I normally have thick, semi-curly hair that I actually quite like. I complain about it from time to time when I get bored with the style, but in general I love my hair. It is usually obedient and does what I want it to.
During my pregnancy my thick hair stayed incredibly thick. I don’t know that I gained a ton of extra hair, but I sure wasn’t losing any.
Then, when the wee-bean was 2 months old, it started falling out.
I was prepared for post-partum hair loss in the sense that I knew it was inevitable.
I was not prepared for how much it would change my hair.
For the last few weeks I have lost handfuls of hair every. single. day. It’s gross. My clothes are perpetually covered in my hair, and I am sweeping and vacuuming constantly.
And the hardest part? My hair is now… skinny. I put it up in a pony tail last week and I was able to wrap the elastic band around four times. I have never been able to do this. I can usually only fit it around twice, maaaaaaaaybe three times if the elastic is on it’s way out.
My usually thick, voluminous hair is now thin and flat.
And I don’t know what to do with it.
It’s gotten to the point where I just pin it back and throw it up into a messy bun every single day. Occasionally I’ll try and do something with it, but within an hour it’s back to it’s new skinny, flat state.
So, I’ve decided to cut it.
I’m not going to do anything super drastic, but I want to chop everything below my shoulders, add a lot of layers and some new fun bangs. I looked around for some examples yesterday, and I found three haircuts that I kind of like:
I think I like #1 the best, though I’d probably take it a touch shorter than what’s in the picture. I don’t know.
Should I chop? Or keep rocking the messy bun?