Curly Bobs Unite! What's to like about it.

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I got my curly bob over a week ago, went from shoulder blade length to a couple inches past chin. I absolutely LOVE it! I was terrified I'd lose curl, but this cut has actually enhanced my curl beyond belief.

I do think I need to stop plopping, however, I have a dumb question. When you don't plop, do you have some special way of getting your shirt over your head that won't smash your wet curls and mess everything up? This is why I am having a hard time giving up plopping. I know it is not good for this cut, but I like being able to pull any kind of shirt on, even a turtleneck, and the plop protects everything. Is there some simple, fool-proof thing I am not thinking of??
Originally Posted by jlpmom23
As soon as I get out of the shower and get back to my room (I'm in a dorm so I have a walk) I just put on my shirt (normally a t-shirt since I style at night). Then I go to finger combing, applying products, scrunching, and letting it dry. So for me, with styling at night, the solution is to just put on the shirt before I get the curls going. Obviously, if you style in the morning, this might not be ideal because your blouse would get wet. But maybe if you took a smaller dry towel and wrapped it around your shoulders like a shawl you could avoid most of the drippies
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I got my curly bob over a week ago, went from shoulder blade length to a couple inches past chin. I absolutely LOVE it! I was terrified I'd lose curl, but this cut has actually enhanced my curl beyond belief.

I do think I need to stop plopping, however, I have a dumb question. When you don't plop, do you have some special way of getting your shirt over your head that won't smash your wet curls and mess everything up? This is why I am having a hard time giving up plopping. I know it is not good for this cut, but I like being able to pull any kind of shirt on, even a turtleneck, and the plop protects everything. Is there some simple, fool-proof thing I am not thinking of??
Originally Posted by jlpmom23
I either put on shirt prior to styling or wrap a curlease towel around my head to get it out of the way. I do this after product but before scrunching with my Curls like Us clothe.
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I got my bob about two months ago. Its about an inch past chin length when dry and it is inverted.

Things I like:
-takes way less product
-dries faster
-spunky looking
-its long enough for me to put it back into a low ponytail (its more like a pony-nub actually)
-its different from anything i've had before

Things I don't like:
-my tights curls are nonexistent at this length
-sometimes i feel like i've got triangle-hair
-second day hair is also nonexistent. can't shower at night.
-i can't go anywhere without bobby pins
-wind is my enemy way more than it used to...short curls are way more susceptible to the elements.

Sooo...I'm half and half. I like it, but I'm looking forward to it growing out too.
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This thread is useless without pictures!

Yes, I know there are some pictures, but we need to see ALL the beautiful curly bobs here. Avatars are just too small to see clearly.

I had a shoulder length bob years ago, then again last April after a horrible haircut that had to be fixed. Wait, it's shoulder length now again....


What exactly determines a bob? I know the inverted is shorter in back longer in front. Is a regular bob one that is shorter in front and longer in back, or straight across, as well?

If so, I now have a bob again.

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This thread is useless without pictures!

Yes, I know there are some pictures, but we need to see ALL the beautiful curly bobs here. Avatars are just too small to see clearly.

I had a shoulder length bob years ago, then again last April after a horrible haircut that had to be fixed. Wait, it's shoulder length now again....


What exactly determines a bob? I know the inverted is shorter in back longer in front. Is a regular bob one that is shorter in front and longer in back, or straight across, as well?

If so, I now have a bob again.
Originally Posted by CurliLocks
All my pictures from after my cut are here, just so the link is in the thread

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob_cut

There's a wikipedia for everything! According to that, a bob is "a short haircut in which a weighted area is left to fall between the ears and the chin"

My bob is straight across with a couple long pieces in the front.
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Bob's look really cute, but for one, I don't think they would look good on me, I wouldn't be able to put it up in a pony anymore, and many teenagers like me in high school don't get bobs.. soo... haha. ^_^
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I cut my hair short for the first time about 3 years ago. Before that, i had never had my hair shorter than shoulder length. I looove it short now. While I do miss the styling options of having long hair, i think the shorter hair suits me better.

I tried the inverted bob for a while, but my hair just felt too heavy in the front, especially since I do a side-part. Now I just need a trim...I'm trying to be good and holding that off until April
Originally Posted by TeaTime
Your bob looks gorgeous in your avatar! So shiny..


Anyhoo, I've found that plopping with a bob is a bad idea. Smushed curls galore. So as a tip, personally I find cutting out the plop is a good one.

I've also found that my bob loves a thin headband. I think this would look especially cute with a tighter curl pattern than mine.
Originally Posted by Laura Lee
I should add that TeaTime was nice enough to let me use a big picture of her avatar to take with me on Saturday when I go to see Carlos - that's the inverted bob picture I'm bringing with me! Thanks again, TeaTime!
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What exactly determines a bob? I know the inverted is shorter in back longer in front. Is a regular bob one that is shorter in front and longer in back, or straight across, as well?

If so, I now have a bob again.
Originally Posted by CurliLocks

There's a wikipedia for everything! According to that, a bob is "a short haircut in which a weighted area is left to fall between the ears and the chin"
Originally Posted by Laura Lee
Didn't think to wiki! lol Well, I have layers in the front and throughout. I'll post pics anyway, you can all be the judges.

I think it was more of a bob in January, before it grew a bit and got relayered last week.
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I should add that TeaTime was nice enough to let me use a big picture of her avatar to take with me on Saturday when I go to see Carlos - that's the inverted bob picture I'm bringing with me! Thanks again, TeaTime!
Originally Posted by LisaF1163
That's one I'd like to see larger.

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I should add that TeaTime was nice enough to let me use a big picture of her avatar to take with me on Saturday when I go to see Carlos - that's the inverted bob picture I'm bringing with me! Thanks again, TeaTime!
Originally Posted by LisaF1163
That's one I'd like to see larger.
Originally Posted by CurliLocks
Heh, the pic in my avatar was pretty soon after a hair cut..my hair is not looking nearly so happy right now (grr, I hate the soft water here. I can't wait to get back to GA) But here are the larger ones.

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I got a chin-length bob cut on Saturday. I've been trying to get the layers longer so I decided to get it cut off instead of waiting for my hair to get longer and then do it. Right now, I am absolutely HATING this cut!! I'm hoping my hair is just in shock right now and after a week or 2, I'll get used to it and figure out how to work with it better. I'm having a hard time getting any curl into it at all. My stylist just left tapered layering on the ends so I can wear it either straight or curly. I think it needs a little more layering but I'm going to wait until my next trim and see how I'm liking it in 6 weeks. Right now, I feel like I have a fat head. I'll post pics after I figure out what I'm doing with it!
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I got a chin-length bob cut on Saturday. I've been trying to get the layers longer so I decided to get it cut off instead of waiting for my hair to get longer and then do it. Right now, I am absolutely HATING this cut!! I'm hoping my hair is just in shock right now and after a week or 2, I'll get used to it and figure out how to work with it better. I'm having a hard time getting any curl into it at all. My stylist just left tapered layering on the ends so I can wear it either straight or curly. I think it needs a little more layering but I'm going to wait until my next trim and see how I'm liking it in 6 weeks. Right now, I feel like I have a fat head. I'll post pics after I figure out what I'm doing with it!
Originally Posted by msgiblet
I think the whole hair board is in shock! Not just your hair. It may take a little while for you to adjust. Possible you'll need to change a little of your product and technique. You have beautiful hair--and it will be beautiful in this incarnation, too. Though, I agree with your assessment about having layers without seeing it. My hair has to have them. Remember that the humidity is coming--that will help your hair immensely.
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TeaTime - love the cut! Thanks for posting it.

msgiblet - sorry to hear it's not going well yet, give it time and see what it does.

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I got a chin-length bob cut on Saturday. I've been trying to get the layers longer so I decided to get it cut off instead of waiting for my hair to get longer and then do it. Right now, I am absolutely HATING this cut!! I'm hoping my hair is just in shock right now and after a week or 2, I'll get used to it and figure out how to work with it better. I'm having a hard time getting any curl into it at all. My stylist just left tapered layering on the ends so I can wear it either straight or curly. I think it needs a little more layering but I'm going to wait until my next trim and see how I'm liking it in 6 weeks. Right now, I feel like I have a fat head. I'll post pics after I figure out what I'm doing with it!
Originally Posted by msgiblet
Oh no! I'm sorry you aren't liking it I hope it settles down!
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Me, too, MsG. I can commiserate - it's taken about 10 days, but mine's finally curling up better. It sounds like mine may be more layered than yours, though. I still don't particularly like it, just putting with it until it grows out at least a couple of inches so I can do a little more with it.

Good luck! It definitely seems to go thru a shock period, or at least mine always has.
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I hear you about the layers, msgiblet - my hair just looks like one big wedged out mushroom without them. If the layers are too short, I look older. If they're too long, they lose the curl. And you can see my hair get less curly once it gets longer than chin-level. But I can't not have layers at all, so it's dicey. I've heard so many great things about Carlos, so I'm not worried - I have TeaTime's pic, plus a couple of other curly bob pictures to show him what I do want. And I have my work ID card from two years ago to show him what I don't want! (It was curly, yes, but it was much too short - I looked like I was 54!)
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Last edited by LisaF1163; 03-10-2009 at 01:51 PM.
Bump!

I got my curly bob from Carlos on Saturday, and it ROCKS! TeaTime, I brought your picture, and he did it in a very similar manner to yours. Some of my layers weren't long enough, so it's not exact, but I'm thrilled. I totally forgot how much I love having a curly bob again, it's so easy and cute!
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Bobs are cute, bouncy, and really easy to style.

for bobs (on other people).
Bump!

I got my curly bob from Carlos on Saturday, and it ROCKS! TeaTime, I brought your picture, and he did it in a very similar manner to yours. Some of my layers weren't long enough, so it's not exact, but I'm thrilled. I totally forgot how much I love having a curly bob again, it's so easy and cute!
Originally Posted by LisaF1163
Yay! I'm glad it worked out! We need to see pictures now!
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I promised pics of my bob on another thread, and never got around to it! I went from almost BSL to this length about 3 weeks ago and I do love it, especially for spring. I'm frustrated that 2nd day hair has been mostly impossible to this point, but I'm still working at finding a combo that's good for me.

This is a crappy cell phone picture from yesterday - an awesome hair day. Used the new hot method in the "Oh the clumps!" thread.

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