So it's been about 6 months since I first got my long hair chopped off and introduced myself to the world of the pixie cut. Then yesterday I took it one step further and actually had a section shaved off. It's an undercut, so it's not that obvious in this set of photos, but I love it. Since taking that first step of going short, it seems that I'm happy to just keep going shorter. So, as a moment of reflection and silliness I have put together my reasons why having short hair is the best.
8 reasons why I love short hair
1. Showers are so easy and cheap
Yup, a wee bit of shampoo is all I need now and I don't ever have to worry about having missed abit.
2. Scarves take a good minute less less to put on.
No more of that thing where I wrap the scarf round and then spend ages trying to pull every last hair that got caught in the process.
3. Hairbrushes are a thing of the past
I haven't brushed my hair since February. No joke.
4. Styling happens.
Despite having had long hair for years I never did anything with it. Now I have short hair and some clay I like to mess around with it, and give it some love.
5. Towels are mainly ornamental and hairdryers actually work
With long hair it took about 10 minutes on the hairdryer, so I never bothered because who has time for that? Now a quick blast of air does the job.
6. I feel like I actually look like I've always wanted to
Getting to the heart of things now. I've always thought girls with short hair were really sexy. I've made a lot of purchasing decisions in my life where I've turned stuff down because I thought I wasn't 'cool enough' to wear or own those things. Now I'm saying - fuck it. I can be as cool as I want to. Right now, I'm finally being who I've always really been.
7. I can look adorable or edgy.
I love the way that the hairstyle can look all soft and swoopy one day with a pinafore and heels, and then a little more punk the next with a tomboy outfit. The flexibility is so much fun.
8. It doesn't catch on things.
No longer do I get hair caught in the buttons of shirts or coats. No more necklaces getting bits of hair in the clasp. (This happens to other people right?) Everything is so much cleaner and less painful this way.
Shirt & shorts: River Island
So, have I enticed anyone into short hair yet? :P