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In a Tuesday feature, the New York Times ran a story comparing "mom hair" with "mom jeans" and claiming that new moms will go to all kinds of lengths to take their identity back.
And that's a sentiment that doesn't sit too well with some moms on social media, Yahoo Beauty reports.
Some moms simply took issue with the fact that new moms have to explain any of their choices, while others thought that the piece made an issue out of something that doesn't seem to matter to many new moms who now have a new baby to care for.
Girl things are silly. Lady things dumb. Mom things embarrassing. Old woman things v. bad. See a common thread here? https://t.co/gywg01FmWy— Heather Havrilesky (@hhavrilesky) June 21, 2016
To think I wasted time after my kids were born writing novels when I could've been rectifying my frumpy mom hair https://t.co/P8hbtbrx1g— Curtis Sittenfeld (@csittenfeld) June 21, 2016
The article points out that many women experience changes to their hair after giving birth because of changing hormone levels, and that's why they opt to get their hair cut.
But the Times also interviewed women who refused to cut their hair after pregnancy because they felt they wanted to hold onto their identity.
Regardless of whether they're moms or not, many celebrities opt for a cute bob haircut, Yahoo points out, like Taylor Swift, Elizabeth Olsen and Jennifer Lawrence.
And glamorous new moms Chrissy Teigen, Kate Middleton, Kim Kardashian and Beyonce have all opted for new haircuts following the births of their children, making the "mom hair" rather trivial.
What do you think about the concept of "mom hair"?