Saturday, April 21, 2007

In search of the perfect Afro-puff.


This was originally going to be a long rambling post about my 6 month journey of hair discovery, and something deep and meaningfull about how at a certain point in your life you have to learn to accept who you are and how you are and how blah blah blah, but since I'm short on time, I'll just cut to the chase.

Me on April 16, 2006:

Me on April 16, 2007:

On the morning of my 32nd birthday, I woke up and chopped off all my chemically straightened hair and then went to eat bacon & eggs. I still don't quite recognize my reflection as I pass mirrors, but I think I'm just on the edge of getting used to it.
My afro-puff is getting cuter by the day.


buzzgirl said...

How are things in Vermont? Hope the weather is improving.

I stopped straightening my hair five years ago. I just woke up one day and decided to cut all the relaxer out and start over.

I'm still trying to figure out what to do with it. Sometimes it's in braids, other times it's twists. I recently got my first weave. It is... interesting.

I'm not sure what I'll do next, but the tyranny of having to get a touch up every couple of months is gone!

Your hair looks cute!

lara said...

very nice! i'm loving your new style. happy birthday :)

fishsauce said...

The new 'do is SOOO cute! Reminds me of Wanda Sykes' cut. =)

Anonymous said...

Smart, neat, cute!
-- random M. Cho fan

Anonymous said...

Great haircut. I can't wait to cut mine again. I relaxed last summer and miss my fro. :(

Cherise said...

Love it! It suits you well.

Love the art too. Enjoy the cold!

Rochelle said...

Hair looks great! I'm trying to do away with colouring and changing my hair too much also- I'm saying no to blow dryers, straightners etc. I've coloured it so many times as well, I think going back to the real me is a good plan at the moment.

Anonymous said...

Your hair looks so pretty, I've been pondering doing the same thing, but I am so used to long hair, I'm dreading chopping off my "chemical coif". Thanks for the inspiration!

Are you coming back to la France? I'm in the sud right now...I'm going to ask my guyfriend where's Metz! :0)

Anonymous said...

I've also given up the dye. My silver hair, although wirey as hell, is here for good!

I love the "afro-puff" and actually just said that to Marco the other day. Actually what I said was that if I had african hair I would wear it in an afro-puff.

I think you have to have a certain asured attitude about yourself to pull it off which of course you totally have. Love it!

ashley said...

I definately prefer the second new do! Very cute indeed!

storm indigo said...

beautiful! at 31 i cut off my hair and began my locks (dreadlocks). i have never looked back. that was nearly 7 years ago.

congrats to you.

Mademoiselle M said...

love it. power to u girl! I'm on that taking-care-of-my-natural-hair type journey. I've never relaxed it but still, it's a challenge.