The Big Chop

I’ve done it! I’ve made a big decision and gone ahead with the big chop. I’ve been struggling with the idea of chopping my hair off for quite some time. Since moving to Australia, I have been thinking about how to maintain my half straight and half curly hair. Do I A. Spend $400 to try and get it straightened again? Or B. Do I get a perm and hope that my hair doesn’t fall out because of all the chemicals I’ve treated it with? Nope, I choose none of the above. So, I made an option C. Go ahead with the big chop.

                      hair                       short hair

Recently I’ve been watching a lot of “Scandal”, a show on Netflix starring Kerry Washington, a black American actress, who wears her hair straight in each episode. I have to say, she looks amazing and I know the feeling of having that beautiful straight hair that you can do anything with. But, sometimes, you see her with her hair au naturel; it’s curly, it’s shoulder length and it’s beautiful.

I’ve always been a little self-conscious of my curly hair and for the past 5 years I have been straightening it. I have played around with curling my hair, growing it long and even cutting it up to my shoulders. I’ve never known what to do with it, what product to put in it, how to style it, what haircut to get, nothing ever worked. But, nowadays you can easily find hair tutorials on pinterest, youtube or just by looking on google images.

                  no makeup                                short

I am thankful to the women out there who have cut their hair short, worn their hair au naturel  and totally rocked it. Thank you! I am so happy to have taken the plunge and I’m ready to embrace my natural hair. Curly hair is cool, it’s fun and it’s mine!

Happy running 🙂


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