“Mummy, I don’t want you to cut your hair!”

Thursday night while Laurence was out having leaving drinks (he is now officially working freelance) I managed the miracle (or was somehow blessed with it, rather) of getting both girls to bed by 7.30pm. On my own. So, what’s a girl to do with all that free time? Cut all her hair off. Obviously.

A few people who’ve seen me since say they can’t remember I looked like before. So, here’s a point of reference:

long hair

I had short hair throughout university a few years ago (just did the maths and realised…OK, no let’s just leave it as a few years…maybe quite a few…). In fact, I shaved my head a few times. I was bald when Laurence and I started getting together but I’ve let it be long or longish since.

short hair

It just felt like the time was ripe for a change. I love short hair. I love the look, how easy it is to maintain, the fact that small hands can’t pull it. I’d been thinking about returning to short for a while but when the postpartum hair loss started, clumps on my baby’s head (mine, not hers) convinced me that it was time.

Laurence says he likes it. I think he’s happy as long as he doesn’t have to be subjected to long monologues of me stressing about my hair.

Talitha, on the other hand, is not happy about the new look at all. She didn’t notice at first but when I asked her if she saw something different about me, she freaked out. She was worried that she would have to cut her hair too.

Once we got past that, having established that her wild curls are safe, she kept saying: “Mummy, I don’t want you to cut your hair!” Me explaining that it was already done didn’t massively help.

cutting my hair short

Today she made a few references to when my hair grows back. I’m going to take that as grudging acceptance…

Anyone else felt the urge to snip snip?


  1. June 9, 2014 / 9:41 am

    you look stunning!!! I cut all my hair off when I was pregnant with Kiki…. loved the freedom! not sure i’d do it again though it took me years to grow back lol
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  2. June 9, 2014 / 12:56 pm

    Wow you can really pull off short hair! I think it’s most important that you feel confident and it’s practical while you have a small baby. I remember cutting mine to a short bob when F was four months old due to it getting i the way. I’m definitely thinking about getting a trim soon! x
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  3. June 9, 2014 / 2:00 pm

    I want to snip! Every few years I get the urge to cut off my waves and go pixie-short again; it feels about time (especially now I’ve seen your gorgeous crop), but I don’t think I can as my hair is a bit of a second comfort blanket for my toddler and I can’t bring myself to do it just yet. Whenever she’s upset she wants to “stroke Mummy’s hair”, often before she asks for a hug!

  4. June 9, 2014 / 3:26 pm

    I remember cutting my hair short like yours years ago and after doing it i hated it , seemed harder to look after than long , now i have long hair again and although a pain ,

  5. June 9, 2014 / 4:43 pm

    Wow, you look amazing with or without your long curls! I must admit that mine has got shorter and shorter since having kids, so much easier that way, the only down side is that my grey shows more when it’s short!

  6. June 9, 2014 / 5:46 pm

    You look amazing. I had bald spots after having my children and had had my hair cut much shorter but I can’t carry off a pixie cut like you can x
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  7. June 9, 2014 / 5:46 pm

    You look amazing! I loved the curly hair, but you have such a beautiful face that the short elfin style suits you x
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  8. June 9, 2014 / 6:16 pm

    i like it, looks very good, now im trying to imagine you with no hair at all)

  9. June 9, 2014 / 7:20 pm

    Short hair really frames your face – suits you to a tee! x
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  10. June 9, 2014 / 9:48 pm

    oh my it looks amazing! You can definitely pull off short hair, something I’d never dream of having the confidence to do!
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  11. June 9, 2014 / 11:24 pm

    Oh wow that is a change! I liked your hair before but short really suits you too!
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  13. June 10, 2014 / 1:39 am

    I did the same thing a few months ago. I really struggle with post pregnancy hair loss and it makes a big difference to me psychologically if my hair is short. I have to admit I’m loving it (it’s quite similar in length to yours) although my husband isn’t loving me stealing his hair products as much 😉
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  14. June 10, 2014 / 10:45 am

    You look gorgeous! I used to cut my own hair too, but after a couple of really bad results – I gave up. I now go to our local hairdressers 🙁

  15. June 10, 2014 / 2:02 pm

    oh my I LOVE it! I remember you telling me how you head a shaved head and I totally couldn’t imagine it but you have such a great facial structure for short hair! I’m really jealous actually as a pixie cut is something I’ve always hankered after but just don’t think it would suit my face. LOVE IT!x
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  16. June 11, 2014 / 12:58 am

    It really suits you. I’d love short hair but I know it wouldn’t suit me at all. I do cut it myself when it starts to reach the bottom of my back.
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  17. June 11, 2014 / 11:45 am

    Wow you look amazing – I love it. It’s so funny I actually instagrammed some old photos of me with short hair as for 14 years I have had short hair and it’s been the longest ever now in all that time and I am also about to go back to the pixie style – I can’t be bothered with long hair and I always think it looks really neat and chic 🙂

    Laura x
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  18. June 11, 2014 / 8:53 pm

    I tend to cut short during summer and then let them grow longer as the weather gets colder… seems to be working for me

  19. June 11, 2014 / 9:24 pm

    Wow, it really suits you – your eyes are amazing! I really don’t think i’d suit short hair, which is a shame because I love pixie crops.

  20. June 13, 2014 / 11:14 pm

    It really suits you short. I have been tempted when little fists start pulling but I know I will always have long(ish) hair, I don’t think I could pull it off short.
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  21. June 14, 2014 / 2:59 pm

    Wow you look amazing. I would love to have the guts to chop it all off but I’m too scared!! (I do really love your curly hair too!)

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