Hair!

Let’s talk about women and their hair. We all tend to have a love-hate relationship with our hair don’t we? Shit, I only have 2 inches (if that) of hair on my head and some days all I can do is put on a hat and hope for the best. It’s really funny to me how much our hair is, yet is not, so much of who we are as women. On one hand our hair is as bold as we are, it’s as protective as we need it or want it to be, it can define our culture and heritage, and it can give insight to our creative abilities as well as our unique sense of style. We can add more, chop it, shave it, dye it, straighten it, curl it, chemically treat it, literally whatever we want to do to it, we can. On the other hand… it’s just hair. When something can be changed as often as hair can be why do we have such an emotional attachment to it?

I’ve been told I am “brave” for shaving my head which, to me, is absurd! My hair will grow back when I’m ready for it to grow back and at the moment my shaved head makes me feel like me. Everyone should have hair that makes them feel at home in their body.  Whether it’s ever-changing or it never changes our hair should enhance our individuality, not define it. I encourage having the most fun you can with your hair and go for the things you’ve always wanted to try or the things you’ve always wanted to “pull off” because you never know what feels most like home until you try. Trust me.

2 thoughts on “Hair!

  1. It really amazes me how political hair still is today. I remember shaving off my hair a few times in college and many people said I was so “brave” too but my family flipped out because they’re still operating under colonial and Eurocentric ideals of beauty so it was absolutely absurd that I’d shave off my hair as a woman instead of chemically straightening it and adding extensions to make it longer. It’s my hair but the whole world has opinions about how it should grow out my hair and how it should exist/be worn.

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    1. It’s insane! I get judged in .2 seconds because of my shaved head. People usually think I’m a lesbian or someone who doesn’t give a fuck about other people’s opinions (I don’t) and that always rubs them the wrong way. They aren’t used to a woman stoked and confident in their own skin and being beautiful with or without hair.

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