There are many reasons for why someone would want to cut their hair short.
Perhaps you want something different, or you want to be bold and try something new, or you’re going through a really bad breakup or you just really enjoy the short hair look and want to try it out or you got loads of split and dead ends.
I’ve been wanting to share my short hair experience with you for quite some time now but never really had the time to write this post but now that I do and my hair is starting to get longer I might as well tell you a little story of how, and why did I cut my hair when I had gorgeous long locks.
And it all started a year ago.
A year ago is when my hair took a terrible turn and got damaged completely.
And I know what you’re thinking “it’s probably because of all the heat you use.” “or maybe it’s for dying your hair too much.” “maybe you don’t know how to take care of your hair.”
And I can tell you right now it was none of the above.
There were two things I always said I’d never do to my hair. One of them being cutting my hair and the other one dying it. I started to dye my hair a few weeks before I started my freshman year in high school. I started off with some highlights in my natural hair. Haven’t died it until my 15th birthday when I had ombre in my hair and it only lasted for the remaining of the year until December 19th I died my whole hair blonde.
I know what you’re probably thinking “Kat that’s why your hair was so damaged because you kept on dying it.”
I only ever touched up my hair just about 4 times when I had my blonde hair and I made sure to take really good care of it. However, there was an incident that had occurred over the summer of 2015. Is when my hair started to get weaker and weaker as each day passed by. Don’t get me wrong, I always had thin hair but it was absolutely healthy and I made sure to take good care of it. So, I was in complete shock when I discovered my hair becoming very fragile with a bountiful amount of split & dead ends.
And I remember the exact words the beautician I went to has said to me.
“I can’t touch up your roots because If I do all your hair will fall out. I don’t understand what happened because when you came to be in February your hair was gorgeous and now it’s completely dead from the roots to the very ends. You will go bald.”
I would go bald is what she told me.
My eyes widen with such shock and her words kept repeating in my head over and over again. I had to sit down and call my mother with tears forming in my eyes for I was so scared. What would I do? Is it true? I mean I noticed it wasn’t as healthy as a few months ago but is it really that bad?
After that happened I kept trying every natural hair remedy I knew on my hair and slowly it worked. (You can find most of them under the category haircare.)
I kept hoping for the best.
However, in February of this year I decided I wanted something different. A few nights before my flight I had a dream that I was walking the halls of my school with short reddish-purple hair. When I was in the hair salon my mother said to me “hmm, you should do something different with your hair, maybe get rid of the blonde and try something else or perhaps cut it.” Immediately a light bulb appeared over my head.
I knew exactly what to do.
As the beautician started to dye my hair and I saw the outcome I instantly fell in love. But, when she put me on the chair to cut my hair my eyes opened so wide that I swear, they could have just popped out right then and their. As soon as she took those scissors close to my hair I took a deep breath and was so nervous. I never imagined I’d ever cut my hair but there I was sitting on the chair having almost all of it snipped off. All I could think of were those words for when I was back home and what they’ve said to me. She told me I had to cut everything off and I kept refusing. But then I did, and I was in love with the look. I felt like a brand new person and I almost couldn’t recognize myself. Neither could others. Everyone was shocked with my new hair I even had a few screams here and there shocked that I really did change my hair.
Luckily, whenever I travel to the Dominican Republic they take their hair care seriously and have the best products. So I tried this one of their hair treatments for hair loss and what I did was I would use one of these every time I would wash my hair right after the shampooing and conditioning and honestly it saved my hair! My doctor noticed tons of improvement when I started my natural remedies and this hair treatment. I was super duper happy, my face lit up with joy and I was excited my hair was finally growing back.
From this day forward my hair continues to grow back into it’s healthier state and longer and I couldn’t be happier. I thought having short hair was going to limit my hairstyles but it actually did the very opposite! I’m excited my hair is growing longer I have loads of ideas passing through my head trying to figure out what to do next to it!
A few tips I can share with you all that I’ve done to help my hair bounce back is:
- Focus conditioner on the middle to ends parts of your hair
- Don’t dye it too often
- Visit your beautician regularly to get rid of split and dead ends
- Coconut oil does wonders
- Don’t sleep with your hair in a pony tail (if you must sleep with it tied up try a braid
- Dry shampoo is your best friend
- Don’t underestimate an egg mask
- Take it easy with the heat try only twice a month if you can
Don’t be afraid to try something new!