So now that I’m a…why can’t I wear the label of mom?? I still haven’t quite figured that out…but I digress. Now that I’m lady with a baby, I don’t want my hair to immediately give it away! For the last two months my hair has sat in the I-Can’t-Remember-the-Last-Time-I-Was-Washed topknot. And if I do manage to take it down, my hair just hangs there depleted of the pregnancy induced health and bounce it once enjoyed.
So I’m on a mission. Between the poopy diapers, squeaky toys and endless rounds of Wheels on the Bus, I’m determined to keep a little bit of my edge! I have a haircut appointment – tomorrow! – and I want some non-mom, lady-with-a-baby hair. What do I mean by that exactly? Well, for the mom-side it needs to be low maintenance, easy to look decent after not having been washed for an embarrassingly long amount of time, and preferably not grabbable by little freakishly strong hands. But it also has to look cool. A little funky even.
Here are my top contenders!
Cropped, piece-y, easy to disguise bedhead. Lots of options for your part. I’m liking it. But maybe a little short (short = mom to me). Probably can’t pull it back. Given my schizophrenic half curly, half straight hair I’d probably have to blow dry….hmmm…
THE A-SYMMETRICAL BOB:
This would let me keep a little more length and make a bit of dramatic statement. But would that longer piece in front just really start to annoy me after a while??
Kinda digging the super flat edge on this cut. Definitely works for a strong straight style. It could stay long enough to be pulled back in a pinch. It’s definitely a look. You like?
This is basically what I have going on now with a little bit more definition and a lack of split ends. It reminds me of early Rachel hair. But is that a good thing? This is kind of a non-style style. Is that a cop-out? Not different enough??
This is where you come in. I need your opinion friends – especially from you fellow ladies with babies!! What hairstyle do you love? Is short really the only way to go? Or can you keep your hair long and figure out how to avoid the topknot trap?? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
I am the type that usually makes a game time decision when I sit down in the stylist’s chair, so be sure to watch Instagram to find out what the heck I decide to do!
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