Hair Chop Story

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Hair Chop Story

The time the hair has been chopped and I put it on display.

Hi friends, I've been sporting a curly short bob since September and so far, my hair is looking good and has been growing strong.

I'd wanted to have it cut for so long but didn't know I was going to go this short right until I stepped into the salon. I have no regrets as the highlighted parts of the hair had to go as they were damaged and brittle. Though I loved the long curls, I know that my hair will grow them soon enough and they will be healthy as I am finally equipped with some new knowledge about what my curls love and the right kind of cleansing my scalp actually appreciates. So far, sulfates free is the way it's going.

And I only wash every few days so as not to strip my scalp from its own good stuffs. And the same applies to my general body care as I have been using aromatherapy bath salts and a gentle papaya soap. My skin has benefited from the move to gentler cleansers that do not strip existing natural oils. Recently, I have been using a special soap (along with her aromatherapy face scrub) gifted to me by a wonderful client with a homeopathic background and I'll be making a separate post on that!

If you are interested in having your hair cut this way, you should know that it is basically an inverted bob haircut. The back part of my hair is cut shorter than the front side hair that frames my face.

I am growing the fringe back as it is not that flattering as I'd thought it would be on my face shape. And the fringe keeps poking my forehead! Some hair at the back is layered for a more textured look that adds lift and volume. Some might just be fried and damaged broken up strands, who knows.

I'd like to report that my neck seems to have emerged from the new haircut free and enjoying the sun.

Shampooing takes lesser time and I have also started blow-drying the roots of my hair for volume and also because of the monsoon. Wet chilly days fail to inspire me to let my hair air-dry naturally as it makes the blues bluer. Also, the fringe gets weird if I don't blow dry it when it's malleable. Come the usual hot and humid tropical weather, I will go back to air drying. It's all weather-dependent really.

And here are the rest of the pictures for your eyeballs.

Tell me what you think of the haircut. I love reading your thoughts so pour them all out.

Fun fact: I've had this type of hair cut though not inverted from when I was a pimply and awkward teenager but never in any of the years right until now, had I worn it curly. Funny how something so natural like our very own hair can be foreign to our own self.

To end this entry, here's a quote by Rachel Carson:

“Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts. There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature -- the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter.”

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