Women Told Not To Cut Their Hair After Having Kids
I recently read an article that was so insulting that I had to re-read it a few times just to make sure I wasn’t being overly dramatic. I’m guilty of the drama for sure. Just today I went off at a driver who I thought beeped at my sister while she was driving when in actual fact she was the one doing the beeping. Oops.
So this piece of enlightenment basically said mums who cut their hair into a bob after having kids are morons. It makes them look fat and frumpy and they basically don’t know what they’re doing so they should just stop.
Mums should keep their long hair so that they have something to hide behind. It’s more distracting- you know, the long hair will distract from your droopy breasts, saggy tummy and baby spew on your shoulders.
“It’s not just your hair that’s changing. Your body is, too. You might not be at the weight you really want to be yet. And the truth is, long hair can be a little bit of a distraction. When you go short, you are more exposed. There’s less, literally, to hide behind.”
I’m not even kidding! Read the article here and judge for yourself. The piece also recommends cutting your fringe super short so you look like a teenager and experimenting with bright colours to jazz up your otherwise dull life!
So insulting, I can’t even deal right now! See the thing is, women can do whatever they want with their hair. Whether they’ve just had a baby or aren’t ever planning on having one. They can keep their hair long until they’re 80 or shave it all off when they’re 25. Who cares?
Then we’re bombarded with all these celebs that have had the chop after having kids and so we’re led to believe that’s what we should be doing too.
None of these women look like frumpy mums to me! Yes. I’m aware they have stylists and really expensive shampoo, but my point is there’s nothing wrong with having the chop if that’s what you choose. If it makes your life easier as a new mum then do it. Or if you love your long hair and want to rock the top knot- then do that too!
So to this quote:
“The first thing new moms want to do is cut their hair off. They’re feeling lousy about their bodies, and they just want to get some sense of self again. But, usually, to cut off your hair is a big mistake.”
I say, we’re not feeling lousy about our bodies. We’re sleep deprived, malnourished and still kicking goals. So if we choose to cut our hair then so be it. Enough with the judgements. *flicks hair*