Year after year, I attempt to grow my hair out with the hope that I will have the patience to deal with it when it finally gets to the middle of my back.. And year after year, I end up getting it chopped off because said patience doesn’t actually exist haha.
After experimenting around with different hair cuts to see what works best for my curls, I’ve finally come to the realization that my curls look best when I my hair is a shorter length with LOTS of layers. My ideal length is one that hits just a little past my shoulders. If I go any longer, the length of my hair gets heavy and weighs down my curls so that they start to look more like beach waves as apposed to curly, curls.
The crazy thing is that even though I know this, I still attempt to grow out my hair thinking there will be a different result when there usually isn’t. Not sure why I’m stuck on trying to have long hair but it’s something I’m working on letting go of because it simply doesn’t work for me, my curls and low maintenance lifestyle.
My hair stylist, Vicky, agreed with my thoughts when I sat in her chair at Fiddleheads yesterday.
3 inches were chopped off and she got a little layer crazy in the best way possible. When she was done cutting, washing and diffusing my hair, she said “There you go. Your curls look so much happier.” Looking at myself in mirror post cut, I felt much happier too. This look is me.
It’s only taken me my whole life to figure out but I’m finally coming to terms with the fact that I just need to listen to my curls (because they sure as hell aren’t listening to me haha). Le curls are happier when my hair is short and when my curls are happy, I’m happy. Period.
^^ When I got home, the hubby gave me “the lookover” and raised his one eyebrow which is always a good sign haha. I ended up locking myself in the bathroom for two minutes (Charles timed me haha) and took a whole bunch of selfies on my phone because I was feeling myself. Couldn’t decide on which one to share (glasses/no glasses?) so here’s a screenshot of my photo album. You’re welcome.
And that’s all I’ve got for today’s Self Portrait Sunday = A personal lesson on listening to your curls and letting go of hairy aspirations that conflict with your lifestyle w/ a bunch selfies as visual support haha.
Do you listen to your hair?
P.S. I’ve got a super fun giveaway coming your way later on this week! Tying in with the whole “low maintenance” lifestyle, it’s a little something, something that I’ve become obsessed with and I felt it was only right to share the love with you as well. :)