Low Maintenance Hairstyles
New moms can lose hair, it’s a fact of nature. I experienced it, and to this day, cannot wash my hair without a handful of hair piling up. It makes my stomach ache. Not only do you lose hair, but styling it becomes infinitely more complicated – because it’s dry and because you don’t have nearly as much time (or hair) than before. I’ve gone to several new stylists throughout what I’m calling my “bad hair year” in search of an easy, chic cut that works with my (soon to be) longer locks. I figured it’s going to be a work in progress, because my hair is still recovering from the post-partum “trauma” it experienced, but in the meantime, I have been filing away photo after photo into a “low maintenance mom hair” folder for inspiration.
This ain’t the time for bangs. It’s just not. Long, face-framing layers are low-fuss and super chic, and not just for moms. And they have the added bonus of making your face look thinner.
Texturizing is not your friend. Blunt ends make hair look fuller, and healthier. I really struggled with those feathery ends looking even more dry than usual, so I went blunt. And it’s easier to
A full head of layers means time-consuming blowouts. A medium length, one-length cut is easy, and you can basically air dry and go.
A shag has slightly more texture, but both the “lob” and the medium-length shag are chic, put together and require not much more than a little heat at the roots for volume and some texturizer. And both are the lower-maintance sister to the bob – which is deceivingly high, high maintenance.