As the title states above, last Tuesday I cut off most of my hair and dyed it. The reasons why I’m doing a post about it are slightly more complicated than just, ‘I fancied a change’.
So, for the last few months my anxiety has been through the roof. I’ve spent most of my time over thinking everything, feeling super stressed and just generally hating the way I feel. Before anyone panics, I’m currently receiving help from my doctor to help deal with my mental health.
With this in mind, I decided to be proactive and focus on the things I could control, and how they made me feel. So I decided to do something about my hair. I’ve spent the last year using a modified version of the Curly Girl Method, which has had my hair in better condition than it’s been for a long time. Despite this, I’ve been looking into the mirror and not seeing me. You see, before last year I had spent the last 6 years with brightly coloured hair and I loved it. However when I started using the curly girl method I made the decision to try and not bleach or colour my hair. I think I bleached and dyed the ends once, and them about 6-8 months ago I dyed all my hair dark (which was a big mistake). Since then I’ve been going through the motions with my hair and not really enjoying doing anything with it. That’s when I decided enough was enough and I needed to do something about it.
So, it was off to the hairdresser’s and since cutting and dying it, I’ve honestly felt so much better. Some will say I’m shallow for thinking and feeling this way, but when I look in the mirror I now see myself again. It’s helped me feel like I’m more in control and I feel more confident because of it. Also my curls are still in tact and it’s easier style now that it’s shorter. I just feel like me again.