When I returned back to natural three plus years ago I entered a constant mind battle wondering if i should to do something different to my hair. All those wonderful photos of naturals experimenting with their hair on Instagram and Pinterest did nothing to subside my indecision.
We all know the quote made famous by Coco Chanel, “a woman who cuts her hair is about to change her life.” To be honest, this quote not only applies to cutting hair but also to coloring hair and trying a new hairstyle.
We have also heard, “it’s just hair, it will grow back” which is true, but if you’re like me changing your hair is more than just a split second decision.
So, what do I do when I feel the need or urge to spruce up my look by doing something to my hair? I ask myself these 4 questions:
• Will this be temporary or permanent?
• Can I do it on my own or will I need to go to the salon?
• Am I acting on temporary feelings or do I really, really need to make this hair change?
• If I don’t like the change right away, will I be okay with rockin’ it for a while?
Most of you reading this are probably wondering, why is she taking this so seriously? I’ll admit, it shouldn’t be this serious but you are about to make a drastic change and with any other change made you make sure you are fully aware of the potential outcomes and consequences.
Notice that I didn’t ask any question like, “What are other people going to think or say?” I didn’t ask because it doesn’t matter. When and if you decide to make a change to your hair, never do it for anyone else except for YOU! (Steps off of soapbox)
Okay, so once I ask myself these questions, what do I do? Truthfully, usually nothing. Most of my feelings of wanting to do something to my hair comes from seeing another naturalista with a bomb cut and color and I just automatically assume that I need and want the same thing, ha.
If you are ready to make a change ask yourself the above questions, make sure you are doing it for you and then do you, boo. Also, take pics and share with your curl friends, we love the inspiration!