A bad haircut can make you lose your composure and could leave you with very limited choices especially if it is already very short. In most cases of a bad short haircut, you have no choice but to go even shorter (if that is possible!) or wear a hat until the hair grows back. Let us take a look at some more ways to fix a bad short or layered haircut.
1. Fix the issue before leaving the salon
The first thing to do in order to fix a bad haircut too short is to demand correction before leaving the salon. Do not be afraid to hurt the stylist’s feelings. While in most short haircuts, there is not much the stylist can do, you could at least demand your money back. Be aware that the stylist could still declare that your hair looks great and you might not be able to argue with that. Demand to speak to the owner or manager if that is the case. A good salon that wants to preserve their reputation will definitely try to make amends in one way or another. Be patient and keep your cool when dealing with the manager. The calmer you are, the better your chances of getting what you deserve. Explain politely what you hate about the current style. Be specific so that they can try resolve the said issues.
2. Go to another barber/stylist
If you have a short bad haircut or layered cut, you should not do anything to fix it up yourself. Seek help of another experienced stylist instead. Make sure s/he has a clear understanding of what you have in mind. Discuss exactly what you think is bad about the existing cut so that they can come up with some ways to overcome those issues. Let him/her get an idea of what you actually want. Ask the stylist to tell you what corrective steps they plan to take in order to fix the bad haircut. Do not be stingy-seek help of a reputed stylist in order to fix up the bad haircut.
3. Use hair accessories
If there is not much you can do about a bad haircut, then you need to be creative. Hair accessories are the best and easiest way to fix a bad layered haircut for girls. Use headbands, beads, hair clips, bobby pins or ribbons in creative ways to cover up the mistakes.
4. Scarves and bandannas to the rescue!
Men wishing to fix a bad layered haircut can use bandannas while girls wanting to fix a bad bob haircut themselves can use a scarf to hide the shorter hair. Hats and caps can also do the trick.
5. Color it!
Sometimes, adding a great color or highlights might be just the thing needed to make a bad haircut look good. You can color the hair in different shades or just color the ends. This can take the attention away from the ‘bad’ areas giving the viewer something else to focus on.
6. Style it right
There are many great products available in the market to help you fix a bad haircut. Try styling creams, mousses and gels to set the hair and fix the ‘bad’ parts. Girls, try a pony tail or braids to fix a bad layered haircut yourself. Get friendly and familiar with the top knot. The sooner you accept the new haircut, the faster you will regain your confidence.
7. Use a wig
A wig or hair extensions is a great remedy to fix a bad haircut too short. Wigs are available online or offline and you can use them till your hair grows back. Note that you need to get used to wearing these. Sometimes, wigs can get very itchy and uncomfortable. Try on a couple of styles before you select one.
8. Be patient
Our hair grows about 1-2 inches each month depending on one’s health and environment. So be patient and soon you will be able to undo the damage done by a short haircut. You can try oil massages or take supplements of vitamins and proteins to make the hair grow faster. Biotin supplements are particularly useful as they make the hair grow stronger and longer. Also eat a healthy balanced diet and eliminate stress to grow the hair faster.
9. It might not be as bad as you think it is
Often boys who wear their hair long are forced to cut their hair short for school or a job etc. When they first get a shorter haircut they simply get conscious about the new style and inadvertently ‘decide that it looks bad’. So ask yourself whether it is just your mind playing tricks on you. Perhaps getting an honest opinion of a person you trust and respect can help you overcome these negative thoughts.
A bad haircut can really ruin your day but the best thing to do is to accept the new style. Wash your hair and try styling it in different ways. We hope that these above easy ways help you as well.