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10 Confessions of a Short-Haired Gal

By Lori Garcia |

I’m a slave to a few things in my life:

My kids

My house

My blog

My hair

And not necessarily in that order.

A few years back I decided I wanted to trade in my mid-length hair for something with a little more spunk. With each mile closer to the salon I found myself getting braver and braver. Maybe I’ll go for a pixie cut. I like pixies, they’re cute. I could be cute….especially in a pixie cut. Yes, pixie cut it is. A surge of adrenaline rushed through my body at the very thought of it. No more hiding behind my hair, it was going to be all me and all face. As I sat down in my stylist’s chair I had an epiphany: I do not/nor will I ever have Winona Ryder’s petite frame.


Slightly angered by my genetics, I decided to nix the pixie and went for a “longer” short haircut instead.

Before you read further, just know you won’t leave this post inspired or warm-hearted. You might not even leave this post glad you read it, but for those of you considering a short ‘do just in time for summer, I hereby offer the following short hair confessions for your consideration.

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10 Things to Know About Having Short Hair

Men generally prefer long hair

I can’t blame them, I like long hair too. If you decide to go short, be prepared for a lot of "Why did you do that?" and "I liked your long hair better" comments from the opposite sex. It’s not personal, it’s just hair.
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Going short taught me perhaps the most valuable lesson of all:

Having the same hair as a celebrity does not actually make you look like a celebrity. Ouch, that one hurt.

Have any short haired confessions to share?

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Lori Garcia

Lori Garcia is a writer and mother of two living and loving in Southern California. When she's not fussing with her bangs, you can find her shaking her groove thing on her personal blog, Mommyfriend where she almost never combines true tales of motherhood and mayhem with her degree in child development. Read bio and latest posts → Read Lori's latest posts →

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12 thoughts on “10 Confessions of a Short-Haired Gal

  1. I recently chopped my longer shorter hairdo (bob) into a pixie and I love it. I was scared, but I like it a lot and so far everyone else does too (which is a rarity).

  2. Lynne says:

    The worse thing about having short hair is that you *need* to get hair cuts or you end up looking like shaggy from scooby-do. Even as you’re growing it out.

    1. mommyfriend says:

      Lynne, preach it sistah. So true!

  3. Cyndi says:

    i cut off all my hair to have short “easier” hair, and I think I hate it. I stopped brushing it and using conditioner to avoid having Becky Connor hair, but it doesn’t really work. I have 40-50 year old Mom Hair. If I straighten it or use a blow dryer, I have Bieber hair. My best bet, and what I’ve decided to do, (since I’m not a hair stylist or know much of anything about womenly how-to-style or be pretty stuff), is hide my scissors, and just let it grow. Luckily I work at home because I really just want to put a stylish bag over my head. I don’t wear jewelry or makeup, and I feel like I have to fend off the lesbians. I have to stop wearing my favorite flannel shirts because of my short hair, and I feel my boyfriends hair is getting longer, and this makes me uncomfortable and jealous. My hair does this awful “wave-where-it-wants-to thing, and it is beyond helpful. Huge regrets over here on the “I’ll just cut it off, because I only ever just tie it back”. =[ Becky Connor hair. Not even kidding.

  4. Cyndi says:

    Oh, and on days when I think “actually it looks okay today” my partner tells me (trying to be helpful) “I like you better with long hair, but it doesn’t look terrible”. sadpanda.

  5. Nikita says:

    Buzzed my hair off completely and I get exactly the same amount of attention and praise from the opposite sex as I did before. It’s about confidence and being sure of yourself; if you seem insecure (about your hair or anything else) guys pick up on that and they reflect what you project. Worry about your confidence level, not your hair length. Men prefer confidence to locks any day.

    1. mommyfriend says:

      Nikita, I love your confidence!

  6. Raina says:

    I chopped my hair off too… but so far i can’t say I like it, the pomade just made it greasy (I’ve tried a couple of kinds) my hair is just fine & flat…& then the more i mess with it the more damaged it looks… I’m looking for short styles that might work while i grow it back out :) o also short hair for me is much more time consumeing my 4 kidos don’t have the patients for my short hair! :)

  7. Pamela says:

    I struggle with my short-ish hair and grow and cut it all the time. When it reaches the in-between stage I chop it again even though I intended to grow it long. In theory I like long hair better and am jealous of my friends who can simply scoop their hair into a ponytail and go, but in actuality when my hair is short and looks good, I look better than when it is long. The catch is “when it looks good” because when you have a bad hair day with short hair, it’s harder to figure out what to do with it! But I’d still like to find the perfect stylist to give me a sassy fun but feminine short hair cut.

  8. Renee says:

    What does pomade do? Make hair look “chunky?”. Like the main photo at the beginning of the article? I think might need that…

    1. mommyfriend says:

      Hi Renee, yes. Pomade gives that piece-y, textured look. Enjoy’s Creamy Pomade is the best I’ve found and I’ve tried a bunch. I know it’s a little pricey but a little goes a long way.

  9. Cyndi says:

    nikita, so very true! it’s just hard to gain that confidence….but not impossible.

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