Over the past 19 years of my life I have learnt to love my hair. For sure I have not always been so appreciative of the colour I was given at birth but over my lifetime I have realised (with the help of many little old ladies and complimenting friends) how lucky I am to have the hair I have.
I definitely still wish I had different hair quite often but don’t we all want something different sometimes – the classic ‘grass is greener’ syndrome.
I know now how to love my hair but because of its uncommon colour I have never been brave enough to touch the colour nor have I had a radical hair cut because anything shorter than shoulder length = afro. A red afro. Let’s just let that sink in… no. No thank you.
So I’ve kept it long for quite a while now but recently I’ve gotten quite bored. So today was the day that I changed things up.
New hair. New year. New me….
Yeah, ok not really.
The change is pretty tame I know! But it’s a change none the less and if you’ve been around from the start you’ll know I’m not very good with making decisions or taking risks. It was so liberating to just do something and know that it’s just hair! Just an accessory to show of your style.
I went for a light balayage along the ends and around my face and added some long layers while keeping a lot of the length. My hair feels much healthier after the trim and already a lot lighter.
I’ve been loving the ombre and balayage style recently, particularly on brunettes. (Pretty obvious if you follow my hair board on Pinterest!) What trend or change do you want to try? Even just a new braid, or give it a curl for something different.
Love to know what styles you guys are rocking at the moment.