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How to have long hair while being a busy Mom

November 12, 2019

It’s a well-known fact that as moms, our number one priority is our children and family, but oftentimes because of this, we forget that we are women first, before being mothers. 

As women, we go through so many hormonal changes throughout our life, that it’s almost impossible to keep a healthy relationship with our hair, especially throughout pregnancy and postpartum. I can now comfortably say I love my hair, and I feel very blessed to be able to have a full set of hair. Which makes me want to take advantage of it for as much as I can, while I can. I remember in my teen years and part of my adult life, I always tried to let my hair grow but did not have the correct care to do so or knowledge. Now that I am an adult, I’m able to take care of it properly. 

So why cut it now?

What’s more, as mothers, it’s put upon us that we need to perform better in all aspects of life and be able to maintain crazy schedules and routines without “wasting time”, on us essentially. Learning to get ready faster, being on time, etc. Although these are important things for our daily lives, that is not a big enough reason to give up on our hair.

Whose rules are we following once we are mothers stating we ‘’NEED’’ to get a short haircut, let alone NOT dying it different or rainbow colors?

Obviously, there are many pros to short hair, like getting ready faster and less maintenance, but if we really make an effort it can be worth it. 

Personally, it makes me feel feminine, this obviously doesn’t mean because someone chooses to have short hair they are not feminine. I’ve had short hair before and it felt amazing as well. But for me, right now this is what I have struggled with, letting my hair grow. Now that I can, I want all the opportunity to show it off and enjoy it. When I let my hair down I feel amazing. Sometimes we are so on the go all the time that we forget to relax and enjoy for a minute.

If you’re still deciding if it’s for you, here are a few benefits and tips…

Benefits of having longer hair:

Tips for managing longer hair: 

In the end, do what makes you happy! Whatever you decide to do with your hair, it is entirely up to you and what makes you feel comfortable and fabulous, but being a mother should not determine what you look like or feel like doing. 

Most importantly, our hair does not define us, and it does not make us incapable of pursuing our dreams or going forth with our day to day lives.  Hair is just another accessory and what we choose to do with it, is entirely up to us. Let’s not have our hair be a definition of who we are, mothers or not.

Take time to make your soul happy, 

Mariana Laabs