I Grew A Pair And Felt Invigorated

Unless you follow me on social media, you are probably wondering what the post is about, going on the title. Well let me explain.

My picture on my home page shows me with short hair. Well I shaved it off!

I’ll explain before you think I am some crazy hormonal pregnant woman. For a few weeks I have toyed with the idea of shaving my head, there are many reasons which I shall list below:-

  1. I could no longer be bother with the time it was taking
  2. I couldn’t justify spending £40 plus at the hair dresser’s when I have a baby on the way
  3. It has been bloody hot lately 
  4. I won’t have to think/worry about it when I have the baby
  5. I’ll save so much money on shampoo/hair care products etc as I won’t use as much as often.
  6. I don’t have to damage my hair with heat or hair dye because it so short.
  7. It literally take no time at all to get ready in the morning, esp if I’m not doing my makeup
  8. I have more time to do my makeup as I spend 2 minutes on my hair…not even that long
  9. I wanted I complete change, never been this short before
  10. It literally take no time at all to get ready in the morning ( I’ve listed this twice as it’s a big plus)

Before you start saying “wow your so brave” etc it took me like 3o minutes to grow a pair and actually shave my head. Imagine this….Me and my pregnant belly was sat on the floor looking in a mirror trying to decide whether I should do it or not. With Matt stood in the door way laughing at my complete lack of ability to decide already.

To be honest I was completely scared Shitless. ( Sorry for the swear word but that is how I felt) What if I looked awful? what if it makes me look ugly? etc where all thought’s that went through my head, I wanted to do it but I was scared, I was scared of how I’d look and that it would be my biggest regret/ mistake.

However after I had done the task…well I started it off  (the most important part when shaving your head for the first time) and Matt did the rest for me. I started to notice a change in myself. The next day I got myself ready and did my makeup for work and I instantly felt so much more confident. I felt invigorated and to be honest  I still do.

The thing is when your hair is so short there is nothing to hide your face behind. It’s completely out there for the world to see, either you wear the hair style with confidence or it wears you! Forgive me for saying this but I feel more like me, more sexy. I don’t feel like I’m some frumpy pregnant mum with no sense of Identity.

Shaving my head has been the best thing I have done for myself. I feel confident, sexy and free. Free from the worry of making sure my hair is styled perfectly and from the worry of what the weather would do to it. It is definitely something I would recommend to anyone considering shaving their head. I will say this though, I have only shaved mine down to a number 8 guard.

This was the syle of my hair before

This was the syle of my hair before


This is the morning after

This is the morning after


My second day with my hair shaved

My second day with my hair shaved


I think you’ll agree it’s quite a change and for me has changed the way I look.

Have you ever shaved your head or been tempted to shave your head? share your thoughts or story with my I’d love you hear them. And I will definitely urge you to shave your head if you are on the fence.

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Other people's views

  1. Nicole - Tales from Mamaville says:

    Bravo! I would be scared shitless too, but wow, you did it and it looks fab! Matches the fearless attitude too:)
    Good luck with the rest of the pregnancy!!!

    1. Sam says:

      Thank you so much I really appreciate that. Sorry for the delay in replying

  2. Hannah Budding Smiles says:

    I think you absolutely rock the new style! Go Sam!xx

    1. Sam says:

      Thanks Hannah. I’m lovely it and been saving so much time too. Sorry not replied sooner

  3. Charlene says:

    Looking hot! I shaved my head shortly after pregnancy and i haven’t looked back. I am a bit more inclined to wear make up but I don’t miss the hours lost to styling! #bestandworst

    1. Sam says:

      It’s just so quick and easy with everything from washing it to styling and even to cutting it, no need to try and book appointments when you can have kids looked after or paying for it to be cut.

  4. mummy here and there says:

    You look ace and I bet you save some money. I wish I could be so bold it would save me some time in the mornings and getting so sweaty X #bestandworst

    1. Sam says:

      Thank you. I has saved me so much, I don’t use anywhere near as much shampoo. Plus there is absolutlely no heat damage on my hair either. It’s in the best condition ever.

  5. Sarah Howe says:

    I think it’s amazing and I love the associated make up! Wish I could do mine as well. I think the confidence and positivity it has brought is such a bonus too! Good on you and thanks for sharing with #bestandworst x

    1. Sam says:

      Thanks Sarah. I don’t think I can do my makeup as well as I use too bit out of practice and certainly not as good as soon people. There’s something so liberating about not having much hair. It’s great

  6. The Speed Bump says:

    It really suits you, you look so confident with it! Sometimes we just need a total change – I often think of just hacking at my hair into some kind of choppy thing (short doesn’t suit my face) but I’m growing it for my wedding in December and it’s killing me having it long haha! Good on you x #bestandworst

    1. Sam says:

      Yeah I’ve done the growing out phase from having pixie cuts. Its hard last time I had proper long hair I could tie up was about 5 years ago. Over the years I have missed Long hair but not the effort that goes with it.

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