I decided on Sunday that I am truly not my hair. Not only was I done with my previous hair color of red , and after the damage of straightening my hair (only twice but my hair is sensitive). As well as the constant reapplication of dye and bleach I could tell my hair was having enough so I did the thing all of us black women fear the most, cutting off my beautiful locks. I personally have been wanting to cut my hair for a while with the recurring tiktok that said ”the best thing I ever did was cut my hair” or the “you only live once and it will grow back”. After a while it got to me and after seeing my close friend Nora do it, I wanted to give it a try. Often in this early adulthood we want our look to reflect the person who we are becoming. Last april that meant dying it blonde, in January a fiery red, for april a twa. Now that I have cut my hair I honestly feel free. However I have been having trouble finding a style that works with my newly cut hair.
Well fear not here are a few recommended hairstyles to help you if you ever decide to go on this journey too!
Out and about
A true classic to say the least, get your favorite curling cream or mousse and boom you’re ready to hit the pavements
Another classic that is relevant as when it became a popular style choice in the 1920’s, also with the summer coming it’s such a statement piece.
Braids/ Faux Locs
This option is great if you want a simple style that protects your hair, just be careful not to get them too tight!
Wig (A personal favorite right now)
Depending on how you like your wig with a headband or HD lace this is a great option to try different colors or even switch looks.