As some of you may have seen from my last post and Instagram, I recently got a hair cut! Thanks to my stylist, Tiffany Denae, I went back to not only a tapered cut, but black hair. It was fun rocking colored hair for almost a year and watching my hair get longer, but I began to long for my tapered cut again. Since we already know long hair is not my personal natural hair goal, I decided to go ahead and have my hair chopped.
As I was thinking about this post, which was one of my most read natural hair posts since I've been blogging, I thought it would be awesome to highlight a few of the joys of short natural hair. Every part of the natural hair journey has some good and and not so good moments, but whether you prefer shorter hair or are growing out your hair, I want you to know that there are some joyful parts of short natural hair.
Check out three joys of short natural hair:
1. Less Product Use
- When it comes to natural hair, I know so many of us go through conditioner and deep conditioner like nobody's business! With short hair, you use less products all around making your products last longer and saving you money.
2. Less Styling Time
- One of the hardest parts of styling my hair when it's long is the styling process. Since my hair gets thicker as it grows, it becomes a longer detangling and twisting process. The first time I rocked a tapered cut, I was able to cut my wash, condition and style time down to under an hour. (See ways to style short natural hair here.)
3. Less Drying Time
- The most hilarious part of the entire styling process with natural hair is that oftentimes it can take FOREVER to dry! No matter what length my hair is, I prefer to style my hair wet for maximum definition and style retention, but when it's longer, it can take a full day or more to dry. With shorter hair, the drying time can be cut down to as short as a few hours.
What length do you prefer for your hair? If you rock short hair, what do you love most about it?
God bless & stay fabellis,