hairstyle rut

How to Get Out of a Hairstyle Rut

We've all been there.

We all have those moments when we just don’t know what to do with our hair. Some questions many of us ask ourselves include: What hair color should I get next? Should I get bangs? Should I get highlights? This is what we call a hairstyle rut.

We have a simple formula that can help you get out of a hairstyle rut and we’re breaking it down for you below. Read on to learn how you can stop being indecisive about what hairstyle you should try next:

5 Tips for Getting Out of a Hairstyle Rut

hairstyle rut: friends
You can always count on a friend to get you out of a hairstyle rut!

1. Ask a friend.

Not sure if your dream hairstyle will suit you? Ask a friend! Well, not just any friend. You want to pick a friend that will give you an honest opinion and knows your personal taste very well. Your friend should be able to envision (or maybe not) you in this new hairstyle and tell you what they think you should do.

2. Get inspired!

Inspiration is everywhere. We love to head to our All Things Hair Instagram feed for quick hairstyle inspo. Save your favorite looks on your phone or to an album. Flip through the images to see what strikes you the most and go with that!

hairstyle rut: bob
A bouncy bob can solve your hair problems.

3. If it’s a trend, decide if it’s really worth it.

Trends come and go. If you’re obsessed with a hairstyle that is currently trending, it doesn’t hurt to try it out. On the flip side, if you’re looking for a hairstyle you plan to keep long-term, you may be better off with a classic. For example, the asymmetrical bob is on the trendier end of the spectrum, while a simple one-length bob is a classic.

4. Try something exciting!

Usually, when you’re stuck in a hairstyle rut your mood is completely blown. A quick fix for this is to try a mood-boosting hairstyle. Consider choosing a style you don’t mind waking up and styling every morning. A cute Dutch braid or even a fun wavy hairstyle should do the trick!

5. Try a new product.

Sometimes you’re probably not happy with your hair due to the results of a hair product. Instead of changing your hairstyle altogether, try a new product. For example, if salt spray isn’t helping with defined waves, opt for a defining gel like TRESemmé Make Waves Shaping Gel Cream to give you the definition a salt spray probably won’t.

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