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Mothers' hair

Indrid ColdIndrid Cold Posts: 16,688 Skive's The Limit
I've heard of the following as a cliché, and I've noticed it happening sometimes as well. But I don't know the reason:
Why do most (or all? which is it?) women cut their hair shorter once they become mothers? :confused:

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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Convenience?
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Zalbor wrote:
    I've heard of the following as a cliché, and I've noticed it happening sometimes as well. But I don't know the reason:
    Why do most (or all? which is it?) women cut their hair shorter once they become mothers? :confused:
    cos it gets in the way?
    cos short takes less time to look after?
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Stop kids pulling it. It bloody hurts!
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    To avoid baby spew in her long flowing locks.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    because blow dryers and baby bathtime dont mix well. :shocking:
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    Indrid ColdIndrid Cold Posts: 16,688 Skive's The Limit
    I guess I got my explanation, thanks. :p
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    Indrid ColdIndrid Cold Posts: 16,688 Skive's The Limit
    But, then again... Why do they keep it after the kid's grown? Just because they've been used to it? :chin:
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Yep.

    Actually my mum had her's shaved for charity and now it's short through habit. Also, it won't grow nicely anymore (after being shaved off) and it's kind of spikey/all over the place so she has to keep it short to keep it under control. She suits short hair so much more now, but it was a shock when she had it done, looked like Sinead O'Connor!
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Im a mother and I've still got long flowing locks :p
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Has Abbie learned how to grab yet? :p
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    Indrid ColdIndrid Cold Posts: 16,688 Skive's The Limit
    Im a mother and I've still got long flowing locks :p
    I think I remember you saying that once.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Has Abbie learned how to grab yet? :p
    Yes :grump:
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Poor you! When I was tiny my parents had a friend called Lisa who has no children and really long hair. It was Great Fun to pull. She got it cut quite soon after I learnt to grab and pull!
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    mine changes regularly anyway, no different to pre-children.
    see plenty of mothers at the school gates with all different hair lengths.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    How about old women, have you ever seen one with not short hair? I have not.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    my_name wrote:
    How about old women, have you ever seen one with not short hair? I have not.


    my nana has short hair!

    eta, how old do you mean? i never really see women 60+ with longer hair.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    my_name wrote:
    How about old women, have you ever seen one with not short hair? I have not.

    Yes but she wore it up in plaits stuck round her head with varnish by the looks of it.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    my nana has short hair!

    eta, how old do you mean? i never really see women 60+ with longer hair.

    Yeah, 60 sounds like a good age, just, or 55 I guess, because thats when all the senior citizen discounts come into play here. :p
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    my_name wrote:
    How about old women, have you ever seen one with not short hair? I have not.
    Long grey hair is not attractive imho.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    ive only EVER seen old ladies with short hair. Short and permed.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I think as you get older it falls out so most old people just go for the shorter look and get the perm to make it look more volumised and less patchy, apart from the woman on the pantene adverts of course.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    my_name wrote:
    How about old women, have you ever seen one with not short hair? I have not.


    I have and it just looked wrong, like the old lady on the pantene adverts with long grey hair
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    yea theres one where i live....its horrible, like permed but just about 2 foot longer then most old women!!!
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    Indrid ColdIndrid Cold Posts: 16,688 Skive's The Limit
    I've seen several old women with long hair, and sometimes gray too. Can't see anything wrong with it, in fact it makes them look nice sometimes.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    i think very few old women can get away with long hair.... most of those that think they can, can't in my opinion.
    Althugh some, admittedly, do look nice with long hair, so yes, depends on the person is what I'm saying :p
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Often older women aren't too arsed about what they can get away with, and what they can't. The "When I am an old woman, I shall wear purple..." phenomenon. ;)

    My nana had long grey hair which she always wore in a long plait or braided around her head, and she'd only unbraid it at night...it always fascinated me, especially since that was the era when I myself had a pudding-bowl hairdo.

    That said, most people's hair does thin out as they age, and a short cut and a perm is probably what seems the most obvious solution. It's the blue rinse brigade's haircut of choice. :p
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