After being blessed with a luxurious shine, full body and fast growing hair during pregnancy due to new hormones, it can be tempting to chop it all off postpartum. After having your baby your hair may dull and break off or fall out around 3 months due to changing hormones and beyond that, you’ll want to get a new hairstyle to match the new woman you are! A new style can re-vamp your life and restore some self confidence while you navigate your new role and learn how to keep yourself pampered and feeling good in the mix of responsibilities. Many postpartum minds default straight to a short cut, quickly and impulsively get it done, and then grow to regret it while waiting, what feels like forever, for their hair to grow long again. While cutting it short may grant you the short term satisfaction you may desperately want postpartum, consider some of these salon services for low maintenance styles that can give you the change-up you’re looking for.
A Medium Length Asymmetrical Bob
This haircut is edgy and awesome! It’s commonly cut shortest right at the shoulder, while the other side measures 2-3 inches past, but it can be modified longer and have the same modern, cool effect. You can personalize this more by adding a fun peek-a-boo color beneath or dye it all one rich color and just box dye your roots at home when they grow in. This cut can still be long enough to fit a pony tail or sweep behind the ear and these two dying options insure you won’t need to be at the salon frequently to maintain your color.
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Long Hair Ombre or Balayage
This popular celebrity look is for those who cherish their length and want to look different without compromising it with a haircut. Because your ends are bleached to look sun kissed and your roots go untouched, this type of coloring needs virtually no salon maintenance at all once it’s done. Many have had success doing it themselves with thorough YouTube tutorials and specifically Revlon’s Frost ‘N Glow kits. It’s a low risk change that reflects a sunny, fun, youthful mom even if you’ve been cooped up during your maternity leave.
Medium Length Body Wave Perm
As best seen on Julianne Hough, cutting your hair to medium length and perming a subtle wave can give you a fun and sexy, tousled look. This is super low maintenance, just use some leave-in conditioner and scrunch a little, air or blow dry and you’re set!
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Bring Back “The Rachel”
It’s about that time, the 90s will be coming back around the corner. The Rachel was made famous by Jennifer Aniston’s character on the hit show Friends. It’s a sweeping bang, layered haircut that frames the face and adds a lot of body to your hair, especially when teased with a cute headband or when you “blow out” with a hairdryer and round brush. Style it many ways or not at all! It can convey sophistication and maturity, if that’s the look you’re going for. Young it up with highlights!
Pastel Colored Dip Dye
Pink for a girl or blue for a boy, take advantage of this low maintenance trend and celebrate your new bundle with this hairstyle! On both brunettes (bleach first) or blondes, a pale color “dipped” at the ends has been all the rage recently and many have been successful attempting this at home, like the balayage style. If you can’t commit or want to try it first, look for a good semi-permanent dye or try hair chalk.