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Letting my hair down – A new style for mummy

I have gorgeous long locks. Or should I say had? Until recently I had hair so long I could sit on it. People commented on it loads and I loved having it so long. Last month however, I decided it was time for a change and went in for the chop – big style!

going in for the chop

On a Saturday in February, I headed along to my local hairdresser and told him to just chop it off. I didn’t care what he did, I was just sick of it. I wanted to donate it to something like The Little Princess Trust but as its dyed a red/purple colour and is full of split ends, they wouldn’t have taken it. So the hairdresser literally gathered it in its ponytail and chopped a whole load off. I was buzzing. After two years of it longer than my shoulder blades, my head felt so light! He then worked his magic and cut it into an amazing style with layers, a bit of an elongated bob.

Reasons for the new style

I was becoming ever increasingly board of my long hair. I was finding that after every wash I’d stick it in a plait and leave it to dry – many times it wouldn’t do so for at least 24 hours. The days I hadn’t washed it I just threw it up in a ponytail and left it because it was so long I couldn’t do anything else. Hairdrying would take at least an hour, and don’t even think about straightening it. The prospect of my company’s Team Conference Evening Do was enough to make me know I needed something more manageable!

Since the restyle

I am in love with my hair once again and its a great feeling. From mumsy mum with my hair just shoved back, to straightening it, making sure it looks nice everyday. I have no choice as its so short it won’t tie up! It is probably the shortest I have ever had it, so it really was a massively drastic change, but I absolutely love it. I know T does too, and Spike keeps telling me ‘You’re hair is gone mummy. You went to the shop and got it cut?’ which is just adorable isn’t it?

That brand new feeling

As a mum, especially one that works so much and has barely any time for themselves, it’s easy to get stuck in a rut. I genuinely don’t care what others think of me but it was starting to get to me that my personality wasn’t shining through as much as I wanted it too because all people saw was drab hair in a shed out dye phase all the time. I have always experimented with my hair colours and the style shouldn’t be any different and the brand new feeling I got as I stepped out of the hairdressers was amazing. Even thought it’s taken weeks to get used to my new style, I’m glad I was brave and went for the chop as I think its given me a bit of me back.