Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Wash Day | Length Check + Big Chop


So, this isn't going to be a typical #washdayexperience post. For one, I haven't washed my hair since last week. (Yeah...I know---gross right?! But keep reading, I have good reason) And for two, y'all deserve a length check update.

Flat ironing my hair last wash day was a bit surreal. My roots were voluminous, thick, and all kinds of fabulous. I flipped and whipped it around singing to Taylor Swift. #dontjudgeme #youdoittoo #yepyourighttheregivingmethesideeye

Then came the matter of my ends. Ugh. Or rather the reminding 4-5 inches of my hair. Because my unprocessed hair is so thick, It made my processed ends look pitiful. Plus the damage that I did to my hemline when I had to cut 3-4 super long knots from my nape last month, ...well..you get this:


I considered letting it be for about a day. Eventually the ends will fill in. Eventually my hemline would thicken up. Eventually it would be all fine and dandy. But for real--ain't no body got time for that! So I grabbed my scissors, and with the assistance of my sister-in-law and cousin, we pulled my hair back into a pony tail and cut straight across.



BOOM POW!


So I cut a little more. And then a little more. And a tad bit more. My bangs still have a few inches of texlaxed that need to go, but the rest is totally curly.


How does it feel to chop it all off?

Thrilling- My sister in law and cousin thought that I was loca for being so happy about the cut. I let them snip my hair because they'd trusted me to do their big chops earlier this year. #familyaffair for real huh? LOL. The excitement hasn't worn off. And it makes me giggle every time someone sees my cut then screams. No worries guys, it will definitely grow back!

Freeing- I threw my length goals out the window months ago and it felt amazing. Now I'm relatively free of my texlaxed ends. I'm so proud of the path that lead me to this point. I proud that I did it my way in my own time.

Nerve-racking- OMG...Did I REALLY just start my journey all over again? Ha-ha. I'm a little nervous to see what works for my new cut and what doesn't. Plus I promise to share all the wonderfully gory details with you guys!


Cheers to 2015. It's gonna be great!

Besitos!
KLP



74 comments:

  1. I love your new cut, looks awesome!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks chica! I'm still swinging it around!

      Delete
  2. Can I just say (asides the fact that my mouth is wide open: OMG YOU CUT YOUR HAIR!!!) that you look absolutely stunning!!! You actually make me wanna cut my hair. *kisses

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks doll! After snipping a inch or so while I was flat ironing---I realized that I only had a few inches of texlaxed hair left and I couldn't think of ONE good reason to keep it!

      Delete
  3. It looks so gorgeous,thick and healthy!😊
    I love 😍 it!

    www.ksisoooofly.com

    ReplyDelete
  4. How in the world did I miss that you were transitioning to natural??? I thought you were texlaxing and was just doing a long stretch. Don't you look fabulous with your cut aka big chop!!! Congrats hun for taking that step and moving into a new phase in your journey. Here's to a fresh beginning in 2015. Just beautiful! :-)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You didn't miss a thing chica! And you're absolutely right; I was texlaxed and stretching. Then I realized that I only had a few inches of texlaxed hair left. There was really NO point in holding on to it anymore. I'm so excited for this new beginning! The best is yet to come!

      Delete
  5. You look amazing ! Love the cut

    ReplyDelete
  6. Wow! Your hair looks amazing! So thick and full! Hope you have a safe, blessed and prosperous New Year!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks D! One day I might have a fabulous fro like yours! Happy New Year!

      Delete
  7. Replies
    1. You're making me blush! Thanks chica!

      Delete
  8. GIIIIIRL!!!!
    THIS HAIR IS EVERYTHING!!!!!
    You look AMAZING!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yay! Thanks Britt aka the world's bestest cheerleader!

      Delete
  9. I agree with the ladies. Your hair looks gorge....but...OMG KLP! Say it ain't so! MY jaw just dropped. LOL! I can't believe you did it! I didn't know you were even transitioning (or are you?). At least you did it when you were ready. Congrats, chica!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Nope...no transitioning for me. It just dawned on me that I had way more unprocessed hair than processed hair and there was really NO good reason to hold on to it. Thanks for your support chica!

      Delete
  10. KLP, your hair is simply amazing and so healthy. I love it and am looking forward to upcoming posts. Happy New Year to you and your family!!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You're a doll Robin! Happy New Year! Cheers to 2015 being the best year EVER!

      Delete
  11. I didn't realize you were transitioning! Congrats on your cute cut ✂😁.

    Happy New Year!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hey Jacqueline! You didn't miss a thing! I wasn't actually transitioning...I just got to the point where I saw no reason to hold on to my relaxed ends anymore! Thanks for stopping by!

      Delete
  12. Love ur length, it looks gorgg on you! And the thickness is amazing:)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I'm so excited about this length Abbii! Fingers crossed that my curly styles still look good on me!

      Delete
  13. Yasssss! Looking forward to the natural hair posts! That cut looks great!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Gibbie! I'm not sure that much will change around SavingOurStrands. You know that we're all about being inclusive---plus I think that I'll still be rocking my steam curls, perm rods, and bantu knots for the foreseeable future. :)

      Delete
  14. WOW!! KLP you cut your hair! I saw the title and thought "nah it can't be". Oh my it looks amazing! So thick and luscious. Can't wait to see what you do with it

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Sandra! I'm enjoying my straight hair for a few more days and then the REAL challenge begins!

      Delete
  15. Love the cut KLP, your hair looks awesome x

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Lesley! I'm uber excited to see what comes next!

      Delete
  16. The cut looks great! and congrats on the big chop. Looking forward to watching you on this new journey! happy hair growing!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Kim! Who knew that I would be THIS siced for a hair cut! Kiss the babies for me!

      Delete
  17. Beautiful
    *Besos*
    http://www.cmichellestyles.com

    ReplyDelete
  18. congrats! this is exciting and it looks great :)

    ReplyDelete
  19. Replies
    1. Thanks Leah! Now I just need to learn to cross wrap like you!

      Delete
  20. Your hair is so healthy and thick.
    Beautiful cut KLP! Your look amazing!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Chiliane! It feels good to start 2015 with a new do'!

      Delete
  21. Congrats on starting your new journey. Your hair looks full and thick.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Tomi! I appreciate your support!

      Delete
  22. Congrats girlfriend. You and your hair look absolutely stunning!!! I'm totally understanding what you're going through. My relaxed ends look terrible. My texlaxed hair looks great. My natural new growth is amazing. Again, I'm so proud of you. When I cut those few inches the other day, I snipped with pride and confidence. No regrets. No fear. I was just over it. Cheers to an awesome 2015!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. BEST. CHEERLEADER. EVER.

      Cheers to leaving cutters remorse in 2014!

      Delete
  23. P.S. My best length is the length you're rocking and I was just telling my friend, I'm so thinking of going back to that length.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Your MBL+ hair is gorgeous! But if you're ready to make the cut---there's more room at the {long} bob table!

      Delete
  24. Congrats on your big chop! Your hair looks amazingly thick and healthy! Excited to follow you on your new hair journey. Happy New Year...

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks DeOnne! Starting over sucks but I'm so excited for the change!

      Delete
  25. Like they say KLP "No guts No Glory" lol. You are fearless Chica! Congrats on the beginning of a "new" journey!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Some call me fearless others call me crazy! I'm just amped for this new challenge!

      Delete
  26. Looks great blunt and straight.

    I'm scarfing at night and making sure to wear hats while out, scarf in the shower to avoid reversion, but when it comes back, it'll be back, so enjoying it for now and kind of letting it do it's thing. Still fairly straight, but I don't wear it loose, mostly buns which probably keep the stretch factor.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks doll! And thanks for sharing how you keep your hair straight! Buns definitely helped me to keep my hair stretched!

      Delete
  27. Replies
    1. Thanks Aku! I can't wait to rock my fro like you!

      Delete
  28. Replies
    1. Thanks for following my hair journey Candra!

      Delete
  29. Ahhhhh I love it!! I didn't know you were transitioning!! So excited to see where your journey goes from here!!

    ReplyDelete
  30. Hair look amazeballs! I love your ends and the cut. You go girl!!!

    ReplyDelete
  31. Awwwwww!!!!! Girl you look lovely, its been so long since I've been on here (2 months wizzes by FAST!) and as I come back you're all natural?! Fantastic! Go you! I'm so inspired/motivated for 2015 even more so after reading this post. Congrats on your fabulosity and Happy New Year girlie!! Big hugz!

    ReplyDelete
  32. AHHH You are really my type of Lady!! If it needs to go, it needs to go and yes it will grow back!! Happy new year!!

    ReplyDelete
  33. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  34. It's really thick and gorgeous ......congrats and stay happy. But, but, but all that hair gone OMG!

    ReplyDelete
  35. um, so your hair looks phenomenal.
    the cut really suits you.
    i love it!

    :)
    vanessa

    ReplyDelete
  36. Aaahhh!! Your hair looks SO beautiful, healthy, full, and thick!!!!! I love it!! I've been thinking you'd be going natural soon. Congrats girl!! You went well over a year without a relaxer like a pro. I'm sure you will do well on your new, natural hair journey, too! :)

    ReplyDelete
  37. Congratulations KLP, beautiful hair, you've done so well with your transition and most definitely inspiring.
    Go girl

    ReplyDelete
  38. Your hair looks beautiful. I love the shine and fullness. Luster "on fleek" as the young kids day. LOL

    ReplyDelete
  39. Beautiful hair! looking forward to following your new journey! Happy New Year :)

    ReplyDelete
  40. Your hair looks amazing chica, look at that luster! Congrats on this new path and I hope you enjoy it

    ReplyDelete
  41. GIRL! I screamed when I saw that cut hair. But I swooned when I saw your hair cut lol. Your hair is beautiful, darling! Congratulations and I wish you all the best on your new hair journey :)

    ReplyDelete
  42. *I'm so late* OMMMGGOMGOMGOMMOOMMGOGOMOOMOGGGG..... OMG! Congrats lady! Your hair looks so thick and just ah-ma-zing!

    ReplyDelete

We'd love to hear from you! Leave a note!