My naked hair- woman with a flattop

I bc:ed a month or so ago and although the length is a tad short I truely am loving my not being relaxed.

BUT besides having a mullet, I am a flattop.
I have curls on the bottom half and nothingness on top.

Does anyone have the same problem and what can I do to adjust this.

My hair straightens so easy that my twistouts and braidouts do nothing but make it flatter.

Pic1

Curly on the bottom, undefined nothing on top

Pic2

Close up of top area

Pic3

Mullet galore

Pic4

Full mullet frontal


Anyone?

Last edited by ninadef; 04-13-2010 at 10:22 AM.
Congratulations on chopping!!

I guess your hair is currently long enough to hang, but because it's in layers you have the famous mullet shape. Welcome to "in between length purgatory"! lol In a year you will probably be out of it, but for now, just baby your hair as much as possible. If you want more volume up top, use less product.

I think it looks great!

P.S. Check out my mullet from last year:
http://suprnatural.files.wordpress.c...6/img_0155.jpg
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Last edited by BekkaPoo; 04-13-2010 at 10:51 AM.
Congratulations on chopping!!

I guess your hair is currently long enough to hang, but because it's in layers you have the famous mullet shape. Welcome to "in between length purgatory"! lol In a year you will probably be out of it, but for now, just baby your hair as much as possible. If you want more volume up top, use less product.

I think it looks great!

P.S. Check out my mullet from last year:
http://suprnatural.files.wordpress.c...6/img_0155.jpg
Originally Posted by BekkaPoo
Thank you!
I guess I was hoping for curls on top to magiclly appear when I chopped though. I still haven't really given up hope that it'll get culrier... some day...

I have nothing in my hair in these pictures.
True, it does look less compact with no product, KCCC didn't help my issue.

Your mullet was wayyy prettier than mine.
My 3z kinda ruins it...
Congratulations on chopping!!

I guess your hair is currently long enough to hang, but because it's in layers you have the famous mullet shape. Welcome to "in between length purgatory"! lol In a year you will probably be out of it, but for now, just baby your hair as much as possible. If you want more volume up top, use less product.

I think it looks great!

P.S. Check out my mullet from last year:
http://suprnatural.files.wordpress.c...6/img_0155.jpg
Originally Posted by BekkaPoo
Thank you!
I guess I was hoping for curls on top to magiclly appear when I chopped though. I still haven't really given up hope that it'll get culrier... some day...

I have nothing in my hair in these pictures.
True, it does look less compact with no product, KCCC didn't help my issue.

Your mullet was wayyy prettier than mine.
My 3z kinda ruins it...
Originally Posted by ninadef
Ach schmarn!!

Your hair is beautiful .. but thank you for the compliment.

I know you're in Sweden, so do you have trouble finding good hair products? I would think you have better access to herbs though. I recently discovered a Russian-owned pharmacy that has nettles, burdock, and lots of other herbs that are good for hair teas.
"The challenge is to be yourself in a world that is trying to make you like everybody else."
"...rationality is not necessary to sell things.."
My staples: Mane n Tail (cowash), Garnier Fructis Sleek n Shine (leave in condish), Grapeseed oil or shea butter (sealing), Organic Root Stimulator Elasticitea (leave-in condish & light hold)
P.S. When you said "flat top" I was thinking something more like Grace Jones' hair. (I love her though!)
"The challenge is to be yourself in a world that is trying to make you like everybody else."
"...rationality is not necessary to sell things.."
My staples: Mane n Tail (cowash), Garnier Fructis Sleek n Shine (leave in condish), Grapeseed oil or shea butter (sealing), Organic Root Stimulator Elasticitea (leave-in condish & light hold)
I wouldn't call it a mullet, lol. With mullets there's a drastic difference between the shorter and longer hair. A different cut should alleviate the flat top, but if you're trying to grow your hair, I agree, it's just at an in-between stage. Which is never fun. Maybe someone else has another suggestion, but the only thing I can think of would be to clip back the sides.
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Ach schmarn!!

Your hair is beautiful .. but thank you for the compliment.

I know you're in Sweden, so do you have trouble finding good hair products? I would think you have better access to herbs though. I recently discovered a Russian-owned pharmacy that has nettles, burdock, and lots of other herbs that are good for hair teas.
Originally Posted by BekkaPoo
Actually I'm importing myself so I've tried most products ever made.

So far I have found my favorite shampoo (Mozeke), a few good conditioners (AO and Mozeke) and a good leave in (Mozeke).

Of course nothing will get me the coveted curls but I do try.

Ohh, forgot about the 80's flattop.... yeah, THAT would be worse ... Only Grace can rock it (oh and Gumby... and Kid n Play...)

I wouldn't call it a mullet, lol. With mullets there's a drastic difference between the shorter and longer hair. A different cut should alleviate the flat top, but if you're trying to grow your hair, I agree, it's just at an in-between stage. Which is never fun. Maybe someone else has another suggestion, but the only thing I can think of would be to clip back the sides.
Originally Posted by Gemini13
Unfortunately being in Sweden there is NOONE who can cut my hair type.

NOONE.

So I think I'll wait until I can get over to NYC... or at least the UK (woe is me).

I'm hoping that the summer sun is going to give me a HUGE growth spurt!

Thanks for your answers!
Do you think you'd be willing to try to cut your own hair? I recently trimmed my hair and that was actually pretty easy and came out okay looking.
"The challenge is to be yourself in a world that is trying to make you like everybody else."
"...rationality is not necessary to sell things.."
My staples: Mane n Tail (cowash), Garnier Fructis Sleek n Shine (leave in condish), Grapeseed oil or shea butter (sealing), Organic Root Stimulator Elasticitea (leave-in condish & light hold)
Do you think you'd be willing to try to cut your own hair? I recently trimmed my hair and that was actually pretty easy and came out okay looking.
Originally Posted by BekkaPoo
I have, when it was longer but now, I'm scared to mess up the few inches I have.

On another note I am LOVING my naked hair.
It's so soft.... granted it looks stupid right now but somehow it always does anyhoo. My family keeps giving me a side-eye when they think I'm not looking...
Do you think you'd be willing to try to cut your own hair? I recently trimmed my hair and that was actually pretty easy and came out okay looking.
Originally Posted by BekkaPoo
I have, when it was longer but now, I'm scared to mess up the few inches I have.

On another note I am LOVING my naked hair.
It's so soft.... granted it looks stupid right now but somehow it always does anyhoo. My family keeps giving me a side-eye when they think I'm not looking...
Originally Posted by ninadef
Hehe.. I hear you on not wanting to mess up. Well, you could straighten your hair once just to trim it. I normally wouldn't suggest that, but in this case it seems like that would make the trimming go better only because you can work with more apparent length.

As for your family.. they will come around. Heck, that's who you got the hair from anyways..lol (assuming you mean your parents.)
"The challenge is to be yourself in a world that is trying to make you like everybody else."
"...rationality is not necessary to sell things.."
My staples: Mane n Tail (cowash), Garnier Fructis Sleek n Shine (leave in condish), Grapeseed oil or shea butter (sealing), Organic Root Stimulator Elasticitea (leave-in condish & light hold)
Hehe.. I hear you on not wanting to mess up. Well, you could straighten your hair once just to trim it. I normally wouldn't suggest that, but in this case it seems like that would make the trimming go better only because you can work with more apparent length.

As for your family.. they will come around. Heck, that's who you got the hair from anyways..lol (assuming you mean your parents.)
Originally Posted by BekkaPoo
Nope, my family = (I'm 44) husband and 1 of my sons, yeah, I see y'all! I've been stroking, pulling, twirling my curls all day so I am now, at 11 p.m., a huge halo of fuzz, it'll be interesting what my bedhead is going to look like!

I do straighten now and then, that's what got me through my transition but when I do it now I miss my curls, or at least the bottom half of my head.
I do straighten now and then, that's what got me through my transition but when I do it now I miss my curls, or at least the bottom half of my head.
Originally Posted by ninadef
I only straightened twice last year, and the second time was for a trim. I promptly wet my hair after the trim so that I'd be curly again. I don't like how I look with straight hair.. it ages me 10 years. For me straight hair = .

My flat iron is going to look like new forever if I only use it once or twice a year. lol
"The challenge is to be yourself in a world that is trying to make you like everybody else."
"...rationality is not necessary to sell things.."
My staples: Mane n Tail (cowash), Garnier Fructis Sleek n Shine (leave in condish), Grapeseed oil or shea butter (sealing), Organic Root Stimulator Elasticitea (leave-in condish & light hold)

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