Five Signs You Are Ready For A Major Haircut

“A woman who cuts her hair is about to change her life.” Coco Chanel.

We all know just how precious our hair is. As women that might explain why, it is often a daunting and emotional task when it comes to making the decision on whether to chop it off or not.

It is easy for us to get stuck in a rut with our hair as well. For example; pulling it up in a quick ponytail just to get it out of the way before leaving the house.

So just in case you have been feeling like you aren’t getting the most out of your hair or you are just ready for a change and are thinking about the big chop, here are a few signs that will help you be certain that you are actually ready for a major haircut.

  1. You have wanted this for a long time

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If you have had a momentary fleeting thought that you want to chop your hair, you might just want to hold on a little longer before making that salon appointment just yet. It is quite a big decision to make and you want to ensure that your new hair cut makes you feel more beautiful and empowered instead of stressed out. It is recommended that you think this through for over a month or two. Meanwhile, look up for cute short hairstyles that you can rock. If possible even get a short wig in the style you want to cut your real hair. You’ll be able to see how you would look like in your new look.

  1. Is everything else in your life stable?

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I understand how liberating it can feel to have a fresh start and to instinctively want to chop off your hair right after a break up or a major life change. However at this point, you might make a rush decision that you will regret. If you are thinking about making the big chop, try to ensure that everything else in your life is at a status quo.

  1. You wear your hair up more than you wear it down

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There is nothing wrong with rocking a ponytail but if you are pony-tailing you hair daily, it just might be time for the big chop. This could be an indication you are bored of your hair or you just want it out of your way. Also if this is the kind of hairstyle you have been rocking for decades, then it’s about time you looked into new ways to create a modern updated style. You don’t have to chop it all off. You will be surprised at what a simple trim can do to your entire look.

  1. Time to turn heads

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You know that confident strut you have when you just got a brand new pair of sexy heels? Well if you haven’t felt that confident aura in a while just by looking at your hair or even worse, you haven’t received a compliment on your hairstyle in a long while might signify that it’s time to make a drastic change. Out with the old in with the new! While I personally don’t recommend doing things just to please others, there is nothing wrong in wanting to turn or even breaking a few necks. A slight change in your appearance might just be the extra confidence boost you have been looking for.

  1. Are you prepared for high maintenance?

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Most people think that shorter hair is easier to take care of. Yes it might save you some time, but shorter hair also requires a certain level of maintenance. This comes in especially when it comes to styling unless of course you’ve gone bald. You also need to keep in mind that you will require frequent trims to maintain your short hair cut.



  • Eila Dencie Oketch

    I am scared of change…cutting my hair….🤔 last May was frightening for me…I didn’t chop it all off…I just had a big trim…but still….damn I can’t!

    • If you’re not ready for it, don’t do it. But one day, you may just be ready for this change:)

  • wangari wairenge

    Change is good change is fun..and cutting your hair is such a huge change that to me comes with such a huge boost in every woman…yes yes out hair is our crown.. But we can also wear the crown short . Yes .Yes.. The shorter the better 💛

    • We believe change is necessary and though it may seem uncomfortable, it’s a sign of growth. We’re just wondering where the short Afro emoji is? lol

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