I cut my hair! 

Hi guys,

It’s been a while! How y’all doing?

As you can see from the title of this post, I cut my hair! (Cue the gasping)

I have been so tired of my hair lately! Washing it, dealing with it on a daily basis, detangling it, styling it, the whole shebang! I’ve been super frustrated with my hair. And I think this is the major reason why I never really blog about my hair anymore.

I actually considered relaxing it quite a number of times.

Finally, I decided that maybe I should get a funky fade/haircut. Like this:

But I’ve somehow been too chicken to do it.

This is mostly because it’s taken me forever to get my hair to its current length and I feel like if I cut it, it’ll take forever to get back here again. I also feel like cutting it means I’ll never get to see how long it can really grow.

If you’ve been reading my blog for some time, you know that I’m always playing with my hair especially the hair at the back/nape and my edges. My fingers are almost always in my hair. And because of this, the hair in these areas is quite short and sparse. I know, horrible habit but very addictive. I bite my nails when I’m thinking or stressed and somehow down the line, I added playing with my hair to the list of things I do when I’m stressed or thinking.

So yesterday I thought to myself, how about I just get an undercut in my nape area instead of cutting my whole hair? If you don’t know what an undercut is, here’s what I’m talking about:

Now, getting this instead means I get to have a haircut but still keep my hair! Can someone say “win-win”?

I literally decided yesterday that this was what I wanted and today, I headed to the barber shop with this picture in my hand(on my phone more like):

So here’s my before picture with my pitiful nape hair that looks like a rat ate it:

And here’s what my hair looks like now:

It’s a lot bigger than the inspiration picture. Hers was just a small section and mine is almost halfway. Since it was the back of my head, I didn’t realize it was that large till it was done because I couldn’t see it. However, I think the barber did a good job. What do you think?

It’s definitely going to take some getting used to!

My scalp is also quite irritated and I’m sure you can see this if you look closely. Hopefully, that clears up soon.

It was such a spontaneous decision seeing as I decided yesterday and did it today but I didn’t want to chicken out. And I actually don’t regret it (yet).

The amount of stares I’ve gotten just from leaving the barber shop and coming home alone! I guess I have to get used to it seeing as I will be in danfos and I will walk the streets of Lagos and people will definitely stare and some will even comment and ask me questions.


Got my hair done at: Bruno’s Place (Top floor at Ikeja City Mall opposite Silverbird Cinemas)

Cost: 2625 NGN (includes the haircut and also dyeing the back of my hair black so the style would pop more)

All pictures not of me are from: Google


What do you think of my haircut? Would you ever get a funky/risqué haircut or have you ever gotten one? 

Love, Jen.


12 thoughts on “I cut my hair! 

  1. Oh my! Isn’t this something!!
    Wow if it isn’t that I think it’s a lot too big than I’d have wanted, I’d be rushing to the barbers myself. It’s so lovely, for real.
    You look badass (from behind).
    And the style comes with options. You could decide to let it be and not expose the cut, and when you get tired you could just grow it out and it’d appear like nothing happened.

    Wait, are you really already making me think this?

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  2. Oh wow. This is lovely!!
    Hadn’t come across these undercut styles. They are beautiful, love the fact that one wouldn’t expect it from from view.
    Yours is great!
    I’m curious though, how will you maintain the cut? Frequent visit to the barbers?

    Letting go of lenght (for now) wouldn’t allow me try this.

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