Sunday, August 25, 2019

DIY 70s Farrah Fawcett Haircut - 'The Shag' - follow up photos.

DIY 70S Farrah Fawcett Haircut 'The Shag'


This is a follow-up post from the DIY 70s Farrah Fawcett Haircut post I made recently. I've been asked to take more photos of my daughter so that people can see the haircut in more poses. It's her birthday today so we had a little fashion shoot with her in some of her clothes, some of mine and some things from our vintage/pre-loved shop. All of our clothes are vintage/pre-loved so we have a very weird and wonderful wardrobe between us.

DIY 70S Farrah Fawcett Haircut 'The Shag'

Her hair has not been washed or styled for these photos. In fact, it's not been washed or brushed in two days. She wakes up with hair like this and she doesn't need to touch it or use any products. I think it must be the perfect cut for her hair and face as a good cut should mean you wake up with great hair not hair that needs washing and styling into something it's not.

DIY 70S Farrah Fawcett Haircut 'The Shag'

I think our hair is perfectly designed to suit our face shape and colouring and I hope these photos encourage more young women to love the hair they were born with. If you were born with curly hair, it's because that's what suits you best. Whatever texture and colour it is when left natural, that is the best it could possibly be. I'm even embracing my grey strands as they suit my aging face. A mop of perfect brown hair just doesn't look right on an old face.

DIY 70S Farrah Fawcett Haircut 'The Shag'

I also hope more women will realise how good it is to have short hair around the face to frame it. What mistake almost all young women are making is focusing on the ends of the hair and growing the hair too long around the face. The best of the hair is then on the chest area where the masse of hair tends to be, often leaving flat hair on the head, an over-exposed forehead and baldness at the parting. As people tend to spend most of the time looking at your face, they'll think you look better if you integrate your hair with your face rather than your hair with your chest and back. I'll make another post about this soon with photos of people who I think would look ten times better with lots of curls around the face.

DIY 70S Farrah Fawcett Haircut 'The Shag'

Best of all, you don't have to keep tossing your hair from one side to the other, you don't need any grips/bands and you won't get a painful scalp from the weight of your hair pulling at your follicles. Despite her young years, my daughter had started to look thin at the parting due to years of long thick hair pulling down, often in a ponytail. Not only does the weight pulling on the follicles cause thinning but the parting itself exposes the scalp to sunlight. Any sunburn on your scalp will cause inflammation, which traumatises the follicles. I will never go back to having all long hair without layers. It's so liberating to have loose and lightweight hair that doesn't need to be controlled and has lots of movement...and no pain! My hair is also thicker at the crown than when it was all long, so your hair will recover from thinning if you lighten the weight and protect your scalp from sunlight.

The fact you can achieve this haircut free-of-charge, whenever you feel like it in the comfort of your own home without chemicals and without the need for any equipment other than a few bands and some scissors is a bonus.

See the video of the DIY 70s Farrah Fawcett haircut 'The Shag'.