Have you ever woken up and decided you need to cut your hair? Well, I have!
Anyone who knows me knows that I'm extremely attached to my hair. I’m finding, as I'm getting older, I've developed this attachment or what I like to call relationship with my long locks. It's funny because I actually never used to be this way. I was the person that hairdressers loved. I was adventurous to an extent, and not afraid of the dreaded cut.
Nowadays things are a bit different. I consider a cut, to be a trim and by trim I mean 1 cm. I have to absolutely trust my hairdresser & believe me I've been through a few.
So it was quite daunting to myself when I woke up and decided I wanted to chop off my 5 years worth of hard work.
I debated it for about 3 weeks (yes I’m extremely indecisive), and when I still had the urge I went to my hairdresser where she advised me "Do not make extreme decisions on changing hair styles" Jenna Kantor
With that I left having a proper 5cm cut, an amazing treatment and my hair at a great length- not too long, not too short.
While the long Bob is still at the back of my mind, I'm now a bit over it, so I thought I'd share my top tips about things to consider before chopping off your hair and making a rash decision.
· If you aren't sure, it's probably not the best decision to make right away.
· If you have curly or wavy long hair, because your hair is longer, it's heavier and therefore less frizzy.
· Don’t freak out about your face shape. Yes we’ve all said the famous one liner -Do you think my face will look fat? Short hair is more about a state of mind and whether you think you can rock it.
· Once you cut your hair, your hair will automatically jump up and be a few cm's shorter than you originally planned.
· There’s no such thing as zero maintenance. Shorter hair, while amazing and fun, is known to be more maintenance & upkeep.
· Find a great hairdresser, who’s great at cutting and TRUST them.
· Gone are the days of just throwing your hair up into a topknot; but then again, there’s always that cute tiny pony.
· Short hair needs to be trimmed on a regular basis. So if you aren’t dedicated and don’t have time – don’t do it.
· Make sure the timing is right. Never get a serious haircut before a big life milestone.
· And lastly, due to my extreme indecisiveness I obviously discussed it with a lot of my friends and colleagues. The best advice they gave me was, Its just hair – it will grow back!
Ill let you know what i decide . . .