You happily make your way to the hair salon and describe to your hairdresser the type of hairstyle you have in your mind. You then relax and flip through magazines in the salon while waiting for the hairdresser to do the magic to give you a fresh new look. Alas! The finished hairstyle turns out to be completely horrible and totally not what you have imagined would look on you.
It is also too late to save your hair as it is has been cut too short or too layered. As much as you want to, you cannot blame your hairdresser – what is done is done. It might not even be the hairdresser’s fault as you were the one who decided on having the hairstyle at the first place. Throwing a fit on the spot will only embarrassed yourself. You can only make a mental note to be more careful with the type of hairstyle you choose in the future, then find ways to fix the bad haircut.
How to Deal with a Bad Haircut
There are 6 ways that you can deal with bad haircut:
Get hair extensions
If your hair has been cut too short, or when you get really bad haircuts, what you can do to cover it is to get hair extensions for your hair. Ensure that you get hair extensions that looks natural and is almost the same color as your original hair color. You can buy hair extensions and style it yourself at your house or have professionals to help you to style your hair to look as natural and stylish as possible. The hair extensions you choose can either be wavy or straight depending on the length or the condition of your current hair. Hair extensions not only help you get over bad haircut by making your hair looks longer, it also gives volume to your hair to make it look as beautiful as ever.
Tie it up
You can also fix bad haircut by tying your hair up – as long as your hair has not been cut too short. Try different hairstyles that looks good on you, whether you bun up your hair, tie it in a loose or high ponytail; or you can even braid your hair. Spray on some hair spray or apply hair wax to fix your hair in position if your hair does not hold too well. You can have your hair tied up until it is long enough for you to comfortably leave it down, then visit the hairdresser again to restyle your hair.
One of the things that you can do when you get bad haircut, is to cover the flaws through the creative use of accessories.
Bobby pins and hair clips
If you have just had a bad bangs, fix it using bobby pins. Divide the fringe into a center parting then twist it back and secure both sides with bobby pins. Or, you can braid your bangs with your longer hair behind your fringe line then secure them using a colorful hair clip. If you do not have much time to spare and are looking for a quick way to hide your ugly fringe, just side sweep them then secure with a hair pin.
Hair scarf or headbands
Fixing bad haircut using hair scarves or headbands is easy once you find the style that works best for your hair and master the skills of wearing them. They not only help hide a bad haircut, a beautifully styled hair using hair scarves or headbands also give you the chic and stylish look. Braid the scarf together with your hair, use it as a head tie for the cute look or tie the scarf into a cute ribbon on your bun up hair; the variety of looks you can go for using a hair scarf is endless! Or just accessorize your hair using a headband when you are having lazy days. 🙂
Depending on where you are going to, a bad haircut can easily be hidden under hats or caps and nobody will even noticed your hair or realized you’ve had a bad haircut!
Try a new hairstyle
The damage has been done and if you cannot live with it, you can try to change it. Style your hair in a different way styled by your hairdresser. If the hair was in a center parting, try to style it in a side parting to see if it works better this way. Or you can make use of tools like a hair straightener or curling iron to pull your hair straight or make it wavy to see which style make your hair looks better. You might be surprised by the end result when it gives you a whole new look.
Grow out bad haircut
Whenever we have a bad haircut, the first thing on our mind is how to make hair grow super fast. You never imagined coming out from the salon looking like this – nobody wants a bad haircut, and unfortunately it has to happen on you. You look at the mirror about to cry, pulling your hair, thinking desperately “What can I do to make my hair grow faster?”
Maintain moisture and prevent breakage
Taking good care of your hair is what you need to do to make hair grow faster and longer. Do not wash your hair with shampoo every day. Shampooing your hair daily actually dries out your hair and strip it off the essential oils and nutrients needed to make your hair shiny and soft. Avoid using hot water while washing your hair so that the heat will not cause any further damage to your hair. After shampooing, apply conditioner on your hair to make your hair healthier and prevent breakage and split ends.
Vitamins to make your hair grow faster
What vitamins make your hair grow faster? Among the vitamins you can include in your diet is Vitamin H (Biotin), Vitamin A and Vitamin C. Eat food that is rich in Vitamin H like eggs, almonds, cheese and meat to help stimulate hair growth. Meanwhile, vegetables that contains Vitamin A and C for example spinach, broccoli, carrots, and pumpkins gives you healthier locks which is what helps hair grow faster.
Fast hair growth products
You can also opt for hair growth products like hair shampoo, hair oil, hair serum, and also hair conditioner and hair treatment that are researched and developed by the experts to encourage hair growth.
Homemade hair mask for hair growth
Or, you can make your own natural hair mask for hair growth using ingredients you can find from your kitchen.
- Egg mask
Whisk an egg in a bowl together with one tablespoon of coconut oil, olive oil, milk and honey. Apply the hair mask to your scalp and hair, then leave it for one hour before you wash it off with cold water and proceed to shampoo and conditioned your hair. Eggs helps make your hair stronger and softer to prevent damage.
- Banana hair mask
Using a fork, mash bananas in a bowl then add in a tablespoon of vinegar, rosemary oil, coconut oil, olive oil and honey. Mix it together before applying the mixture to your hair. Banana is a great source of biotin which also promotes hair growth.
- Avocado hair mask
Scoop the flesh from the avocado into a bowl and mix it with a cup of milk, one tablespoon of olive oil and honey. Blend it together to create the hair mask then apply it on your hair. Avocados is one of the natural ways to make hair grow faster as it helps revitalize your hair and keep it healthy.
Use other natural remedies to grow hair
Apply freshly squeezed lemon juice to your hair and scalp before you shampoo to make hair grow faster naturally. Lemon juice makes your hair healthier and encourage hair growth. Besides using lemon juice, you can also apply aloe vera gel to soothe the scalp and soften your locks. Another natural way to grow hair fast is through the use of coconut oil. Rub coconut oil on your damp hair then massage your scalp, and leave it for 10-15 minutes before you shampoo and condition your hair. Coconut oil helps strengthen hair follicles and promotes hair growth. You can also replace the coconut oil with olive oil.
Don’t be afraid to trim it in order to grow it
Yes, you read it right. Although you are trying to grow your hair, it actually helps to go to your hairdresser at least once every 2 months to have your hair trimmed. Trimming your hair is what makes your hair grow faster as it helps prevent split ends and breakage.
When all else fails, look into the mirror every morning and embrace your new hairstyle. Tell yourself that the hairstyle looks good on you and it’s just a matter of time before you or others get used to it. Sometimes it takes a while to accept your new look because of the drastic change from before.
At times, confidence is all we need to work the new hairstyle. What you assume was a bad haircut might not be so bad after all if you look confident. Make your personality stand out more than your hair, so that the focus is on you, not on your hair.