I’ve shared before about my hair woes, and I’ve definitely enjoyed the clip-in extensions I got earlier this year for quick and easy braids. I’ve switched to better hair products, used less bleach for my highlights, bumped up my vitamin and fresh produce intake, and brushed my hair daily with good bristle brushes to distribute the oils and my hair is still nowhere near looking or feeling healthy. I used to have mermaid hair, people!! What happened?!
Hormones. I think hormones happened and I’m starting to wonder if maybe this is just the way my hair is now? So, I’ve started to ponder a change—the mid-length, cool-girl wave. Slightly angled, possibly a little blonder and a lot more chic than my dead, dry, sad wanna-be-long hair. I, of course, am fearful of it looking like a little-girl haircut, but I also think my hair’s current state is pretty dire and a big chop might be just what it needs to get healthier and have a restart. Styling and color would be my best friends to ensure it felt modern.
These are a few women inspiring the cut…
Cupcakes and Cashmere‘s Emily Schuman has a pretty perfect cut, and I love the way she styles and colors it to give it that effortless feel. I love the idea of something really similar, but maybe an inch or so longer since my face shape is a bit rounder than hers.
Take Aim‘s Michelle Madsen’s hair has long been something I’ve envied. She totally is nailing the grown-out bob look and her messy waves are dreamy. I’d want something a little brighter color-wise, but am so into the cut and styling. I really love that it has a slight angling to it, making the front longer than the back.
Lastly—don’t judge!!—my top hair inspiration is actually Kristin Cavallari. It’s blonde, effortless and not too short. I also feel like our face shapes are more similar than the other two who are inspiring me, which gives me more confidence in the cut. In fact, her photos are the ones I’m showing my stylist assuming I go through with this at my appointment next week.
Thoughts? Am I crazy? Or do I need to take the plunge and give my unhealthy hair a chop to help it recover (as well as give myself an edgier look for a season)?