I don’t know what it is, but I dread when someone thinks I have a “mom haircut.” I’ve only had someone say it once, but I was ready to come out of my skin with rage.
If you were unaware, while you are pregnant you stop shedding the hair on your head. It’s a hormone thing. Aren’t they all? Then, once you give birth you lose all those extra hormones, along with all that hair you held onto for 9ish months…and then some. It’s quite awful. Not to mention all the hair that is everywhere! Impossible to keep at bay.
To combat this phenomenon I have decided, twice, to chop off my hair.
If you know me well, that’s a pretty big deal. I rarely ever want the length to be anywhere near my shoulders, it’s usually half way down my back. Even though, secretly, I’ve always wanted to see what it would do with a pixie cut. Just never had the nerve to actually go through with it.
After L.L. was born I decided to go with a shag cut. This brought on the wretched, “mom cut” comment.
Really people, why does this bother me so much? It’s silly. And I’ll tell ya this, the more I think about it the more I think it’s like people not wanting to be called sir and ma’am. For those a generation ahead of me it’s that. For those, my age, it’s this. I view being called ma’am as respect and a mom cut as being old and giving up on your appearance. Others, from my experience, feel being called ma’am makes them older than they feel and a mom cut as being appropriate for a persons age, aka. grown up looking. It’s all about perspective, isn’t it?
This time I decided to go shorter. Eeeek! It’s a cross between a bob and a pixie. I couldn’t go all the way with a pixie. Maybe next time. It’s wonderful not to have long hairs all over the place and hand fulls while I wash my hair, in the shower, and then more when I brush it, out of the shower. Plus, it feels fuller and healthier. I must admit, it’s actually easier, too. My thoughts on short hair being harder because you have to style it everyday was because I didn’t go short enough.
It took me about a week and a half to truly love it. I was stuck between liking it short and feeling like I didn’t look pretty anymore. Well, I’m over it and feel that the cut is sassy, modern and just what I needed.
So folks, this ain’t no Mom Haircut, even though I am a Mom.
Just in case you were wondering, here is my hair stylist website. She’s not only the best I’ve ever been to, but a super cool lady, to boot! I’ve already had one person tell me the cut is “rad” and that I should keep it short. Then asked who I go to…see, she really is that good!
What do you think?