Remember those childhood haircuts (bowl haircuts come bitterly to mind) that make you cringe when you look at your old photos? If you have ever had a grown-up version of the same trauma, we fully comprehend the distress you must have gone through! Bad haircuts are a part and parcel of life and there are ways of effectively dealing with it, so it grows out and you can rectify it.

If you have ever gotten a bad haircut, don’t freak out, don’t cry, do this instead...

Rule # 1 – Don’t freak out
 

Rule # 1 – Don’t freak out

When you step out of the salon with a haircut that is far, far away from what you had imagined, don’t panic. Don’t try to compensate by getting it trimmed or worse, try and do anything yourself at home. Wait. Stay with it for a few days and try styling it in different ways. Use accessories like head band, barrettes and see if you can still pull it off.

Rule # 2 – Don’t stress your hair
 

Rule # 2 – Don’t stress your hair

Do not try anything drastic like getting your hair coloured, permed, curled, straightened or getting it cut again. We suggest you be a little patient and grow it out a little before you try anything new.

Rule # 3 – Make micro-trims your friend
 

Rule # 3 – Make micro-trims your friend

Consult and work with an experienced hair dresser and get regular micro-trims. This means small trims done so that you get your desired shape back. Your hair dresser will make small tweaks to your hair until you arrive at the style you want.

Rule # 4 – Don’t change your hair dresser
 

Rule # 4 – Don’t change your hair dresser

When you are growing out a bad haircut, make sure you do not change hair dressers. Work with the same person till you achieve a semblance of a good shape and structure in your hair. Different hair dressers might have different opinions about how to go about it and their methods may worsen your hair situation.