Short Hair Care Routine

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About a month ago, I did something pretty spontaneous — something I don’t do often — and decided to chop my hair. With the majority of my time spent chasing around a very busy baby, I quickly learned how difficult it was to care for my long hair and often ended up throwing it in a ponytail or messy bun to avoid getting my hair yanked out by little 8-month-old fingers.

I have super thick hair and though most people said my hair would change post pregnancy, the thickness has remained pretty much the same. The only thing that’s really changed is the number of gray hairs on top of my head, but that’s a whole other post for a whole other day. But thick, long hair isn’t easy to tame when you don’t have much ‘me’ time in the schedule — so I was ready to say goodbye to lengthy locks and opt for what I respectfully refer to as my new mom do. Hello short hair!

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My new cut is saving me tons of time now, and I have several products to thank for that. First and foremost, I found myself an incredible stylist who not only styles my hair beautifully every time but she really knows her stuff. If you don’t have a stylist who you trust to both style and recommend products for your hair type, you’re doing yourself a disservice! She’s really helped me navigate this new hairstyle. And I’ve also stayed true to some brands and products that have served me well over the years — long or short hair — so I still incorporate them into my hair care regimen to this day.

When I get ready in the morning or for a night out (helloooo babysitter!) I really need to keep things short and sweet. Not only do I not have the same amount of time that I used to, but I also want to maximize the time I do have. I’d rather use that time for catching up on trash TV or blogging or shopping or getting out of the house for a much-needed appointment at the reflexology spa. You feel me?

So, I’ve linked my favorite go-to products below for you! I invest in a quality blow dryer (it makes all the difference, IMO) and have a few products in my cabinet that are no-fuss and make this new style easy to tame and work with. All linked below, including my new fave shampoo and conditioner and the serum I apply to my hair before blow drying (which smells like heaven, by the way).

I’m curious: Do you find yourself throwing your hair up every morning to avoid styling? Do you simply not have the time? I get it. Remember, it’s not a science! Whether you pick up products at the drugstore or find a few fancier items at your local salon, having a quality cut that makes you feel beautiful is really what counts the most. And I’m always on the lookout for products that will change my life… like dry shampoo, the best invention EVER! So tell me, what are your fave products?

  • I am intrigued by your shampoo recommendation! I agree about a good blow dryer. Even my husband borrows mine. Haha! I’m in my last month of pregnancy so finding the motivation to style my hair is lacking most days… 😁

    • Swear by Elchim hair dryers! The last one I owned lasted for 10 years.

  • Whitney H

    Living Proof is my FAVORITE shampoo. It’s a little on the pricey side for me so it’s a nice splurge every once in a while! ;) That Dove dry shampoo is the bomb! (Do people still say that?)

    • Never tried Dove’s dry shampoo — will have to give it a go!

  • Sheila Echols-Smesny

    I envy your versatile straight hair! I have wild curly hair so if I chopped mine, I’d look like a poodle. Thanks for the serum recommendation, I’ll give that a try!

    • Hair is actually very wavy!! Should have mentioned that. Without good products and a strong hair care regimen, it would be totally out of control.

  • Ashley Takacs

    One day I will have ‘shorter’ hair!! Haha the hubs totally doesn’t want that though! Oh well!

    • Give it a go! He may be surprised at just how much he likes it. :)

  • I love DryBar products. They are awesome!

    Cheers, J

  • Jazzmine Woodard

    I’m not a mom yet but quick styles are a must during the work week. I like to play with my hair a little more ok the weekends.

    • Yes, trial and error! We do that all the time, too. Weekends are perfect for that. :)