The Big Chop

This summer was hard on my hair. By August it was seriously a hot mess. I spent a lot of time in the sun, pool, and lakes and this definitely didn’t help my cause (but it did make for a fun summer!)

I have been making a conscious effort to grow it out for the last few years and this summer was the longest it’s been since I was a kid. It was also a huge pain to maintain. Fun fact: I have a LOT of hair but its not really thick.. I just have so much of it. It’s also got a really weird texture. Some parts are curly while other parts barely have a wave. It took forever to style.

For the past few months it seemed like the hair at the nape of my neck was in a perpetual knot. So I finally decided to bite the bullet and get it cut. I also knew this was going to be one of my last chances before the wedding to take off some serious length so I told my stylist to go for it!

We ended up taking off about five and a half inches. I also had my colorist take me back to my natural color for the fall and winter. I feel like my hair looks and feels healthier when it’s not so light.

Here’s the before and after.

I think it’s easier to see the color change- since my hair is curled in the before the cut isn’t quite as noticeable. It’s definitely taken some getting used to- at first it seemed like a drastic change but now I’m really happy I did it.

Sometimes, change really is good!



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