Especially during the summer. As my huge bun slaps me in the back of the head when I run, yeah, I’ve thought about it. Whenever I wash, and I have trouble getting some of the soap out of my locs, I think that things may just be easier if I cut it off. And whenever I retwist my locs after a long run and a shampoo, only to sweat it out in the next day’s workout, I think about it. But…
How would I style it if I cut it short?
Would my face look too skinny if I cut it?
Would I look like dude if I cut it?
Would I have to invest in a lot of makeup and earrings so people wouldn’t think I was a boy?
A lot of thinking. And then Beyonce just DID IT.
Okay, before I weigh in, let me say this. Beyonce could fart in the mic, and I would buy the record. I used to cut out magazine and newspaper clippings of her, and post them inside my closet door (because my mom wouldn’t let me put posters up in my room). I would get offended when anyone disagreed with anything she did, included whenever she made a worst-dressed list. Including this gem.
This photo appeared in black-and-white in the Charlotte Observer in like 2002, with some rude like “WORST DRESSED” tagline. I got so mad, I cut that thing out, and pretended to like the outfit so that Beyonce wouldn’t get her feelings hurt. I care girl.
But this haircut? Which I’m sure is more practical for all of the physical activity she does? I can’t co-sign. I’m sorry. I’m still a huge fan. But I cannot cosign on this mess. And that is what it is. It is a MESS. I feel so bad saying that.
That said, I’m continuing to grow my locs out for my wedding. And then what? That means at least one more summer of running and swimming and yoga with all this hair. Do I keep it? Or cut it? What do you think? (And what do you think of Queen Bey’s cut?)