Thursday

Transition update: The big-enough chop!


I did it. I cut my hair. Whenever the weekend showed up, I toyed with the idea of putting on my long johns and wind proof coat and venturing to the mall salon to just get it over with. This Tuesday, armed with a Pinterest image, I did just that.

My intention for the cut was to get rid of enough of the relaxed ends so I could attempt a wash and go style. It's gotten to where putting my Curlformers in took me twice as long because I couldn't make myself sit still and focus on the tedious task.

But I didn't want to lose length all over and end up with a rounded shape like when Felicity chopped her hair (oh, I feel older every day) because then I would look like a walking set of cheeks and a chin. So my hair was flat-ironed and cut short in the back, with more weight at the front and sides that I could pin back or add more definition to. I came home, got in the shower, put some gel in, and hoped for the best.

And guess what? I can wash and go! I have curls, just like that! This is a major adjustment, trying to figure out how to style this cut and texture in a flattering way, but so far, I think it's sort of cute and fun. Maybe when I wear it straight I can use some wax to do the piecey pompadour look Jennifer Lawrence pulls off so well.


9 comments :

  1. i love the new do! i found short hair more high maintenance but that's because i have straight hair and when you have a pixie with straight hair, you need product otherwise your hair looks like ass!

    yours looks awesome though :)

    -kathy | Vodka and Soda

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  2. I love it!!!!! You look so good! I could never pull that off.

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  3. I looks great!!!! I've only had it short once, and that was to my chin, but this looks so cute on you!

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  4. A fellow Dominican! Your hair looks so cool. The last time I had hair past my shoulders was when I got married in 2010. Long hair takes work.

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  5. Thanks, Whitney! Chin-length is great. I had the Rihanna "Umbrella" cut for a while and it was just short enough.

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  6. I bet you could. I'm not sure I'm pulling it off, but I can't glue the ends back on!

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  7. Pixie cuts are cool. Do you have any pictures? I feel like straight would be easier. How would you style it?

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  8. Oh you are Dominican, that's cool! you are the only other Dominican blogger that I know haha.That's awesome :)

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  9. I think that looks so cute!! I love how curly hair looks in a short style done well! I had a pixie-ish style last year, and I'm missing it now that my hair is long!

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