Saturday, July 11, 2015

5 Things to Know Before You Cut Your Hair Short



With summer coming around, it's about time people consider chopping off long locks for breezy bobs or lobs, I thought I would compile a list of things I have learned since I have had short hair!

1. Do your research.
This might seem like a no-brainer, but do your research on styles and on salons.  Find someone who often cuts short hair and is familiar with your hair type and texture.  If you're cutting off all your length, you need to make sure you trust your stylist!  Also, bring in different photos of haircuts you like. Find a couple of different options, and ask your stylist for his/her professional opinion.  The cut you like on Pinterest might not work for your hair type or face shape, so bringing in a couple of styles is key!

2. You have to keep your hair appointments.  
When my hair was long, it was easy to just go a while without getting a trim...it basically always looked the same anyway. Short styles, on the other hand, grow out quickly and can turn into heavy unflattering triangles.  Additionally, you have a lot less to work with and you don't want your split ends to get out of control, so make and keep your appointments!

3. Short hair is not easier.
Short hair might look easy-breezy, but it is not less work than long hair. With short hair, you can't just throw it up when you have a bad hair day.  Even putting it in a pony (depending on how short you go) takes minutes of strategic bobby-pinning. 

4.  Skip the heat once in while.
As stated in point 2, you have less length to handle breakage, so try to go without heat styling as often you can. I try to only use the curling iron to fix the random pieces that are out of place. I also try to only wash my hair every other day, to keep it from drying out.  Dry Bar Detox Dry Shampoo is my go-to for my second day hair!

5. Invest in a smaller curling iron.
The shorter the hair, the smaller your curling iron should be.  2 inch and 1.5 inch irons are great for long layers, but on short hair, you won't even be able to wrap your hair around it.  My cheap thrill is this ConAir Spiral, its only $16!

If you are considering cutting your hair short, I wish you the best! I would encourage everyone to go short at least once, it's just hair and will always grow back.


4 comments:

  1. Great tips! I love short hair. After years of having waist length hair, a lob has never felt so good and I don't know if I can ever go back!

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  2. Loving the short hair !

    Sara,
    http://thecrimeofashion.blogspot.fr

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  3. This is great advice, short hair is definitely not easy

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  4. Great tips! Il keep them in mind when I decide to actually get my hair cut short!
    xx
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