I like how my hair can be a conversation starter. I like how my hair makes strangers talk to me. I like how my hair gets me new friends/acquaintances. I like how my hair makes me visible among the sea of people. I like how my hair makes me feel like a real mermaid. I like how my hair is hair goals. I like how my hair makes me hear whispers of compliments from strangers. I like how my hair makes me feel special. I like how my hair makes me appear ethereal and gypsy and hipster and dreamy all at the same time. I love how my hair pushes my self-esteem up especially because I am insecure about a lot of stuff including things going on in my physical appearance.
BUT despite all of this, I cut it short. I effing cut it short. What pushed me to do it?
I don't really know. YOLO. lol. I mean, I'll surely miss hella all of the feels I just mentioned especially the fact that my hair makes me feel beautiful (I have issues on the "b word" don't judge). But change is good. I decided to cut it short before graduation because my life is about to change and I'm ready to conquer the world with my new hair! Actually, doing this major change is like a preparation for my life's next chapter --- the real world. The real world is scary just like cutting my hair short but it's all about taking risks and being able to accept whatever life throws at you (deep realizations from a major haircut. haha).
I was teary-eyed when this was happening --- my hair was being chopped off!
The roots of my hair was also retouched and I got blue highlights. Actually, I wanted to dye my whole hair blue but we were told to not dye our hairs with colors far from natural for graduation. We can do whatever after graduation. So I only got highlights. Unfortunately, the blue dye faded to quickly and I currently have golden highlights. I'm planning to dye my whole hair blue really soon.
I also got my nails done by the way! :)
And ta-duuuhhhh. MAJOR HAIRCUT.
Just so we're clear, I DID NOT STRAIGHTEN MY HAIR PERMANENTLY. NO REBOND/RELAX OR WHATSOEVER. THIS IS JUST BLOW-DRY.
Long VS short hair
Do I miss my long hair? YES. I miss it a lot. But, I LOVE MY HAIR SHORT! I really love my new hair! :3
I was in a sad, "i miss my hair" phase in the first week of the transition but right now, I love it so much and I'm glad I finally did it. I just wish that somehow, my short curly hair can continue my advocacy of fighting the poison that the media is giving to curly hairs with the same impact that my long hair has done.
What do you think of my new hair? :">