The title of this post is odd, I know, but it was one of the things Shanti said in the below video that stood out the most to me. How many of you with long curly, kinky*, gorgeous, flowing, effortless hair, use it as security blanket?
Is it fair to say that our crown and glory can be a source of false cockiness? My answer is yes, and of course this is an opinion post so feel free to disagree. Here is what I thought about.
There are days when my hair drives me so crazy, I just want to grab my husband and his clippers, no guards and tell him have at it. Then I think, ‘uuuh what in the world will you look like?” “short hair only looks great on certain faces and you don’t have that face”.
The insecurities run wild and then after a while I am back to center, all is well in the universe and I just dismiss the idea of cutting it off out of my mind completely until my next melt down.
Shanti’s video is really a styling video but we loved how honest she was about how her short hair made her feel, and many of us who are thinking about big chopping go through all kinds of emotions prior to actually doing it, some to the point of chickening out.
On the flip side though, we meet women all the time with the with the cutest cuts in the world and we get all kinds of ‘Beyonce jealous’ because it looks so amazing, not to mention appearing as if styling is easy as pie.
If you have always had long hair then it can be challenging to let it go especially if it has been a part of who you think you are for a very long time. Its one of those things where you just have to do it and see how you come out on the other side.
Get inspired by other women, but mostly get inspired by you and what you will be at the end of it all, in other words get out of your own way! Maybe I should take my own advice *smile*
Watch Shanti as she dishes about her short hair and how she styles it now that it is super short.
Originally posted 2014-04-14 20:00:25.