21 Fabulous Benefits of Having Short Hair

Do you love short hair as much as I do?

About a month ago, I decided to take the plunge and chop off all of my hair. I tried to grow it out for my wedding last year, but it was so damaged and just looked stringy and gross. I figured that cutting my hair would not only be fun for summer but would get rid of the dead ends and look fuller.

And boy, was I right; I really like my hair the length it is right now and will probably be keeping it this way for a while.

Short hair is the best thing ever! Here are 21 fabulous benefits of having short hair that will make you want to chop it all off tomorrow...

This morning, as I was styling my hair, I thought that it would be fun to write an article, using only GIF images, to describe all the benefits of having short hair.


21. You’ll use less shampoo.

You use a lot less shampoo when your hair is short- Check out 21 benefits of having short hair, told through animated GIFs.

The first time I washed my hair after cutting it, I squirted way too much shampoo in my  hand. You will only need a tiny bit if your hair is short. This can add up to a lot of money saved.

20. You’ll lose the dead ends.

Short hair will make it easier to get rid of dead ends- Check out 21 benefits of having short hair, told through animated GIFs.

The best part of cutting my hair was to cut all of the dead stuff right off. My hair is a whole lot healthier now and looks much better when I style it.

19. Your hair will look fuller.

Short hair will make your hair look a lot fuller- Check out 21 benefits of having short hair, told through animated GIFs.

Because you cut those dead ends off, the ends of your hair strands are blunt cut, making them appear thicker.

18. It’s cooler in the summer.

You'll feel a lot cooler in the summer with short hair- Check out 21 benefits of having short hair, told through animated GIFs.

The less hair you have, the less opportunity your body has to hold in heat. Short hair feels amazing in the summer.

17. Bobs and Lobs are hot right now.

Short bobs and lobs are super hot right now- Check out 21 benefits of having short hair, told through animated GIFs.

Bobs and lobs have consistently been in style for the past few years and they aren’t going away anytime soon.

16. Hair color is cheaper.

Short hair is a lot easier and cheaper to color- Check out 21 benefits of having short hair, told through animated GIFs.

Shorter hair means less hair that needs to be colored. Whether you do your own hair color or get it done professionally, it will generally be cheaper with shorter hair.

15. You’ll feel sassier.

You'll feel sassier with short hair- Check out 21 benefits of having short hair, told through animated GIFs.

14. It will make you look younger.

Short hair will make you look younger- Check out 21 benefits of having short hair, told through animated GIFs.

For whatever reason, shorter hair tends to make people look younger.

13. There’s a better chance you’ll style it.

There's a way better chance that you'll style your hair when it's short- Check out 21 benefits of having short hair, told through animated GIFs.

When you can’t throw your hair up in a ponytail everyday, you will find the time to style your hair.

12. It’s easier to brush.

Short hair is way easier to brush- Check out 21 benefits of having short hair, told through animated GIFs.

11. Short hair is generally more flattering.

Short hair is generally more flattering on people- Check out 21 benefits of having short hair, told through animated GIFs.

10. You’ll require less time to get ready.

You'll get ready quicker with short hair- Check out 21 benefits of having short hair, told through animated GIFs.

When your hair is shorter, it’ll take you a lot less time to style it. It will dry super fast and there won’t be a lot of hair that needs to be curled / straightened.

9. Which means you can sleep in longer.

You can sleep-in longer with short hair- Check out 21 benefits of having short hair, told through animated GIFs.

This is the best part of having short hair.

8. You’ll save money on hair products.

You'll save a lot of money on hair products with short hair- Check out 21 benefits of having short hair, told through animated GIFs.

With most high-quality hair products, a little goes a long way. When you have less hair, you will only need to use a tiny bit of styling products. This can save a lot of money over time.

7. It looks good with any hair texture.

Short hair looks good with all hair textures- Check out 21 benefits of having short hair, told through animated GIFs.

Short hair looks good on curly, wavy or straight hair. However, kinky-curly hair works best with certain haircuts. Talk to your hairstylist about your options before taking the plunge.

6. It won’t get caught in your purse strap.

Short hair will never get stuck in your purse strap- Check out 21 benefits of having short hair, told through animated GIFs.

Self-explanatory.

5. Blow-Drying is a lot easier.

Blow drying short hair is the best- Check out 21 benefits of having short hair, told through animated GIFs.

4. Your roots will have more lift.

Your roots will get instant lift- Check out 21 benefits of having short hair, told through animated GIFs.

When you have less hair, there is less hair weighing down your roots. This is an instant volume boost to your hair. Check out some other ways to add volume to your hair

3. Your head feels lighter.

Your head always feels lighter with short hair- Check out 21 benefits of having short hair, told through animated GIFs.

Who doesn’t love the bouncy feeling of a fresh new haircut?

2. It can accentuate your facial features.

Short hair will accentuate your facial features- Check out 21 benefits of having short hair, told through animated GIFs.

Short hairstyles are typically layered, and layers around the face will accentuate and conceal facial features.

1. If you don’t like it, it will grow back.

Your short hair always grows back- Check out 21 benefits of having short hair, told through animated GIFs.

I know that this is easier said than done, but your hair will always grow back out. And if you are impatient, there’s always the option of hair extensions.


Your Turn:  Do you love short hair? Do you agree with these benefits of having short hair? I’d love to read your feedback in the comments section below…

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Short hair is the best thing ever! Here are 21 fabulous benefits of having short hair that will make you want to chop it all off tomorrow...

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  1. I liked what you said that when you cut your hair you remove a strain put on the roots and this becomes a volume boost in your hair. My daughter refuses to have a haircut because she thinks it makes her hair will get damaged. I will share the information that having a haircut is good for the health of the hair.

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