There are many reasons a woman might shave her head. Most recognized is going through cancer treatment (chemo) and the hair just falls out so she beats the drug to the punch and shaves her head. Others just want to discover the freedom that is living without hair. We find these women to be truly fearless women and we wanted to dive deeper into why women may shave their heads. So we came across an article that describes 5 different women and their reasons why they shaved their heads. We hope you find this as fascination as we did!
My hair is a solid 6. Worn straight or wavy, the shoulder-length dark brown situation hangs around my face unobtrusively leaving no impression whatsoever. It’s so forgettable that sometimes (usually after an underwhelming blowout) I Google “Demi Moore G.I. Jane” and imagine what bald life would be like.
“Women are fascinated by my baldie and always tell me they wish they could do it,” says on-air personality Dana Johnson, who first shaved her head in 2012. For Johnson, cutting off her hair signaled the start of a radical self-acceptance journey. It wasn’t easy, but “I was going to keep this haircut until I loved me in my stripped-down form.” Here, five women open up about what it’s really like to shave your head.
My hair before was naturally very blonde and super-thin. I couldn’t do much with it and mostly just wore it up. Honestly this is the best look I’ve ever had. Hair just doesn’t work for me.
I shaved my head because my twin brother and I got in a heated argument and it was a very impulsive and cathartic reaction. Honestly it was kind of a “fuck you” gesture to my very straight-laced upbringing. I didn’t get a second opinion before I did it, that’s not something I think I ever do.
People reacted pretty well. My hair was kind of underwhelming before so this look really suits me best. I love when old women compliment my hair. There’s something really endearing about approval from the elderly to me. They’re usually pretty brutally honest. Being compared to young Angelina with a shaved head or Sinéad is cool, too.
I don’t really give a damn what guys think about me and my hair to be honest. I’ve always called the shots, not the other way around. Some dudes clearly think it’s a real novelty or like fetishize it but I couldn’t be bothered to give them the time of day.
I literally do nothing. I don’t even own shampoo or a brush. I cut my own hair about every two weeks. Very low maintenance. I was never good at hair anyway. One less thing to do in the morning.
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