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Why I Love Having Short Hair & How I Style It

20/02/2018

I first cut my hair short back in 2013. Even though I’d been thinking of doing it for a while I mostly ended up doing it because I had to. I was struggling with anorexia and my hair was paying the price; it was dead, brittle and falling out in alarming large amounts every time I washed it.

When I started to recover about two years ago, I immediately decided I was going to grow my hair longer again. Yeah that lasted about 10 months before I realised two things; a) long hair doesn’t suit me half as much as short hair does and b) short hair is soooo much more convenient to have. Not only do my shampoos and conditioners last forever, but it only takes about 15 minutes to wash, dry and style my hair in a morning.

Even less if just decide to use dry shampoo, which I do way too much these days!

I use Got2B POWDERful to stye my hair these days and its made a huge difference. When I originally had my hair cut I had absolutely no idea how to style it. I was 17/18 and a pure tomboy; I didn’t even fill in my eyebrows and would wear enough liquid eyeliner to make a panda jealous!

This was well before I’d found the wonder that is YouTube tutorials, so I did the only thing possible- I copied my mum! Not the best thing to do considering she doesn’t have the slightest idea how to style her hair herself; it was definitely the blind leading the blind.

Schwarzkopf got2b Powder'ful Volumizing Styling Powder

But after a lot of trial and error (plus a very helpful hairdresser) I think I’ve finally found a style I love. It’s messy, it’s never the same two days running and most of all, its easy to do in a morning when I’ve slept through my alarm.

Considering my uni likes to give us early morning lectures, thats an absolute must for me!

After I wash my hair, I make sure to dry it using a hairdryer. It might seem a bit overkill since I can towel dry it just as quickly; but I’ve noticed that using a hairdryer gives me so much more volume. I’ll then add a very small amount of the Got2B powder and just run my fingers through my hair to give even more volume and lift.

I’ve learnt the hard way to build products up rather than just dump a load on the top of my head and hope for the best. It really doesn’t work out well and the amount of times I’ve had to jump back in the shower and rewash my hair because I’ve screwed it up is ridiculous.

Until I rewash my hair, I’ll probably not even bother putting any more product in my hair; I’ll just spritz some dry shampoo on it. I’m not sure if its the product or the way that my hair is cut, but once I’ve put product in I usually don’t need to add anymore until I wash it again.

Honestly short hair is the best if you’re lazy and short on time in a morning!

Why I Love Having Short Hair & How I Style It

I couldn’t imagine having to spend hours washing, drying and styling my hair like I know some of my friends do. The only reason I considered growing it again was because of the social pressure for women to have long hair.

I’ve had people tell me I’m not a “real woman” because I have short hair. That I’ll never get a boyfriend because no guy will want a girl with hair shorter than him.

To those people I say screw you!

Chris absolutely loves my short hair. He thinks it looks gorgeous on me and he’s actually the one that encouraged me to cut it again, because he knew how much I wanted to do it.

At the end of the day, we need to stop trying to please everyone else and do what we love, because we love it. We only get one life and we can’t afford to waste it doing something that makes us miserable, just because society says we should.

Do you have short hair? What is your favourite product to use for styling it?

This post was sponsored by L’Occitane but as always, all thoughts and opinions are completely my own.

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Why I Love Having Short Hair & How I Style It

16 responses to “Why I Love Having Short Hair & How I Style It”

  1. Myrra says:

    I had a short hair for the past two years but since I went on an exchange program, I didn’t have my hair cut. I’m afraid Italian hairdressers wont understand me. Thankfully though, I’m going home in a couple of days so I will have it cut again. I totally feel you! It’s super convenient and I like messy style too! 😁

    xx Myrra, http://www.myrrazenkate.com

  2. Love your look! I’ve wanted to go short recently, but I’m a little scared!

  3. Lucy says:

    I tried growing my hair a while back but short hair is much better :). I have a whole list of products I end up using and love it.

  4. Jade Marie says:

    Go for it! ☺️ you’ll never know until you try it and at the end of the day, it’s only hair; you can grow it back it you don’t like it ☺️

  5. Jade Marie says:

    That’s a very valid fear! Doubt I’d get mine cut if I was somewhere abroad unless I absolutely had to- I’d be too scared of a misunderstanding 😂 I’m glad I’m not the only one who thinks it’s more convenient and loves a messy style though! 😁 xx

  6. Jade Marie says:

    It really is ☺️ and oh nice! I’m one of those people who finds a product and sticks to it; I rarely experiment unless it’s bought for me or something 😂

  7. Holly says:

    I would love to see a picture of it! I just can’t have short hair, I look like a podgy mushroom. Just discovered that I can tuck my hair into my trousers that’s it’s that long!

  8. Jade Marie says:

    I should have really included one in the post 🤦🏻‍♀️ and oh my word that’s long!! 😳 I don’t know how you have the patience though 😂

  9. I love your short hair! I have tried short hair before but it has never suited me unfortunately! I am torn between wanting to get out of bed in the morning with minimal effort, and wanted long locks! x

  10. Lorna says:

    Firstly, I think your hair looks fab! I’ve always had fairly long hair but often think about going shorter, especially when I’m sat drying it for what seems like forever!

  11. Jade Marie says:

    Thank you so much! And aww that’s a shame 😔 honestly the minimal effort is what sells it for me; I’m all about convince- especially in a morning!x

  12. Jade Marie says:

    Thank you lovely! 💛 I honestly don’t know how you put up with doing that! Maybe try on a short wig and see if you like it before cutting? 😊

  13. I have really thick hair and sometimes I think having it short would make it easier to deal with but then again, I worry about it poofing out at the bottom like a triangle!

    Ellyn x | Life Of A Beauty Nerd

  14. Jade Marie says:

    You could get it feathered and thinned slightly to stop that 😊 I shave my sides and back on number 3 so I don’t have to do too much 🙊 x

  15. You’re so brave to have such short hair, I’ve always wanted to experiment with short hair but it takes a hell of a lot longer to grow than to come off haha! x

    Sinead | http://www.subjectbeauty.com

  16. Jade Marie says:

    Haha well yeah that’s true! Although I’d just get myself a wig or 3/4 hair piece lol and thanks 😊 I don’t personally see it as brave, it’s a style I love and I refuse to let society tell me I shouldn’t have it just because I have boobs 😂 x

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