Curly Bangs – Deciding to Cut My Hair!

For the past few weeks I have been itching to cut my hair, maybe I shouldn’t say itching and hair in the same sentence. I have been craving a new hair style. I thought about it often and I finally decided, I’m going to cut my hair! I’ll do another unicorn cut. Just a bit of a trim to get a few dead end pieces. I cut it and my curls sprung up much more than I ever expected! I didn’t have to search for spirals, I had to search for pieces in lack of! I was ecstatic and yet it still wasn’t enough. 

While searching through the folds of social media I came across a curly girl with the most beautiful curly bangs. I’ve cut straight bangs before, a couples times, and each time I have the same regret. I wish I looked good in bangs but it simply does not look good. I thought, well I’ve never tried CURLY bangs! That’s a whole new world of bangs ready to be discovered. I gave my new found spirals a shake and let my hair fall to where it naturally wanted to be. A good amount sprang to the front, this, I thought, is where I will cut my bangs. I’m not a professional by any means but I am not afraid to cut my own hair. I gave myself a dry cut with my silver sewing scissors and cringed as beautiful spirals made contact with the bathroom sink. 

I looked in the mirror and immediately felt the guilty sensation of someone who is doing something they are NOT suppose to do. I took a step back and decided I will wait until I wet, style, and dry my bangs before deciding if I liked them or not. I loved them! They made me feel and look good. I tried not to care what other people would think or say but the truth is that’s all I could really think about. The opinion of others is a tangible sensation that can motivate to success or discourage to failure. 

Deciding to cut my hair without telling anyone was a major step in independence for me. I did not want to appear to be asking permission. When I tell my friends or family I want to do something with my hair (cut bangs?!) I get responses such as – no don’t do it! Your hair is so beautiful and long – I appreciate the compliment but why does long hair equate to beauty? I’ve seen so many short haired curlies with beautiful hair and I enviously wished mine looked the same. It wasn’t the desire for long nor short hair I was after, It was the bounce of a healthy curl. 

I’ve had people tell me don’t ever cut your hair more times than I can count. I wish more people would have told me do not straighten my hair! Though I’m sure through the stubbornness of adolescence I still would have cut my hair. 

With this experience I realized people still give their unsolicited opinion on something that is already done. My response? Oh well! It’s my hair, my choice. I never do my hair for others I do it for myself. There has been times I regretted cutting or styling my hair a certain way and that’s all a part of the journey. My bangs are currently tickling my forehead and I don’t like the sensation but I do like the look. Will I continue to trim by bangs as they grow out? Probably not. On to the next. For more pictures of my curly bangs follow me on instagram at


My name is StrawbsGirl

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