A week ago, I woke up with 100% certainty that I wanted to cut my hair. I had to have it done as soon as the salon opened that morning. I didn’t want to wait any longer. My hair had grown very long, but the ends were extremely dry and damaged.
After seeing so many famous faces make the “lob” look so good, I decided that was the style I wanted. Instead, I cut approximately six inches off into a full bob without any hesitation. I hate to admit it, but I’ve been suffering haircut remorse since then. Before you make the cut, there are some things you should take into consideration.
ARE YOU READY FOR CHANGE?
Cutting my hair into a bob was like making the impulsive decision to give yourself bangs. It always seems like such a good idea at the time. You should be absolutely certain you’re ready to make a change when it comes to your hair. My hair definitely feels a lot better after having the damage cut off, but now I have to sit and wait for my long locks to grow back. This girl does not have beaucoup bucks for extensions!
LEARN HOW TO STYLE YOUR NEW HAIRCUT
This step hasn’t been easy. I’ve been scouring Pinterest for “cute hairstyles for short hair.” There are a lot of great pins, but depending on the texture of your hair, they might not work for you. My hair is thin and soft. While it was extremely easy to give my hair tousled beach waves when it was long, my hair lost its curl after I chopped it. Those great Lauren Conrad beach waves I’ve been dying to achieve have been falling out within minutes! Instead of my hair’s natural waves, I have now been challenged to tame this new 1960’s hair flip I have going on every morning.
TRUST YOUR GUT, NOT A STRANGER WEILDING SCISSORS
Just because your hair stylist thinks it’s a good idea, it might not be the best idea for you. The reason my haircut became a full bob was because of a long bang I had growing out. My hair stylist showed me where the long bang was hitting and asked if I wanted to go a little shorter. Since I was feeling completely impulsive, of course I said yes! At least I was assured that it’ll grow out nicely.
DO YOU NOTICE ANYTHING NEW ABOUT ME???
Your significant other might not immediately notice that you cut your hair. In fact, he might ask (and I’m not even kidding), “Did you get new glasses?” Uhm, nooooo! Your husband might also think your hair increasingly shrinks per day. Don’t listen to him. Your hair won’t magically turn into a pixie cut overnight. In fact, your hair grows about 1/2 inch per month.
So while you’re flipping through a magazine or admiring a celebrity’s new haircut on TV, remember these things and perhaps invest in a wig instead. And remember your last extreme haircut the next time you feel like being impulsive and chopping off your hair! If you’ve already made the cut, don’t worry – it’s hair! It’s grows! That’s what it does!