Monday, August 26, 2013

Beautifully Human...



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!

HAIR…
It’s a small thing that meant so much to me…

MY IMAGE…
Something I’ve continue to work on from the inside out…

BEAUTY…
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!

Sleeping
Exercising
Swimming
Showers
Etc…

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...


Eyes....



Face...

 ...I even wore blush

12 comments :

  1. Looking beautiful (and happy). There's an old song that goes 'free your mind and the rest will follow'. Enjoy your freedom.

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  2. Ahhhhhhhhhh!!!! Tammie, I LOVE it!!!!! You look so pretty!! I can't tell you how much I love my natural hair. I'm coming up on a year this Thursday since my big chop. It's been a lot of hard work (but that's because I'm aiming for more length), but I sometimes dance in the rain because I have no hair worries :)

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    1. Thank you both...No hair don't care... :-D

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  3. Tammie I think you look Amazing!!! U are rockn this TWA very well.. I love the look on you!!

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  4. I love it!!! Hair is definitely overrated. Mine is past BSL but I rarely wear it out because it is very thick and I'm tenderheaded so it's always braided and put away. I get relaxers but only 3x a year so my hair behaves and looks like natural hair. If I wasn't so tenderheaded I would go back natural because I was natural until college but I'm too tenderheaded :(

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  5. To each their own V...you have hair but you are tender headed so you found a solution that works for you and you look fabulous. I feel the need to make my life as simple as possible.

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  6. OMGGGG! I can TOTALLY relate... I felt like I was in bondage! I was raised to believe A LIE!!!!! That women should NOT cut their honey! When I tell you I am soooo happy that I made the decision to cut my hair I have NOT felt as FREE as I do know!!!! You are beautiful... Sometimes we allow others to dictate and define our beauty but beauty is within us it's up to us to let it shine! Thank you for been so authentic and sharing with us! That's whyyyy we are sooo friends in my head! I would LOVE to meet you one day I know we would have a BALL!!!!! Lol!!!!

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    1. Thanks Lynn,,,sometimes authenticity is underrated and unappreciated...I am grateful that you see that in me friend! You are authentic too and beautiful inside and out. The new haircut you got just draws it out hunni!!!!

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  7. YOU LOOK GREAT!!THE NEW STYLE EVEN MAKES YOU LOOK YOUNGER!!!lOVE IT WITH THE HUGE EARRINGS!!!





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    1. Thank you sooo much! Welcome to my aura!

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  8. Tammie, I think your new natural cut looks great on you!

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