Nicole Richie's Hair Rule for After a Breakup Should Never Be Broken (VIDEO)

Nicole Richie

Don't you just love Nicole Richie? She's so down-to-earth, and fun, and she definitely says whatever happens to pop into her mind, a quality I find very endearing. (Probably because I don't have much of a filter either.)

And in this deleted scene from an episode of #CandidlyNicole, she gave a fellow salon-goer one of the best hair tips ever -- don't cut your hair after a breakup. In her own words, "The worst mistake girls make is getting a breakup and cutting their hair."

OMG. She's SO right.

I don't know what it is about ending a relationship that makes you want to hop on the makeover train -- but something about it makes it incredibly tempting to chop all your hair off and go for a different look entirely. It's like you think getting rid of your long locks will give you a fresh start or something -- but somehow the end result is never quite what you expect. And then not only do you find yourself trying to come to terms with your breakup, you also have to deal with trying to figure out how to style your new hair so you somewhat resemble yourself again.

Instead of going straight for the scissors and making a drastic change post-split, why not just throw in a few highlights, or maybe go a shade or two darker? At least color is an easy thing to fix if you aren't happy with it. And yes, hair grows back, but never as fast as we'd like. Or if you really are feeling the need for change, take off an inch or two (like Julianne Hough did after her breakup with Ryan Seacrest) or add some layers around your face instead of going for a bold move you can't undo.

A breakup is a tough enough adjustment without throwing bad hair days into the mix. And too much change all at once is never a good thing.

Take a look at this video clip to hear more of Nicole's great hair tips. If all else fails, she should really consider taking up a career as a stylist.

Have you ever cut your hair after a breakup? Did you regret it?

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Victo... Victoria0785

Ugh, I totally did this in January after I broke up with my ex... huge mistake! I chopped 12 inches and while my hair grows fast it's never fast enough! Really regret my choice.

Felly... FellyScarlett

I cut about 14 inches off last summer and only about 6 inches have grown back and I miss my hair sooo much! I wish someone had given me this advice.

Kency09 Kency09

After a bad break up in January, I got highlights (very bold for me!). Processing my hair that much damaged it so bad that it was never the same. My hair was 30" from scalp to end and I ended up cutting it 6 weeks later. Funky layers, longest one just below my ear lobes. OMG, what a change!! I liked it at first because it was still so dry and damaged , but short, so it took NO time to wash, dry and style. However, i colored it back dark a month later and it retains much more moisture now..... so it takes a while to dry and style now. Plus, I'm in the south. . Short layers NEVER cooperate in this humidity.

The way I see it is.... I was with him for 4 years and hadnt cut my hair in 4 years. I just wanted to do something unexpected and just for me. Some people turn to drugs and alcohol after a bad breakup-- i cut my hair and became a shut in. Big deal. Things could be so much worse.

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