So a couple of months ago the New York Times published a story “Mom Hair: It Exists, Now What To Do About It”. A story which basically took the piss out of a common hair style mothers with young children typically seem to adopt. Kinda like i’m about to do. Except I’m not The New York Times so i doubt anyone will care.
A whole bunch of mum’s took serious offence to the article and i’m sorry but i had to laugh. Not a week goes by, nay a day even in my salon where the term“mum hair” does not get thrown around. And by the clients, it’s not even me (ok sometimes it’s me).
Mum hair is most definitely a thing. And who cares? Seriously? Im the vainest of mum’s there is and even i sported a dirty (literally dirty, vomit infested) top knot for at least a year after having my twins and I dyed it darker pre-birth to help reduce maintenance (and i own a hair salon). Even though im gagging at the memory i most certainly am not prescious about it. If you cant laugh at yourself well……… come on.
What is mum hair you ask?
Mum hair – a styless hair style, dull, dry, often dirty, always lifeless and boring.
The Spoilt Stylist.
How to tell if you have it?
- Was your last hair cut over 2 months ago?
- Are you washing your hair once a week or less?
- Do you have an inch of fresh hair growth sticking out like dog balls as a result of post baby hair loss?
- Have you gone one colour all over for “less maintenance?”
- Do you have severe split ends and not even care?
- Are you rocking a pony tail/ top knot more than 90% of the time?
- Do you have………. a bob?
If you answered yes to 1 or more of the above congratulations you have mum hair.
Now, what to do about it?
- I’m not religious but god bless balayage. Dark roots and lighter ends, trendy and low maintenance. Jump on it mofo’s.
- Top knot’s – another fabulous trend for mums. Mind you if you’re anything like me you’ll be aiming for this:
Whilst feeling like this:
- Box braids – I bagged these out big time when Kim Kardashi started wearing them but i think i’m ready to eat my words. This trend is a mum hair saviour right now. (p.s box braids is just fancy talk for french braid).
- Lastly if you absolutely have to chop it off go for the “textured bob”. It; so hot right now.