This morning there was a “Mom Hair” segment on the Today Show with 2 contributors from MomLogic.com (who wrote a piece about it). I was watching the segment in-and-out of working, changing a diaper, making microwave pancakes for breakfast (time savers) and trying to make a cup of coffee for myself… but I could hear it. The Today Show is like my morning cup of coffee, too – I need it.
When I logged onto Facebook this morning, I noticed my friend Jill had written a blog about it. It was a great read… the point of the segment and article from MomLogic.com (which gets you thinking), “What Does Your Mom Hair Say About YOU?”
I have to be honest… I did wear my hair up almost always after having each of my 4 sons. Ironically, I still wear my hair up. I did before I had kids, too. It’s just… dare I say it, EASIER. I absolutely get the point Dr. Wendy Walsh is saying… personally, I do remember those sleep-deprived-foggy-days. I had 4 sons within 3.5 years… it was a tough and crazy time. I’m just coming out of the fogginess… (just in time to start wanting another) and I did wear my hair up most of the time. I also wore it up because I didn’t want my hair banging into my newborn’s face as I was trying to feed him or change him or play with him. It was a hair style more out of necessity. And believe me, I rocked a good 3-4 inch root for a few years… I tried to pretend it was my channeling “Carrie Bradshaw” hair-do daze… I mean, days. I just didn’t have the time and/or the patience to sit in a hair for 2-3 hours getting a coloring done. So yes… I agree with your points.
BUT (or I should say), SO… I think there’s also a way to still feel feminine and even sexy with your hair (gasp) up! And these aren’t earth-shattering or difficult things to add to your “hair” routine… not for brand-new moms or seasoned moms. It’s essential to find ways and learn ways to feel beautiful, chic, trendy and sexy… even through our hair. It’s one of the points of my blog – when a woman feels beautiful, she exudes a confidence that can’t be beat. Because I do think you’re right in the fact that, “Hair is linked to a woman’s sexual attractiveness, and lack of attention to hair can also signal that sexual energy is being temporarily diverted to put the baby’s needs first.” I had 4 babies within 3.5 years… believe me, even with a ponytail, 4 inch root and baby-induced fogginess… you can still look MOM HAIR fabulous… even (the best part) without washing it!
Here are some suggestions:
Impromptu/Messy Bun – one of my personal favorites. (*How to do this, my own video tutorial.)
Scarf-it back. SO EASY!
Messy Braid down the front and just toss the rest up! (*You’ll need to know how to braid.)
Upside Down Ponytail – Take ponytail, split hair above the band and flip ponytail up and over. (5 seconds to do!)