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Need New-Mom Hair Advice!

Postby kayemjay1 » Tue Apr 28, 2015 12:54 pm

Hello ladies! So- I have a hair conundrum, and would like some input from moms with experience. I've had a "long bob" (shoulder length or so) hair cut for the past year or so, and I love it- the only drawback is the inability to easily put it all up in a pony or bun. I'm torn on whether I should grow it to to make this easier, or if I should keep the short do? What do you all find is easier with a new baby?
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Re: Need New-Mom Hair Advice!

Postby tryingnumber3 » Tue Apr 28, 2015 1:41 pm

I just recently cut 12 inches off my hair to donate. My hair now can be pulled back into a pony, but I think it looks weird. I have been using a big clip to pick up the sides and have my hair half up and half down.
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Re: Need New-Mom Hair Advice!

Postby kayemjay1 » Tue Apr 28, 2015 2:00 pm

That is awesome that you donated so much! I figure I can always bobby pin it up or do the half up, just curious to see if any moms felt it was easier one way or the other. Thanks!
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Re: Need New-Mom Hair Advice!

Postby HighlandGamesGirlCO » Tue Apr 28, 2015 3:07 pm

I cut all my hair off - about 24 inches - just before I found out I was pregnant last time. I LOVE my short hair (Think Charlize Theron or Ginnifer Goodwin) - it is the easiest thing, doesn't require a lot of work, and baby can't pull it. :)
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Re: Need New-Mom Hair Advice!

Postby tryingnumber3 » Tue Apr 28, 2015 4:08 pm

No problem! I'm not as daring as Lindsey, but this shorter hair is wayyy easier. My hair is super duper thick and curly so my styling time is so much less now.
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Re: Need New-Mom Hair Advice!

Postby RoloCat » Mon May 04, 2015 8:02 am

My word of advice: Headbands. Doesn't matter how long your hair is, you can pull it away from your face with a headband. I've been wearing them daily for the past 2 mo now (since LO arrived). I actually liked having it longer while in the hospital b/c I kept it pulled back in a pony-bun the whole time, but got it cut shorter after coming home... That said, a headband is a great equalizer. LOL
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Re: Need New-Mom Hair Advice!

Postby kayemjay1 » Mon May 04, 2015 1:29 pm

RoloCat- that is a good point! I think I've decided to grow my hair out for now, as I think I'll appreciate being able to easily put it up during the summer (and at the hospital). I may return to shorter once the baby is here. Congrats on your little one!
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Re: Need New-Mom Hair Advice!

Postby Soon 2 Be 2 Under 2 » Fri May 08, 2015 5:04 am

Just remember that during pregnancy your hair will be thick, shiny, and beautiful -- enjoy it! After baby comes... the opposite. I know this doesn't happen to everyone, but most women I know (myself definitely included) have much thinner, lackluster hair during the early stages of motherhood, so whatever style decision you make just keep that in mind.

Last time around I went for the classic bob-length mom cut when my daughter was a few weeks old and really regretted it. Around three months postpartum things started reeeeeeally thinning for me. I wish I'd kept my hair longer to better deal with the postpartum thinning, because I could do more styles with the length (side braid, top bun, french braid) versus short hair which just kind of hung limply or was pulled into a stubby ponytail. I had no volume and with an infant no time to spend styling.

Right now my hair is shoulder length and I'm definitely gonna grow it out during pregnancy and then tell my husband, mom, and best friend that under no uncertain terms should they let me cut it again! I know I'll want to... I really do LOVE short hair, I just need to remember that those cute styles don't work postpartum for me.
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Re: Need New-Mom Hair Advice!

Postby kayemjay1 » Thu May 14, 2015 8:30 am

That is a good point- I hadn't considered it! I did ultimately decide to grow it out for now. I'll wait until my hair settles down after baby and returns to normal (or new normal), then decide what to do. Thanks for your input ladies- I know this isn't the most pressing thread in the forum, and I appreciate you taking the time to respond :)
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Re: Need New-Mom Hair Advice!

Postby momma34 » Mon May 25, 2015 12:02 pm

I have quite long hair - and found that putting it in a pony or bun were the easiest. The nice thing about long hair - you might find that your LO loves it! My son LOVES playing with my hair. He is 2 now, but from when he was even 8months or so onward he would love grabbing it and just holding on to it. Now he likes to drive his trucks in it. hahahah. PLus, the hair thinning after you give birth is crazy. My husband was laughing at me because i put it on the shower door while I shower so it doesn't get in the drain and then throw it away after the shower (well occasionally I forget some days) - but i forgot and it was on the door when he showered and he was like, OMG the door is growing a wig!
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Re: Need New-Mom Hair Advice!

Postby LaraBlake » Fri Feb 24, 2017 10:40 pm

Hi. I think short hair is a better option. They are easy to maintain. After delivery some women lose their hair. So, it is always necessary to maintain them properly. And maintaining short hair has always been an easy job. When my sister lost her hair after pregnancy, she ordered Hair beauty supply online products from Ehairwig store to regain her lost hair. So, I would suggest you to keep your hair short so that it does not require high care and maintenance.
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