I cut it all off!

by 16 Aug 2016

So I decided to go natural. Well, back to natural hair.  My best friend had been trying to persuade me for years to return to my natural hair but I had every excuse in the book, one of the biggest ones being that I had 4C hair and it would be too hard to manage. In addition, my relaxed hair was healthy and super easy to maintain. However, after my birthday last October, I decided that I wanted a drastic change.  What could be more drastic than returning to my roots? So I went for it and began transitioning in November 2015.

The one thing that I thought for sure was that I would absolutely never wear my hair short and natural – a TWA was not for me.  So I had every protective style you could think of lol! Then about a month ago, I took out some crotchet braids that I was rocking for some time.  I looked in the mirror, looked at the relaxed ends and grabbed a pair of scissors and went to work!  I looked crazy lol! But my natural hair was full, a decent length and… EXTREMELY coarse. Yikes! Wish I had some before pics but, as you can see below, it was long enough to braid very easily. I wore wigs for a couple more weeks before I decided to get this haircut.

I needed a fresh start in so many ways.  They always say that a woman that cuts her hair is about to change her life and I am a living example of that! I was petrified but I needed this. I went to Vernon Scott, a noted celebrity barber, to get my hair cut and though I thought I was going to pass out when I saw the finished product, I felt liberated. Like a new woman. Like I could take on ANYTHING. There is so much newness going on in my life right now and this was the perfect way to kick it off. I am overwhelmed just thinking about it. And I am so excited about my natural hair journey.  So if you were ever thinking about starting fresh and cutting it all off – GO FOR IT! I promise, you’ll feel like a new woman. 🙂

Check out my iPhone (forgot my camera) selfies and pics below!

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109 Responses
  • Ryan L R Mitchell
    August 18, 2016

    Nice!

    • Cindy
      August 20, 2016

      First comment?? You’re awesome! Thank you! 😂🤗

  • Natalie
    August 18, 2016

    LOVE IT!!!

    • Cindy
      August 20, 2016

      Thanks Nat!! 🤗☺️

  • Regine
    August 18, 2016

    Beautiful!

    • Cindy
      August 20, 2016

      Thanks Boo! 💃🏾

  • Darlene
    August 18, 2016

    BESTFRIEND YOU’RE A SEXY BEAST!!!!!! I’m so proud of you!!!! I love you!!!! Now I’m gonna have to fight all these people that are going to fall in love with you😩😩😩

    • Valentine
      August 19, 2016

      Love reading your comments Darlene

    • Cindy
      August 20, 2016

      😂😂😂😂 No one could ever take your place!!! 😘😘😘

  • Chrissie
    August 18, 2016

    I’m such a fan and every look is you your awesome Can’t wait for more

    • Cindy
      August 20, 2016

      Thanks so much for your support! 😊

  • Kristina
    August 18, 2016

    You look great!! Making me more eager to cut my hair too.

    • Cindy
      August 20, 2016

      Do it!! 🙌🏾

  • Luxe
    August 18, 2016

    Gorgeous! I love it!

  • ashley
    August 18, 2016

    lovvvvvveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

    • Cindy
      August 20, 2016

      Thank you!!! ☺️☺️☺️

  • Seb
    August 18, 2016

    👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾 I love it !!!

    • Cindy
      August 20, 2016

      Thank you! 😊

  • Divine Drea
    August 18, 2016

    Loveeeeee it…I have been think to do the same thing but was to afraid…you have encouraged me!!!!

    • Cindy
      August 20, 2016

      Do it, do it, lol!

  • Valoyncè
    August 18, 2016

    Love it! I swear you can rock any hairstyle and slay!

    • Cindy
      August 20, 2016

      Thanks! 😁☺️

  • Stephanie
    August 18, 2016

    Love it… beautiful

    • Cindy
      August 20, 2016

      Thank you! 😊

  • Mavou
    August 18, 2016

    Gorgeous as usual……

    • Cindy
      August 20, 2016

      Thank you! 🙂

  • Fabrice
    August 18, 2016

    You look beautiful sis, once again congratulations.

    • Cindy
      August 20, 2016

      Thanks Sis! 😊

  • Sendy
    August 18, 2016

    I love it! You just inspired to do the big chop. I can’t wait 🙂

    • Cindy
      August 20, 2016

      Yay!! Tag me, I wanna see pics lol!

  • Rachelle
    August 18, 2016

    So very happy for you to share about your new beginnings… I’m so rooting for ya.,. God bless darling… And I still want you as my stylist 😩😩😩😁

    • Cindy
      August 20, 2016

      LOL I got you!! Thank u so much Hun!! ☺️🤗😊

  • Sherly D.
    August 18, 2016

    Awesome work Cindy! I’m so incredibly happy for you. You’re going to do great things. This is only the beginning.

    • Cindy
      August 20, 2016

      I receive that! Thank you! 🙌🏾☺️

  • David M.
    August 18, 2016

    My homie! So happy to be an up close witness to you overcoming your fears and doing what you were created to do! Proud to call you one of my closest friends. Much success to you on this leap of faith 💪🏾🙌🏾

    • Cindy
      August 20, 2016

      Thanks D! 🙂

  • Dina
    August 18, 2016

    ❤️ It

    • Cindy
      August 20, 2016

      Thank you! 😊

  • Lydia
    August 18, 2016

    Yay!!!

  • Karen H.
    August 18, 2016

    Talk about guts! Proud of u for conquering ur fear!!

    • Cindy
      August 20, 2016

      🙌🏾 Thank you!!☺️

  • Fendy
    August 18, 2016

    I love it!! Nice blog!!

    • Cindy
      August 20, 2016

      Thanks Hun! 🙂

  • Karen
    August 18, 2016

    Simply gorgeous

    • Cindy
      August 20, 2016

      Thanks! 🙂

  • Diana
    August 18, 2016

    Awesome sauce!! This website looks great!! Get it!!!

    • Cindy
      August 20, 2016

      Thanks D! 😊

  • Daphne
    August 18, 2016

    Your blog looks amazing!!! Cannot wait to see what you have in store for us!😘😘

    • Cindy
      August 20, 2016

      Thanks Daph! ☺️🤗

  • Dège
    August 18, 2016

    Yassssss! Twin you are truly BEAUTIFUL!!!! So proud of you!!!!

    • Cindy
      August 20, 2016

      Thanks so much Twin!! Love you!! ☺️😊😘

  • Nathalie Leach
    August 18, 2016

    Awesome!

    • Cindy
      August 20, 2016

      Thanks Nat!! 😊

  • Christina
    August 18, 2016

    Absolutely beautiful. So proud of you Cindy ❤

    • Cindy
      August 20, 2016

      Thanks so much! 😊

  • Tanika Stokes
    August 18, 2016

    Awesome!!! With your style and grace i think you can rock ANYTHING!!! And make it look good:)

    • Cindy
      August 20, 2016

      Thank you Hun! ☺️😊

  • Barbara Barosy-Philogene
    August 18, 2016

    You ROCK Cindy.

    • Cindy
      August 20, 2016

      Praise God! Thank you so much!!! 🙌🏾😊

  • Damora
    August 18, 2016

    I love it!! i am so glad you decided to do a blog your are definitely a inspiration keep up the good work and many blessings to you as you start your new journey so much more is headed your way:-)

    • Cindy
      August 20, 2016

      Thank you! 😊

  • Greta B
    August 19, 2016

    You absolutely rock!!! Love the look and thank you for creating your story with us!!! Wishing you nothing but success my love!!

    • Cindy
      August 20, 2016

      Awww thank u so much!!! ☺️🤗

  • Tabitha Bellavoix
    August 19, 2016

    OMG I am so happy and proud of you boo.

    • Cindy
      August 20, 2016

      Thank you so much!! 🙂 ☺️

  • Evs
    August 19, 2016

    Congrats Cin you did it.

    • Cindy
      August 20, 2016

      Finally lol! Thank you! 🙂

  • Shirley C.
    August 19, 2016

    You look gorgeous my love!! Keep pushing the limit, God has and will continue to have your back in all your endeavors…just keep Him first. I love you sis!! Congrats again!!!

    • Cindy
      August 20, 2016

      Thank you Sis!!! 😊🤗☺️

  • KJ
    August 19, 2016

    You look fabulous!!!!

    • Cindy
      August 20, 2016

      Thank you! 🙂

  • Keiza Okwera
    August 19, 2016

    Your comment*It’s been a long time coming!
    Yay you for putting up the blog…
    Can’t wait to read from you.

    • Cindy
      August 20, 2016

      Thanks for your support! 🙂

  • Jparfait
    August 19, 2016

    It looks good on you. It’s a keeper! 😍 And congratulations for doing what you love. For starting this new chapter . Stay true to yourself. “Honesty is a suitor with piercing vision who isn’t swayed by pretending and positioning.” Be honest and stay transparent. Your life is book and people will be blessed by your testimony. Give it to through very word you write.

    • Cindy
      August 20, 2016

      🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾 Thank you so much-I pray I can be an inspiration to others as much as you and others have been an inspiration to me! God is good and I’m grateful! 😊

  • Ashley
    August 19, 2016

    This is dope, and I don’t like nothing. Glad you did the cut I think so many women will find this inspirational and empowering to go natural. As for the site? Who better than you? You in it all so you might as well document it. For me i am excited about the traveling aspect of this site. Can’t wait to read a new york girl from south side take on new places. Always was and always will walk with you in any journey of your life. You def made a friend a fan.

    • Cindy
      August 20, 2016

      Awww Ashley, this means so much to me!! Thanks so much for your support!! ☺️😢🤗

  • Sevy
    August 19, 2016

    I love this journey you took
    So glad you are doing your passion
    I’m so happy for you and I’m sure it’s liberating. I love and will continue to support you. Love you Cincity 😁😁😘😘

    • Cindy
      August 20, 2016

      Love u D! Thanks so much!

  • Mizzbenababy
    August 19, 2016

    Congratulations, well done. All the Best!!…..islandchic77 send mi! lol

    • Cindy
      August 20, 2016

      She’s my Boo! Lol, thank you!

  • ShondraR
    August 19, 2016

    Yes, I love it!!! I been thinking about cutting mine off as well. Still deciding but looking at your blog gave me courage.

    • Cindy
      August 20, 2016

      Go for it!! It will grow back lol!

  • Fritz
    August 19, 2016

    Stunning as always, blessed too 😊❤️✌🏾️🙏🏾

    • Cindy
      August 20, 2016

      Thank you! 😊

    • Cindy
      August 20, 2016

      Thank you! 🙂

  • Nadine E.
    August 19, 2016

    FINALLY🙌🏾! Super proud. Love it!!

    • Cindy
      August 20, 2016

      LOLOL I know right?! Thanks Boo! 🙂

  • Courtney
    August 19, 2016

    I love this! This will truly inspire so many ❤️

    • Cindy
      August 20, 2016

      I really hope so! Thanks so much 🙂

    • Cindy
      August 20, 2016

      I pray so! Thank u so much! 🙂

  • Maralisa
    August 19, 2016

    And you did it again!!! How could one become more and more beautiful? You look phenomal 😍😍😍😍

    • Cindy
      August 20, 2016

      Awww thanks so much! 🤗😊

    • Sandra
      August 20, 2016

      Pitite! Ou wè sa Mara? Lol

  • Tavarous Saint-Louis
    August 19, 2016

    ❤❤❤

    • Cindy
      August 20, 2016

      😊☺️

  • Valentine
    August 19, 2016

    Love the new look.

    • Cindy
      August 20, 2016

      Thank you! 🙂

  • Sandra
    August 20, 2016

    Absolutely GORGEOUS!!!!!
    I love any and everything you do or wear!
    My Cindy can do no wrong! 😍

    • Cindy
      August 25, 2016

      Thanks so much Sansan!!!! 🙂

  • Liseberth
    August 21, 2016

    The natural hair looks amazing on you…. I am also goign through the process so i kind understand the hardship…. I love your style and keep on doing what you do… I love the blog already..🔥❤️

    • Cindy
      August 25, 2016

      Thank you so much 🙂

  • Sarah B. Smith
    August 21, 2016

    Your so beautiful and I am blessed to call you friend. Your spirit is beautiful and I love you. Fashionista to the world!!!!! ❤️❤️❤️ London, Zoe and I celebrate you 🎉🎉

    • Cindy
      August 25, 2016

      Awwww that was so sweet Boo!! Thank you so much- love you!!!! 🙂

  • Betty
    August 26, 2016

    Congrats!! Cindy I’m so happy for you!! Hold on tight God is going to take you higher and higher!! ❤️❤️

    • Cindy
      September 7, 2016

      Thanks so much! I receive that, in Jesus’ name! 🙂

  • Mel
    August 30, 2016

    That cut is Hott!!! And it looks good on you too! That’s important. I would love to rock a short cut but I don’t feel like it would look right on me; even though I rocked short hair many moons ago. Now about 11 yrs and (muffled sound) pds later I don’t see me rocking a short cut as confidently as I would want to. Anyway I’m so happy you joined the blogoshere because I have been following you on IG for a while now and I think you have great style… I’ll definitely be on the lookout for your future blog post!💋

    • Cindy
      September 7, 2016

      What’s so funny is that I felt the SAME EXACT WAY! I’m on a weight loss journey now myself and was totally afraid to cut my hair because of my chunky face. I am glad that I went through with it though. I’m sure it would look awesome on you. Thank you so much for supporting!

  • Shirley
    September 14, 2016

    I am so glad you did and it looks fab! Welcome to the club 😁