Hello friends, I have been asked many times about my short hair and if I ever have ever worn it long. I did have it longer when I was younger, the longest I ever had it was just a little past my shoulders, or slightly above them.
This is a photo of me at age 50 almost 10 years ago. I use to spend a lot of time and money when I had longer hair. It became very hot and sweaty on my neck as I started to get hot flashes into that delightful phase of menopause LOL. My answer to this unattractive mess was to cut it short and off my neck, so that was just what I did! I have been loving it short ever since! The photo below is just after I had cut my hair.
Now I love how easy it is to care for short hair! It only takes a few minutes to wash dry and style It. I no longer need to use flat Irons, curling irons, rollers, etc. My hair gets cut about every 7 to 8 weeks, so no need for expensive conditioners because I am constantly cutting off the dead ends of my hair. All I do is blow dry with a big round brush, then rub some gel into my hands and start styling it with my fingers! Yes, You heard me, ladies, just my fingers! This way it looks a bit more peicy and modern. I never use a brush to style my hair after I’m done blow-drying it.
Then I just hit it with a little hairspray while still using my hands, to place the hair where I want it to stay. It literally takes me 2 minutes to do my hair now that its short. My hubby loves it short, and I get way more compliments on my hair now than I ever did when it was longer.
This next train of thought is just my opinion, so I hope I can be very diplomatic. I think most mature women look younger and more on-trend and modern with shorter hair. Now, there are exceptions to every rule, and I have known several gorgeous mature women who look amazing with long hair! However, their hair is free from thin dry shabby ends and it is thick, healthy, and styled in a way that looks good with the shape of their face!
Sometimes long hair can pull the face down while short hair or even wearing longer hair up, will lift the face. And at almost 60 I need all the lift I can get LOL. I also like the way short hair can give some height, and fullness that long hair doesn’t. It can also look a little more classy and sophisticated.
I do still color my hair. I am a natural born blond but after having children it started to darken, so I started coloring it then. I am very fortunate that I don’t have much grey yet. My roots still come in a darker blond and for me, I’m not sure if I will let it go grey ever? I think this is something again that is different for everyone! Women with cool undertones look amazing with silver hair, while sometimes women with warm undertones can look sallow, or sick with silver hair.
Whatever you choose to do with your hair, make sure it has you looking and feeling your best! Feeling good and projecting confidence is a big key to looking good!