Last week I took the plunge and cut several inches of my hair. I cut about 3 inches 2 months ago, then 4 more inches last week. I have been thinking about cutting it for a while. It’s been 10 years since I have had short hair and I’ve been itching to do it again. I have seen so many celebrities cutting their hair and I love the way it looks! Jennifer Lawrence and Sarah Hyland inspired me with their hair!
The final push I needed to go for a shorter cut was the fact that my hair was very damaged and the blonde wasn’t even. Having blonde hair as blonde as mine it is very important to go to a colorist who really knows what she is doing. Not just to get you the color you want, but also keeping your hair healthy. Hair health needs to be #1 priority! Damage doesn’t really show how bad it is until 6-12 months later. A year and a half ago I thought I was highlighting my hair in a safe way, but it turns out I wasn’t. I didn’t know it until last fall so I switched colorist.
My old colorist was overlapping the bleach. Then last July she used a toner to pull all the yellow out, to give me that white blonde I asked for, and it turned the bottom half of my hair orange. She didn’t tell me and quickly covered it up. I left the salon that day with streaky lavender hair (I was not happy!). Luckily it washed out after a couple washes. As my hair grew out the bottom of my hair was a slightly orange blonde. For the last 6 months I have been trying to get it fixed. Turns out, extremely damaged hair doesn’t do what you want it to do.
Which brought me to the decision to cut it off. I was so nervous to cut off all the length! I’ve had long hair most of my life, I feel like I’m looking at a different person when I look in the mirror. I am still getting used to it. But I am so happy to have healthy hair! And I love changing things up. I get bored having my hair the same way all the time. After all, it is just hair and it grows back. Why not have fun with it!