If you have been in my blogging journey long enough you might know I used to have really long hair until the beginning of last year.
I recently chopped several inches off of my hair. And it came to my thought that I get asked often how I decided to cut my hair this short after having my long hair for so many years.
I’ve got to say, I love my short hair! And maybe some of you want to cut your hair too but are nervous about making the chop.
Can you take it slow?
When I told my hairstylist that I wanted really short hair, he literally refused to cut it.
Instead, he suggested I cut a little bit by little each time I visited him while I get used to playing with my new texture and length before really going for it. He cut my hair five weeks in a row, taking it from long hair to a lob and then to a true bob.
If you think you want a bob, I definitely recommend trying a lob first and seeing how you like it. It really does make the transition a lot easier and also gives you a chance to change your mind.
Are you prepared for high maintenance?
It’s a big misconception that shorter hair is easier to care for. Well, you might save a little time shampooing and conditioning.
But it takes more time to style short hair, and you will also have to get more frequent trims
(every 4-6 weeks) to maintain your shortcut.
Now that my hair is short, my go-to ponytail is no longer an option and I have to actually style it every single day.
If you answered yes to all three questions, then you are ready for a short haircut!
I know it seems silly to put so much thought into getting a haircut, but as anyone who has ever had a bad haircut knows, it’s best to really be sure about these things!
Are you considering cutting your hair?
I hope my advice helped!