Sooo…I did it! I cut my hair. My first blog post (September ’18) was about my contemplation on cutting off some damaged hair that came from me getting it straightened for a wedding I was in.
You guys know I’m totally one for all things healthy hair…but they were my pieces of my edges .
(Edges refer to the hair around the hairline including the baby hairs which are sometimes styled into elaborate designs.)
Listen, I know I have a multi-cultural audience which I absolutely love, so let me fill in you on some black woman hair information: we LOVE, appreciate and take care of our edges like they're our first born child!!! LOL
So you can imagine the hesitancy of me wanting to pick up some scissors and get to snipping.
Before making my final decision to cut, I waited a little while longer and washed my hair again to see if the elasticity of those pieces had bounced back, but they hadn’t. I had a head full of beautiful thick hair, and two straggly no life pieces hanging on the sides.
So, I cut it.
Here’s a visual, allowing you to see healthy hair verses damaged hair.
On the right is healthy hair that came out from detangling (I don’t wash my hair often, so that’s a normal amount of hair from detangling for me) and on the left are the damaged pieces that I cut out.
Yes, this was a good hair experience for me, moreover, it was an even more amazing example about life.
When you visually see that something is dead and providing no benefit, LET IT GO.
Sometimes, we want to keep things because it took us a long time to get to “that length” or to get to where we are in life, but detaching yourself from that lifeless thing, allows you to keep growing!
Don’t stunt your growth hanging on to non-beneficial and lifeless things. Detach and grow!
Since cutting those pieces, I’ve had a variety of protective styles and when that time comes to bring the fro back out (her name is Maggie) I’ll provide you with a new update!
Until then, continue to let go and grow.