Six years ago when I was a senior in high school I made the decision to do the big chop. My hair was extremely uneven and damaged from years of perms and chemicals. When my hair stylist suggested I cut my hair off I was terrified. However, looking in the mirror after removing my extensions I knew what had to be done.
At first I felt terrible, but eventually my short cut grew on me. I found the self esteem I never had, and I blushed as people would call me Halle Berry and Rihanna. I rocked the short hair for around three years until I went back to wearing weaves.
I stopped buying cheap packaged hair and I have upgraded to unprocessed Brazilian hair. At first I felt stupid spending so much money on hair, but it was definetely an investment. I am happy with my extensions and feeling fierce. Hopefully one day my hair gets to my desired length, but until then I am glad I have the resources to look how I want.