Short hair?

(32 Posts)
KatamariDamacy Sun 23-Mar-14 19:44:33

I have a toddler and a 2mo and am thinking about getting my long hair cut very short. I feel in need of a change (and my postnatal hair is dry, straggly and horrible).

My hair is fine, but there's a lot of it iyswim. It tends to be straightish, but I wear it wavy at the mo, encouraged with salt spray.

I need a style that I can literally wash and go, no time to blow dry here.

Shall I go for it, or am I being hormonal and will regret it? If I go for it, any clever ideas as to styles?

enormouse Sun 23-Mar-14 20:00:06

I have a toddler and 7 week old too and I went for the chop just before I gave birth to DS2 and I love it. One less thing to faff with imo.

I have thick, slightly wavy hair and the shortness of the crop gets rid of the irritating kink I would have if it were longer.
I took a pic of Anne Hathaway and Jennifer Lawrence in to my hairdresser as a starting point. Anne Hathaway crop and Jennifer Lawrence

enormouse Sun 23-Mar-14 20:02:08

Someone posted this on another thread (sorry can't remember who!) But it might help you smile

short hair 101

KatamariDamacy Sun 23-Mar-14 20:02:21

Not sure if I'm elfin or pretty enough to carry off either of those...

JokersGiggle Sun 23-Mar-14 20:05:48

Loved my nice "choppy" bob, slowly grew it out but having it cut back to the bob soon. It was a great "wash and run" style! I could run out the door with wet hair and as it dried it looked tousled and sexy. Doing that With long hair it looks like I've just just climbed out of a bush.
I miss my bob

EeyoreIsh Sun 23-Mar-14 20:06:24

I've got an eight week old baby and thinking of going short as well so watching with interest. I don't want to go pixie crop short though!

MrsPeacockDidIt Sun 23-Mar-14 20:10:07

Mine is similar to this and I had it done for similar reasons. The only down side is having to have it trimmed every 4-6 weeks but that's made easier by the fact that I have a hairdresser who does home visits.

It makes live sooooo much easier.

Cocolepew Sun 23-Mar-14 20:10:54

I have the haircut on the left, mine is actually a bit shorter atm. Short hair can be a faff, it always is sticking up in the morning. I wash it everyday and put wax on it. I look more like a hamster storing food in its cheeks than a pixie but look lovely grin

FrugalFashionista Sun 23-Mar-14 20:14:14

I just went a lot shorter and two of my favorite bloggers (Marlien Rentmeester and Garance Dore) have also done Le Chop recently... Loving it!

My advice would be, do it with a good hairdresser who takes your bone structure etc into account. And be prepared that the first 24 hrs feel odd.

The difference is amazing though. Normally I had to choose between a morning run and styling my hair, now it's super quick and effortless - I basically just rake my fingers through my hair! My new hair works much better with polo necks and I look younger too wink

enormouse Sun 23-Mar-14 20:15:56

MrsP how do you style it and what products do you use? (Sorry for thread hijack)

iliketea Sun 23-Mar-14 20:17:16

I just got a Jennifer Lawrence cut, and I'm not pixie or Elfish at all. It's actually made my face look longer and thinner (no mean feat) compared to the below chin bob I had. And it takes about 5 minutes to dry and style. (I have lots of fine frizzy hair)

Cocolepew Sun 23-Mar-14 20:33:31

Robin Wright is my new hair crush, this style is really easy to look after. Or get it cut up over the ears but keep a heavy top/longer fringe.

TheWiseOldElf Sun 23-Mar-14 20:34:18

I recently went for a graduated bob for the same reason (18m old and 2m old). It's cut in short through the back with a bit more length at the front around my face. I have very straight hair naturally but it tends to stick out on the left hand side. I blast my hair dry and then style it with straighteners and it takes approx 10 mins. It doesn't look as good as the longer bob I had previously when that was styled properly but it is so much easier and therefore looks better on a day to day basis IYSWIM.

Cocolepew Sun 23-Mar-14 20:35:07

Mine would actually be this short atm.

Lazybones12 Sun 23-Mar-14 20:36:28

Did this after my 3rd child but I have naturally curly hair so need to Blowdry and straighten it. Best decision ever. I am now showered hair done in under 20 mins. It also suits me much better. Downside is hairdressers every 3 weeks

Lazybones12 Sun 23-Mar-14 20:37:10

Ps my style is sort of Frankie from Saturdays but a bit shorter

PavlovtheCat Sun 23-Mar-14 20:41:38

I have had short hair for years. I often think I want it long, and very occasionally grow it a bit, maybe long as a bob, but always, always end up having it cut short. Currently sporting a sort of mod/1960s short style with blunt cut fringe, sometimes a little shorter, sometimes a little longer.

Short hair is SO easy to style, you don't even need to wash and go, sometimes you can just wash up, ruffle your hair, leave. I actually prefer my hair the day after it's washed. I use no product on it and the oil the next day works well on it, like a sort of natural wax!

Go for it. You can always grow it out. OK, that takes a while, but it's not like it won't ever grow back.

Mine is currently a bit like this but I'm tempted to go more like this v soon.

scarlet76 Sun 23-Mar-14 21:50:32

Same here Remus. Currently have a Frankie from the Saturdays type cut but really want a Michelle Williams crop!

KatamariDamacy Sun 23-Mar-14 21:53:40

Right. You've convinced me. I love your first link, Remus, and also love Garance Dore's hair in her video, Frugal. I'm going for it!

Now to figure out when on earth I can get to the hairdresser...

I love the second like Remus! I went from long hair last october to a bob..to a shorter bob and am dying to go for the whole chop... just a bit scared I'll look like a man :D

Cocolepew Sun 23-Mar-14 22:13:29

Thst second picture is lovely Remus

Cocolepew Sun 23-Mar-14 22:14:20

I find that I always get shorter and shorter.

starsandunicorns Sun 23-Mar-14 22:16:52

Mines like this

crochetcircle Sun 23-Mar-14 22:24:00

I say go for it. I did the same when dd1 was 6 months old and have not looked back, other than needing more regular haircuts (say every 6 weeks) which is a bit annoying.

Mine is like Remus' second pic, but I'm not so good looking!

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