Tamar Braxton shaves her head and says she's 'finally free'

In early February, Braxton was out and about sporting long, brown hair. (Photo: Getty Images)
In early February, Braxton was out and about sporting long, brown hair. (Photo: Getty Images)

Tamar Braxton never holds anything back. But after a difficult year that included an announcement of the end of her music career, the finale of her family’s reality show, and speculation surrounding her public divorce from Vince Herbert, with whom she has a 4-year-old son, the 40-year-old singer says is “finally free.” And she’s showing it off with a drastic haircut.

Taking to Instagram on Wednesday to post a video of herself getting a buzzcut, Braxton expressed her feelings with a simple caption and a song. Playing “My Prerogative” by Bobby Brown over the visual of her hair falling to the ground, fans are feeling inspired by the star’s symbolic gesture that she’s ready to let go of the past.

✂️ finally free

A post shared by Tamar Braxton ❤️ (@tamarbraxton) on Mar 14, 2018 at 6:55pm PDT

“I know she over Vince now, when you cut that hair it’s a wrap,” one fan replied in the comments, knowing that breakup haircuts are a thing. While others picked up on the cue that the change to Braxton’s hair is much bigger than her separation from the music executive. “A woman who cuts her hair is about to make some big changes her life,” another person wrote, a sentiment that was echoed by others welcoming her to the “power status.”

In a picture post that followed, Braxton herself addressed the many things that she’s breaking away from by letting go of her long hair — one of which includes other people’s opinions.

“I’m over feeling captive to a wig, weave, people, people’s comments & opinions hell…even my OWN feelings!” she wrote. “WE can choose to stop these things from having the power and victory over us!! And for me, that starts TODAY.”

She’s not the first person to look for freedom through a big chop. However, her continued honesty and transparency with fans is what people seem to appreciate. In late February, Braxton even appeared on The View alongside Herbert, after already filing for divorce, to discuss the reasons behind their separation. In the clip, she addressed rumors that the public had speculated played a role in the couple’s decision, and ultimately shut them down.

Now, Braxton has made it even more clear that she’ll always keep it real.

Read more from Yahoo Lifestyle:

• The haircut that gave one woman the confidence to leave her toxic relationship
How bold women with buzzcuts are changing the definition of beauty
The rise of ‘haircut shaming’ and why the punishment doesn’t work

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