Happy Memorial Day y’all. It’s now the unofficial kickoff of the Summer season. I tend to cut my hair shorter as soon as the temperature rises. It makes it so much easier to just get up and go. I was tempted to another Big Chop like I did last Summer. But I decided on the shaved sides look instead. It’s ironic because I used to be the chick that couldn’t stand shaved sides. But now I love the look. It’s so funky and edgy. And it’s perfect for when I’m itching to cut my hair off, but allowing the top to grow long(er).
I shave my head around the entire perimeter, keeping it dark. The top of my hair is still tapered though. Shaved sides may have grown on me. But I still don’t like the stark contrast of a line of demarcation between the shaved and longer areas. I prefer a faded look. The Wash n’ Go is my current go to style. You can see my latest tutorial here.
I’m keeping the top long for now for versatility. I may even try a few protective styles like Goddess Locs. That would be fierce!