Perhaps it was also a reaction against a conception of life as a sober person. And growing it out was a bore. I kept my head shaved for a couple of years, enjoying the ease of my husband getting his clippers out, not costing a penny, wash and go. French women who slept with German soldiers in the second world war had their heads shaved and were then paraded through the streets. It also affirmed in me the simple concept of growth as intrinsic to life well, for a whilethat things change and move forward.
Again, it was a psychological act, a need to express the end and beginning of a new life.
When a woman crops her hair, it can send a powerful message
Friends seemed to like it, but elderly relatives? I loved the way my scalp felt like a velvety vole. The only options I had left were green or … shaved. When I shaved my head five years ago, there were fewer examples in pop culture. Perhaps it was also a reaction against a conception of life as a sober person. In the s, Grace Jones made the shorn look an expression of fashion and style. The reaction was, shall we say, mixed.