Chopping off all your hair is a big decision. It will grow back, but it can take several years depending on how drastic of a cut you make. Short hair can be a bit overwhelming at first, and you are likely to have thoughts and feelings of “Oh, my God, what have I done?!” immediately after returning from the hair salon. However, short hair can be amazing (hello, you save oodles of time every morning and you’ll never burn yourself with a curling iron). If you’re looking for a confidence boost after a big haircut, keep reading to learn how to rock short hair.
1. Let It Rest
After getting your hair drastically cut, your hair might seem a bit confused for a while. Perhaps you’ve always parted your hair on the right, but now you’re noticing that your hair seems to want to flop back over to the middle.
It can take a while for hair to adjust after it has been sheared to half its normal length. Relax, and don’t take your new hair too seriously for the first week or so. It’s still adjusting, just like you are.
2. Always Volumize
Short hair styles doesn’t look as stunning when it’s plastered flat to your head. Add volume to your hair every day by spraying in some dry wax and scrunching your hair with your fingers. It’s easy and only takes about two minutes or less, but it can make a huge difference in how your hair looks.
3. Try a Fun Color
Dying your short hair can be a great way to add a playful, whimsical touch to your new haircut that makes it even more attention-grabbing. The great thing about dying short hair is that it will grow out quickly, so you don’t have to worry about damaging your strands with harsh chemicals.
Just make sure you talk to your hairdresser about which hues would look best with your skin tone before taking the plunge on a color.
4. Wear a Beanie
You don’t always want to cover up your gorgeous short hair. However, there’s just something about short hair underneath a beanie that looks so incredibly awesome! In cold weather, don’t be afraid to accessorize with a knit beanie in a cute color or pattern.
Just make sure to set the beanie far enough back on your head that it doesn’t make you look completely bald.
5. Style When Wet
Styling your short hair is much easier when it is wet. Immediately after you step out of the shower, comb and style it how you want it to look to minimize fly aways and prevent your hair from looking messy or out of place once it dries.
6. Don’t Listen To Criticism
There’s always going to be short hair haters out there. “Short hair isn’t feminine!” “Aren’t you afraid people will mistake you for a boy?!” “Oh, I could never do that to MY hair!” They shriek.
Instead of letting these condescending comments get you down, give yourself a well-deserved pat on the back for being courageous enough to cut your hair short because you wanted to.
7. Be Confident!
Maintaining confidence is the number-one most important part of rocking short hair successfully. When someone compliments your new cut or even does that awkward non-compliment “Oh! You cut your hair!” thing, don’t rush into self-criticism.
Instead, hold your head high, do a little twirl, and say “Thank you!” with a big, bright smile. How you demonstrate your feelings about your haircut can make or break how you pull off the ‘do.
Short hair helps you look more sophisticated, happier, and carefree. It can also help you look younger and more energetic as well. If you’re still getting used to your haircut, use the tips in this post to learn how to rock short hair in all its chopped glory.