6 Things to Consider Before Cutting Your Hair Short

Most of my life I had long hair. It was just a part of my look, and it was a difficult decision to cut it. The decision wasn't really because I wanted short hair, but because I wanted to donate my hair.

I was scared and worried that I would look bald, but it turned out to be a great decision. After having my hair short for two years, I've learned a few things that are drastically different from long hair.

#1 More Hair Appointments
You will visit your hair stylist on a regular basis as long as you have short hair. Hair can sometimes grow unevenly, and this will show up more with short haircuts. Also, to keep the style looking it's best you will need to make an appointment every six to eight weeks.

#2 Everyday Styling
With long hair you can pull it back in a ponytail or a bun and run out the door. This isn't the case with short hair. Even with messy waves, you will need to dedicate time each day to styling your hair. The good news is next!

#3 Time Saving
When I had long hair, it took me at least 20 minutes just to dry it. Now with short hair, I can dry and style my hair in about 10 minutes. Short hair is a time saver when it comes to styling your hair everyday.

#4 Different Hairstyle
When you have short hair, it is easy to have a different look with minimal effort. Even the simple act of pulling your hair behind your ears can change the look. Check out this great video of ways to style your short hair in just a few minutes.

#5 Volume!
When your hair is fine and long it just lays there like a flat pancake on your head. The more product you put it the worse it looks. The good news for ladies with fine hair, your volume level will skyrocket with short hair. It's easier to tease, and it holds curl better.

#6 It's Not Temporary
Unless you have hundreds of dollars to fork out for extensions, this isn't something you want to try for a few weeks, and then start to grow out. It's a commitment to have short hair. If you have commitment issues, go see a counselor and try a wig for a couple of weeks.

So, have you made the decision to cut your hair? It will totally change your look, and make you feel like a new person. Post pics of before and after pics in the comments. I'd love to see your new style.


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