Post Wedding Change


Post Wedding Hair Change

Over the past 10 years I’ve had blonde highlights streaked through my hair, a thick slab of red, I’ve had some of my hair dyed blue. I’ve gone pretty close to black and had my hair dip dyed in 2012. Ignoring the colour though I’ve pretty much had the same hair style for over 10 years. Sometimes I had it all one length, and other times I’ve had layers cut in, but for the past 10 years my hair has been around a certain length – somewhere between middle of the shoulder blade and bra strap.


Up until recently if anyone asked I always said I was growing it. I wanted to see how long I could grow it. The truth is, I couldn’t grow it anywhere near as long as I’d like. I imagined my hair being like Taylor Swift’s hair in 2010; but the longer it got the more of an annoyance it became. Like many brides I wanted to keep it long for the wedding, so there was no way I was contemplating having the chop until after my wedding at least.

The longer my hair got the more I found myself just putting it up in a messy bun, rather than having it down because when it was down it had a tendency to fall in front of my face, in a cousin-it fashion any time I tilted my head even slightly downwards.

The below list of the various annoyances and discomforts of having my hair the length it was in the pictures above is not an exhausted list:

  • Hair falling in face cousin-it style
  • Curls forming looser
  • The simple task of blow drying my hair taking 30 minutes!
  • The expense of all the shampoo and condition my hair took
  • and the expense of the copious amount of moose needed to style my hair
  • hair catching or getting trapped in everything such as the car door
  • Getting a very hot neck in the summer months

I’d started saving pictures of short curly hair styles on one of my Pinterest boards but was trying to pluck up the courage to actually have the chop.

Short Curly Hair styles Collage

Taking my hair from the length it was to the a style like those I’d saved on my Pinterest board above would be the biggest change, cut wise, I’d ever made to my hair; which made me understandably nervous. Also, having naturally curly hair brings an extra element of nerves to having a hair cut as I worried the hairdresser would cut too short, not properly taking int consideration the bounce up of the curls.

However, on Saturday just gone I felt brave; drove to my local hairdressers and asked them to make the chop – showing them my inspiration pictures. The hairdresser was incredible and I was ssoooo pleased the result I could have cried.

Whats surprised me the most is how quickly I got used to it. I loved it right from the start, and the first thing I did was go and get myself some new hair accessories, such as little clips and thin ‘alice bands’. My neck has been so much cooler which has helped me stay calmer at work, I’ve been able to set my alarm for a slightly later time as it doesn’t take as long to style in the morning! Blow drying has gone from 30 minutes to 10 which makes me less stressed and irritated in the mornings.

Did you make a change to your hair after getting married? Was the change getting it cut shorter like me?
Or was your post-wedding change non hair related?

12 thoughts on “Post Wedding Change

  1. I have had so many hair styles through the years, and my hair was long-ish for my wedding but I didn’t change it right away. I didn’t want to shock my husband too soon after the wedding with a new identity. I do think it is fun to change one’s hair style and I’m starting to itch for something different. I’ve got to go look on Pinterest!

    • After finding the hairdresser who did the initial cut and restyle (took me ages to find someone I trusted enough to do it) and going to her once after, she went on maternity leave. Which meant I had to hunt for another one. I’ve found another hairdresser who is also great with curly hair thankfully. So I can continue to rock this style. 😎

  2. Between 15ish to 18 I grew my hair. I was a ‘metal head’ in my youth… By the end, it was in a constant ponytail, chopping it off was one of the best things I ever did! haha. Haven’t looked back in ten years.

    I think you’ve made a good choice, suits you!

  3. I think it’s a common trend to get hair cut after the wedding! I did that too and cut off 16″ then donated it for the first time. Your curly hair was probably even longer?! It looks great! I waited until after the honeymoon though since there were so many things going on.

    To add to my own list of annoyances my husband always would accidentally tug on my hair when we are laying next to each other or sitting causing me lots of pain!

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