Styling After A Bad Haircut

woman frustrated with hair

Ever get a bad haircut?  It’s ok, we’ve all been there a time or two in our lives.  The worst part of having a bad haircut is trying to actually style it until it grows out.  If you’re in that place, or just want to be prepared in case it happens again (knock on wood) we’ve come up with some great ways to style after a bad haircut.  Before you panic…they’re all super easy to achieve and will leave you hating your bad haircut less and working with what you’ve got until you can get it cut properly.

Accessorize Like A Queen
Hair accessories are a major life saver when it comes to styling after a bad haircut.  It doesn’t have to be complicated or intricate to style with accessories, either.  Even just twisting little sections of hair and pinning them back with bobby pins can be the difference you need to take a bad haircut and make the most of it.  Bobby pins, headbands, the list goes on.  The point is to have fun with accessories and play around with different ways of incorporating them into your hair to help you feel a little better about your haircut gone wrong.

Woman using a curling iron

Use Different Styling Tools
If you’re typically a flat iron girl, switch it up and go for the curling iron.  When you’re not in love with your haircut sometimes simply switching up the tools you use to style it can take you from loathing your cut to loving it!  It can really be as simple as changing the tools you use from straight to curly, or curly to straight.  Play around with the different hair styling tools we have access to, we all get stuck in a bit of a rut so honestly switching things up regardless can be a fun way to experiment.  You never know what you may end up liking!

Use Hair Care Products
When you’re coping with a bad haircut, it’s even more important that you make use of quality hair care products.  We get it, you’re not loving your hair so why would you want to spend more time and energy on it?  But the thing is, hair care products can help make your hair more manageable and easier to work with especially when it doesn’t seem to be doing what you want it to.  Of course, we do not mean that you should go apply every hair care product under the sun on your hair.  But we are suggesting that you invest in some quality hair care products that are specifically designed to work with your hair type.  They can work wonders, in fact, they’re MADE to work wonders.  So why not use them to your advantage here?

All in all, don’t forget to be patient.  We all deal with bad haircuts and truly it’s never as bad as you think it is.  Try to maintain your patience and work with what you have.  Experiment and try to have fun with it.

Do you have any tricks to styling after a bad haircut that you live by?

Victorian Hair Tools

For anyone living in the Victorian age, hair was yet another important part of the style ensemble. Wear your hair right, and you would be considered cultured and sophisticated, but wear it wrong, and you would be thought of as boorish and uncouth. Hairstyles varied over time, but since hair styles were so important, it’s no surprise that many popular hair tools were invented during this time.

Retro woman combing her hair.

Victorian Hair Tools
Throughout the Victorian era, men and women both used waxes, oils, pomades, and ointments to keep their hair in shape. For men, these ointments were also used to give form to mustaches, beards, and facial hair. Hair dye was also used to add color to graying hair.

There were also many hair accessories, such as hair combs, hairpins, jeweled ribbons, and natural objects, like flowers and leaves.

Hair receivers were another object common to every woman’s collection. These were basically round containers with openings on the top for collecting hair. They were typically ceramic, bronze, or crystal. Rather than throwing the strands away, though, the hair would be collected and then turned into lockets of hair. These were often given as gifts to loved ones, or even woven into jewelry.

Towards the middle of the 1800s, hair curlers were used to keep hair wavy. The curling iron was invented and its success led to an entirely new fashion wave, called the “Marcel wave.” It was named after its French inventor, Marcel Grateau, who wasn’t the only French inventor to have such a huge impact on the hair world.

Before the curling iron became the easy to use hair tool it is today, it was simply a metal tube that was heated by fire then paired with a smithing glove while being carefully used on the hair. They had the right idea, as today’s curling wand is extremely similar, minus the heating in an open fire! Many clumps of hair (and fingers) were burned off using this tool, teaching the user and victim the hard way to pay close attention to what they were doing.

In Paris, one of the world’s most important and widely used hair tools was invented by Alexandre Godefroy: the hair dryer. At the time, these machines were enormous, and consisted of a metal bonnet, a chimney, and a gas stove. Over time, this invention was refined into the handheld version we have today.

Vintage shaving tools.

Men’s Hair Tools
Germans invented the first razors, which were quite expensive and inefficient. Others picked up the great idea and quickly improved on it. Soon, razor machines were made that were much lighter and included detachable razors.

Another hair tool used by men was derived from Marcel’s “waving iron,” called the mustache curler. At the time, handlebar mustaches were popular, and this device helped to give them their shape. Unlike a curling iron though, this version of the mustache curler used wax instead of heat to mold the mustache tips into shape. What goes around, comes back around as fans of the old-timey mustache are using tools that are very similar.