*Warning, this post was written by a cranky hormonal pregnant lady*
Me hacking my hair off in 2006
What really is the deal, someone come explain.
I put a video up recently (several actually) CLEARLY stating that I only pressed my hair because I KNEW I had plans to cut it off. Yet still I’ve gotten so many comments telling methods to rescue my hair after the texture change.
Why would I “wash my hair with beer” or “try bentonite clay” or “do several protein treatments” or “pray to Krishna and Budha on alternating hours for 3 days straight” (ok I made up that last one) to “save” my hair texture when I am not the least bit concerned or aware of it’s need for a savior.
People, it’s hair, it grows back if you cut it!
Then you’d think I said I was gonna walk out my door and start slaying passerbys with a vegatable peeler the way people reacted. I got several “NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!” type responses, and I could just see virtual throat clutching and tears streaming across the interwebs at my announcement that I probably will hack all this hair off pretty soon.
I’ve cut it before.
It. grows. back.
I don’t know if people think that, because I went natural (the last time) in 2002 that this is ten years of hair on my head. No sir, no ma’am it is not. I’d dare to bet if I shaved my head bald, in 3 years I’d have this same head of hair on my head (expecially if I exercised regularly). It’s just how my hair grows. I remember I almost incited a mini-riot in some commenters when I asked people to fill me in on what people mean when they say “I can’t wait until my hair gets that long?” a few months ago.
What is it with uses (yes USes) and long hair that causes such a visceral reaction? I’m not gonna speculate but I must admit to still being taken aback when I get such strong reactions to just the mention of cutting my hair.
Anyhoo, this is a mini-vent, mini-rant, mixed with a question:
Fill me in again. What is the deal with people freaking clear out about me wanting to cut my hair off?
Until next time Glam Fam I wish you
Life, Liberty & The Pursuit of Nappyness,
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p.s. When I said I was gonna cut my hair someone said “don’t, it frames your face perfectly”. It took everything in me not to respond with “Obviously you haven’t seen me with short hair, my face doesn’t need framing”. Uh yeah … still working on the humility thing *heh* … gone for reJesus
p.s.s. I did a follow up video the the previous one answering questions and addressing comments. I thought I’d tack it on here.