Actress and comedy extraordinaire Tiffany Haddish took to Instagram Live yesterday to cut off all her hair, lock by lock, and entertaining viewers with her inimitable sense of humor along the way. Haddish captioned her video with this: “Cut my hair! I cut all my hair off cause I want to see my scalp. I know my whole body I know where every mole is but I don’t know my scalp. So hello scalp #SheReady to everything.”
The actress says she’s been talking about cutting her hair off for years, but everyone has tried to block it. “I’m not letting that happen anymore. No more blocks.” When asked by friends and family—her hairstylist Precious Jackson was also nearby—if she “consulted with her man,” Haddish replied saying she wasn’t going to consult with her man about anything growing out of her body. “It’s my body.”
She also plans to embrace wigs. “What’s the problem going to be? I’m wearing a wig in this movie [her next project, The Card Counter].” And when asked if her shaved head would be a problem in real life, she replied that she wears wigs in real life, too.
Haddish says this is the shortest her hair has ever been, but she’s going to go even shorter—totally bald—as soon as she can see a barber. “I talked to some barbers and they said I can’t go bald right away because my hair has been in these parts for so long. If I cut it all off, I’m gonna have lines on my scalp. So we’re just gonna cut it like this, I’m gonna wash it, then put some juices on it, and we’re gonna wait a couple days. Then we’re gonna shave it to the scalp. And I can see how many moles I have on my scalp. I know every part of my body but my head. I’ve counted, and I have almost 100 moles on my body, but how many do I have on my scalp?”
After receiving some negative comments asking the comedienne if she had “lost her mind,” Haddish posted a second video, replying to the haters with this message: “When a woman decides she wants to cut her hair off, why does she have to have a mental problem? Nothing is wrong with my brain you guys. I’m not suffering from emotional sh*t. I’ve literally been talking about this years and everyone who has ever done my hair has heard me say it.”
Haddish also talks about how it felt to take a shower, and for the first time in her life, not be concerned about getting her hair wet. “It felt so good! I feel free. Now I can go running every day. I can train and not have to worry about my hair. Let’s just be honest: As a black woman, your hair takes a good hour to three hours of your day. Even if your hair is braided, you’ve gotta grease your scalp, you’ve gotta tie them up at night, you’ve gotta make sure they look neat. It’s a lot of work. So, I’m taking time off. I’m gonna use that same energy that I would’ve been putting into my hair, into my mind.”
We love you Tiffany, and we fully support a woman’s choice to do what she wants to feel her best. We’re here for all of it!
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