Being Cognizant: Bye-bye, Hair!

A series about the ways I work towards being cognizant through decisions that make me more mentally engaged with various facets of my day-to-day life.

Cognizance (noun): Awareness, realization, notice, knowledge, perception.

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It’s been awhile since I wrote something for this “series,” and I am tickled by my intro – “tickled” in both the fun and torturous ways. So wordy.

Anyways, I got rid of most of my hair!

 

This definitely falls into one of the ways I try to be more cognizant because I figure that if I’m going to chop off a large amount of hair it should go to good use! I donated mine to Wigs for Kids.

The actual cut was made by Hair by Summer at Second Nature Beauty Collective, who did an amazing job cleaning up my chopped locks!

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Summer and I post-chop!

I’m a sucker for thrifted and recycled items, so I was wooed by Second Nature’s decor almost entirely consisting of secondhand items, furthering their “second nature” theme!

 

I know that hair can hold a lot of meaning and sense of identity for people. I’ve been there; I still am to some extent.

However, I feel FREED by this move and am so glad that after two years of letting my hair grow following my previous hair donation that I opted to go extra-short this time.

If you have been thinking about it for yourself, I would definitely encourage you to do so and do it more mindfully by donating your hair if you can! There are some organizations that can even make use of dyed/bleached hair, so the options for donation are out there while the excuses are not! Wigs for Kids makes no profit from their donations, and I think that this is the best way to donate.

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I repeat: Check out Summer at Second Nature Beauty Collective if you are in the Lower Mainland/Vancouver area and want to get a trim, colour, or whole new ‘do!

 

Want some fun shoes to go with your new hair? Yes. I think you just might. Check out SOULiers Studio!

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