Once in a while, this blog will give some advice.
You’ve been warned.
Shaving half your head(hair) off
I did that. Not literally, but technically. Let me tell you all about it!
I knew I wanted a side cut when I saw it. Yet, it took me quite some time to get to it. And when I did, I didn’t shave it per se, instead, I cut it. Or I got my sister to do it.
It was late at night. I hadn’t told my parents of my such and such plans. In our room, I spread some newspapers, brought the scissors out, blah blah.
And then I told my sister to snip.
(I’m afraid of the shaving thing)
Now it might seem weird that I’m asking my sister to cut my hair, but when she snipped it at the root, it looked like just shaved.
So my sister snips. It’s obviously not all even and bald looking. But it’s not bad.
Now let’s recap. We’re chopping my hair off to look shaved. I’m leaning in front of some papers and the mirror. My sister has a huge ass scissor and she’s trying to give me what I want. It’s a crime scene.
And at that moment, my father walks in.
Father enters – sees half bald head with uneven scattering of hairs – cut hair on newspaper – It’s s crime!!
My father was obviously not very pleased. He was pissed (even though my hair, my rules!). He mutters a few words and walks out.
Me and my sister continue. I am not concerned by my father. They can’t stick my hair back up.
Hair cut – done. It’s a shocker obviously! Half my head is shaved off! But I like it.
Funnily enough, this half head shave is much better than a lot of my impulse cuts. And I also like the shaved head feel.
There’s another bonus point.
I have thick hair. Thick mane like hair. If I flip the one side hair to my shaved side, you can’t even notice my shaved head. And if I flip a little part of it, it looks like a normal side part. Except if I did have the hair in my shaved part, it would look too thick. So ie, it looks great.
Did I regret it?
No. I loved it.
Do I regret it now?
Naw. Right now, it’s grown but not fully. That is, it sticks out. Growing this definitely is a pain, but a little gel and it’s all cool.
For me, a side cut was a good thing because it gave my hair the appearance of normal hair.
I have a lot of hair, ask anyone who knows me. And I have a small face. So due to the lack of hair, the hair I put over it sat down more and didn’t look so puffed.
And I loved the side cut. It made me look, hella bad ass.
Stuff to consider before getting a side cut:
You want to look bad ass.
It will take eons to grow back and it will stick out (or not, depends on your hair type).
You will have to live through every stage of growing it out – from small stubs to almost fully grown but only in some parts.
Comments will come – own it.
You don’t need to worry so much about if it will suit you. It’s just shaving your hair – It’s all good.
As for why I’m growing it out, even though I loved it, is because the alternative is maintaining it shaved and the possibility that if I might want all my hair back, I’ll have to wait a year. But I still want my side cut. So I sorta kinda have a back up plan.
I plan to deadlock the side once it grown out. I get an almost side cut, and I can procure my hair whenever wished.
And about my parents…
The next day I managed to avoid them and avoid the topic… Till afternoon when they demanded to see it and concluded they actually liked it!
Well at least my dad gave that sort of smile that said what can I do she’s my daughter and this is what she does and my mum said it made my hair look less poofed up so it suited it.
Aka. Should you get a side cut?