Literally, the first thing I said when a friend mentioned to me “breaking news, Beyonce cut her hair” I immediately replied ” What’s the big deal when she wears wigs most of the time anyway? ” As a matter of fact wearing wigs, weaves and or hair extensions is the custom for many performers and such as Beyonce, also known as Sasha Fierce. I really couldn’t believe Beyonce would actually cut her hair. I wondered why, what brought that on? And then once I actually saw her Instagram photos of her new hairdo and just how short she had cut it, it dawned on me one reason that could have inspired her shear genius decision.
It has a lot to do with Blue Ivy and Beyonce’s recent induction to mommy-hood. During pregnancy a woman experiences a major surge in hormones in preparation for the new baby. Even after the baby is born the mother still needs to keep up her nutrition because her body is expecting that she will be nursing the newborn infant for some time. After the mother is no longer nursing and usually around this time she also stops taking the prenatal vitamins, then the mother’s body gradually starts to shift back to pre-pregnancy state since she no longer will be needing all the extra nutrients for the growing baby.
Little Blue Ivy is now a toddler and in my experience with clients over the years, I began to notice like clock work my clients would come to me in a panic, with complaints of unusual amounts of hair loss. This would usually be about 1 1/2 to 2 years after giving birth to their baby just long enough for many women not to think this hair loss is connected to their past pregnancy. This is the time period when many mothers experience a major changes in their hair such as thinning, shedding and hair loss largely due to changing hormones. Depending on how strong and healthy your hair may or may not have been before pregnancy has a lot to do with how noticeable the shedding period may be or if it sheds at all.
I have to say Beyonce’s bleached blond chemically processed hair would only compound the chance for massive amounts of fallout and funkiness with her hair since giving birth to Blue Ivy. I bet there’s a good chance her hair started thinning like crazy. So a really good hairstylist may have convinced her that it would be best to go for the Big Chop and just start afresh. Or maybe she has a case of the mommy blues and felt like it was time to shake things up, go radical and bring sexy back. Although it is Beyonce…sexy never left. Either way, she has definitely given her fans a new hair cut to run straight to the hair salons with Beyonce’s Instagram photo in hand saying ” I want “the Beyonce”.