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So I've hit the new mum point where my long hair drives me insane. The baby keeps pulling on it and I keep getting baby sick in it and I never have time to style it so I look awful. I know this is usually why mums with small children get it cut short, and I love having it shorter and did for years. My problem is that my husband doesn't like my hair short and is really against me having it cut off. Given that he's the only person I see that I care about looking nice for and I already feel massively unattractive after having the baby, should i put up with the hassle of long hair for his sake? I don't want to end up feeling repulsive afterwards but I feel pretty ugly now, I'm living in a half done pony tail all the time. Has anyone cut their hair and regretted it, or will the hassle only get worse as DD gets bigger (1m atm). Should I hope he gets over it if I cut it, or listen and keep it long? Help!
Mid length works best in my view, can tie if up but also make it look nice. I found if I blow dried it 'curly' I could get away with an extra day between washes too . Difficult to do that with long or short hair...mine at least !
If your baby is only 1 month old I think it's absolutely normal to look like you've been dragged through a bush backwards all the time. I think I lived in scruffy ponytails, long plait or mum buns for the first year and very rarely had time to actually dry my hair nicely to wear it down. It was waaaay easier than having a shorter bob that would need some kind of styling every day.
Once your baby is about a year or so they'll be a lot less grabby with your hair as they'll be a bit bored of it and wanting to grab at the world instead.
Also, you've probably not hit the mega post-pregnancy hair loss and re growth stage yet which can be pretty special looking. Personally I had an awful halo of inch long wispy hair around the front and sides when my baby was 6 months ish and I was glad to have longer hair to try and hide it sometimes.