If you're thinking of getting a haircut, take into account there are certain times not to cut your hair short. Going for the chop can be very liberating, but you should do it for the right reasons. So when should you abstain from getting that elfin crop or boyish cut? Here are the times not to cut your hair short …
1. You're Not Certain
One of the times not to cut your hair short is when you're not quite certain that you really want it short. You can't change your mind and make it grow back instantly! It will grow back, but that will take time. So give it plenty of thought, especially if you are thinking of going from long hair to short.
I've learned this from experience - winter is not the time to cut your hair short! Unless you live somewhere warm like Florida, you'd do better to wait until spring to go for the chop. When the weather is cold, it's a bit of a shock to suddenly have an exposed neck!
3. Because of a Man
Cutting your hair short is a popular way of dealing with the end of a relationship. It's a way of acknowledging the change in your life and beginning to move on to a new stage, especially if he loved your long hair and was against you cutting it short. Be wary of cutting your hair if you might regret it though. And never cut it because a partner is trying to persuade you.
4. You're Drunk
Getting a tattoo may seem like a great idea when you're drunk, but some people live to regret it when they sober up. Nor is it a time to cut your hair! But although you're unlikely to go to the salon when you're drunk, you may decide that you want a short cut while under the influence. Think about it carefully once you've sobered up.
5. You Follow the Old Testament
If you're an Old Testament kinda girl, you should probably think twice about going for the chop. It seems that Leviticus has some prohibitions on getting your hair cut short. This is apparently down to short cuts being popular with the heathens, which a good follower of the Lord shouldn't want to emulate (source: biblehub.com).
6. DIY Cut
I cut my own hair, and am pretty happy with the result. But if I were to want a shorter cut than jaw length, I would go to a salon to get it done. Short cuts need precision and care to get it right - you can't keep trimming a bit more, like you can with a longer, straighter cut. So go to a salon if you want to cut your hair short.
7. On a Wednesday
Yes, apparently it's considered bad luck to cut your hair on a Wednesday - in Thailand, anyway. This may be down to the King getting his own hair trimmed on that day, or Wednesday being the day of agriculture (and therefore bad luck for a trim of any kind).
Does anyone remember the 'Girl's World' head that you could make the hair grow long again? Until we work out how to do that with human hair, wait until you're really certain before going for a short cut. Have you ever had a short cut and really hated it, or was it the best thing you ever did?