I’ve noticed that there’s this idea in mainstream America that women must be identified by one “signature” hairstyle because it makes them memorable and easy to recognize.
I call bullshit.
For some, sticking with one hairstyle can be associated with branding, comfort, and confidence. For others, it’s a quick go-to when they don’t have extra time to spend at the hair salon. And then, there are women-like me- who refuse to choose one style,or color, because they simply just don’t want to.
A few years ago, when I worked in a more corporate setting, my co-workers would constantly make comments about how I was always changing my hair, and how they could barely.....recognize me
“How long did that take?”
“Can I touch it?”
“Can you wash it like that?”
My black friends could relate, with some even deciding to take the “easier” route of wearing their hair in a “simple” style, but again, that just sounded like some BS to me.
Why should I have to tailor my style, desires, and inspiration based on someone else’s inability to adapt and get with the program?
As a woman, you have every right to play with your image, try new things, and do what makes you feel happy. If you want to wear braids one day, and short hair the next? Go for it!
I saw an IG post from a guy who called women crazy for changing their hair from short to long. To me, the only thing that was crazy was the fact that he genuinely thought his opinion mattered. I guess for some women, it will….
I firmly believe that when you are being yourself, and doing what makes you feel good, all who are truly meant to see you, will see you and love you- no matter how your hair looks on any given day :)
I know I can’t be the only woman who has some opinions on this, and would love to hear from you if you’ve ever experience such pressure, or uncertainty.
Have you ever felt like you couldn’t change your hair because that’s just what people knew you as?
Is there a style you’ve been DYING to try and plan do in the future?
Lemme know! Share below!