I have had long hair my entire life. Long, long blonde hair. I treasured my Texas blonde-do and could NEVER imagine cutting it.
Until I became a mom.
As we know, things change. I absolutely adored my long hair, often pristine with delicate wavy curls. Pregnancy did WONDERS for my hair. Once my son was born, this turned into a messy unwashed bun, wet braid, greasy ponytail—typically in less than a day and before Caleb’s nap time. Anything to keep it out of my face and AWAY from my toddler’s hands to grab. Ouch.
I held on as long as possible, believe me. But not only was my hair a mess, I just felt.. like a mess. I needed a change and dreaded the thought of going FULL “Mom-Cut” but I desperate for change. I left it to fate of what my new look could be and hoped Caleb would recognize me..
And I am so glad I did.
What I discovered was a whole new life to my hairstyles in motherhood.
Let’s go over the perks, shall we?
15 Reasons to Go for the Mom Cut:
- Zero, I mean ZERO tangles.
- Style time cut in HALF. Blow dry and BAM—mama is ready to roll.
- Compliments everywhere from everyone.
- It always grows back.
- You instantly have a new “look” for every length.
- Less $$ on styling products.
- Sassy mama!
- Short hair draws attention to your beautiful features.
- Hot weather? Don’t sweat it! It’s much more tolerable with short hair.
- Short hair is always trendy and fun.
- Little hair accessories look even better and are super easy to put in.
- No-fuss hair means more time with the kids.
- It’s ageless. Short hair looks great on everyone at every age.
- It’s refreshing. Fresh start, new look, new you!
I have had my hair short for three years now and I have never looked back. It is a fun look that fits me very well. I wish I would have had the courage to do it sooner because I am SO in love with it. In three years, I have let it grow to just barely touching my shoulders (just to try it), but I ended up cutting it right back as short as possible. I absolutely love my escape to the salon to do so. Every mom needs a well-deserved break and time for herself. Doing something new for YOU is a perfect place to start.
So what’s next for this short-haired mama? I am debating bangs!!
P.S. Share your short hair stories with us! When did you chop it? How short the first time? I admit, I played it safe and went from super long hair to the halfway point: to my shoulders. It was a HUGE change but hey, once I got into it I went as short as possible. That’s right, the pixie cut. And you know what? I loved that, too. Try it all and see what works for you!