Tis the season of haircuts
by Karla ° Tuesday, December 18, 2007
Let’s pretend for a second, that you are me, and after having a couple of babies, the once thick and lustrous hair full of spiraly curls and oomph that used to live on your head has turned into a post-pregnancy mess of limp and scraggly bristles.

Let’s also pretend that you have coped with the hair loss and hormone-induced colouring disasters by tying your hair in a knot on your head, where it has lived for too many months to mention, growing longer and more bedraggled with each passing day.

Feeling frustrated and a bit sad that your once girly girly hair now looks strikingly similar to the sinewy rope used to dock an ocean liner, would you not agree that drastic times call for drastic measures? And a haircut?

And if so, what sort of haircut would best flatter a face that is round, and a lifestyle (read: kid) that leaves you with zero energy for primping and preening?

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I highly recommend Boss Hairstyles (http://www.bosshairstyles.com/) to help pick a style. They've got tons of UPDATED MODERN styles (sorry for the yelling. I've always had a hard time finding un-80's-like photos of hair cuts, and I change my hair all the time).

I think you'd do wonderfully with a slightly-angled bob. Little (if any) style necessary. Always flattering. And a multitude of lengths available.

I find the biggest problem people (read: women!) have with their hair is they try to change what's happening naturally. If your hair is curly, get a curl-friendly hair cut. Vice versa on straight or wavy. You will save yourself oodles of time, energy, money on styling products, not to mention stress.

Since I just accepted my naturally wavy, thick, cow-licky hair, I've been a much happier woman.

You will feel wonderful after, K! There's nothing like a good cut to lift the spirits and re-energize yourself.

ps -- a good stylist helps enormously, too. I've got a great local one, if you need it.
Posted by Blogger Carly :  December 18, 2007
 

I always wanted that Katie Holmes haircut (not the newest one with the crazy bangs) but the more sophisticated mom look. I don't know if it would requier more work to primp, but it's shorter and looks really nice for a mom.

Here it is
 

Hey! Um, nothing to add to the hair conversation, except that my sister had this amazing Pantene Hair Mask the last time I visited that was a fantastic deep conditioner. Good stuff.

And I saw your comment on latest entry, and I reponded to your comment, but I'm cutting and pasting here because I want to make sure you see it:


You totally haven't said ANYTHING wrong! I was wondering the same thing! I've sent you four emails in the last three days. Ack. Thanks for this comment. I was starting to feel like a stalker. Can you check your spam filter? Am I stuck in there somehow?

Look for emails titled:

"Random Thoughts and Rule of Thirds"
"FWD: "Random Thoughts and Rule of Thirds
"Third Time's a Charm" and
"Black Hole of Cyberspace?"

Do you have another email address?

I'll go leave this over on your blog, too...

11:45 AM
 

You go girl! I'm in the same boat and have been procrastinating the cut for about 5 months now (and it felt so GOOD last time). So please, share the after picture (although I must say I like your before picture--it beats mine by miles!). I agree with the bob, by the way (and I love Katie Holmes new haircut, but I agree with Carly, go with what's easy considering your natural curls). Good luck!
Posted by Blogger shauna :  December 18, 2007
 

I went with something that was still long, but had face-framing layers in the front. The layers can flip up or be curly depending on what I want. No bangs, though.

I'm not sure a bob would work on a round face, but I'm not good with stuff like that. Something shoulder-length, perhaps, just to get rid of the scraggly ends?
Posted by Blogger Gina :  December 18, 2007
 

If you could see me now you would know that you should never, ever take hair advice from me. I'll leave it at that.
Posted by Blogger Julia :  December 18, 2007
 

i have no hair style, just sort of alot of hair that I pin out of my way when I can. As for post baby hair bristlies, I take fish oil pills, seems to help alot.
Posted by Blogger Karen :  December 18, 2007
 

Your hair looks so cute now, but change is lots of fun. What about:

--Meg Ryan in City of Angels (1998)
--Drew Barrymore in Mad Love (1995)
--Christina Applegate in Surviving Christmas (2004)
--Katie Holmes (pre-heavy-fringe-bang but post- long-hair)
--or, even, Paris Hilton's new angled 'do.
 

I emailed you already what I do for my mop of curls.

I hope the Internets can help you!
Posted by Blogger Angella :  December 18, 2007
 

I'm also stuck in the tying it up in a knot rut. I REALLY need a hair cut, but haven't decided what I want yet. Funny you posted this, because I am seriously getting it cut soon and wanted to a before/after shot. Recently I saw on Oprah where they were giving all this people hair cuts. Hillary Swank donated 9 inches to Pantene's Beautiful lengths. I measured my hair and I could donate 18 INCHES and STILL have shoulder length hair!! Yep---time for a hair cut!!
Posted by Blogger Candi :  December 19, 2007
 

I guess you always want what you don't have, but I have always looked at your hair and envied it so much. My hair has always been stick straight and super thin. I've always wanted long gorgeous curly hair and that won't ever happen without extensions. I personally can't see you with a bob or really short hair. I think you should keep it, maybe cut 2-3 inches off to get rid of some damage and just try some products to bring the life back. If your in the mood for a change you could by a straight iron, but that wouldn't help with the easy to do factor, which I know is a must being a busy mom!
 

Julia's cute right now, don't listen to her! It just took time to get used to her chopping off a hunk of hair to make bangs!

I'd go with the bob, too. Can't go wrong with it. I've had a mulititude of them for years (read: almost my entire life) now, and each time I like my new haircut better than the one before. Plus, if you go too long w/o getting it cut, it still looks fine. They also work for wavy hair, although I don't know about curly.
Posted by Blogger Christi :  December 22, 2007
 


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