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

posted 9 years ago in Babies
Post # 17
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Sugar bee

Ponytails might be my best friend for a few months but my hair is staying long.  

I want to get a haircut soon so I don’t need another one for awhile but not to change my hair style just because it needs a trim.

Post # 19
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I actually got out of the house much more than I was expecting to (and sooner).  But I didn’t get a haircut until maybe about 4-6 weeks post-delivery.  I wanted a little change because I was bored with it but the layers she gave me ended up being hard for me to make look good.  So we cut off my long hair.  I really like the change and it is easy to manage.  But I like it shorter because the baby is less likely to be able to grab it while eating.  And now that my luxurious pregnancy hair is starting to fall out, the shorter loose strands make me less crazy (for some reason I really hate having a stray hair stuck to my arm, etc).  But, yeah, The Bump is sometimes nuts.

Post # 20
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2008

@camrie:I think that people like to exaggerate how little time you have after a baby. A woman I work with saw me reading a book while pregnant and told me to enjoy it because it would be the last one for awhile! um, no, I have read several books since my son was born.anyways….

Personally I got out of the house and did something social every single day, starting at 2 weeks.  I showered every single day – seriously, you need to be able to find at least 5 minutes for a shower, even if it means baby in a bouncy chair in the bathroom with you. 

I didn’t dry my hair for the first 6 weeks, but it was still summer, so no big deal.  Since then I have – either during his nap or if he is awake and I am taking care of him, he would be ina bouncy chair, or sitting on the floor near me playing with toys…..now, when he starts crawling, I am not sure ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 21
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I saw that same thing and also laughed – before the baby was born. When he was 2 months old, I finally understood and chopped off 10 inches. So did all 3 of my friends with infants. For me, time wasn’t even the biggest issue. The baby kept spitting up in my hair so I constantly felt gross. When he wasn’t spitting up in it, he kept grabbing it and pulling really hard. And baby hands are impossible to get loose from! The breaking point came at his baptism. He had grabbed a fistful of hair from both sides of my head and would NOT let go. My husband was trying to free me while they were calling his name to come up for the baptism. Finally my husband got me free (I lost a huge clump of hair over that one), but I very nearly had to have my son baptized while he had my head attached to his fist. It was so emabarrasing! I made a hair appointment the next day. The other problem is that my hair is falling out in huge clumps now that the pregnancy hormones are gone. Before I cut it, I was having to empty the tub drain 3 times during every shower. Pain in the butt and gross ๐Ÿ™

Post # 22
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I think this is very practical advice to have your hair in a style thats easy to maintain. Alot of my friends who’ve had babies have also told me the same thing that they get an easy to maintain style so they can just wake up and no worry about their hair

Post # 23
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@Sunchick19: HAHA! My girlfriend has two girls under two. She reads like 5 books a week. No joke! and her kids are happy healthy, loved everything. She just has an AMAZING routine for each day! (I think she’s also a bit of a speed reader… but still).

ETA: PS. I will not be changing my hair style because I’m going to have a baby. and in my opinion, a pony tail is much more “easy maintenance” than short hair, unless you get a buzzcut. I love my long hair, it makes me feel pretty.

Post # 24
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

I dont want to cut my hair short once I have a baby because I have such a hard time growing it long. I will just go with the ponytail/bun method. Honestly for me a short haircut is more work because if I have short hair I HAVE to do it (blowdry at least if not straighten too) because if I dont it looks ridiculous. WIth longer hair I can just put it up and that takes a millionth of the time of doing even a bob hairstyle!

Post # 25
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I’m not pregnant (or TTC) yet, but I had heard a while back that “an easy to maintain haircut” does not imply that it needs to be short. For example, if it’s too short to throw up in a ponytail or bun, it might be more of a hassle if you don’t have the ability to throw it up real quick and it’s in your face.

Post # 26
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@.twist. and @PitbulLover- you beat me to it!

Post # 27
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I have two children, and personally, I find it annoying when other women would tell me I would be lucky to have a shower or leave the house with make up on. I got pregnant kind of young (20) and having a newborn was so bewildering to me, and yet I still managed to have a shower every.single.day. I have long thick wavy-curly hair and when I don’t want to straighten it, I put it in a side braid or a messy bun and it takes 2min!

Post # 28
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I kind of agree with it but then again I don’t think it is nearly as important as some people think. I kept my hair the same until a little while after I gave birth and I didn’t even do it becuase of having a baby. my hair was never terrrible… at least no worse than it was before.

ETA: one other thing is all babies are different so yours could sleep a lot giving you time to do your hair and what not, but then again yours could be awake a lot, not giving you much time to do all of that stuff. My baby did not sleep all the time, not at all. after the first few days she was awake the majority of the day.

Post # 29
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2008

@.twist.: Once they start sleeping through the night, they are down pretty early – if anything I wish I had *more* time with my son and less for myself!

 

@Bostonsmom:totally agree. People had me thinking baby = life is over.  Not true.  Baby = life changes, but still goes on.  I remember meeting a bunch of moms in central park once when my baby was 3 weeks old and they all seemed shocked I was out and about….but I was shocked to learn people just stay home. I would have gone nuts being cooped up!!!  plus my baby loooves the outdoors ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 30
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 1991

I would think you want to keep it the same, because you already know how to deal with it. Yea, you probably won’t curl it or straighten it like you used to for a while.. but why cut it a certain way? What do they mean anyway? What is an “easy to maintain” haircut? That’s different for everyone.

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