Short Hair Don’t Care

So I cut my hair. Like really cut it. I’ve not had it this short for over 10 years, so this is exciting! 

It was a shock for me, for my hairdresser, for my mum and for everyone around, because I’ve always had long hair and never really talked about cutting it after the Rihanna fiasco in 2008. But now I am really happy with how it turned out and it was so fun seeing everyone’s reaction. I still find it strange how it takes a lot less time to brush it hehe! 

girl taking a selfie

I love my new look but I’m still trying to figure out how to style it without using too much heat. One of the reasons I decided to cut so much off was that literally half of my hair was super damaged, and no matter what I tried using, it just got worse and worse. Some products would make it look nice for a little while, but a day later, it would be back to looking sad and damaged, so now I’m trying to keep it healthy. 

After having balayage done in the winter of 2017, the ends of my hair got dry and sad too quick for my liking and my budget. I’d been colouring it myself for a couple of years before that too, so I had damaged it quite a lot, especially when you add heat styling to the mix. Something had to change. 

girl wearing a victoria's secret robe

And so, when I was home for Christmas, I was considering if I should really go for it and cut it short. I wasn’t 100% sure, but I made a screenshot of a picture of Kourtney Kardashian, in case I felt adventurous in the chair.

Kourtney Kardashian

I asked my hairdresser what her thoughts were and she was a bit taken aback since she knows how much I love my hair, but we decided she’d gradually make it shorter until I was happy.

After all the sad, damaged hair was gone, my hair reached the top of my chest, so I thought I might as well get it done. And so now I’m the proud owner of a lob. A long bob, that is, for anyone wondering.

girl in victoria's secret robe

Some pretty cool women out there are rocking this sassy but classy hairstyle, so I thought I’d try it for a bit too. I created a little lob moodboard (and pinned a lot of pins!) while I was looking for ways to style it, which you can see below. I mean, how gorgeous is Selena?! 

Short Hair Mood Board

I’d been toying with the idea of cutting my hair for a while, but I always thought I’d enjoy it for a month and then want my long strands back. The last time I drastically changed my hairstyle was about 10 years ago, and I can tell you I did not look like Rihanna in the Umbrella video, which was the goal.

girl wearing a victoria's secret robe This time over, I didn’t go as short, and my hairdresser is a lot better than that lady back in 2008, so I’m happier with the results.

Almost two months in, I’m still not regretting my decision, but if I start a GoFundMe page in order to buy some extensions, please donate!

girl wearing a victoria's secret robe

Until then, I’ll be rocking my new sassy haircut and accepting styling tips!

Kristina ❤

4 Comments

  1. February 19, 2019 / 5:21 pm

    I have kind of the same length; my personal struggle now is to grow it out:)

    • imkayya
      Author
      March 6, 2019 / 11:40 am

      Love this length, even though sometimes I wish it was super long 🙂 Try not to use too much heat and use nourishing hair products if you’re trying to grow it out!

  2. February 19, 2019 / 10:24 pm

    I love this hair style!! i’ve been debating cutting my hair myself! but i never can bring myself too it. I want long long hair so bad.

    • imkayya
      Author
      March 6, 2019 / 11:39 am

      Thank you Caysey! I miss my long hair sometimes, but this short style is so fun!

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