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Today's "Mom Hair" Is Hot and a Lot Longer

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.

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.

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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.
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jenni5 jenni5 6 years
Kate Gosselin is a bad example because with short hair or long hair she always has a mom do. My hair is longer now after kids. Short hair is a lot of upkeep.
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