If Kate Gosselin's reverse mullet (and then her pricey hair extensions) can warrant the cover of a weekly magazine, it's no surprise that mom hair is a big to-do! For years new mamas chopped their locks thinking the new style would save them time. But that trend has changed. Forty-seven percent of LilSugar readers keep their long manes after delivery. We asked our girl Bella for some advice on how to manage long locks.
- Braids: Easy and stylish, side-swept braids, like Diane Kruger's, keep hair out of a mama's face and under control when she's out with her kids. To change up the style, consider weaving a scarf into the braid.
- Ponytails: A staple for moms and their lil girls, the ponytail can be worked high, low, tight, or loose for various looks. A stacked ponytail looks pretty and chic, while a loose and messy one adds some hipster glam to a mama's look.
- Buns: A bun doesn't have to look like you stepped right out of the ballet studio. Low, quirky buns look like mama put some effort into her locks, without being overdone.
- Headbands: Headbands can hide a host of sins, most importantly the wisps that come with postpartum hair loss.
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- Gisele Bundchen wears a loose bun.
- Salma Hayek tops her do with hats.
- Isla Fisher keeps her locks long.
- Jennifer Meyer looks natural with long hair.
- Reese Witherspoon covers her hair with baseball caps.
- Kate Hudson leaves her locks flowing.
- Kate Winslet ties her locks back in a tight ponytail.
- Gwyneth Paltrow keeps her hair in an unkempt bun.
- Katie Holmes piles her locks on top of her head.
- Angelina Jolie leaves her hair flowing.
- Courteney Cox's coif hangs past her shoulders.
- Jennifer Garner keeps her hair tied back in low ponytails.