Remember my hair dilemmas post? That one where I was desperately seeking alternatives to chopping all of my hair off? Yeah, it happened anyway. Even my hair dresser was so nervous it took her two go’s to actually get it short enough. I’ve had my hair like this for a good couple of weeks now, and its been a whole month since the first chop. Yes I do get hair envy when I see girls with amazingly long hair, but I think a more mid length style actually works better with the way I dress now. It’s also very Jenna Coleman/Lily Collins which I’m absolutely loving. To get the most out of it whilst it’s still in it’s freshly cut phase, I thought I’d put together some new hair resolutions:
French girl hair: Not many people know that I have naturally wavy hair. When I was younger it had quite a curl, which has now relaxed into a natural surfer girl wave. Sounds appealing on paper, but it’s pretty much unbrush-able and doesn’t go with every look I throw together. However for day to day casual events it works nicely and, because of the “no brushing” rule, is seriously low maintenance. I’ve always loved the natural, mid length french girl hair that appears all over my tumblr feed, so with the new cut this year my aim is to embrace the natural look a bit more.
Call the hairdresser every four months (at least): I once went two years without speaking to a hairdresser. My hairdresser does, in fact, bring this up every time I see her. In 2012 I saw her once. In 2013 I saw her three times. This year depending on where I decide to go with my cut, I’d like it to be more. My hair has been in much better condition since I’ve started seeing her more regularly and we’re also at the stage where we both really get what I’m going for, and going for the chop is a really positive experience.
Try out new styles: When my hair was really long I did get annoyed that I couldn’t do a lot with it because there was so much of it. At the moment it’s at that awkward length where I’m almost having the same issue, except the saving grace is that I have a lot more volume. This makes it easier to pin up and far quicker to style – making curls less of a chore. This is probably a good thing considering a top knot it out of the question!
Don’t skip on the washes: Embracing my natural hair gives me a legit reason to go to bed with slightly damp hair – it might be quicker to style but it still takes an age to dry naturally. This means that I can squeeze in a quick wash late in the evening when I wouldn’t have had time in the past. I really do hate dry shampoo too so this definitely needs to be a new thing.
I’ll report back with a hair update soon on what my next plan of action is – shorter? longer? fringier? Who knows. But just incase you’re wondering what to ask for with a cut like mine, I asked for a fairly blunt cut with just a few layers at the very end and a slight graduation at the front. Countless photos of Lilly Collins don’t hurt either…