Hair, Lifestyle, Randomness, wellness

I did it!!!! 

Guys….. Guess what?

I cut my haaaaaaaaaaaaiiiiiiiiiiiiirrrrrrrrrrrrr!!!!!

Yes! ALL OF IT!

So what had happened? What’s the story? Sorry to disappoint y’all but there’s none. At least not a spicy one ~ nobody broke my heart, it’s not a declaration of any sort, it’s not the intro to some “new year/new me” BS and it’s certainly not a “big chop” a’la naturalista speak. Nothing! Except really bad split ends, a receding hairline a’la Iya Bose and a generally unhealthiness to my otherwise luscious Tiv hair.

I mean, I’ve toyed with the idea of shaving it all off for a while but I always ended up talking myself out if it. I’d tell myself that maybe I should wait till I had lost some weight ergo shed the chubby cheeks [lol], and/or wait until I had changed my wardrobe to match my new look etc. Then i’d get overwhelmed and just abort mission. Rinse and repeat!

So exactly a week ago, I took out  braids and when I tell you the braids ran away with my edges…. A mess! I just thought to myself – what the hell, it’s just hair, it’ll grow back plus I’m Tiv….hair aplenty! And that was that! There was no going back! I didn’t even let myself over-think it this time … On the night I decided, I was out by noon of the next day sitting in a barber’s chair armed with my inspiration picture like cut it!cut it!cut it!cut it! the hair is way too bad ,you need to cut it *lol*

It’s exactly a week today and I’m LOVING IT!! Shower time is a goddamn production. When the water hits my head and trickles all the way down my back, I can’t help but wonder to myself why I waited so long to do this. And then the fresh air that hits me each time I step out… Magical I tell ya!

I won’t lie, when I decided to cut it, I wasn’t sure what the outcome would be like. I worried that I’d look like a boy with breasts and it wont work with my thickums frame but let me tell y’all….. Best decision ever! As I walked out of the barber’s shop after cutting it, totally unsure about how I was feeling, I shit you guys not, some man was coming into the salon at that exact moment and said to me “you look beautiful”… whoop! I basically floated all the way back home like yea bitches! Ha ha

You know what’s surprising? The reactions I’ve been getting have been so great for my already inflated self esteem. I honestly thought I was wiping out an entire pool of potential toasters with my prepubescent boy cut but nah… It seems like what I did was open a wider pool. Heck; I’ve gone on 2 dates since this hair cut and I AM NOT COMPLAINING. LIKE AT ALL. And it’s only been a week! If we continue at this rate, I’d probably be ending 2016 with a husband. HA! jk! No not really! jk!

The only downside I’d say I’ve noticed is that with short hair, there can’t be that many “no makeup” days lest you end up looking like you’re sick.

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Without Makeup… Call me Bros!

I normally don’t wear makeup everyday [even when I’m going out] but with this new haircut, I have to at least fleek the eyebrows and dust my lips before I go out and that’s problematic for me [speaking as someone who doesn’t wear makeup everyday]. But for y’all hot potato mamacitas who do not like to carry last and generally fleek the damn face everyday, this is right up your street. So go forth and flourish!

You know what works tho? Red lips! Like… it’s a match made in short hair heaven.

I mean… am I glowing or nah? Hellur

My sister [who is totally jealous of my new hair btw] has been drooling talking about “maybe I should cut my hair too” and I’m just looking at her like ~ jealousy is a disease ~ “Amoshine when amoshine” lol. Also, she has the healthiest long hair, with perfect edges so why rock the boat when it’s not shaking? Girl bye!

My sister & I

You people should have told me sooner that life as an adult female with short hair is quite THE EXPERIENCE! I would have done it sooner. Since they didn’t, i’m here to tell you… If you’re considering taking this plunge, DO IT! All I advice is that you do your research prior – look at countless pictures of people with your face/body type rocking different short hair styles, ask your loved ones to help you pick, speak with stylists etc. There is a haircut to suit every kind of face/head shape, so find yours!

 PS: Shout out to my snapchat family for helping me vote with the options I posted asking their opinions. Y’all truly came through hard. Thank you so much.

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So what you say? Do you like my new haircut?

Happy Holidays xx

S.


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  • Reply popo December 21, 2016 at 10:11 am

    Lovely…. You are gorgeous…

    • GorgeousBskin
      Reply GorgeousBskin December 21, 2016 at 12:10 pm

      Awwwwww thank you so much Popo

  • Reply chiny December 21, 2016 at 10:18 am

    You already know how I feel about your cut. I am inspired. I doubt i am waiting for the big 40 to cut mine.

    • GorgeousBskin
      Reply GorgeousBskin December 21, 2016 at 12:11 pm

      Yaaaaaaaaaaaay… DO it! And with your new banging bod,
      Umu boys go hear am!
      Thank you mama :*

  • Reply Temitope Hassan December 21, 2016 at 10:45 am

    Gorgeous

    • GorgeousBskin
      Reply GorgeousBskin December 21, 2016 at 12:11 pm

      Thank you!

  • Reply Amara December 21, 2016 at 11:35 am

    Yess! I love it!!! I know I have told you before but I do; you’re right though, I can no longer get away with not wearing make up or hoop earrings but still; small price to pay for the FREEDOM. And the growth will take you by suprise! I cut mine a month ago and i can twist it now, makes me wanna cut it again but I will wait a bit; you look beautiful, enjoy it
    Xo

    • GorgeousBskin
      Reply GorgeousBskin December 21, 2016 at 12:12 pm

      Thank you dear girl…
      I truly can’t wait!
      And yes too freedom… It’s the best part xx

  • Reply Cent December 21, 2016 at 2:10 pm

    You already know, long hair or short hair, I think you’re a very beautiful woman. I’m just low key waiting for you to dye it so we can fully be twinning.

    • GorgeousBskin
      Reply GorgeousBskin December 21, 2016 at 2:47 pm

      Yaaaaaassssss twinsies!
      Dye job happening next week, I need a little bit of growth so my scalp isn’t coloured too lol.
      And you’re so sweet! Thank you very much Centy … happy holidays ??

  • Reply Chidinma December 21, 2016 at 3:57 pm

    I love it. Perfect for the weather. It’s still so hot, we’re still looking for Harmattan in Lagos though.

    • GorgeousBskin
      Reply GorgeousBskin December 21, 2016 at 9:47 pm

      Oh you poor lagosians! Always suffering…today traffic, tomorrow no harmattan lol
      If we could just package the harmattan and send to you guys.. pele
      And thanks Chidinma, happy holidays xx

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