16 January 2015

- On Surviving a Bad Haircut.

If there was ever a time for a breakdown...
You held it together through the hairdressers; you forced smiles and used all your will power to not grimace when the hairdresser proudly held up a mirror so you could admire her handiwork, created through the eyes of Satan himself, from the back.
You've done good, but now it's time to let it all out before you become at risk of having a mental breakdown in Tesco. Here's what you are going to do: March on down to the kitchen and don't come out till you've consumed something that would make nutritionists everywhere scream like a wild banshee. 

Look on the bright side.
You should now be slowly leaving the 'I hate myself' and the 'There goes my self-esteem for the foreseeable future' phase, because there is a much brighter phase of  'Hey, it could be worse' on the sunny horizon. 
Look in the mirror, it isn't that bad, is it? Do you think you over reacted the tiniest bit? 
You still have hair and one of the most wondrous things about hair is that it has the glorious tendency to grow.
So smile BIG and give your time and energy to something more important. 

No hair is bad hair. 
Cast your mind to our beautiful diversely-haired celebrities:
Kayley Cuocu's Cropped Blonde, Amanda Seyfried's Rapunzel Locks, Drew Barrymore's Killer Ombre and Emma Stone's Rich Red Bob. 
They're all completely different styles, and guess what they all have in common? They all look 'stop eating' hot and in case you didn't know, that's the highest level of hotness, right after a two syllable damn. DAY-UM. 
We all have different styles and tastes, and whilst your haircut might not be to your particular taste, it will be to a bunch of other people's taste and I'll bet a pretty penny that from the outside, it looks pretty darn good, so keep your chin up and work it.

Invest in your hair
You might not feel like it, but now is the best time to invest in your hair. 
By all means, wrap it up in buns and strategically placed beanies, but make sure to nourish that bad boy like it's an unborn baby. Invest in some Moroccan or Coconut oil and lay off the heat. This way, by the time spring rolls around, you will unravel your beautiful, healthy lioness-like locks and it will be the envy amongst us average-haired human folk. You might not like your hair right now, but pretty soon you will do, so let's work towards having the best, healthiest hair for then. 

Own it, own it hard. 
The chances are that you are never going to get this haircut again, so make the most of it whilst you can. Imagine how long someone will wait and mull over the decision whether to get a hair cut or not. Well you cut out the middle man and just did it (not intentionally, but the point still stands).
So hold your head up high, pretend like you didn't spend the night crying into a bag of oreos and act like you meant for all this to happen, because no one can bring you down for having a fine pair of GIRL BALLS.

It would also help your case if people didn't know you had a severe nervous breakdown and consumed 5 kilos of raw cookie dough.

Feel free to share your own tips and advice on surviving 
a bad hair cut in the comments!

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  1. I don't think I have ever had a truly bad haircut, where I have wanted to hide and never show anyone my hair. I tend to mix it up a lot anyway, I think with hair you just gotta own it! It will always grow back :) x

    Jasmin Charlotte | UK Lifestyle Blog

  2. Got a fringe put in once! Hated it! Had to pin it back and hope for the best! Love this post xx


  3. I love your writing. Your tone is so humorous and nice to read x



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