The urge to do something different with your hair can come unexpectedly. Sometimes you want to experiment because of a milestone in your life, but there are also times when you just feel like doing something different. The problem is, there’s a risk that you end up doing something a little too radical when you’re in the mood to change your hair. If you’re feeling impulsive, you could end up with a new hairstyle that you regret, and you’ll then have to wait for it to grow out.
Before you do anything too drastic, you can think about the options that might feel like a big enough change without being too out there. There are lots of big changes you could make that might satisfy that itch.
Cut It Short
If you typically keep your hair at a certain length, the idea of cutting it shorter can be a little nerve-wracking. What if it doesn’t suit you? Fortunately, if it turns out not to be your style, you won’t have to wait too long before it grows out again. Cutting your hair shorter than usual doesn’t have to be a big deal. You might choose a pixie cut or something really short, but it could also just be a little shorter than your usual cut. It’s a great way to try something new, and you can talk to your stylist about what they recommend.
Color It a Natural Color
A new hair color is a great way to get a different look, and you can choose either temporary or permanent dyes. A temporary dye will eventually wash out, which makes it a good option for a little experimentation, whereas you’ll have to grow out a permanent dye. If you’ve never dyed your hair before, starting with a natural color is a good way to start. To try something a little more interesting, you could explore ombre hair color ideas. You can give your hair more life with several colors that gradually blend into each other. Highlights are another option to get started with too.
Color It a Fun Color
Some people feel like dying their hair in natural colors is a bit boring. If you’re thinking about doing something a bit more fun and eye-catching, there’s a huge range of colorful shades you could consider. There aren’t really any limitations, although you do need to consider your own hair and how easy it is to dye. Bleaching your hair first might be required if you really want to get the color of your dreams. Whether you want to go for bright pastels, neon colors, or anything else, it’s usually a good idea to get it done professionally.
Straightening your hair is something that you can easily do at home with a straightening iron. But what if you want to have your hair straight all the time? Just like you can get a perm to curl your hair, you can also get a straight perm to keep your hair straight. The chemical treatment relaxes your hair to keep it straight for months at a time, so there’s no need to straighten it daily. If you currently have curly or wavy hair, you might consider this option as a way to do something different and maybe make your hair more manageable too.
When you think of perms, you probably picture big ’80s hair (or maybe that scene in Legally Blonde). But a perm doesn’t have to be super tight curls. Today’s perms give you the option of having a curl pattern that you want, so you don’t have to stick to the ’80s perm that you might be used to seeing. You can get anything from beach waves to ringlets, depending on what you’re looking for. There are different textures, curls, and waves that you can choose to suit your tastes.
Try Some New Styles
You don’t have to make any permanent changes to your hair if you feel like trying something different. Experimenting with some new hairstyles can help you to find something you like and you can easily undo anything that you don’t like. Explore some different styles, whether it’s the latest trends or some vintage options that give you a more traditional look. It can take some practice to get some styles right, but it’s worth the effort to find a look you love.
If you feel like doing something different with your hair, think about it carefully before you make any big changes that you could regret.
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