About a year ago I decided to chop off my hair.. and when I say chop, I mean I left about 8″ on my hairdresser’s floor. It was a huge change, but something had to give. I had this long mane (down to my bra strap), and every morning I had to flat iron or curl it, and I just couldn’t take it anymore.
I have thick, wavy, frizzy hair, and when it gets long the waves don’t look like waves… they just look like a hot mess. Believe me, I tried oils, masks, conditioner, no frizz shampoos… nothing worked. I kept being late for work because of 2 colliding factors – my hair, and my daughter. Having 1 super low maintenance kid was great for my long locks, but having a daughter that required me making sure she wasn’t killing herself getting into things and escaping from confinements was just too much every day. So something had to go… and since it couldn’t be my daughter (haha) it had to be my hair. It was seriously the best and most freeing decision ever.
Since chopping it off, I’ve really just embraced the “messy hair, don’t care look” which is a huge accomplishment since my hair needed to always look properly coiffed (yay perfectionism).
In that vein I will mention, this is not a tutorial on how to have smooth curls or perfect waves, if you need that go somewhere else. This is a big-curly-hair-don’t-care-because-I’m-a-FTWM-and-need-something-manageable post. Enjoy the video, and if you want any of the products they are linked below!
Etsy sleeping caps: Sumo Bonnets or ScrubChemoHatLady
Luv Ur Curls: https://lusbrands.ca
Chi Hair Dryer: https://chi.com/product/chi-pro-hair-dryer/ (I found mine at Marshall’s – keep an eye out, you can usually find Chi products there!)
Curling Iron: Conair (not kidding, it was highly ranked and it heats up in 60 seconds. For mom’s on the go, this thing is a lifesaver!)