My parents weren't happy, but they got over it.
Although I'll happily admit that having a shaved head is not the most flattering look for me, I also want to be one of those people who points out that there's no need to go through life looking your best.
Anyway, I've changed my hair a lot since the beginning of the year and I'm not really sure why. I've liked the changes that I've made and think that I've stumbled on some hairstyles this year that I really like, but I've wanted to keep changing anyway. I put it off for a while because I always get negative feedback when I bring it up. People ask why I have to change my hair again and I look so pretty right now and what am I avoiding by changing my hair.
The last question/objection is, of course, the only valid one because it's no one else's business how pretty or otherwise I look, and it's a good question/objection. I think the answer is that I'm not avoiding anything by changing my hair (but I could be wrong) but when I don't change my hair when I want to, I'm letting myself be swayed by concerns that don't mean much to me and aesthetic considerations ("you look hot with long hair") that belong to people I don't care about. Basically, if I want to shave my head and I don't it's because I'm scared of what people will say.
I don't like to be scared of what people say, because, as the saying goes, "the people who mind don't matter and the people who matter don't mind".
Long story short:
|Ta da! Didn't see that coming, did you?|
It takes a lot of courage to shave your head as a girl, I think. It'd change depending on what particular culture was around you, but as I walk down the street I'm super aware of people's eyes on me. I have to be ready all the time to answer why I did it and do sometimes get mistaken for a boy or, more often, a lesbian. It turns a simple thing like a haircut into everyone else's business. I can handle it!
|Can you tell I'm a girl yet?|
Wanna know something awesome? My brother and I match. We've had matching haircuts and matching outfits before, and now we're doing it again. He shaved my head and I shaved his!