L ast week, I joined a club of black British girl bosses who have decided to go bald. Since my afro was large and healthy when I shaved it off, the assumption was that something must have gone wrong: traction alopecia from the tight hairstyles black women endure is a common reason for a drastic cut. A bad breakup is often assumed, or a quarter-life crisis as my dad still suspects. These are all valid reasons, but mine was far less interesting — I simply decided to cut it because I thought it would suit me.
I shaved off my afro because I felt like it. That's all | Life and style | The Guardian
A personal choice. That's the best way to describe this, or anybody's decision, to either shave or not shave various parts of the body. Men are unlikely to face too much scrutiny over it, for women it's a different story. Last week on This Morning, comedian Kate Smurthwaite appeared to encourage women to accept their natural bodies. During her interview with Eamonn and Ruth, she lifted her arm to reveal five years of hairy growth.
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While there are specific guidelines for women's hair length, female recruits don't have all their hair shorn off the men don't either, but it's pretty close. And the Air Force is one of the branches of the U. For males in the Air Force, hair must be neat and clean in appearance.
Sometimes a hashtag sums it up perfectly. A phrase topped the quartet: "The future is female, and it doesn't have time for styling products. The message is clear. A community of women with buzz cuts and shaved heads is growing under hashtags that embrace the look, uniting people in dismissing societal standards and celebrating those who do what they want.