If You're Reading This... I Cut My Hair

Saturday, August 11, 2018

If You're Reading This... I Cut My Hair
A little over seven years ago, I started my natural hair journey and here I am now starting it all over again. It's so bizarre! If you asked me a month ago, "Hey, Sade would you be willing to cut off almost all of your hair?" I would say that you were crazy for even asking. But now, I just can't believe it took me so long. I mean, don't get me wrong, the first week was beyond difficult. I cried everyday and consistently told myself that people were staring at me (I'm a gaijin so this may have actually been the case). But, why did I even care? I spent three hours every week washing, detangling, and twisting my hair! I can do all of that (minus the twists) in less than thirty minutes now. So, if you're contemplating cutting your hair and your only concern is what other people are going to think of you. Let it go~! Let it go~!
Pictured above and below, are the lights from the Mitama Festival at Yasukuni Shrine. Let me tell you, walking into this festival was a magical experience and it happens every year. 
Over 300,000 lamps were hung just for this festival alone. So, the festival grounds can get very crowded, very fast. If you're planning on going next year, arrive at least an hour early!

First picture taken by: Taiu Kunimoto