7 Pros and Cons of Short Hair ...


7 Pros and Cons of Short Hair ...
7 Pros and Cons of Short Hair ...

A few years ago, I cut my hair, which was past my waist, and donated it to Locks of Love, which took the hair and made it into a wig for a child who was undergoing cancer treatment. I’m so glad I did! Most of the time, I love having short hair, but sometimes, I miss long hair, too. If you’re considering cutting your hair short, here are some pros and cons of short hair…

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Pro: It’s Cool in the Summertime

Pro: It’s Cool in the Summertime Photo Credit: Julio Barros

Sure, you can wear your hair in a messy bun or sleek ponytail all summer long, but it’s so much cooler on your head and neck to have short hair in hot weather! On the other hand, of course, I miss my long hair in the winter cold… brr!


Short hair can be a great way to beat the summer heat. It is less likely to cling to your neck and face, and it can be styled in many different ways to keep you looking cool and stylish. Short hair is also easier to maintain than long hair, requiring less time and effort to style and wash. It can be an ideal option for those who are looking to save time in their busy lives. Additionally, short hair can be more versatile than long hair, allowing you to change your look without having to cut off all your hair. However, it may not be the best choice for those who prefer to wear their hair in updos or intricate styles.


Con: You’ll Have to Wash It Every Day

Con: You’ll Have to Wash It Every Day Photo Credit: Simontacchi

When my hair was long, I didn’t use any styling products, and it didn’t get oily, so I only had to wash it every third day. But now that my hair is short, I have to wash it every day to get the product out, and also because I have wicked cow-licks that come out when I sleep on it!


One of the biggest cons of having short hair is that it requires more maintenance than longer hair. Short hair needs to be washed more often, as it tends to become greasy or unruly quickly. Additionally, short hair is more prone to damage from heat styling tools, so it is important to use a heat protectant before styling. Furthermore, short hair requires more frequent trips to the salon for trims and touch-ups. Finally, short hair may not be the most versatile when it comes to styling, as it can be difficult to create different looks.


Pro: It’s Chic

Pro: It’s Chic Photo Credit: trichomania

Short hair is so chic right now! It seems like all my favorite Hollywood hotties are showing off stylish short cuts, from Victoria Beckham’s Pob to Gwyneth Paltrow’s wavy shoulder-length do. I love it!


Short hair is a great way to switch up your look without a huge commitment. It’s also low maintenance and can be styled in a variety of ways. With the right products and styling tools, you can achieve a variety of looks from sleek and straight to tousled and wavy. Short hair is also good for those with thin or fine hair, as it can help add volume and body. Short hair can also help to make your face appear more symmetrical and can be used to frame your face. Additionally, short hair is more versatile than long hair and can be styled in a more diverse range of looks.


Con: You’ll Have to Trim It at Least Every 6 Weeks

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When you have short hair, you’ll know exactly when it’s time for a trim… and so will everyone else! You can’t get away with going three months without a trim when you have short hair, because every single split end and weird curl will stand out… a lot!


One of the key drawbacks of having short hair is the fact that it requires frequent maintenance. Short hair often has to be trimmed every 6 weeks to keep it looking neat and tidy. This can be time consuming and expensive if you choose to visit a salon for regular trims. Additionally, short hair can be more difficult to style than long hair, as it has less flexibility and often requires more products. If you don't have the time or money to invest in regular trims and styling products, short hair may not be the best choice.


Pro: Haircuts and Color Are Cheaper

Pro: Haircuts and Color Are Cheaper Photo Credit: kylaroma

Of course, if you have short hair, cuts and color are a lot less expensive. When I had long hair, my stylist had to use three batches of color, and he spent a lot more time, so I got charged a lot more.


Having short hair can be a great way to save time and money on haircuts and hair color. With short hair, you will need fewer products to style it and will not have to spend as much time on it. You will also not need to buy as many products to keep your hair looking healthy. Additionally, the cost of a haircut and color for short hair is typically much less than for long hair, as the stylist will not need to use as much product or spend as much time styling it. This can be a great way to save money and still look great.


Con: It Will Take Forever to Grow out

Con: It Will Take Forever to Grow out Photo Credit: Jade M. Sheldon

If you do cut your hair short, and you hate it, it’s going to take ages and ages to grow it back out again. Hair grows only about a half an inch per month, so be prepared to wear a lot of hats if you hate your short haircut!


Growing out short hair can be a long and tedious process, as hair grows only about half an inch per month. This means that if you cut your hair short and don't like it, it will take several months to grow it out. During this time, you may need to wear hats or other head coverings to hide the length of your hair. To avoid this, it is important to research hairstyles and consult with a stylist before getting a short cut. Additionally, you should consider the texture, thickness, and shape of your face when choosing a hairstyle, as certain styles may not be flattering for your face shape.


Pro: There Are so Many Ways to Style It!

Pro: There Are so Many Ways to Style It! Photo Credit: kiwinky

I’ve had the same short haircut for three years, but it always looks different because there are so many ways to style short hair! I can slick it back a little for a glamorous evening look, or wear it in loose waves for a day at the beach or flip it out for a night out with the girls. So versatile!

If you’re thinking of cutting your hair short, those are just a few of the pros and cons. Make sure you have a good long talk with your stylist before you let him near you with the scissors, and never cut off all your hair on a whim! Do you have any other pros or cons to having short hair? Please let me know!

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at least short hair won't go crazy when the wind passes by!

This con isn't mentioned: if your hair is not naturally straight you will have to style it everyday. My hair is very thick and wavy, so when I had it short id have to straighten it everyday and it took less time but was still a hassle....But even with all that Im still considering cutting it short again. :)

Right now I am currently growing my hair to donate to Locks of Love. =] I personally hate having long hair. My hair is really thick and tangles easily. I can't wait to cut it.

my only problem is that I get tired of my short hair really quickly...long hair is so much more versatile and can be worn down or pinned up. other than that, I find that short hair> longer hair (which I actually sport right now lol)

I had short hair for a while and somehow I have to disagree with 7. Long hair seems to have more options when it comes to styling or maybe I'm just too stupid for short hair :D

i also loved my short hair. i would add as a pro that it usually makes you look younger, i was 19 and everybody was telling me i look like hardly 17!

I would love to get a shorter hairdo (maybe just shoulder length for now) but my hair is naturally straight and sometimes it looks so straight that it looks too thin, I really would love to donate my hair again but I don't want to regret it later. Any tips on deciding if I should cut it or not? :3

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