What Are The Pros and Cons of Having Short Hair?

When your long hair is driving you nuts, cutting it short can be very liberating. You feel lighter, your hair feels healthier, and it is a new and exciting style. But, if you’ve ever made this transition before, you know that those initial feelings may not last forever.

Whether you’ve been dying for a short cut and have finally decided to take the plunge or are just sick of dealing with your long locks, there’s a lot to consider. Let’s look at some of the pros and cons of having short hair so that you can make an informed decision.


Less Short-Term Maintenance

Short hair takes a lot less time to style. You can just mess it around, and bam, you’re good to go.

It Shows Off Your Face

When you cut your hair short, it frames the face and shows off those stunning cheekbones and jawline.

Your Face Is Cleaner

Less hair means less product and, as a result, less grease. With longer hair, product buildup and oils can more easily transfer from your hair to your skin, causing acne, dermatitis, and other skin issues.

You Save Money

It will take a lot less shampoo, conditioner, styling creams, and spray to achieve your style, which means you buy it less often and, therefore, spend less.

It Causes Less Damage

Less time styling also means you will likely be using less heat. Depending on how short you go, you may not even need a curling iron or straightener. This will protect your hair from heat damage and let it prosper.


No More Ponytails

Bad hair days will happen. If your short air is feeling greasy or you slept on it wrong, you can’t just pop it up into a ponytail or bun.

You Have Limited Styling Choices

With long hair, you can go curly, straight, wavy, up or down, or half and half. With short hair, you are limited to certain styling options that your length allows.

You Can’t Go Back

Unlike cutting off a few layers of medium-length hair, short hair takes time to grow out. If you don’t love your new look, you’ll have to deal with it for a while…or buy lots of hats.


Dealing with those areas of hair that just won’t lay down properly can be a headache. They probably won’t go away until your hair hits a certain length.

More Long-Term Maintenance

If you love your new short hair, awesome. But, you have to keep it up. Many short styles don’t look as fresh during their growing out period, so opting for regular trims is a good idea.

So, what do you think? Is short hair for you?


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