Sunday, 9 August 2015

Healthy Hair Vs. Longer Hair

Just over a year ago I was that girl with long waist-length  'mermaid hair' with a crippling hairdresser-phobia. The length of my hair was one of my greatest achievements and the thought of cutting it off made me want to cry. However, one day (after lots of nagging from my Mum), I had an epiphany. My hair was unbelievably unhealthy. My split ends were visible from a Space satellite and a small rodent-like ball of hair was left in my drain every time I showered. I didn't know what to do, I had been blinded by the hair I was so proud of, not realising that I had in fact grown rats tails instead of luscious locks. Before long, I realised there was nothing else for it. I had to brave the chop. 

After finally facing my hairdresser fear I got rid of all my dead hair which ended up taking quite a few inches off the length. However, instead of freaking out I actually loved it! My hair looked and felt amazing and so much thicker than usual. This caused me to make the decision to get even more length off at my next visit and hence my current 'Lob' (long bob) was born.

Since then I've been taking much better care of my hair. I've been using various masks and oils, trying to wash my hair less (I usually wash it everyday which I know is atrocious), protecting my hair against heat and taking time to brush my hair properly and gently (better late than never right?). And of course I'm no longer scared to go to the hairdressers every 6 weeks or so to get those nasty ends chopped off.

From what I've learned, for me personally healthy hair is much more important than longer hair. Even though I'm sure I could grow my hair and keep it a lot healthier knowing what I know now, I don't want to! I'm so glad I managed to get out of my long hair bubble and try something new. However, even if you're still determined to keep your long locks I urge you to get your ends trimmed regularly and I promise you'll see a difference in hair's overall appearance. The quality over quantity rule proves true again!

Excuse the very old long haired pics!!
Let me know if you've braved the chop or are determined to grow your hair long. Thanks for reading!


  1. I was the same as you! And although I haven't been as brave as you and cut my hair into a lob, I do still get my hair cut regularly to stop split ends and to prevent it from getting waaay too long again! Xx

    Lauren | shy

    1. I think so many people have a sudden realisation that their hair isn't as healthy as they thought!! Your hair looks lovely in all your pictures. Xx


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