Hello, I am currently expecting my second child. I am looking into cutting my hair shoulder length or shorter. I am not the kind of girl who actually takes the time to do her hair in the morning.
Problem is I have extreme volume, lots of hair, and it’s wavy too. I’m not sure if this is the best decision for me. I want a short haircut that is easy to manage with a toddler and a newborn. Any advice or pictures of what you would recommend is greatly appreciated.
Congratulations! Babies are the best, (even though they tend to make your hair take a back seat for a few years). If Mom has 20 spare minutes in the morning, it sure ain’t spent getting her coif on.
You are right to be wary about getting a short haircut. Short hair is often associated with “easy”, but that can be the farthest thing from the truth for some people. Namely, people with extreme volume. Without the weight of the lengths of your hair, your roots are free to puff up as much as they please. Add a wave in there and you might have yourself a true hair nightmare. You’ll either be spending too much time trying to calm it down, or worse, letting it be and having a mild feeling of gross-ness follow you around.
If I were you, I would invest in some soft hair elastics, cut your hair just slightly past your shoulders, and then, pony up. The ponytail is without question the fastest, no-fuss, option for someone with tons of hair and no time. You don’t even need to wait until your hair is dry to do it.
I know that the pony is not the most exciting of hairdos, but by leaving some length intact, you also leave yourself options. If you ever do want to have fun with it, at that length you can blow it out, straighten it, curl it, braid it, put it in a bun, really almost anything. On the days when Baby demands all of your time, a ponytail is a chic, easy solution.