How long would my hair have to be to do this hairstyle?

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I was watching Tyra (lol) and Fatima was a guest star, etc. Blah blah. Anywho, I noticed that she looked gorgeous. Her hair was short and slicked back. I have been thinking about cutting my hair again because my hair is getting very tangled. I attached the only picture that I can find of her with this hair style

And here's the video of her on the Tyra show if you can see it. It seems like such a simple hair style! IDK if I'll be able to pull it off though @_@
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She's gorgeous!! I saw her on Tyra and I was in awe of her short hair. I'd say about 2-3" of hair would be all you needed to get this look. It's very pretty.
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i think it depends more on your hair type than length of hair. you could probably pull this style off with only a few inches of hair. but the tricky part would be if your hair is the type that can be easily manipulated or will the curls pop back up. if your hair is rather easy going and not rebellious, wetting your hair, using some heavy duty gel, and then tying it down with a scarf until it dried would give you the same look.
if you have rebllious hair, it would probably be best to wait until you can pull it all back into a tiny ponytail to achieve the same look.
i think it depends more on your hair type than length of hair. you could probably pull this style off with only a few inches of hair. but the tricky part would be if your hair is the type that can be easily manipulated or will the curls pop back up. if your hair is rather easy going and not rebellious, wetting your hair, using some heavy duty gel, and then tying it down with a scarf until it dried would give you the same look.
if you have rebllious hair, it would probably be best to wait until you can pull it all back into a tiny ponytail to achieve the same look.
Originally Posted by subbrock
You make a good point. When my hair was that short it wouldn't stay gelled down like that for anything. It would just pop right up.
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i think it depends more on your hair type than length of hair. you could probably pull this style off with only a few inches of hair. but the tricky part would be if your hair is the type that can be easily manipulated or will the curls pop back up. if your hair is rather easy going and not rebellious, wetting your hair, using some heavy duty gel, and then tying it down with a scarf until it dried would give you the same look.
if you have rebllious hair, it would probably be best to wait until you can pull it all back into a tiny ponytail to achieve the same look.
Originally Posted by subbrock
Good point. This week I tried something new. I applied some type of soft creme to my hair and brushed it back into a very loose pony tail. I think I may be able to achieve Fatima's look if I used my hard gel, I'm not sure. But this was just a lazy attempt.

I also chopped off a small portion of my hair (right at the top) to see how my hair would look short. Unfortunately, it has blended in with the rest of my roots so I can barely find it, even though it's on the top of my head. So I'm hoping if I cut it, it would look like this all around :S

Your hair is growing in nicely, the waves are beautiful.

I think I could achieve that hairstyle (btw her hair is gorgeous) if I were to put black gel (Ecostyler or something similar), anything else would make my curls pop back up. When I did the BC my hair was about 5 inches long so I never got to experiment with really really short hair.
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Your hair is growing in nicely, the waves are beautiful.

I think I could achieve that hairstyle (btw her hair is gorgeous) if I were to put black gel (Ecostyler or something similar), anything else would make my curls pop back up. When I did the BC my hair was about 5 inches long so I never got to experiment with really really short hair.
Originally Posted by mariag002
Would the black gel dry out my hair? I think I know what you're talking about though. My mother has some under the sink
I agree w/ Maria- Eco Styler gel should help you achieve this look. I have really thick hair so I use the Krystal (clear) Eco Styler gel and it holds my hair down great! It leaves a really sleek look w/ a sea of waves :-)

To avoid drying out ur hair I'd recommend using a really mositurzing leave-in underneath (or whatever you use to seal in mositure). I can usually go 5 days with my hair slicked back w/ this gel w/o any sign of flaking and the waves never disappear.

As Subrock said I think it's ur hair texture that really determines if you can pull off this look. Also, when you can pull it back into a ponytail it helps a lot.

I've attached a pic 4 reference. HTH!
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Since cutting my hair, I slick it back all the time. Sometimes, I use KCCC other times just leave in and a good moisturizer. Its a great way low manipulation style. The only problem I have is in the back. Because it used to be shaved, its much shorter than the rest and does not always stay down without lots of product.
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Would the black gel dry out my hair? I think I know what you're talking about though. My mother has some under the sink
Originally Posted by helloyellowbird
hahaha so does my mom!

Would the black gel dry out my hair? I think I know what you're talking about though. My mother has some under the sink
Originally Posted by helloyellowbird
hahaha so does my mom!
Originally Posted by subbrock
LOL, I used to use it before going cg. I didnt have any problem with drying but if you are protein sensitive dont use it. Now my mom uses it, except its above the sink in the medicine cabinet.
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i think it depends more on your hair type than length of hair. you could probably pull this style off with only a few inches of hair. but the tricky part would be if your hair is the type that can be easily manipulated or will the curls pop back up. if your hair is rather easy going and not rebellious, wetting your hair, using some heavy duty gel, and then tying it down with a scarf until it dried would give you the same look.
if you have rebllious hair, it would probably be best to wait until you can pull it all back into a tiny ponytail to achieve the same look.
Originally Posted by subbrock
You make a good point. When my hair was that short it wouldn't stay gelled down like that for anything. It would just pop right up.
Originally Posted by Honeycomb
Gosh her hair is really pretty at that length. Much better than it looked during the show.

Mine was opposite - instead of having the little curls I wanted, it laid wavy.

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