Jill Duggar’s New Haircut Wows ‘Counting On’ Fans. Find Out Why She Chopped Off Her Locks.

New year, new look? Jill Duggar will head into 2020 with a sleek new hairstyle. The mom of two has chopped off 14 inches of her long hair, she revealed in a Dec. 20 Instagram update. The change is earning rave reviews from family, friends, and fans. 

Jill Duggar cuts her hair 

For many women, getting a haircut isn’t that big of a deal. But Jill, 28, has rocked her signature long locks for years. She didn’t get her hair trimmed at all until she was 14 years old, she revealed in a blog post, and until the other day, she’d never had more than 4 to 6 inches chopped off at a time. 

“I got my hair chopped off!” an excited Jill announced on Instagram. She also shared a photo of her hair alongside a ruler to show off just how much she’d had cut. 

Why Jill changed her style 

Jill Duggar
Jill Duggar | D Dipasupil/Getty Images for Extra

In her blog post, Jill explained why she’d decided it was time for a new style. 

“I wanted to get a little more cut off than I did last time and wanted to get it done soon because it was getting to be hard to manage, the boys were getting tangled in it, I was sitting on it and the weight was contributing to headaches!” she wrote.

Once she started to think about making a major change, she also began to look into ways to donate her hair to a good cause. 

“I’d like to donate my hair to be used in a wig for kids or people who have lost their hair, like my mother-in-law when she was battling cancer over five years ago,” Jill explained. “I’ve seen that there are several organizations who take hair donations and make wigs free of charge for people who have lost their hair and I look forward to donating mine to one of these…I just don’t know which one yet!” She then asked her followers for recommendations of organizations that could take her donation.

People love her new look

Jill’s before-and-after photos on her blog show off her new style. Her waist-length hair now falls several inches below her shoulders. And people are loving her new look. 

Jill’s husband Derick Dillard is a fan of his wife’s shorter locks, commenting “Lookin’ good baby! on her Instagram post. Her younger sister Jessa Duggar called her new cut “cute,” while sister-in-law Anna Duggar and cousin Amy Duggar King also left positive comments on the post. 

Jill’s followers also had good things to say about her new haircut, with her post garnering more than 40,000 likes and 3,600 comments. Many commented that the former Counting On star looked “beautiful” and “amazing.” Others noted that her hair looked healthier now that it was shorter. 

The positive reaction wasn’t surprising, given that Counting On fans have long been urging Jill to cut her hair. It seems she’s decided to take their advice.  

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