There’s nothing more feminine to me than long locks, but let’s be honest, I haven’t changed my hair in years (#longbeachwaves), and I’ve been starting to crave a change. We all get that itch eventually, right?
With pretty much everyone chopping off their hair and looking amazing doing so—think Aimee Song or Cara Delevingne—I was just about ready to do it myself. Like, appointment booked and all! Then, I got the amazing news that I was pregnant (still feeling so grateful!). And I don’t know about you, but the thought of my body changing significantly AND changing my hair so drastically suddenly didn’t seem like a great idea.
Having long hair ultimately makes me feel sexy, and as my body transformed, I was truthfully a bit scared that I’d lose that feeling without so much hair. It’s a comfort blanket of sorts, and it was a major risk. Plus, I just wasn’t sure I could pull off a lob while not looking like a total mom, literally. And that’s just not the vibe I’m going for personally. I still want to feel like myself after the baby comes.
So I’m 100% on board with what Herbal Essences is doing at the moment: inspiring and empowering women through changes (watch their amazing video here – chills!). I love identifying hair and femininity with the changes in our individual lives, and doing what makes us feel confident through them. They’re a brand that celebrates the different stages of a woman’s life, and understands the significance of hair through those stages.
For now, I’ve decided to keep my hair long and as natural as possible. It’s been one constant through my body’s beautiful yet interesting evolution, and I’m at peace with that constant during this change. It’s funny what something like hair can do for your confidence as a women, and even though not everyone correlates long hair with feeling sexy, it’s what works for me.
Maybe I’ll want to chop it the second the baby comes, maybe I’ll keep it long forever. We’ll have to wait and see!
**Thank you to Herbal Essence for sponsoring this post, all thoughts are my own