Chop Chop

I got my hair cut!

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I’ve had really long hair for a really long time, and have been wanting to chop it off for the past few months. My hair is wavy and thick, and when it is so long I hardly ever do anything with it, opting instead to pile it on top of my head in a bun that I hear is unattractive. What’s the point of having so much hair if it’s just pulled back all the time?

I like getting my hair cut, though I sometimes suffer from lying to my hairdresser about how likely I am to do my hair, and how much I know about styling my own hair.  In reality, I know very little. Straightening is hard. My hair almost never looks the way it does after a cut (see pic above).

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That’s what my hair looks like before the chop. Pretty! But unrealistic.

It usually really looked more like this:

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Minus the feathered headdress.

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Self styled.

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More self styled.

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And self styled again. So the self styling is not nearly as professional as the after cut picture…oh well. The whole point of chopping my hair off is so I could realistically do it and not knot it on top of my head like a librarian stereotype.

Anyway, I ordered a fancier flat iron.

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6 thoughts on “Chop Chop

  1. Self styling is hard, yo. I haven’t committed to a flat iron yet but bought a bunch of products today so I can try to get more days out of each attempt at styling. Yours looks great!

    • Thanks! I have a hard time picking out products but they really do seem to make a difference. I’m always worried I’ll look like a drowned rat with a bunch of goop in my hair, but it never happens. Apparently it takes a LOT of goop to flatten out hair.

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