Quarantine Chic: Hair Chop Mid-Lockdown

I’m now “Quarantine Chic” and very on-trend for Spring 2020.

The Chop

Well, I let my husband chop off about 6 inches of my hair.

I call this pose, “smell the armpit.”

I had been wanting to cut it pre-lockdown, but being in the midst of an apocalypse creates an urgency that just cannot wait for my wonderful stylist to be able to cut my hair appropriately, so I did the next best thing, I let my bald husband do it.

We stood in our small bathroom, and he sweetly combed my hair and then chopped it in as straight a line as possible.

It turned out alright!

I will need my stylist to fix it at some point, but it works for now.

I feel lighter both mentally and physically.

Check out the article, Here’s Why Cutting Your Hair Is Empowering, According to Experts Who Get The Urge to Chop, for more info on why cutting our hair feels great to us mentally.

Hair Stress

I have a ton of hair and when it grows long, it gets heavy and hot, so whenever I grow it longer, it eventually ends back up above my shoulders.

Hair is always a stressor for me, as I’m sure it is for a lot of people, and I think that’s why it feels so good to cut it. When I was younger, I would go through the arduous task of “doing” my hair every day (though I think a lot of that comes from societal pressure on women’s physical appearance , but that’s a post for another day). I’ve been more of a wash and wear kind of gal for the past few years, unless it’s a “special” occasion, and by special occasion, I mean the one time I went to my friend’s wedding, because I didn’t want her to hate her wedding pictures for all eternity because of my untamed hair.

I really wish I had the wherewithal to just buzz it all off, but I fear that I will look like a sickly 12 year old boy, rather than Halle Berry.

Have you cut your hair during lockdown? How did you feel after you did it?

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