Hairdressers closed down last March because of the pandemic, and the last time I got my hair cut was in February. I thought I would just let my hair grow out, but the longer it got, the more it bothered me. It was hot on my head and neck, and always hanging in my face, obscuring my view.
I longed to go back to the days when I had a buzz cut, but I was concerned that I might not be able to pull off that look anymore. It’s been about five years since I last buzzed my hair, and I thought I might be too old.
Several people warned me against this move, but I decided to give it a try. I wanted to feel lighter and more open. I wanted a fresh start.
A buzz cut feels vulnerable, because I’m completely exposed. There’s no hair to hide anything. But for the same reason, it also feels freeing. I don’t have to hide anything about myself. This is me, and it doesn’t really matter all that much how I look, does it?
A buzz cut doesn’t fit our standards of beauty for women, but I think how it makes me feel inside is more important than how it looks to others on the outside. And I have to say, it feels great! I feel like myself again. Welcome home.
I feel like I’m not weighed down. It’s also super easy to maintain. It doesn’t get in the way when I’m painting or doing yoga, and it keeps my head cool. I highly recommend it if you’re thinking of trying it!
What changes have you made because of the pandemic? I’d enjoy hearing your thoughts. You can share them with us in the comments section below.
With love and appreciation,