Pandemic has been the witness of a plethora of incidents and letdowns, hair fiascos are one of them. A bad haircut might look cool and debonair while you were in the salon with all the hair styling products used on your hair and all. But after you’ve washed your hair, all you see are the locks of disappointments staring back at you in the mirror. This is harder for men than women because the former normally have too short hair in the first place so a slip of scissors and your haircut journey is nowhere but downhill. 

You might console yourself by saying, ‘It’s okay, it’s just a bad haircut; not the end of the world. Pull yourself together.’ But it only leads to more disappointment when your friends ridicule and all you want is to wipe off this incident from the face of history. 

If you find yourself nodding your head at this, then you’ve come to the right destination to deal with a bad haircut. This article will tell you what to do with a bad haircut and enlist some effective ways for this. 

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What to do with a bad haircut?

1. Shave the crap entirely

If your haircut is too bad to look at, then perhaps you can save yourself from all the misery and the pain that your friends’ jokes will entail on you and shave it off. You might feel extremely bad about shaving your hair off which you grew with so much patience and effort, but at least you won’t deal with the humiliation of a bad haircut. Believe it or not, many women are indeed impressed by shaved heads. 

2. Inform your hairstylist

More often than not, when your hairstylist ends up styling your hair in the way precisely you told him not to, your kind and perhaps, the passive-aggressive side might tempt you to let it slide and plaster a fake pursed smile on your face, knowing all too well the disappointed face staring back at you in the mirror. 

The prudent advice under such circumstances is to overcome this temptation and let your hairstylist know that you’re disappointed politely. There is nothing wrong with telling your hairstylist that you’re not satisfied with your haircut. It’s simple communication. And who knows, they might be able to fix it as well.

It doesn’t matter if you will go to the same stylist the next time, but you can always communicate your feelings. No one is forcing you to visit him again, even if you have good relations with them. For a change, allow your people-pleaser side to take a back seat. Believe it or not, you might see your life change for the better. 

3. Bring out your experimenting side

If you’re an adventurer and you love to experiment, then perhaps you can perceive this haircut as an opportunity to do something new with your overall look. You can experiment with a variety of shorter styles that might give you an edgier and cooler look. If possible, you can also try something like a crew cut which involves keeping your hair shorter on the sides of your head and allowing a thick mane on top. If not, you can always go for a buzz cut when your hairstylist has cut your hair too short to do anything else. The plus point in the latter is that it requires a minimum amount of styling. 

4. What’s exactly wrong with your haircut?

Once you realize that your haircut is not what you expected, then analyze what’s exactly wrong with it. Are the sides too unevenly cut? When you realize what’s exactly wrong with your cut, you can convey it to your stylist so they can help you fix it.  

When you don’t understand the problem, how will you tell your stylist? They will never be able to understand when you don’t articulate properly. If you want to make it easier, you can bring some pictures from the internet and ask your hairstylist to get a similar haircut. 

5. You can style your hair a bit differently:

When you have a haircut that you loathe, then one way to style it and perhaps love it is to wear it differently. If telling your hairstylist or cutting it short does not work, then maybe you can wear it differently. Although it might seem horrendous at that time, you can take the help of your hairstylist and make it the best one. Be that as it may, you will need certain hair styling products such as hair gel, pomade, paste, blow dryer, etc. for styling your hair and keeping it intact. However, the hairstyle that you choose later should be good and practical. 

6. Give some time

If none of the above-mentioned pointers works out, you can be patient and wait till your hair grows. Now, this point can only work when you have a fairly good haircut, you can afford to wait it out for your hair to grow. On the contrary, if your haircut is extremely horrendous and that does not suit your personality or your outlook, you might have to resort to the next point. 

Be that as it may, if you do decide to wait it out, you can use various ways to deal with it. One way to do this is just to shrug it out. People might weirdly look at you, but they might not even remember you the day after. Out of sight, out of mind. 

7. Start investing in hats

Thinking how to how to hide a bad haircut? Now, the last resort for all the bad haircut men needs to invest in as many hats as they can. Although it might not work in every situation, you can choose to wear it in as many as you can. No one needs to know what’s underneath that cool hat. So, while patiently waiting for your hair to grow out, your hat will be the ultimate savior.  

Deal with your bad haircut smartly

Keep calm and seek smart ways to deal with your bad haircut, that’s all we can say. These are some of the effective pointers that you can keep in mind if you are dealing with a bad haircut. Hope you found this article helpful!