I woke up very early Saturday morning, anxious about getting my dreads cut. I've had them for over 18 years. But, I felt it was time for an update. Shaving them off felt too radical a change, but cutting them to a comfortable length seemed right.
My stylist at Hair Police did a quick, but excellent job on the maintenance, which was done first. When it was time, I told her the length I was interested in having. She cut two at first to give me an idea. I had the combination of cringing and grinning at the same time. I was pretty excited. When I confirmed that the length was great, she cut the remaining dreads off one-by-one. I got out of the chair and felt wonderful that I got this done.
I feel lighter, happier, and I think it looks so much better now that I have it done. I've had such a busy life, I hadn't spent that much time in contemplation about it. I think the quiet holiday season gave me time to think about it, and I'm glad I didn't wait long in this year to get it done!