad).
“Sure, my life isn’t perfect but my curls are.”–Ouidad
I am coming upon a major whack-my-hair-off period, I can feel it. I know that I can’t go too short, as it will look like I have no hair. I also have a long face and strong chin, and cute pixie cuts are generally not flattering on me.
I am drawn to messy, shaggy cuts that you can scrunch and play with. I don’t mind using pin curls, light gels, and diffusers, but I won’t have a hairstyle that has to “stay put”. It also has to be friendly to Florida’s high humidity (i.e., feature lots of curl/wave).
Here are some styles I’ve pinned to my Pinterest account. I’m not going to do anything dramatic yet, (am I?). Maybe best to wait for a consult at a future appointment with an ahem, hair professional.
“Why didn’t you comb your hair?”- most of the girls with curly hair have heard this at least once.― hairstylecamp.com
Have you had the urge to chop? And any happy or horror stories about cutting your hair at home? Late at night in the bathroom with a dim light? 😊 Please share in the comments, and have a great hair day.
Stay fabulous and safe, wash and wash and wash (hands that is!), xo
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