So you’ve chopped off your hair and now you’re having some major regrets. Right now, you’re probably wishing you could pick up the cut pieces of your hair and somehow reattach them, but that’s unfortunately not an option. However, all is not lost. There are several things you can do if you regret chopping off your hair.
Easier said than done, right? You may have cussed a few times, might have even cried, and maybe even stood in front of the mirror verbally bashing your new appearance. If you hate your haircut, it’s normal to feel a sense of panic, but that will get you nowhere. You’re going to need a clear mind to figure out what to do next, and when you’re upset, the process isn’t going to go the way you want and may even take you longer to figure out. Take a deep breath and tell yourself as many times as necessary that you can work with this.
Start Searching New Styles
Go pick up some hairstyle magazines and browse various sites online to find hairstyles that you want to try. Your options may be limited because your hair is short, but that doesn’t mean that you don’t have any at all. It’s a matter of finding ones that work best for you. Pinterest is a great site to explore, especially since you can pin the styles you’re a fan of and go back to them later.
Get Extensions or a Wig
If the lack of length is seriously getting to you, you may want to consider getting extensions or a wig. Now could be the perfect opportunity to try out some fun colors that you’ve always wanted to give a go but were hesitant to try.
You’d be surprised how many hair tutorials are out there, especially on YouTube. All you have to do is type in “Hair tutorial for” and fill in the last word and you’ll have a plethora of options right at your fingertips. Depending on which tutorials you watch, you can get step-by-step instructions on how to do some truly amazing styles.
Focus on the Positive
Here’s the thing. Crying over your cut hair that you dislike is normal, but it’s not going to make you feel better. What will make you feel better, however, is figuring out what it is you love about your hair and making it work for you. For example, you could start trying some new accessories such as headbands and barrettes. Trying the aforementioned tips, such as watching tutorials and trying new styles, should definitely help you feel better about what to do with your hair.
Chances are you’re not going to learn to love your new shorter style overnight, but the good news is that every day your hair is growing a little bit more. Once the shock wears off, you may even end up finding that you don’t hate it as much as you thought you did. Anything could happen, but in the meantime, focus on the positive and do what you can to make your hair as fierce as possible.