Thursday, January 8, 2009

I'm Free!!

I did the big chop on Tuesday December 30. Why am I just now posting pics and a blog over a week later? It was a combination of procrastination and computer problems. Anyway, the pics are below this post now.

I love it! A lot! I was the only one in the shop not nervous about getting it cut! My mom's eyes were big and she was holding her breath. The stylist didn't know exactly how low I wanted it until I showed a picture I got off the web. She said, "Oh, so you want it low low?" Yes, please!! hahaha!! One girl said, "Man, I'd be crying if I got all my hair cut off." Now mind you, I was not in a natural hair salon, so I was surrounded by women with relaxed styles who probably didn't truly understand why I was doing what I was doing. And being 17, I was the youngest in there. But I love it and that's all that matters.

When I went to the New Year's service for youth at church the next day, my friends liked it and said it fit me. That made me feel good. Even though I didn't do it for them, it still feels good to know your friends like your new style. People at school liked it too, for the most part. One thing I noticed though, is that only a few guys said something about it. Most of them tried to pretend like they didn't even notice it, and I heard two of them whispering about it, but I didn't really know them.

My family liked it too. Only one person that I didn't know who was at my aunt's house thought I was a boy. It didn't help that I had sweats and a sweatshirt on, but I thought it was kinda funny. I've never been mistaken for a boy. I've gotten the name India from a few people now, because they say I look like India.Arie! I don't think so, but you be the judge.

Sorry, I started rambling, but the point is I love my new natural hair!