(Closed) “Get an easy to maintain haircut” – Seriously?

posted 9 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
5789 posts
Bee Keeper

I actually agree with getting an easy to maintain haircut. Some days you’ll be lucky to get a shower! If you like it short,keep it that way, or if longer and you can throw it up into a pony to get out the door quickly that’s always good and easy too.

Post # 4
2313 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

LOL Oh God the Bump sometimes gives such stupid advice. If you like your hair and it’s not too much hassle to keep up with it, you do NOT have to cut it just because you’re a mom now! Yeah, go buy some high waisted jeans and Reeboks too, maybe throw in a button up shirt from St. Johns while you’re at it! You’re a mom, you can never be attractive again!! I swear, all those websites make you sound as though you will not even be able to muster the energy to brush your hair and put on Chapstick ever again. 

Post # 5
13095 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

Honestly – it sounds like pretty good advice to me.  New moms aren’t going to have time to spend blow drying, straightening, curling, prepping, etc their hair every day.  And honestly – there will be way more important things in your life than having an awesome looking hairstyle.

Just because it is “easy to maintain” doesn’t mean that you can’t look put together, young and attractive.  And it doesn’t mean that your hair has to be short.

Post # 6
2536 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I read that one and laughed. Since my hair is fine, flat, and hates me; I figure it’s always easy to maintain because I don’t even need to brush it. Anyway, it seems so stupid. Plus, I really like the advice you got about not changing so the mom retains some of herself.

Post # 7
349 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Keep what makes you feel good! It’s okay to spend some time alone, having your hair re-colored, getting your nails done, or a pedi.. or even just having some alone time to get ready and curl or straighten your hair during the day. Especially if it makes you feel beautiful.

I think throwing all of yourself into your child is never a good thing. You need to maintain some of who you are as an individual, and be ready to give up some things that used to be important, the same way you do in a marriage.

Post # 8
3871 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Yeah, I’ve heard of that suggestion before and I always wondering about that.  I think my good friend cut her hair short.  I have long hair and I am ultra low maintenance.  I throw my hair in a pony tail anyway.  Yeah, I know that if I cut my hair short, I would HATE it.  I cut my hair short back in middle school and hated it.  Never again.  I think you should do whatever you think is comfortable. If you have hair that is always frizzy or curly or hair that you can’t just get out of the shower and let dry on it’s own, I might consider ways to make it less maintenance. 

Post # 9
2394 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I guess it probably depends.

I am a wash and go kind of person, but I definitely know women who didn’t adjust their elaborate pre-baby hairstyle expectations and lived to regret it.

Post # 10
4023 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

You still have time to do your hair, if you want! Your baby will sleep a lot, and doing your hair could make you feel pretty and good about yourself, especially if you have baby blues or aren’t feeling great about yourself since your body is still so different.

Post # 11
7770 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

@camrie:  You bring up some good points.  I definitely would still want to feel like myself (in that way, by keeping my hair long like I have always had it)- but BOY is it a lot of work.  It takes a long time to condition the stuff- but I also see what you are saying about not going out that much anyway.  Hm.

Post # 12
6009 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

I think maybe that’s aimed at people who have hair/styles that require a lot of time and maintenance.  Like Rosie Girl said, at the newborn stage it made me feel pretty and more like myself to take a little time every morning to do my hair.  However, now that our daughter’s in day care full time, and both of us are scrambling every morning to get ourselves and the baby ready in time to leave the house, I am definitely considering a more low maintenance hair cut (and mine only takes about 20 minutes to do anyway, lol!).

Post # 13
610 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I would never cut my hair short just because i had a baby. It’s long and girly and i love it. It’s just as easy to maintain as short hair. When i’m lazy i just throw it back in a ponytail.

Post # 14
2142 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Actually for me when I get pregnant I def plan to chop my hair back to a bob. Right now I’m letting it grow long again because I figure when I am pregnant and have a child it’ll be a while before I’ll want it long again.

But then that’s just me. I hate doing my hair and 9 out of 10 days let it dries naturally so that it’s a frizzy mess. I might put makeup on once every 6 months. So I’m not really much of a “beauty regimine” person so for me it just makes sense to cut it short. It’ll annoy me otherwise!

Post # 15
3601 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

I’m not riding the baby train, but I still have a comment!


I have long, layered hair. If I don’t have time to fix it… I don’t. It’s pretty simple.


Post # 16
2344 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

This suggestion is based on the assumption that you are the type of person that must style her hair every day, or have a haircut that requires that. Sure, I *can* fix my hair, but it’s long enough to go in a bun – and that’s what I do with it 9 days out of 10. I’m sure when I’m pregnant/have a baby, it will just be 10 out of 10 🙂

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