12 ways to survive a bad haircut in curly hair

12 Ways To Survive A Bad Haircut In Curly Hair


Struggling with a bad haircut? Who hasn't been there. 

If you’ve walked out of the salon feeling sick in the pit of your stomach you are not alone! 

The haircut you have, is not at all what you wanted, or envisioned. 

Or maybe, your hair just has a mind of its own and despite your stylists best efforts, that chic style you asked for is wild, wonky and just plain wrong. If you’ve never experienced this, consider yourself lucky! (and maybe stick with your current stylist!!) 

If this has been you, or IS you right now, here are our top tips to help you overcome those bad haircut blues. 


Your Guide To Surviving


Surviving a bad haircut

1. Embrace It

Sometimes the best way to deal with a bad haircut in curly hair is to embrace it. Confidence is key! 

It’s not easy to accept something that you don’t like, so think of it as a growth moment in your own personal development. Your attitude can make a world of difference in how others perceive your hair, chances are IT'S ACTUALLY NOT THAT BAD! 

Whilst wanting to walk around with a paper bag on your head is certainly an option, it’s not overly practical. Find ways to style your new haircut that suits your haircut and your style. Investing in some products to help at this point can help you through the weird stages as it grows out. 


2. Change Your Part

A simple change in how you part your hair can make a significant difference. If your bad haircut is more noticeable on one side, try parting your hair differently to disguise the problem areas.


3. Use Products

Hair products can be lifesavers when dealing with a bad haircut. Use volumising sprays, texturising foams, or smoothing serums to help manage your hair and improve its appearance. Often post haircut is a good time to try products you might not have used before, who knows, you might find you actually really like your new look! 


4. Re-Cut It

In some cases, the best solution is to go for another haircut. Even a little trim can make a big difference. And if you’ve got some length to play with, recutting your hair can be the simple solution. Find a highly recommended stylist and explain what went wrong with your previous cut. A professional can work with you to create a look that suits you better.


Cutting your own hair

5. Put DOWN the Scissors!

You may be tempted at this stage to pick up the scissors and attempt to 'fix it'. DON'T! Nothing good can come from cutting your own hair at this point, and we guarantee you will end up even more upset that your were to begin with. 


6. Grow It Out with a Goal in Mind

Growing out a bad haircut in curly hair can be frustrating, but having a goal can make the process easier. Decide on a new style you want to achieve and track your progress. This can give you something positive to focus on while you wait for your hair to grow. It's usually recommended to trim your hair every 6-8 weeks, and it's amazing how much your hair can grow in that time. 


7. Reshape It

A minor adjustment can often turn a bad haircut in curly hair into something more manageable. If you’ve got a good relationship with your stylist, it's always worth a phone call to express how you’re feeling, chances are, your stylist hasn't realised your true feelings and can make a few adjustments to fix it. If you simply “can't go back" find a stylist with good reviews, and explain what's happened. A stylist who is experienced in cutting curly hair will also have a really good idea how to fix those wonky, crooked curls. 


8. Use Styling Tools to Manage It

Usually we recommend avoiding heat styling, especially if you have curly hair. However, styling tools like flat irons, curling wands, and blow dryers can help you manage a bad haircut. And sometimes, you just can't avoid them! Experiment with different styles to see what works best for you, and make sure that you are using protective products to avoid long term damage. 


9. Add Extensions

Hair extensions can provide an immediate fix for a bad haircut. Whether you go for clip-ins, tape-ins, or weaves, extensions can add length and volume, giving you the hair you want while your natural hair grows out. It’s best to consult your stylist before committing to make sure you have enough length to support extensions. 


Disguise your bad haircut

10. Disguise It

If you're not feeling bold enough to embrace your bad haircut, disguise it. 

And I don't mean with a paper bag!! Use accessories like hats, headbands, or scarves to cover up the parts you don't like. These can be stylish additions to your wardrobe while you wait for your hair to grow. If your hair is long enough, find some up-styles that are easy and look good for the interim. 


11. Perm It! 

    It's not as crazy as it sounds! If you’ve walked out with a terrible haircut and shabby ends, one of the best things you can do is in fact add some more texture and volume. Perms are one of the easiest ways to do this and disguise wonky, uneven ends! Perms are also semi-permanent, so by the time your hair has grown out its haircut, it will be ready to restyle. 


    12. Stay Positive

    Last but not least, stay positive. Hair grows back, and a bad haircut is only temporary. Focus on taking good care of your hair, give it some extra love in the way of deep conditioning treatments and scalp massages. It's a fact that healthy hair grows faster and before you know it, you'll be back to loving your hair. 

    Surviving a bad haircut is all about patience and creativity. By using these tips and tricks, you can navigate the awkward stages with style and confidence. Remember, it's just hair—it will grow back!


    Lohy xx 

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