I am in TOTAL agreement with Chastity over at Garnerstyle when she challenged the masses with the expression
“Turn down for what?!”
Although some may be tired of that phrase, it resinates with me at the moment.
To me, turning up can be defined as is expressing parts of yourself that lie dormant. …Overtaking challenges and embarking in new beginnings. …Acting despite fear as though you were fearless!
It’s a small thing that meant so much to me…
Something I’ve continue to work on from the inside out…
Something I’ve struggled to find within myself over the years. And the older I get, the more I understand that what it truly is. There is beauty in humanity and I am beautifully and wonderfully human…I am real.
I say all that to say, I big chopped yesterday.
That’s RIGHT!On the evening of August 23, 2013 I carried out my decision to free myself from my hair.
Afterwards, I told my stylist I might never grow it back! I do want the fro to fill in a bit but I might always keep it low as I have grown to LOVE short hair!
I had been repeating the mantra over and over “Hair is overrated.”
My relaxed tresses bound me from doing so MUCH!
I did not want to be inconvenienced that way any more!
Now mind you, the bondage was in my mind…but I felt I was limited to doing so much because; “I pay too much to get my hair done!”
So not relaxing for one month after a color treatment was enough of a segway to cut my hair down to my new growth.
I can’t stop smiling at my reflection in the mirror!
I haven’t told some folks because (in my vanity) I am looking for that shock value.
My mom has been telling me for years to go natural. I finally listened. And I will thank her.
I went out with some buddies last night for a drink. This was my face for that night. I am no make-up guru...As a matter of fact I'm quite a babe in make-up.
But I wanted to accentuate the natural features played up by my new cut...
...I even wore blush