EASY MAINTENANCE: The fact that U can go through washing, drying and styling my hair in under than 90 minutes is nothing but amazing. When I cut my I cut down everything associated with length. Less time, less products, and fewer worries! I use 5 key products in my hair: Suave Shea Butter and Almond Shampoo and Conditioner, Bamboo Heat Protectant, Living Proof Dry Shampoo and Hairspray, and last but not least, Oscar Blandi finishing cream.
HEALTHIER: Once I got my cut, my hair is 100 times healthier. I constantly had to flat iron and would over blow dry my hair when I was too lazy to roller set it. My hair not only feels healthier, it has an overall healthier look. From the volume to my ends, all I can say is my good hair days outweigh my bad by ten thousand.
VERSATILITY: This may be surprising, but I feel like I've been able to change up my hairstyle more now that I have shorter hair. When I had my hair long, I stuck to simple hair flips, wand curls and a ponytail here or there. Now that I have my hair short, I switch my look around with the snap of my fingers. From barrel curls to pin straight and even a slicked back pony, I love how different my hair looks day to day.
WASH WASH WASH: I went from washing my hair once a week to washing it every 3 days. So, even though I cut my maintenance time down, I have to do the process twice as much. I also have made it my mission to roller set my hair only. Meaning, I don't wait for it to air dry and I don't blow dry. I feel like if I didn't stick to this regimen my hair would be brittle and dry, and I'd be thinking about cutting it even shorter. YIKES!
ITS SHORT!: OH MY GOSH! Those are the first words I said when I heard the shears snip for the first time. Shed a tear for "Long Hair Don't Care". I never thought I'd have short hair. I've always been the girl with hair down my back, but that all changed a year ago. After the first three months of having my short 'do, I went to the salon for a "trim" and came out with a naked neck and tears running down my face. (Let's just say I was not looking pretty.) Since then, I've let it grow back out to it's original "short length" and get regular real trims every 4 months.
Overall, My pros definitely outweigh the cons, so I'm definitely keeping my hair short! Sorry mami, tias and even my boo, the bob is hear to stay for a little while longer! Here's to year 1 of being short and sassy!