DIY, Personal Style, Self care

Transform Your Style Series: Change Your Hair – I Gave Myself A Buzz Cut ๐Ÿ’‡

My Most Recent DIY Buzz Cut

Hey Guys,

Hopefully, this post finds you doing well. I’m ok over here in GA . I’m still slowly chipping away at my master bedroom redo. Hopefully it will be done by week’s end.

As mentioned in my last post, I am in the process of refreshing my style following my 6 Easy Steps To Transform Your Style post.

If you’ve been keeping up with me here on the blog or over on Instagram this post is not a big surprise because you’ve already seen my cut and color.

Today I want to talk a little more about the reasons why I chose to cut it all off.

My Hair & My Lifestyle

Right After One of My Last Visits To the Barber

At the beginning on 2020, I decided to cut off all of my chemically straightened hair because it wasn’t working for me anymore.

Like most people who work full-time, most of my time is spent working. Even though I work from home, I still dress and groom myself for work. I still need to be professional and presentable for frequent on-camera work meetings.

Since I am not a morning person and I work an early schedule, I often find myself waking up last minute without a lot of time to spare. I need a low maintenance hairstyle that would look neat and polished with very little effort in the mornings.

Additionally, I realized that I was spending a ton of money and time getting a hair style that often wouldn’t last on my fine soft hair beyond a day or two after my visit to the salon.

To get the ease that I was looking for I figured I could either grow my hair out so I could pull it back or cut it super short . Having already tried growing it out several times before and never being happy with that situation, I decided that going shorter was the right option for me.

After making the decision to cut it off, I quickly went out and bought myself a new pair of clippers and cut it all off. After that initial haircut, I found a local barber to clean up the cut and to maintain it going forward.

My Hair – Now

My 1st DIY color & cut attempt

So far, I’ve been extremely happy with my decision and it’s been working out well for me. My initial plan was to visit the barber twice a month for maintenance but Covid-19 has changed all that.

Since the local shelter in place, I’ve had to pick up my clippers again. It was scary at first but it’s getting better. I’ve even been experimenting with color and I REALLY like it.

With GA reopening salons and barbershops last Friday, I thought I might be able to go and get my hair professionally cut ๐Ÿ˜. Sadly, that did not work out because my barber’s shop will not reopen until May due to the current restrictions.

As I have had more time to think about it, I’m not sure that going back into the shop this early would even be a safe option. There are just too many unanswered questions about the virus. I’m not 100% clear on how it’s transferred or how it could affect me if I got it.

It has become clearer and clearer to me that I am going to have to get comfortable with doing my own hair at home at least for now.

What about you? Has Covid-19 impacted your hair maintenance routine? If so, how are you managing the situation?

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