I shaved my head. Well technically I didn't "shave" it. I buzzed it. Whatever. Anyway. Before you start in with the "But why's" please read the following (and please, if you don't have anything nice to say, keep your comments to yourself). I've been wanting to do it for a while now (In fact, I have done it two other times in my life - both in my 20s). I started going shorter a little over a year ago when I cut my then elbow length hair into a shoulder length A-line bob. Not long after that I had it chopped to a pixie bob with an undercut. A few months ago - during the quarantine actually - I had it cut into a pixie/fauxhawk and had some fun with the color (blonde and then "steel"). My original reason for wanting to go shorter in the first place was just because it would be easier - or at least I thought it would be. I have a lot of hair. The texture is fine and naturally frizzy. So anytime I washed it I had to blow it out and then smooth it with a flat/curling iron to get it to look the way I wanted it. When I went to a pixie it defintely took less time to style, etc but it was still more work than I had anticipated. I still had to blow it out and smooth it with a flat iron and I found myself constantly searching for the perfect product. (I have at least four tubs of pomade in my cabinet - matte, shiny, strong hold, texture, etc). What was most annoying - and probably my biggest reason for wanting to shave my head - was how often I felt the need to check my hair in the mirror, especially on rainy or windy days. At this point in my life I. WANT. SIMPLE. I have spent the past five years doing so much inner work. I'm finally at a place where I am comfortable in my skin, I love myself, I feel beautiful, and I know that I am not defined by my hair / body / appearance. I no longer want to "escape" or hide. I am not afraid to be vulnerable. I am living my truth. In some ways I feel more feminine than ever. Shaving my head felt like a "letting go" - literally and figuratively - and saying yes to self.
1) It's badass
2) It takes a minute to dry which gives me more time to have fun with makeup if I choose
3) Driving with the windows down is the best