For the past three months all I ever spoke about was cutting off my hair and well, going bald. Initial reactions from anyone I would tell this, would range from very negative to a little optimistic about how I would end up looking like.
A male friend told me that, long hair has made African women more attractive than they used to be decades ago, the mere fact of her walking up to him with her hair billowing in the wind is a very sexy idea that usually brings him to his knees.
I was quick to point out of course that, there are few Ugandan women who have real long hair due to the amount of chemicals they keep shoving onto their scalp and he said that he doesn’t mind weaves at all. Actually he loves the sophisticated way weaves bring out the beauty of some of these women he meets, I was taken a back by this because most of my male friends hate weaves on “their” women. Their main issue being some of the weaves are poorly done and quite unflattering plus they stink a lot more at night which is a huge turn off.
Now, I don’t have a problem with anyone having a weave done or cutting off their hair, whatever you do to your body is your business as long as you are happy and comfortable in your skin.
Last week on Saturday, I walked into a salon and told the Congolese male to just cut it off, he and a couple of other ladies in the salon were quite astonished by this. A lady who looked to be in her 30s asked me why a young lady like me would want to cut off my hair to a style that is usually associated with matronly ladies and grandmothers, I told her I just felt like cutting it off.
First of all, anyone who knows me is sure to point out that I have a good head of hair that grows fast and is soft to the touch treated or not, so I didn’t cut off my hair because it cannot grow first or is too thin.
I cut off my hair because after a decade or so of having averagely long hair that I used to cut to a Bob or plait long braids through out the years, I had gotten tired of having it on my head.
I hate dryers and that is majorly one of the huge reasons why I did it, then all that monthly spending… Lord, hair is expensive to maintain…I don’t have a “sponsor” (do not need one) and I hate asking my boyfriend for everything, he is not my father.
And lastly, I was bored with my look.
So yeah, I cut off my hair… My mom says we look like sisters now, lol…then the men go on and tell me something about short hair makes me even more sexy..*blush* then again my hair doesnt define the woman that i am. I cut my hair because I felt like doing it, it took two months of thinking to get to it in that when I walked into the salon, I was quite comfortable with it and man I am rocking this new look.☺ Always do what makes you happy, if you and those that love you are comfortable and happy…do it.
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