I have had long hair for longer than I care to remember. And even though, I adored my long tresses, after a long year of stress and ill-health, it was time for a change. As I am still having treatment for endometriosis, my hair & skin health has suffered and I was finding my hair increasingly difficult to manage. Whenever I would get a blow dry, the curl would hold no longer than 30 minutes and after that, it just look flat and lank. My hair is shedding, as aspected, at an astronomical rate and it knots very easily.
After a consultation with Sabrina Hill, owner of Kopper Hair Cork last week, she decided that a cut & extensive treatment would be the best solution whilst I am still on my course of hormonal treatment. She did advise me that as the course of injections are hormonal, it would be virtually impossible to manage what is happening internally, but she certainly could try to lighten my hair so that I could naturally have more volume in the interim period. Ordinarily, I would have been terrified of the prospect of short hair, but I fully trusted her judgement and not only that – it was and is time for a new change as I begin this new chapter in my life.
This is the obligatory selfie of the new hair that was taken immediately after the cut, but my favourite part of my newly textured short hair, is the fact that I can now do it myself. With long hair, it was virtually impossible to style it as my hair is incredibly thick (which I am very grateful for, seeing as it is falling out), but now I can manage it daily by myself. Plus, my shower time has been cut in half!
When I was going, Sabrina gave me a fabulous Joico product called Texture Boost. This spray is ideal for tousled style hair and it really hold the style.
So, in the words of Coco Chanel – “A woman who cuts her hair, is about to change her life”.