Gabrielle Union challenging tradition with haircut Content Exchange

Gabrielle Union wanted to challenge tradition with her decision to get a haircut.

The 48-year-old singer recently decided to get a pixie cut when "things are gravy", directly going against the movies where women cut their hair "when all is lost".

She wrote: "So, I did a thing ... The movies always show women cutting their hair when all is lost but I wanted to know the feeling of making a change when things are gravy. It hits different and its foreign to me but I love this new new. #SummerChop #FlawlessChop #FlawlessCut (sic)"

Meanwhile, Gabrielle previously admitted she didn't learn to embrace her natural hair until she was in her forties and she "wasted" so much of her youth despising her tresses.

She said: "When I was younger, I hated everything about [my hair].

"I wanted it to be anything but what it was. I wasted so much of my youth in my twenties, thirties and certainly my teens wanting to be someone else. I was inundated with images and messages saying, 'You're just not as pretty as so-and-so.' The images that I saw on TV and in magazines and film reaffirmed what they were saying. That I wasn't 'it', and people who look like me aren't 'it'. You couldn't possibly have that 'it factor' and have hair like mine or skin like mine."

The 48-year-old actress finally felt ready to empty her "basket of f****" and start loving herself.

She added: "In my early forties, I just emptied my basket of f**** and came out reborn and loving myself in a way that you only see on Oprah episodes when you're like, 'What the hell is my most authentic self? What does that even mean? I don't even know who that girl is. I wouldn't know her if I saw her.'"

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