Big Chop VS 1 Corinthians 11:15

So today I cut my hair…like really cut my hair, not into any fancy style with layers and highlights…just a boyish low cut. The fellas will probably say its a Level 2 or 3 😛

My Reason: My hair used to be pretty long, but it was permed. Last year August 2012, I cut it into a short permed style and I found that maintaining the style in terms of perming it regularly was tedious and damaging to my scalp. SO today, I got my uni housemates to chop of the permed hair after removing it from my braids and it was liberating! I’m looking forward to the journey, I’ll keep you all posted! If you have any tips for me as I’m a newbie, please share!

P.S This does not mean I will not wear braids or weave (I already have them lined up 😛 ) any more, I will need them as a protective style and for keeping my head warm while my hair grows!

The Big Cheeky Chop

Hair used to be a big thing to me, about 3 years ago I would never think of cutting my hair, but today I’ve done it with so much ease and no fear. I guess its because my self-confidence and understanding of beauty is constantly being refined and DEFINED by what God says about me, as opposed to what societal norms dictate.

One thing I misunderstood, which I think most Christian girls considering doing ‘the big chop’ was the scripture in 1 Corinthians 11:15.

 but that if a woman has long hair, it is her glory? For long hair is given to her as a covering.

This one verse read on its own, makes it seem like a woman’s glory is depicted by long hair. However, it is important to read the whole passage within its context,  1 Corinthians 11: 13-16

13 Judge for yourselves: Is it proper for a woman to pray to God with her head uncovered? 14 Does not the very nature of things teach you that if a man has long hair, it is a disgrace to him, 15 but that if a woman has long hair, it is her glory? For long hair is given to her as a covering. 16 If anyone wants to be contentious about this, we have no other practice—nor do the churches of God.

In context: Paul was dealing with a controversy about women not wearing their veils whilst praying and I believe his writings were to urge the Corinthian Christians to conform to the cultural norms of their area by accepting the fact that a woman’s hair is her veil.

To me, the marks of crowning glory are compassion, love, mercy, joy, peace, patience, kindness and forgiveness. What is hair without these things? You can be absolutely wicked at heart and have an exceptional head of hair but what would we gain from such things?

A woman’s heart is her crowning glory! It leads her to open her eyes to those in need, and reach out her hands with compassion to soothe the pain of those who are suffering. What can compare to that?

There is a passage of scripture at the end of Proverbs 31 which I believe it sums it all up:

“Charm is deceptive and beauty is fleeting, but the woman who fears the Lord shall be praised.”

Embrace and look after your true beauty, and remember its JUST HAIR, it will grow.

What do you think?

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Kay x

2 thoughts on “Big Chop VS 1 Corinthians 11:15

  1. I totally agree,I sat in a barber’s chair in may 2011 and chopped it all off and felt empowered and femininely beautiful.I
    recommend it for everywoman at any stage in life

  2. I think, I concur… but I will be studying this passage and getting down to the word for real soon.
    I also cut my hair recently and once we get the word and true meaning of beauty from God, hair will indeed be just hair to us. We would be more concerned about what true beauty is to God.

    Ps:you look great with yours, as at when you did it though.

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