One of my favorite natural hair bloggers, Sunshine, recently shaped up her hair. I asked her a few questions about it.
How did you come up with the idea for the cut?
S: My TWA was at a nice length but the shape left much to be desired. In order to jazz it up I would often create a shape that resembled a cut style. I would always shape my twist-out and braid-outs to be voluminous on top and tapered looking on the sides and back. Thus creating a faux cut. With the recent birth of my son, I had been looking for ways to cut down on the amount of time I spent “styling” my hair. But I still wanted my hair to be stylish. That’s when I decided to get it cut into the shape I had been simulating with my other styles.
I love it and I haven’t had a bad hair day since!
What exactly did you shave off?
S: I got the sides tapered a bit and the very back. The rest of my hair was left alone. I’ve got what the barber calls a “temp fade”.
Why short hair?
S: I don’t know that I am necessarily choosing to wear my hair short as much as I am just enjoying every phase and length I go through with my hair. My hair is growing but I don’t have any length goals to achieve. I wanted to do something with my hair that would allow me to get up and go, I had to lose a little hair to accomplish that. Losing hair is a fear I got over with my big chop!
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