Yes indeed, naturally nearly black and curly, who would have thought?! Even I can’t remember what it’s like naturally (and there are quite a few “shiny” ones these days if I’m honest!). It took me years and years to get the courage to chop it all off. It seems you spend your youth growing your hair, only to chop it off and start again!
Although saying that, my mum was in hospital when I finally got around to doing it and I remember visiting her and she said “do you feel lost without it?” My reply was, “you know what, Mum? I feel found!” So how about that?! Who’d have known? And really, I talked about it for years before actually getting enough guts to actually go for it. Our identity is very much partnered with our hair, hence the power of the bad hair day I suppose!
I know short hair isn’t for everyone and I’m tempted to try to grow mine for a change, we shall see. The length it is currently is driving me nuts, mind you – straightening it every day is a complete faff. Thank goodness straighteners are so much better these days. I used to have crimpers with removable metal plates, which you could interchange with flat ones and they wrecked my hair!
So, the colour is staying put I reckon for the time being. Shall I change the length? Time will tell! The jury is out!
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