As most of you know, I’ve recently had a pretty dramatic change in hair-style. This is probably the most dramatic thing I have ever done or ever will do to my hair. There, are so many things about short hair that people just don’t tell you before you get a dramatic haircut, because they’re things you don’t really think about. So I’m here to talk about them.


Okay so first off I just want to say, the idea that people with short hair have the benefit of not needing to spend as much time on it, is a complete myth that I am here to bust! I’ve found that I spend about twice as much time doing my hair than I did when I had long hair. When it was long I could just pop it up into a pony-tail if I wanted a quick and easy fix. Now, it has to be combed and hair-sprayed and adjusted. There is no easy fix to a bad hair day with short hair!


You wouldn’t think it, but short hair really affected my ability to get to sleep for the first week. Because I usually put my hair up in a bun or down in a braid, my head just wasn’t used to the way my new short hair felt on the pillow. It’s such a strange thing that I never thought the length of my hair would make a difference to, but it did. I’m fully adjusted to it now though :)

This is something that I NEVER had to worry about with long hair. I would always wake up with dead straight hair, no matter how much I tossed and turned the night before. But the first morning I woke up with short hair I went into the bathroom and completely shocked myself. My FIRST ever bed-hair. It’s something to adjust to, and I’m discovering new ways to fix the bed-hair for work, I find the best one is just to have a shower so the hair can re-set.


Having very short hair, especially after having very long hair, feel so strange. It kind of feels like I've got my hair up. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve gone to take my hair down before bed and suddenly realized that it wasn’t up, it was just short. It feels great though.


Oh. My. Gosh I will save so much money on shampoo. The first time I had a shower after my haircut (and to be honest the third and fourth as well) I put WAY too much shampoo into my hair and lathered the hell out of my poor head. You only really need about as much as a 20c piece. It's also so much quicker to dry my hair now, what used to take a minimum of 15 minutes, now takes me about 5 minutes maximum.

One big plus, however, is that I don't get hair in my eyes anymore, which means things like running, making coffee and just general movement, are no longer subject to constant intrusion of stray hairs! And I don't need to wear those painful head-bands that give me head-aches. 

It is semi-true that having short hair does limit you somewhat, but that doesn't mean you can't get creative. Head-scarves, mini-braids, hair-spray, all still options that I have. I've been exploring all the different kinds of ways I can style my hair. Fringe up, fringe down, teased up... Having short hair does limit you, but it also forces you to get inventive :) 

There are pros and cons to having your hair cut this short, but all in all I love it! It does restrict the amount of things you can do with it, and yes I do miss braids, but I love the way it looks, and the way it feels. I’m definitely glad I made this change. 

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