Tips For Breaking Out Of Style Boredom

Woman with 4b hair looking skywardsHave you ever been so bored with your hair that it leads to pure frustration and unhappiness? There are some simple ways you can break the repetition and boredom without grabbing a pair of scissors and doing something you might regret later.

Below are 7 tips that can help break any styling rut.

1. Get extendedExtensions are great because they give you a different look but at the same time they give you and your hair a break from styling. With the new texture you might get inspired to do different things with your own hair afterwards. After a period of time, extensions can also remind you about the things that you love about your own hair and more often than not you will end up missing it. The break may be just what you need to get motivated again!



2. Focus on the face Experiment with makeup, pick a look that you have never tried before and just do it, The idea is to play-up your face and skin to distract you from the frustrations of your hair. Sometimes a dramatic face requires a simple hairstyle anyway which can possibly ease your boredom and re-energize you.

3. Go to the salon –  When you are not feeling the love for your hair, love it even more and treat yourself to a healthy salon visit. Get a great treatment done, get some tips from your stylist and a well needed trim. All these things will help to break the feeling of boredom that comes with routine styling.

4. Embrace the routine – This may sound strange because if the routine makes you bored why would you want to embrace it? Well the answer is simple- the routine is the key to your success with your hair goals. When you feel bored get inspired by looking at inspirational pictures of hair that you would like to achieve, trust that the routine you have will get you to your goals and be energized by that.

5. Play opposite – If you normally wear protective styles, try to wear your hair out and the opposite holds true, if you always wear your hair out, experiment with updo’s and styles that keep your hair tucked away.

6. Play copy cat– YouTube, blogs, celebrity magazines are a haven for hairstyles that you probably have never tried. Why not step out of the rut and copy some of them. Don’t be afraid to add hair extensions if necessary so that your styling options are not limited by the length or thickness of your hair.

7. Heat and color – Dabbling with heat and color can help to break boredom but should be practiced with care and precautions. If you decide to take the color plunge try to get a professional to help you with your decision. The same applies to heat styling! Heat styling can be fun but should be done in the healthiest way possible to protect your fragile strands.

What are your ideas for breaking the styling rut?

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Hi I'm Petra Lomax , a staff writer and editor for BlackHairInformation.com . I am Jamaican born and raised and moved to the United States in my early 20's. I have a BA in Political Science and International relations as well as an MBA and a Masters In Project Management. I love travel, culture and anything that has to do with creative media and business.

About Petra


Hi I'm Petra Lomax , a staff writer and editor for BlackHairInformation.com . I am Jamaican born and raised and moved to the United States in my early 20's. I have a BA in Political Science and International relations as well as an MBA and a Masters In Project Management. I love travel, culture and anything that has to do with creative media and business.

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Andi Marie

Wish I had read this before I did my #bc

Helen Scott Bennett

Just do it Let ppl say& look Keep On Walking In Name Of Jesus. !!!!

Helen Scott Bennett

Just do it Let ppl say& look Keep On Walking In Name Of Jesus. !!!!

Chante Williams

While I tried the natural hair thing; it is not for Me. I think u need good hair to go natural and My hair is the nappiesr hair ever. Perm & sew in.

Yvette Martin

Define “good hair”, please.

Alexis Benton

Nappy hair isn’t BAD hair. If it’s healthy it’s good hair smh don’t be brain washed.

Chante Williams

While I tried the natural hair thing; it is not for Me. I think u need good hair to go natural and My hair is the nappiest hair ever. Perm & sew in.

Danielle Harper

Dis is how my hair is

Antonia Williams

Yes I need ideas!!!

Puanani Ellis

Love it!

Hair Artist

Chante Williams well said. I will hook up transition styles for anyone that needs help tho.

Liz Griffith

Love it and im loving my natural hair sooo much. no more nasty relaxers which burns my scalp, no more roller setting or wrapping every night. My hair is easyy to deal with and i love it soo muuch.

Carissa Baines

You all should check out a book called “If you love it it will grow” by Dr Phoenyx. It’s a really good and relatable book for the sistas that stand strong by the weaves and relaxers, and the sistas that choose to wear what mother nature blessed us with. It doesn’t argue, but tells u how to care for and love your own hair wether u relax, weave it, or rock it kinky n curly. I swear by this book y’all!

Sarah Spears Wilson

After 2 years and for the 3rd time I cut all my hair off again.

Monique Turner-Marshall

I am so in a rut, my hair is too short for some styles and not long enough for others! Ugh! Getting frustrated!

Yvette Martin

Wigs!

Fayedra Q Tpie Madison

A style rut means time for a protective style. Cause most people end up missing their hair and can be creative so when you take the style down the rut is over cause your happy to see your hair

Fayedra Q Tpie Madison

Good hair = all hair…. Yvette Martin

Linda Hutchens

THE NAPPIER, THE BETTER SISTER!

Iyauna Dearing

I love this pic

Hair world

nice———

Kelisa Gill Volson

I am.in a big rut!! I just don’t have motivation to do anything!! Smh

Audri Ruff

going natural!! excited

Natalie Wicklund

Highlights is what I did makes my basic protective styles pop

Southwestphilly Waters

Nice

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