All the HAIRY Details...

WARNING!!! This post contains LOTS OF PICTURES!!!

What's up y'all?!?! Hope you guys missed me while I was away. A lot has happened since we last met and if you're friends with me on Facebook, you know exactly what I'm talking about. Buuut...we'll get to that later.

Anyone that knows me can tell you that I've been recognized by my hair, pretty much all my life. And according to some, it's always been my long lush mane of glory. But honestly, I've only considered it as JUST hair. Of course, I took care of it as best I could...and did a pretty good job if you ask me. But there was never a true attachment to it.

Now, we have been through a lot hair and I. And I really appreciate it for helping me get all the attention that I did. (What??? Everybody likes a little attention sometimes, right?) So, here's a small look back over just the past couple years of me and my favorite looks.

By the way, I didn't have a full relaxer in any of these pics! I quick relaxing my hair, completely, in mid November of 2010. But for about 3 years prior to then, I only relaxed the front half of my head. I know it may sound crazy, but my reasoning was that the front was all that mattered. It's the only part you payed attention to when I pulled it back and was the only area of my head that would get a part for a side swept reason to relax the all.

Unfortunately, a LOT of work went in to achieving the looks above. The time it took me to blow-dry and flat iron or detangle and twist my hair was about 3 hours EVERY SINGLE TIME I did my hair. I just got tired of it! Not to mention having to work with two completely different textures of hair. And I'm not talking about relaxed and natural; I'm talking about natural curly and natural straight.

Sorry for these horrible IPhone pics, but you get my point, right? These pics really don't do it justice. Trust me, it was bad. So, after months of mulling it over, I did something about it.

I GOT IT ALL CUT OFF!!! A really big special thanks goes out to Bridget of the JCPenney Salon in Jonesboro, AR. She took such great care of me and I would recommend her to anyone for anything!

But, I can bet that most of you didn't know that my haircut, initially, looked like this...

But, I started to get a bad feeling about my little "personality piece" and after a conversation with my baby sister, decided to just keep it all even. So, I cut it some more!

AND I LOOOOOVE IT!!!! I couldn't be happier! I really didn't understand what other women meant when they said that they felt liberated after cutting off all of their hair. But, now...I COMPLETELY understand. I feel like that India Arie song, "I Am Not My Hair" personified! Now, all people have to look at, is me! Not my hair, but me. And I think that's what I love most about it.

Of course, it won't be this way forever. As a part of our agreement to cut all of my hair off, I promised my hubby that I'd let it grow back. So, now begins another journey...growing out my teeny weeny fro!

So that's it! That's my hair story for ya...and all the pics that could be taken of a haircut! But if that's not enough for you, I even made a little video for you guys to see it live and in action!