The moment my oldest was born everyone started giving me all this wonderful advice and telling me how I needed to cut my hair. They exclaimed how much easier it was to care for short hair, bragged about their five-minute fixes, and warned that I should do it before he started pulling it. Because I was a new mom who truly appreciated the advice, I did it. I looked at all these cute short haircuts in a book at the salon and I went for it! I was going to be adventurous! I cut my hair… and hated it!
I mean. I REALLY hated it!
It wasn’t the cut I hated, as much as the entire idea of not having my long hair anymore. For someone who has had hair below the shoulders much of their life, it was like cutting off a limb! I hated it so much that my dreams consisted of my wishing my hair was long again. I would wake up and realize it was still gone and completely meltdown — just what every new mom needs to do, right?
I didn’t know what to do. I was spending twice as long fixing my hair as I was before. All the teasing, curling the back, smoothing the front, and constant upkeep at the salon was exhausting. Then one afternoon my nightmare went from bad to worse. A simple monthly trim appointment made my “not for me, but let’s make it work for a little while” cut, into something I couldn’t live with. In a moment of panic, I fixed it with a pixie!
Yes, you read that right. A PIXIE!
I might as well went full-Brittany and shaved it all off.
It was a mess that I lived with in front of everyone I knew for months. I decided to just let it grow, let it grow. The only thing I did to my hair for the next year was a monthly reshaping. Bandanas and those big stretchy headbands that covered half my head were my best friends. It eventually grew out and I’ve never made that mistake again.
What to Do if You Cut Your Hair too Short
If I could give you a little advice, I must say, there were less embarrassing ways to handle my bad mom haircut. Today I know that women of all ages and ethnicity can be beautiful in a great wig, freetress crochet hair, or weave. Also, when you have the urge to grab your husband’s clippers, you probably shouldn’t. Even if you aren’t sure you’ll ever get to that point, if you’ve had a baby lately, just go ahead and warn your husband to tackle you to the floor if he hears the clippers turn on while you’re in the bathroom! If you’re already past that point, that’s okay, just find your stylist and let her know that you are seeking an alternative to the mess you created and hats aren’t your thing either!
Tell me about the worst haircut you ever had in the comments below.