Today I am answering a question sent in from a reader, just like you! Laina commented on yesterday’s hairstyle post with the following question…
I am leaving for a trip to India in just under a month and have been considering chopping off all my hair in anticipation of extreme heat but haven’t done it yet. I won’t be styling it at all while I’m there, so it would have to be a cut that looks relatively cute just washed (or more often than not, unwashed) and air-dried. I have pretty thin, fine hair, so it doesn’t have a lot of volume or body on it’s own. Right now it’s about shoulder length with a few layers…
I think it’s awesome that Laina is planning her hair around her exotic trip— that’s a girl after my heart!
A super-short cut can work really well for someone with thinner hair, since volume isn’t really part of the look. And it would definitely keep the hair from sticking to your neck on those hot Indian days (and nights)! But not all pixies are created equal: the trick is to pick something that requires minimal styling.
Here are some ideas:
Something this short is definitely the most low maintenance. It will air-dry quickly and could be combed with your fingers!
If you still want to feel a little girly, keep the look short in the back, but leave longer bangs in the front. This style would look great with a headscarf, a hair clip, or all by itself!
And if you decide to scrap the haircut altogether, I’d suggest an easy-to-style, yet super-chic side braid to keep your current ‘do in check. (Though you might not want to wear it this loose…)
I hope this helps, Laina! Whatever you decide, send a photo to firstname.lastname@example.org.
What do you think Laina should do with her hair? Have you ever changed up your cut for a vacation? Would you be brave enough to go with a pixie, or are you attached to long locks?