Today I’m delivering a feature post and guess what?! It’s featuring my bomb ass Soror, Anna! Anna and I went to the same university and joined the same sorority. She’s definitely one of the sweetest people I know and she’s very intelligent.
Anna was dope enough to let me feature her and ask her a few questions about her natural hair.
If you’re on Pinterest then you may have saw her old tapered cut a while back which was very cute!
She recently did a big chop and y’all…I’m here for it! Do you remember when I said I shaved my hair off twice? Well this is why! It’s so brave and edgy in my opinion. Doesn’t Anna look so confident?
I love her cut and it’s significance. Here’s the caption she wrote on Instagram about it.
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This is right up my alley since I’m breaking out of my shell- I’m not even sure when I crawled back in it.
Big chops signify a lot of things for different people. For her, it signified letting go and starting fresh!
You guys know I wouldn’t be doing me if I didn’t show you Anna’s hair before she cut it and how Anna protected her lovely curls. Check her out in some twists – one of my favorite protective styles – and rocking her curls in its natural state. Isn’t she beautiful?!
Questions for Anna:
Do you feel attached to your hair?
“At this stage in my life I’m not attached to it. I think for a very long time I was attached to what people thought of me with the styles I chose. It was also, for a while, a safety net that trapped me in this box of “Your hair is what makes you pretty”. Since I am comfortable with this cut, it makes me feel like the need to have more hair is not as important as I once made it.”
What made you do it?
“I’ve been in a very big season in my life where there have been a lot of changes, reflections, growth, loss, and love. Currently in this season I feel good and am making more “treat yo’ self” decisions. If I want to go overseas I’m going overseas & if I dream about cutting my hair I’m cutting it! I think it was a decision that aligned with a more deliberately lived lifestyle. This decision for me though is during a time where I feel very confident in myself and have been blooming a lot more into the person I want to be! About 3 years ago I cut my hair down to about 2-3 inches after a break up. This was on the brink of what was probably the most depressing period of time for me, and I didn’t appreciate it because I only did it off of emotion. This time around, I did it genuinely because I wanted to. After I cut it, I immediately loved it and I think that was largely because I already learned to love myself.”
Do you have any hair goals this year?
“Girl, this is a versatile year! I plan on playing around with many short haircuts. I would really like to try more designs, undercuts, colors, and a little curl action on the top. The three colors I would really like to try out are blue, pink, and white. A huge goal for me will also be loving my hair and feeding it more organic products. I think a lot of what I used before were harsh and would dry my hair out.”
All I can is wow! I want to thank Anna for taking the time to answer my questions, allowing me to use her pictures, and talk about her new haircut.
THANKS GIRL! I LOVE YOU!
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