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Short Hair Problems: 4 Reasons Why My Short Natural Haircut is Ruining My Life

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Picked out Afro – Look, even the baby is worried about me! (Don’t ask what I’m doing with my face, I couldn’t tell you)

I shouldn’t have cut my hair.

Yeah. I said it.

I don’t exactly miss my longer hair in itself…but now I’ve got all these Short Hair Problems that I never knew would come my way. My haircut is ruining my life.

Short hair isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Yeah the fade was cute for a minute, and yeah the color was a nice little change… but this short natural haircut is ruining my life and here’s why:

1. I’m not an exotical sex symbol anymore!

It’s a dark time in my life. I walk down the street and I don’t get accosted with “yo mami” or “Trini! Trini!”… I get no lip lickin’, no grunts of appreciation. Nobody thinks I’m some mysterious “other” race. Now I’m just boring ol’ African American. Yawn. And what’s worse…I get “Excuse me miss.” “A moment of your time, sis.” And once when I was with my son I got a ma’am. If a man tips his hat to me and says “g’day” in lieu of sneaking a peek at my rear and biting his lip, I may just slit my wrists.

2. I have to actually maintain this damn cut!

I’m used to letting my hair just be. Wild and free. It grew out at whatever pace it wanted to. I didn’t bother it, it didn’t bother me. Now, I blink and my hairline is black while the rest of my hair is light brown. I blink again and a fade is now an afro. I cut this hair to make less work for myself, not more. Now I’ve gotta go….to a salon….and get….shape ups….every…month!? No no…this is not going to work for me. Too much maintenance! What does this haircut think I am?! Responsible?

3. I can’t feed my PJism!

I’m a proud PJ. (Product Junkie) But now, I’ve got two cabinets chock full of products, and no hair to use them on. It will take me a lifetime to finish these items up. With my hair short, I cannot justify purchasing all the new products I see advertised. I’ve been using the same conditioner since the day I got my hair cut, over a month ago now, and the bottle is practically still full! I can’t go on like this. My husband LOVES this one, mind you. He did a fist pump when I mentioned not being able to buy more hair products.  A FIST PUMP! wtf?

Speaking of my husband….

4. Storming away is boring and useless!

I can no longer end fights. How the hell am I supposed to make a dramatic exit from an argument if I’ve got no hair to whip around in his face as I turn to storm away? I can’t! There’s no flair! If I’m going to maintain my status as the drama queen in this marriage I’ll need to make deliciously diva-like exits. Especially at that point in the argument when I realize I’m actually wrong. I need that dramatic storm-away! What am I supposed to do with this short hair cut? Say things like “ok baby, let’s agree to disagree” and turn to calmly walk away?! No…that just won’t do at all.

So there you have it. My short natural hair cut is ruining my life. I’m now a respectable looking African American woman who’s responsible, frugal, and reasonable in arguments.

Thanks a lot, hair cut!

::sigh:: I need a weave.


**I’m just playin. I am loving this short cut!**

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  1. Hahahaha!!! I was thinking the same thing when I cut mine too! Mind you I only had 5+ inches but this damn maintenance us for the damn birds! Starting Jan 1st I’m back on #teamgrow but befriend that I’m going to bleach it, dye it pink than shave it off and start fresh!

    • Dani Faust says:

      The maintenance may kill me. I’m lookin at John like…baby think you can give me a shape up?! I love yoooooooou. He’s wary but I think he’s gunna do it.

      PINK?! YESSS!!!!!! I can’t wait to see.

  2. Sulan Green says:

    Lol…Dani, you’re hilarious!

  3. ROFL!

  4. LOL! Regular salon visits would make me slit my wrists.

  5. “Boring ole African American” well dang…everybody is cutting off their hair…I ain’t here for it. Just as much care as when I had my hair short and relaxed. I don’t want to spend my time in the salon. Hopefully it will grow back faster since you’re with child right? I think i read that on BLM.

  6. That is exactly why I stay in “protective styles” I have to be able to storm away as the Diva I am…

  7. Deidre Harris McMillan says:

    Great post and I hope things get better!

  8. LOL… That was hilarious.

  9. Nadine Blackman says:

    I know you’re just playing, but if I wasn’t able to do my own trims, I probably would have grown it back by now. Isn’t it funny that when your hair is longer it doesn’t look like it’s growing, but when it’s short it gets so easily out of shape?
    I’ve been short for 16 years now and the ease is the best thing about it.

  10. Shea Jones says:

    I loved this post! I see the funnies as well as the truth you so eloquently talk about here!

  11. Cute post Dani! I love how you added your true feelings at the end ;)

  12. Faith Ansah Bayliss says:

    omg, you are completely killing me with that! too funny!

  13. Kathy Conway says:

    haha you’re too funny!

  14. This is great!

  15. Kim Porter says:

    People usually think shorter hair equals less maintenance. For me, that was a complete farce. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVED my short hair. Now, I can wake up and put it in a ponytail whenever I’m having a bad hair day or whatever. Plus, when my hair was short I was at the salon every Saturday.

  16. Cam | Bibs and Baubles says:


    Your hair has grown so fast!

  17. Funnnnny!

  18. Seriously Natural says:

    I LOVE the storming away reason! Oh man, what you gonna do lady? LOL

  19. guyanesesista says:

    LOL I nearly choked on my corned beef and potatoes! Danielle thou art a fool! My hair is BSL so send dem dere hair products over to the BX.

  20. LMBO! At first I was worried at where this post was going, then I said “nawwww, she just playin!” lol!

  21. Your hair is growing so fast!! Cute post.

  22. Hilarious LOL!! Your hair looks great!

  23. LOL. So funny!

  24. HarlemLoveBirds says:

    Great post! I gotta start using that word “exotical!”

  25. Monique Viard says:

    Your short cut is super cute!!! Wow you are brave cutting all that hair off. I love the shape of your face with the cut and you have such a great shaped head.

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