Time For Something a bit Drastic

This is pretty major for me. I’ve had short hair before. I’ve colored it red many times in various shades. It’s been black with lots of purple and some blue. A reddish purple that blended out to red. It was even pink for a few days in Switzerland.

I could fill a book with all the stories I have centered around my hair, but a buzz shave was not one of them. Until now, that is.

I’ve been seeing the look around a lot and have contemplated getting it over the years. In high school I learned my chronic headaches were caused by the strain of carrying the weight of my hair. Every time I cut it from about just below my ribs to chin length, the headaches vanished.

It’s been getting really hot as we dive right into Summer here and I really don’t want to cut my hair short anymore. I kept it short while our kids were babies and toddlers. I even made it a tradition to cut it really short every time I was about 5 or 6 months pregnant. Anything past my shoulders and I couldn’t wash it by myself. So this seemed the best way to cool off, lose some of the bulk that’s straining my head and neck, and keep my long hair.

My husband kindly cut it for me after I blindly split my hair with a knitting needle. I did my best not to flinch. Admittedly I held back some tears, but it felt so freeing when he was done. After a shower I needed to braid it and so spent about an hour putting these in. I have to take a lot of breaks. My poor arms and wrists. I expect a lot from them.

I absolutely love it! I’m so much cooler and lighter. The braids help with both of those as well. I’ve been having fun with different styles and I might actually be ok with the Summer heat this year.

Published by adg34

Wife, mother, massage therapist, crafter, book lover, and nature lover.

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