On Life and Love

“Big chop”

I did it.

I cut off all my hair.

My plaits.

All of it.


It’s pretty butch, no lie, but honestly, I love it. It’s so easy–I couldn’t get closer to “wash ‘n’ go” without shaving bald (and that’s higher maintenance in frequency of cutting).

WO did all of the cutting for me, and the poor guy winced as he cut off each plait. He was so attached to those things. By the time we got down to the clippers, though, he was good.

Right now, I don’t plan to let it grow out. I’m liking it short, and I’m not much for wearing a fuller afro.