The vital topics continue! If you have more thoughts on curly hair, jump to the previous post. But when we talk style, this is the place to be.
Once I was big enough and loud enough to assert myself, I insisted on growing my hair long (so, by about age 5). My Mom was against this because a) she thought I looked really cute with my short straight white blond hair, and b) it was way more work to take care of a little girl with long hair versus short hair. She went along with the hair growing, but I still had to go to the salon and see our nice haircut lady every 6 weeks or so, because my mother deeply believed in the importance of a salon cut.
This continued off and on through college, I went to a fancy salon by college once and got a really good layered cut that chopped off like 6 inches and looked amazing without me needing to do anything. But I hated that, because the long hair got tangled if I left it down, and the layers made it hard to neatly put up, so I grew it out and went back to my usual twisted up hair at my neck look.
I did actually get a for real short hair cut the year I graduated college as part of my “I’m an adult now” efforts. It was basically the same cut my Mom liked on me when I was 4, and it still looked super cute with my round face. But I had to keep going to different salons to keep getting it trimmed and it was never the same each time, and the salons kept saying I needed to use gel and this and that to give it “body”. So I gave up and grew it out with no style at all, like it is now, straight as it grows and a straight 2 inches off the bottom twice a year.
So, my experience, I would far FAR rather spend half an hour every morning brushing and braiding and neatly putting it away like it should be and forgetting about it, and then another half hour every third night washing it, than every few months finding another salon and making awkward conversation with people and remembering which direction to brush the part and washing it every night. Long hair with no styling, FAR EASIER! Although I am also aware that my face looked better the few times I had styled hair.
(I should say, I also believe that long hair can/should be washed less. Somehow it doesn’t seem to show the lack of washing as much as when I had short hair, and for sure the washing makes it frizzier and dryer at the end. But the styled hair just got weird and clumpy if I skipped a wash)
What’s your feeling?
Have you also had both styled hair and natural?
Which was less effort for you?
Which looked better on you?
Do we all understand that this casual don’t do anything just rolled out of bed look is a styled hair cut:
And this is just how her hair grows: