How is already Monday again, you guys?! This weekend just flew by so fast, am I right? After absolutely demolishing my hair on Saturday, I figured: “hey, why not write a post about mom life and how my short hair reflects that!” My hair styles have changed so much in the past five years it’s impossible to list them all. Here’s some pictures from back when I actually cared what I looked like (basically before I became a mom).
The “I’m a senior in high-school, so I’m cool” do
Just my natural hair color and waviness. Long layers, because my hair is really thick. Guitar for musical “grunge”, I guess. Who knows what I was thinking, hahaha. It’s funny how much we change as the years go by and we start to discover who we really are.
The “I’m a cute, basic, college girl; date me!” do
This was shortly before my first boyfriend and I started dating <3 I was experimenting with darker hair colors around this time.
Yes, my husband was my first and only boyfriend! I wouldn’t have it any other way. I might get into our story at some point, if that would fancy you all 😉
The “I’m engaged and living with my fiance” do
I don’t know why I got bangs… but, hey, they’re super cute. Especially with red hair, I don’t know why.
The “I’m married now, so I don’t need to impress anyone” do
This is my favorite. You can clearly tell I stopped caring so much as soon as we got married! Gosh, I look 10 years older!
The “Mom Bun”
There’s a reason buns are your typical mom-do. Mom life is a struggle, and I think we can all agree there’s very little time to curl and primp and brush your hair on a daily basis. I’m right there with you. My hair was in a bun 24/7 back when it was long.
It’s just so much easier to sweep it back out of the way so you can carry on with all of the mom-things you have to do on the daily. My hair always got forgotten until I showered that day and remembered I had to clean it! I had split ends, and it was ridiculously dry all of the time.
One day I just decided: It’s not worth the trouble.
And now: The “I don’t give a crap” do
Honestly, the only thing holding me back from this before was a bet I made with my husband! We made a bet back when I was pregnant: If our first child was a girl, I would grow my hair back out (it was short for most of my pregnancy).
Well, wouldn’t you know, Kenna turned out to be a girl. I was 110% sure we were going to have a boy for some reason, so I took the bet! I lost, so I grew my hair out for quite a while (about a year, I think). But by the time this summer rolled around, I was totally done with having long hair. I just wanted to be able to leave it alone and not have to think about it.
So I cut it all off. And here we are!
Am I absolutely in love with the way it looks?
Is it worth the hassle to have long hair?
So we’re sticking with it. I wash it every couple of days, and other than that, I don’t think about it at all. I don’t have anyone to impress with it, so it makes no difference to me; might as well save the heartache and effort that it would cost to keep it long. Every few weeks I take scissors to it; it takes 5 minutes, and I’m good to go for another little while.
What does your hair look like!? Do you find that it’s a struggle to maintain it? Have you ever considered going short? What’s holding you back?
Until next time, Rachel