Mom Hair: I Took the Plunge

As a mom of two kids (a new baby and wild and crazy almost four year old,) I have zero time for myself. Absolutely no time. I used to pride myself in having cute manicured and polished nails (done by me nonetheless), but I can’t remember the last time I painted them. However, I do make time to paint my toes but that’s because I only need to do them every month or so. Now that it’s summer, I make myself shave my legs at least once a week. I don’t want people gawking at my leg stubble when wearing a dress. Who wants to put pants or shorts on when it’s 90 degrees out? Bring on the chaffing. I haven’t had a haircut since July 8th of last year. Yes, it has been almost an entire year since even a trim. It was practically dead and way too long for my liking. It was always getting caught under my purse and diaper bag straps, not to mention my three month old loved on it pulling on it the point where I think I’m missing chunks. So I took the plunge.

I got a Mom Haircut.

What’s a Mom Haircut you ask? Just what it sounds like: a shorter, more manageable and easy to to do hair style, perfect for busy moms with no time. Okay, it’s probably not what Carol-Brady-Brady-Bunch-Theoryyou’re thinking. I didn’t go and get a Carol Brady haircut and if you’ve seen the SNL skit dedicated to Mom Hair, I didn’t go that far, no soft waterfall in the front and knives in the back. But something in me did break and I decided the long hair had to go. I was tired of throwing it into a ponytail every day or trying to find the 20-25 minutes it took to straighten it (only for it to end up in a damn ponytail an hour later because of the awesome Ohio humidity). My scalp was starting to hurt every time I took my ponytail out at night because it was entirely too tight, otherwise my hair would just fall out of the pony. It was frustrating and painful. And a baby yanking on my hair nonstop is definitely not my idea of fun. So I did it. I chopped almost 6 inches of that shit off.

It was the best decision I could have made.

It’s not super short, but it’s short enough for me to quickly style it daily and actually look put together. I didn’t even want to be able to put it up in a ponytail. but who am I kidding, I need to still be able to throw it up. My hair is starting to fall out from when I was pregnant (yay for hormones returning to normal levels) so I’m hoping cutting it will lessen the amount lost. I want thick, healthy hair again so I hope I’m on my way! I also wanted some color. I just really needed a change from my boring straight dark brown hair. For me, highlights are too hard to keep up with. I don’t have the money or time to get my roots touched up every 6-8 weeks. I didn’t want to color my hair all one color either because of the outgrown roots. So what did I do for color?

Ombré and Balayage are perfect for Moms.b8d182f64a31d492675a8661fe84a925

I decided to get quite the change with subtle ombré! Ombré is having tones of color that shade into each other, graduating from light to dark. So my stylist dyed the bottom of my hair blonde to where it gradually goes to dark at the top. How perfect is that? It was dyed to look like it’s grown out. I don’t know about you, but that sounds like a Mom style to me. No need for touching up roots!

I am so happy I took the plunge. I love my new cut and color. I honestly feel like a new woman. It’s pretty awesome how a new hairstyle can take your self esteem to a whole new level. I don’t know if it’s technically “Mom Hair” but it might be, therefore I will wear it proud for all the moms out there rocking their version of Mom Hair. My almost four year old said it was really pretty (but she didn’t want her hair like that) and my husband said I was the hottest MILF ever which is quite the compliment. True or not, I am a definite MILF in my own eyes, which is all that matters.

– Casey

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