Why Everyone Should Try Short Hair

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

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This isn't the first time I've decided to take the short cut. Yes, that pun was intended and yes I'm embarrassingly happy with myself about it. Anyway I thought it was about time I told you why I keep coming back to this hair cut and why you should think about it too perhaps?

Some of my favourite people rock a short hairstyle; Alexa Chung. Lily Collins, Johnny Depp and my Mum are to name a few. So it wasn't unexpected to find that after scrolling through Pinterest at 11pm (#relatable or what?) that I would once again decide that I'm just going to do it, I'm going to cut my hair short.

I always get to this point where my hair ends up being so long that I constantly just put it up in a ponytail to get it out of the way, I basically just get bored of it. And after having my hair this cute length for a week I've remembered why I love it this way so much, and therefore it's my duty to tell you, right?

Bad hair, is still practically good hair
When you have long hair you can say you're having a bad hair day due to it being too frizzy, maybe it has no volume, maybe it's too straight, too curly, still wet from your shower or it hasn't been washed in a few days. But when you have short hair, your bad hair day turns into a messy long bob hair day, you've gone for the grungy look, the "tom boy" look, the "I haven't tried hard today look" - and actually I think this is my favourite look. Obviously, I'm not saying that if you have short hair, don't wash it and it'll look good, I'm just saying that in my opinion it's more flexible and a lot easier to maintain.
Flat hair, is impossible
Ok, maybe this is a slight exaggeration, but hear me out at least. When I had longer hair I felt like it was constantly flat by the roots and this was definitely due to the weight of the long hair. So obviously shorter hair instantly gives my roots more of an "oomph" but also, seriously guys I used to have to add a ridiculous amount of volume powder and it would still flatten after 20 minutes, now it takes a little sprinkle and Voila! (Well a sprinkle and a few head shakes upside down).

You can still do everything
So my only worry when it came to cutting my hair was "But I love putting my hair in a pony tail" - It's all good. If you want to have your hair still in an up do just make sure you work that out into the length before the cut- AKA if the hair length is below or resting on your collar bone, a pony tail and bun will work fine! I'll add that I am yet to try plaiting my hair with this style, because I used to use one knee with my hand to plait it and the short hair doesn't help this situation... but that's what your sisters there for, right? ;)

Anyways I would love to know if I've persuaded you, or what your thoughts are on my new hair (Be nice haha). Thanks guys! 


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  2. Yes!! This is all so true, I can never deal with my hair being too long as it gets in the way. My hairs somewhere between yours and Amelia's so it always ends up flat on top and extra poofy at the ends. Also where did you get your earrings from they're so nice!! xx

  3. So true! I love my short hair and I like to think I've been very adventurous cutting it all off! It is so much easier as my hair is the wavy and frizzy type, so this length is ideal for me. Xx

  4. Gerry true i used to have short hare and now i don't u am sad but it's still great. Oh and on your insta you said comment ours mine is. _princess_leaf_

  5. I got my hair cut similar to yours in January and it was wonderful! It is so much easier to maintain and doesn't get in your way at every possible moment.
    Your hair looks lovely, you made a good choice! My Instagram is @floramealyou if you want to check it out.

    1. Great minds think alike, am I right? ;) -G,x

  6. I got my hair cut shorter recently and it was the best thing to happen to it! I wanted to get it cut for a long time and then eventually I beat the bullet and got it cut to under my shoulders from being to where my waist is. I was the same as you in the way I was just getting sick of the length and didn't really do anything with it. Grace, your hair is such a perfect and manageable length completely. My Instagram is _emma.johnston_ if you want to see my life in pictures.

    1. Yasss you go girl! Also, just checked out your instagram, I need that Cookie dough milkshake in my life, oh my god!! -G,x

  7. I've always wanted really long hair and im halfway there, but I've also wanted to try out short hair!! its a hard life...
    Also, random question but do you guys still use tumblr?? ly both X

  8. Hi! I have also recently cut my hair, it was just getting too long and it is way more manageable now it's shorter! Grace, I love you hair how it is now, it realt suits you! Also, I have just recently started a blog of my own and I would be soooooo grateful if you could check it out! It's at: https://www.bloglovin.com/@kate028 x

  9. You look very nice like that!
    I absolutely love short hair too. But mine are even shorter than yours!
    And sorry for my terrible english (I'm french)

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