To Cut or NOT to Cut?

August 20, 2014 32 Comments

So yeah! I've got the itch to cut my hair. I don't know if it stems from the supa dupa fly short cuts I've been seeing lately OR, if it's that I'm personally ready for a new 'look'. Is anyone else experiencing this?



I posted a message on Facebook earlier today about it and ladies chimed in from both sides. A few even said 'why do people grow their hair out, only to turn around and cut it'. I explained to them that I never went natural with the ultimate intention of growing my hair to my ankles. As long as my hair is healthy, the length doesn't matter. My only 'real' hesitation in cutting my hair it not being able to put it in a puff. That's my 'go to' style on lazy days, that come more often than they should. Sooooo, if I cut my hair, I'll have to twist it EVERY night, as I unfortunately do not have 'wash n' go' hair. 

What are your thoughts on cutting healthy natural hair shorter, just to change your look. Have you seen some really cut short styles?? Here's a few.........Also, feel free to leave your comments below..:

 

 

 





32 Responses

Caroll Pickard
Caroll Pickard

August 30, 2014

Hello, I’ve been natural for a year now, and I’ve had the big Afro. I thought it was nice at that time. I started looking a little on the Old side. So I decided to cut my sides and back tapered cut not to short to my scalp. I didn’t touch my top. My top is very full to were it falls in my face and my sides and back are curl with a sponge. Very nice and alot of heads turn and compliments. Enjoy doing YOU. BECAUSE BLACK GIRLS ROCK!!!!

Tarsha
Tarsha

August 27, 2014

Hi I’ve had the itch for weeks and finally did a tapered cut this past Sunday. I kept my front long. At first I missed my hair but I’m glad I did it. I needed a change. It will grow back

Lydia
Lydia

August 26, 2014

I’ve been cutting my natural since November. And about a month ago just told the cosmetologist to cut it all off. I went bald and thought Omg what did I just do. I’ve been getting compliments even bald like "Girl you are rockin tha cut even from my friends at church. Now it’s growing back and thicker short curls. My cousin came back in the restaurant after leaving to compliment me. And said oh it’s you my cousin, I just came back to compliment the cut. It’s too cute. Go for it!!!

Nickie
Nickie

August 25, 2014

I know that feeling oh so well! After a year of hair growth, I cut my hair into a tapered style in May 2014. I do miss my puff sometimes but it is such a cool style (figuratively and literally) I feel funky and hip with my tapered natural. I’m glad I did it. I say all this to say…it’s just hair, go for it! !!

April L.
April L.

August 22, 2014

I’ve been wearing braids all summer… I definately got that itch. As soon as I take these braids out… 2 the stylist I go… Everytime I see a picture or someone with the tapered cut. I fall in Love with it. I’m so excited and can’t wait.

Harriet Wyatt
Harriet Wyatt

August 21, 2014

Yes, I too have the itch to cut my below shoulder length hair just to freshen up/ reinvent my look. Plus short hair is easier maintenance.

Tyra Nicole
Tyra Nicole

August 21, 2014

I’ve been clipping my ends and cutting a little more than the ends each time but afraid to do the full cut. The bob styles are also out now so I thought about that but lately my edges have been getting thinner and thinner. Any tips are welcomed because my wild hair grow oil doesn’t seem to be working. I just don’t know what style to cut my hair into. I don’t think my front is long enough to do the bob. My hair is longest in the middle :::)
Now that summer is almost over I may just wait until next summer to cut it. Perhaps my front will grow a little longer during the winter months.

Karrington
Karrington

August 21, 2014

I say go for it! I lvoe the length that you curently have but I understand about the maintenance. When my hair was shorter it was easier to manage to me but I understand about the pony puff..rainy days, bad hair days, just don’t care days, etc…

angie
angie

August 21, 2014

I have had the itch ALL summer long but unfortunately I have yet to cut it…I don’t know if I am ready to twist every night again. I am kind of like Kelly J I have some lazy days and early workday mornings where all I have to do for a old twistout is pull it up in a puff. However, I am loving ALL of the short styles.

taria
taria

August 21, 2014

Ive been natural since 2006,I just stop getting perms and was just getting it done the olf fashion way straighten and curled then went to wash & go hair in 2009 but still kept my hair shoulder length.I also was tired of wearing it big,twisted or up in a ponytail so I cut it off my self last year and had my hairdresser fix my lil flaws and I don’t regret it one bit hair today gone tomorrow but it will grow back so just do you and remember its hair it will grow back!!!

Conquita
Conquita

August 21, 2014

I love my short hair…..so simply..if you feel that what you really want indeed cut but not the big crop…

Yvette
Yvette

August 21, 2014

I always had long as i been growing up, until i mess it up with perms, blow dryers and straighten combs, I been natural for 2 years and 1 month, for me only trimming my hair when needed. I just can’t ever cut my hair, I love long hair, but do you, if you want to cut it in a diva style go ahead, I am for sure you will look pretty, it’s OK, and hair do grows back.

Danielle J
Danielle J

August 21, 2014

I was in this same place just a few months ago! March to b exact! I got a cute tapered cut, but within 3-4 weeks I wanted my length back and am In the process of growin it back! I’m 50/50 about the whole process…I cut it because I was frustrated that I wore it up all the time and was worried about what people were thinkin(yeah I know, :() but I am glad that I tried sumthin new and there are times when I really njoy my hair short! When I do get my length back, I’m not goin to b so self-conscious about how I wear it and what people think!

Shardae'
Shardae'

August 21, 2014

I kept getting the itch….and I went for a trim and color and she cut too much off so BOOM I went all the way and went on to the barbershop and got the tapered cut that I had been dreaming about for months. I went natural in 2011 and I’ve been thru EVERY stage and tapered cuts are in..they are easy to manage and cute. I STILL have moments with the cut where I want to “spice it up” I add color, I get a design on the side….whatever I feel. I say go for it…as we ALL know once we were bold enough to “big chop” its HAIR the more you cut the more it grows…and it doesn’t take long to grow it out……GIRL do what you feel……:-)

Briana
Briana

August 21, 2014

Yes! I want a tapered cut!! I’ve been been relaxer free since 2009. Prior to that I was on and off with relaxing. Anyway rambling I’m currently looking for a stylist checking out their credentials im so ready I think my hair is just bored with me. I loved my fade back in 2011 only grew my hair out for my mom she looked kinda sad when I said I wanted to keep it low but it was so easy with two small children. Cut coming soon @brichanel87 on ig if you’re interested.

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Amanda Stokes
Amanda Stokes

August 21, 2014

Yes, I’m suffering from the “Cut it disease” myself. So far I’m at year 4, but I’ve colored it, shaved a design in it. It’s just hair. It’ll grow back. :)

Diana
Diana

August 21, 2014

I had the itch, cut the hair and never looked back. Soon I will have to have the itch to grow it out again. But I love that because we are so versatile.

sveltediva66
sveltediva66

August 21, 2014

Thats the beauty of being a women and having natural hair we can do whatever we want with our hair I have been natural 22 years I have had short cuts to locs. Do YOU

LaKisha
LaKisha

August 21, 2014

To cut or not to cut? That is definitely the question. I have always gone through this even when I was relaxed. Let it grow and turn around and cut it off. Now that I’m into healthy hair length doesn’t matter. I say it’s only hair and the worse that can happen if you cut it is you have to let it grow back.

Kira
Kira

August 21, 2014

You have read my mind! I have been thinking of cutting my hair lately. I have to admit I am hands in my hair person, so I have managed to put a patch in the back so I think I am cutting this weekend. I say do what you want do with your hair. It’s hair it’ll grow back!

Mimi Green - MimiCuteLips
Mimi Green - MimiCuteLips

August 20, 2014

My name is Mimi and I’m a cutter. I frequently grow my hair long and then chop it all off again. That’s what I do. I love the ability to change up my look whenever the mood hits me.

DAWN WARD
DAWN WARD

August 20, 2014

I’ve been natural on and off since 97. I love growing my hair out, but it’s something about cutting it back down to the Diva Cut. I like being versatile trying aall the different styles I can do with the length, but a short haircut says so much. I’ll say go for it… you’re beautiful girl and you can wear it either way!

Sadina
Sadina

August 20, 2014

Did the big chop on Saturday, 16 August along with a wine color. Next day I’m back black with kinky twists. CRAZY!!!

Lisa
Lisa

August 20, 2014

Yess, I got the itch also!!! and guess what, I cut my hair TODAY.. Yes I did it myself and it looks great. I too never wished my hair to my knees. It also became to demanding so after a few hours on You tube yesterday. I got up, went to Sally’s bought a new pair of sheers and some more hair dye. Came home and chopped off my hair. and I love it looks like it did when I met my husband in 1997..

Rocky
Rocky

August 20, 2014

I have been natural for 8 years, but I didn’t big chop. I grew my hair out from a short style, so I have always liked short hair. I kept it long for 7 years and I just got the itch and cut it last August and within this year it has gotten shorter! I get lots of compliments on my short natural hair.. It’s wash and go! I think if you want to cut it, then GO FOR IT!!!

Kimsy Jenkins Brown
Kimsy Jenkins Brown

August 20, 2014

I have been natural for about two years and my hair was a nice length but I wanted a change. So had got a short hair cut or TWA cut and I love it. It is so easy to manage and easy to take of and it is wonderful especially living in hot Florida. The only thing is that my boyfriend does not like my short hair cut. It is just temporary for now but I am enjoying the change.

SkyDiva95
SkyDiva95

August 20, 2014

Almost 4 years natural & I’ve had the itch for a year. It’s just hair & it should grow back no problem. I feel the exact same way you do but for me it’s always a summer feeling because all of this thick hair is hot during the summer. I love the short styles but I also wear a bun or Goddess braid on my lazy hair days. Remembering how easy & cute my short hair was makes me miss it a lot. I never big-chopped, I started from a short relaxed style to just gradually cutting off relaxed ends so for me a BC would be a welcome first. Whatever you decide, your hair will be gorgeous…like you!!!

LJ
LJ

August 20, 2014

i let my hair grow out over a period of two years…had aqcuired a really nice healthy length…then i got the itch and chopped it all off in April…about a month after that, i wish that i hadn’t…lol….so we are back on that mission…it’s grown really well since then…got my puff back! #yesnaturalgirlsrock

faye
faye

August 20, 2014

i did a 2nd big chop last august and have enjoyed the process. and with all the cutes i keep seeing i’m considering a 3rd bc

Alexandrina
Alexandrina

August 20, 2014

I hear ya! I grow mine out and cut it all the time. I’ve always had long hair and now I love just how versatile it can be!

Teri
Teri

August 20, 2014

I had the itch also and did my second BC on Saturday it only hair and it will grow back so just cut it

Cynthia
Cynthia

August 20, 2014

I did the big chop in November. I was always excited about the styles I would ROCK once my hair started growing and I was excited about it getting a certain length. The more it started growing I realized I liked it short. It was easier to manage. So about 2 weeks ago I had it cut in a faded style and I LOVE IT. It’s all on the individual and what you feel comfortable with.

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