Don’t cut your hair, they say.
You won’t look as cute as you do with long hair, they say.
I say shut up fools! Reinventing yourself can never be wrong. Besides, if it doesn’t look good, I can just uninstall this fierce pixie cut. Yep, I sure did spill all my hair tea. This is nothing more than a good ol’ fashioned quick weave. I didn’t cut my natural hair, but folks still got their panties in a bunch at the near thought of me wearing shorter hair.
When you baby haters start telling women not to cut their hair, you’re usually doing one of two things:
1. projecting your own personal fears of change on said woman that’s about to cut her hair
2. exhibiting a smidgen of baby jealousy (you’ve always had) towards said person about to cut their hair
It may even be both. Here’s what [strong] women really are thinking when you start spewing that crazy talk out of your mouth:
They Say: You’ll look like a mom!
We Think: Welp, I am a mom…a hot one at that! Besides, didn’t you get the memo that I’m a MILF?
They Say: It won’t fit your face.
We Think: Well that 22 inch indian hair weave has never fit properly on your head. Have you heard me complain about your “set up” looking weave?!?
They Say: Men like long hair.
We Think: If a man is disinterested solely because of my hair, he isn’t the man for me. He’s probably the man for YOU!
They Say: You want to cut your hair, you must be going through something.
We Think: Yeah, AND?!?!?! Who isn’t going through something? I just want to try something different.
They Say:You’ll look like a dude.
We Think: Hunty, I will NEVER look like a dude! EVER!
hair: outre indian tara (2 packs) // lipstick: nyx mls19 euro trash matte lipstick // lip liner: nyx 809 mahogany lip liner // concealer: nuance front + center concealer and brightener // foundation: nuance mineral foundation // mascara: nyx za za zu fiber infused luscious volume
It’s true, a lot of women do cut their hair off as they age. Mothers frequent this look a lot too, and I totally get why.
Look closer at my first image (above). I could only snap a picture while my son (on the left) was napping. I can’t even use the restroom in peace, without these kids banging on the bathroom door screaming for me. So you know doing my hair and looking halfway decent is a complete luxury. Less maintenance, like this cute weaved pixie cut (cutting your natural hair may be more work on a daily), is highly desired.
People who cannot invent and reinvent themselves must be content with borrowed postures, secondhand ideas, fitting in instead of standing out. -Warren Bennis
Ladies, don’t wait until you’re 50 to reinvent yourself and try something new. Live life on your own terms and not someone else’s opinions. If you’ve been secretly lusting over shorter hair, try it. Flip the bird to anyone, including yourself, that stands in your way!