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I Cut Off 12 Inches of Hair And I Don't Regret It

Recently, I went to a barber shop, had my head shaved down to a couple of inches, and went home 12 inches lighter. Though as a girl, I feared potential criticism but feeling the results, I couldn't have been happier with my choice.

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I Cut Off 12 Inches of Hair And I Don't Regret It

At the start of the summer, I knew I wanted to cut my hair short and/or get that fade that almost every f***boy has. When one of my male friends got this fade and rocked it, I began becoming curious about how that fade would feel and look on me. And, after joking a bit that I was going to get a fade, I actually began to contemplate and follow through with actually cutting my hair down to a couple of inches. To preface my amazing hair journey, I want to say I have never been against cutting my hair. I was never one of those girls who freaked out if a couple of inches were cut off of my already gorgeous locks. During my middle school life (as cringey as those were), I "rocked" such short hair that wrapped around my head and turned me into a coconut. Although I looked slightly hideous, I do admit I never was reluctant to get it cut that short. However, eventually, when I gained more self-awareness and fashion sense, I never went shorter than chin length. There was always the fear that I would look like a man, and I thoroughly convinced myself that my face shape is not cut out for SHORT short hair. You know, heart-shaped and oval-shaped really rock those hairs the best. And, I was fortunately born with a rectangle face that inevitably looks better hidden behind long hair. And, since high school started I kept my hair relatively long, especially for prom.

Therefore, I have never gone that short, as in boy length. However, determined to cut my hair short after having so much anxiety about calling a barbershop that most likely cuts hair for the burliest of dudes. I went to a barbershop, had my head shaved down to a couple of inches, and went home 12 inches lighter. I found a shop with a female barber, therefore, making me feel 7x more comfortable with my choice. And, with a couple of snips that took place in less than 1 minute, 12 inches of my hair was gone and I felt the electric clipper doing its work against my scalp. And, afterward, I came out with a slight fade and slicked back bangs. Though as a girl, I feared potential criticism. In public, I felt that many people might judge me for my decision to cut my hair so short, but feeling the results, I couldn't have been happier with my choice. With the summertime coming, I didn't have to tie up my hair, washing and drying were a breeze, and I felt badass.

Although my haircut didn't come out exactly like the photo that I showed my barber, I fulfilled my dream with getting such short hair. I think it's great to be able to have this hair and feel confident enough to rock it. And, to my surprise, I don't look like a boy! (most of the time). Let me say also, I will never judge a guy ever again if they have bed head. After waking up with a nest for a week in a row, I realize styling this short of a do requires product, blowdrying, and help. With help from my friend's brother, I learned how to style my hair so that it actually stays down finally. So, all those f***boys out there, watch out, you're not the only one with nice hair.

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