Post # 31
A good friend of mine cut her hair right after her wedding last fall (the infamous post wedding chop). Her hair is naturally wavy and she went from bra length to just shorter thaher shoulders. She got a ton of compliments but immediately regretted it because she felt it just wasn’t “her”. She’s been letting it grow since and it’s not a couple of inches past her shoulders and it is a perfect length. Her suggestion to anyone considering a major length change is to start slow – maybe get a couple of inches cut off first, then if you like then you can always go shorter the next time, vs getting a huge amount cut off at once.
I’ve never had my hair super short but I admire the lob cut, although my stylist says it wouldn’t work on my hair type (I love Taylor Swift’s hair but mine is too straight to get the same look). If you have a stylist you trust, ask his/her opinion. I really like my stylist and she’s never been wrong with me. I’m going for a cut next week and I think I’m going to take 2-3 inches off for the summer. I’m too chicken to do anything more drastic.
Post # 32
What texture/thickness is your hair? My hair is naturally curly, thick and very fine, and holds curl/shape very well. I’ve made a drastic cut to my hair twice, from very long hair to a bob. I love how a bob looks on me, but I start to get sick of it after about 6 months or so. I get kinda sick of the same style every day, and there are so many more options with long hair. The one thing I hated most about a bob is that I had to straighten and style it every day. It was harsh on my hair, and meant more time to get ready in the mornings. I always missed being able to put mousse in it and go, and being able to throw it into a cute messy bun. You also have to get it shaped up frequently, depending on how fast your hair grows. I got mine shaped up every 4-6 weeks (my hair grows pretty slow too), but probably should have stuck to 4 or less most of the time. Also, growing out a bob SUCKS. I’ve been growing mine out for about 18 months now and I’m still not to all one length. (lots of shorter layers from the stack in the back)
Not trying to hate on the bob, because I love the cut, just letting you know the negative things that come with it!
Post # 33
Also, if you do go with a bob, invest in a teasing comb and some good extra hold hairspray! It makes it look so much better if you tease it a little in the back rather than letting it lay flat.
Post # 34
I had my hair down to the middle of my bra for my wedding. I got pregnant a few months later and during the summer I chopped it into a long bob cut and I loved it- I have naturally straight thick hair so it was easy maintenance for me. I grew my hair out after that and got it into a v-cut a while back. The center of the V is down to my butt now. I think about cutting it but I have grown it out for almost 3 years! I can do so many more things with my long hair, even if its usually just straight or up in a bun. It is more upkeep with brushing and product for conditioners (I have colored hair as well), but I can’t part with it! Not just yet at least lol.
Post # 35
- Wedding: August 2008 - Toronto, ON
My hair is one of my best traits. I am 36 and I am a natural redhead. I am lucky I don’t have many grays yet, so I want to keep it nice and long for as long as possible. I have had a bob and got tons of compliments and sometimes miss my hair that way. I like with a bob my hair looked polished and had a style. I had my hair like that from 2010-2012 and now I have long hair with layers and I love it and would probably regret it if I decided to chop it off. If you are okay with your hair taking awhile to grow back and you feel like a change than go for it!
Post # 36
I chopped mine last year and while it liked how it looked, I always had to do SOMETHING it. I regret chopping it and am still trying to grow it back out. I damaged it a lot from the constant heat styling and I also hated wearing it in a nub ponytail to the gym lolBefore
Post # 37
ahhh! i love reading this thread…i think i am ready to go from mid/lower back length to a long bob, but i am just not sure!! but seeing some of the chops, has made me kinda really want to do it.
i have wavy hair that i can straighten fairly easily or i just put some curl crap in it and diffuse it (7 mins tops). i have a moderate amount of hair that i wash daily. i feel like i would enjoy a lob because washing and styling time would be significantly less, and it would be something different and it would be pretty easy to grow out. but i am EXTREEEEEEMELY attached to my long hair. wahhhhh!! decisions, decisions!
good luck OP!
Post # 38
I’ve never done the chop without regretting it. Ponytail/bun for life.
Post # 39
I just got back from work and loved reading all your feedback. Thank you, bees! After reading your ideas and talking to my Darling Husband I think I’m best off going for a lob at first and going from there. I’m contemplating bangs to change up my look. I’ll definitely share pictures once I do it (although it still may be a few weeks….like you said, I shouldn’t rush into it). Thank you again!!
Post # 40
I cut off about 14 inches (35 cm) after my wedding and it was amazing!
Post # 41
I think at least shoulder length is good.
Post # 42
I chopped mine into pixie like three days after getting married just over a year ago. I’ve kept it short ever since. I love it! I live in the south and its always hot/humid. I love having no hair on neck. I’ve let the top grow out a bit so I have more to play with up there, but I keep the sides and back short. If I can grab a handful of hair, its too long!
For me, it does not take longer to style my hair now that its short. Granted, mine is REALLy short. It takes 10 minutes tops to dry, and 5 min to curl it, spray and go. I usually shower at night so I don’t have to blow it dry. I plug my curling iron in first thing in the morning so its ready to go when I am and it doesn’t take long at all for me.
When I had long hair my daily routine was putting it in a bun, pony tail, or a braid. EVERY DAY. I was like, why do I have long hair if I never actually do anything with it. I think cutting it off made it look healthier and I feel more stylish with it this way.
You can always cut a little bit at a time. And it helps to find a good stylist who can take pics of things you like and recommend what would be best with your hair type, face shape, and how much you want to put into it every day.
Post # 43
- Wedding: County courthouse
I cut my hair quite short for me. It was super long, like bra strap length to above shoulder length:
Post # 44
- Wedding: March 2016 - Surfer\'s Beach, Grand Cayman
I went from mid back to a bob, I like it but I think I want to grow it a little longer and maintain that for a while. My hair texture is totally different with this cut too, there’s no natural curl anymore, so it’s something to get used to.
The photo is also showing my blonde progression
Post # 45
I think your cut looks great, it frames your face really well!
I got my hair cut super short a few months after our wedding and don’t regret it one bit. It’s so much easier to manage.