Are you growing your hair out? Hair appointment coming up? Not sure whether to stick it out or have it all chopped off? Deciding whether to grow your hair luscious and long or keep it short and sweet is a tricky decision, no doubt.
Growing your hair long is an investment, it takes time, but it can be well worth it. Having it cut short, on the other hand, is quick and easy, but hard to do, especially if you think you might regret it later.
Here are a few tips to help you weigh up the pros and cons:
Reasons To Grow Your Hair Long
You wash and wear mentality
If you’re not the sort to spend hours blow-drying or fiddling around with a curling iron then long hair can be truly stunning and low maintenance – shampoo your long tresses and leave them to dry naturally – and even if it doesn’t quite work how you planned, you can always tie it back!
You have pretty hair
Some girls have naturally sweet, healthy, and full hair; if you are lucky enough to be one of them, then you really ought to make the most of it and show off your majestic long locks to the world!
You have thick curls
Firstly, long flowing curls look stunning, and while they may be higher maintenance than straighter hair, they have the potential to look amazing. Secondly, short curly hair can be just as high maintenance and will have a tendency to puff out and up, so you might as well go long and make the most of what you got.
You have a big build
Shorter hair is more easily pulled off by smaller, fairer women. Long hair, on the other hand, will soften the jawline and make you look more feminine. If you are tall or have a full figure, short hair might emphasize that long hair will do the opposite.
To look a little younger
Most women tend to go for shorter hair as they age, and as a result, short hair tends to make you look older. If you’re in your 20’s, that’s not a problem, but if you want to look a little younger, keep your hair a little longer. Should length is flattering on most women, but feel free to go longer, mainly if your hair is healthy and full.
Reasons To Cut Your Hair Short
You are fair and petite
If you have small features and a small frame, a short cut will probably look good on you. More to the point, it will emphasize your face and generally seems pretty cute. Long hair, on the other hand, can drown you out,
You love getting styled
That should probably read, “you like high maintenance.” Short hair tends to grow relatively fast (well, more noticeably at least), and to get the best of the look, you need to keep it short. If your hair grows quick, you might need to be making monthly visits to the salon, and you will also need to allow some time each morning to get your ‘do’ just right.
You love to look confident
Having a big chop is a big statement, and if you are seeking a way to turn yourself around and give yourself a new, more confident outlook, then shedding the long locks is a great way to do it. If you have always had reasonably long hair, then all of your friends will be stunning by your bold statement; it can be a lot of fun.
You love a little color
Coloring your hair damages it, which is unfortunate because it’s also great fun to play with your style and change it often. Short hair is brilliant for coloring and playing because it only takes a couple of months to grow out and completely change your style once again. Long hair is more permanent, so you have to look after it.