Are you considering cutting your hair? I have! As a matter of fact it has been a recurring thought for me, one which I plan to act on very soon.
I have had long hair for most of my life, there were periods during my relaxed days when my hair was cut short but even then my ends always grazed my shoulders. The next time I cut it, it will be drastic, one of those cuts where you will feel obligated to explain your reasons when you really do not have to.
Recently I came across a video from Elle who runs the channel @Curlsunbothered. She cut her long waist length hair into a cute tapered cut and recorded it all.
Then she made a video kind of explaining why she did it, mostly because she was being asked over and over again. What was surprising or not so surprising is that she did not have any real profound reason why she cut her hair.
Actually her reasons are pretty similar to anyone who may consider a second big chop especially when your hair isn’t damaged or a relaxed.
The common reasons I have heard so far:
1. I cut because I wanted to
2. I am so much more than my hair
3. I want to show you more than just a hair tutorial
4. I want a change
I really liked Elle’s “why I cut my hair” video because it cuts to the chase and it attacks the stereotypes about long hair that can make some women feel relevant or beautiful. Additionally, within the social media space especially when your hair is your business you can get burnt out when you always feel obligated to have long hair and maintain it because that happens to be the goal of most of your audience.
The bigger lesson for us as bloggers and vloggers within this space is having a healthy relationship with hair, keep it healthy and make sure it isn’t a crutch.
Watch this video where Elle explains why she cut her hair and how she feels after two months of growth:
Are you planning to cut your hair? Share your reasons below!