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

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Does anyone else have an issue as their bob grows that it takes on a "U" shape -- sort of longer in the back, but the front and sides appear shorter? I go for trims/shaping every 8 weeks, but I seem to lose the bob shape at about 4 weeks. I'm trying to have my hair grow longer, so I don't want to get trims every 4 weeks.
Originally Posted by Spiralli
OMG mine does, too! I thought I was nuts for thinking that.

2c/3a, fine, low porosity.

Poo: Garnier Fructis Pure Clean (yes, it has A Sulfate!!, but I have Teflon hair)
Co-wash (when I feel so inclined, which isn't often!): VO5 Kiwi Lime Clarifying Conditioner
Conditioner/LI:
same for both -- whatever I have in the shower at the time (I experiment a lot)
Style: EcoStyler Olive Oil <3
Dry: Diffuse or air dry, or both...depends on my mood

I feel so much better knowing that I am not alone in this predicament! I wish I was skilled enough to blunt my bob myself in-between, but I don't want to screw it up or make it uneven.
Location: Texas
Type: 3b/3c (i), below shoulder length.
CO wash: A-O GPB LYY, Salon Care Honey Almond, Devacurl OC, Acure Argan Stem Cell+Argan Oil, Mill Creek Botanicals Keratin Repair
Leave-ins: BWC, KCKT, cno overnight
Styling: BRHG, MGA Sculpting Gel, A-O Mandarin Magic Gel, LOTD AVG, LALSG
DT: Kiehl's Olive Fruit Oil Deeply Repairative Hair Pak, Curl Junkie Deep Fix, Briogeo Don't Despair Repair!
So, one of my coworkers who has straight hair saw my curly bob and decided to go get hers cut into an inverted bob too! Yay for curly bobs being so inspirational!
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3B, fine, normal porosity, high density, medium width and length
Conditioner: Tresemme Naturals, Trader Joe's Tea Tree Tingle
Co-Wash: As I Am Coconut Co-Wash
Leave in Products: As I Am Leave-In, SM Smoothie/Milk, KCKT, Giovanni Direct Leave-In
Air Dry

Looking for new products and methods to try!



I got my inverted bob in 2009 and it is definitely the best haircut I've ever had. It's the only time in my life that my hair has ever had a style! It is so versatile, too. I started longer, then got it shorter, then decided to let it grow for a while when I was pregnant, and it looked good at all different lengths. Right now I have the back pretty short, and the front pieces are longer, and I love it. The girl who cuts it (Deva trained) is fantastic! My hair is 3A, and actually gets curlier as it gets longer. I like the looser curls I have right now with it shorter, because it gives me a different look, and I know when I want them tighter again, I can just grow it out a little!
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3A, a mix of boticelli, corkicelli, and a few s-waves, baby fine, naturally porous, medium/high density

Pre-poo: coconut oil
Co-wash: TJ's Tea Tree Tingle, Sauve Naturals, VO5, As I Am coconut co-wash
Conditioner: TJ's Nourish, Tresseme Naturals, Sauve Naturals coconut, SM Coconut & Hibiscus
LI: KCKT
Styling: DevaCurl Light Defining Gel, HETT Mousse (HG's!)
EcoStyler Krystal (new HG!!!), BRHG
coconut oil or jojoba oil to SOTC
Color treated with demi-permanent color to cover first grays
I never knew such thread exisst! Pre-CG, I usually had bob or lob, somewhat blunt with some disguised layers my stylist back home cleverly put into. But after going CG, I feel my top looks too flat with a lob. Plus, the heat of the summer got into me and I can't stand hair sticking at the back of my neck, so I mostly put it in a high bun.

There's no Deva-trained stylist here, but the girl who cut my hair also happens to rock her 3b curls. So I discussed my haircut with her and although she cut my hair wet, the result was so nice and I've been getting compliments.

This is how it looks. I just got back from the salon and I agreed for her to try a L'Oreal Serie Expert Curl Cream on my hair. The result wasn't as good as with my Suave mousse and FSG, though. She blow-dried the front to show me how to dress up my cut for more formal functions. The front still looks good even without blow-drying now. I probably just need to low-poo more often, because co-washing more than 2 times in a row lacking me some volume.

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2C canopy & 2A/B underlayer
coarse | low-normal porosity | normal elasticity | low density
(by GoosefootPrints)

Clarify: North American Hemp Co. Moisturizing Shampoo, Citric acid rinse
CO/RO/LI: Suave Naturals Tropical Coconut, The Body Shop Banana Conditioner
Styler: Okra Gel, Garnier Fructis Endurance 24H Gel
Treatment: Holland & Barrett Wonder Oil + Coconut oil

Last edited by frckls; 09-04-2014 at 07:52 AM.
i love it!
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3a, some 2c & 3b, medium texture, porosity normal, low elasticity
washing/cowashing, conditioning, protein tx: curl junkie products
leave in:cj conditioners and treatments as leave in
styling: cj pattern pusha, cj honey butta leave in, cj cccc, cj ciab, lalsg. cj aloe fix gel is my high dews/summer HG!!
sealants - spiral solutions emollience butter, jane carter nourish & shine
I love it too! It looks great!


3B, fine, normal porosity, high density, medium width and length
Conditioner: Tresemme Naturals, Trader Joe's Tea Tree Tingle
Co-Wash: As I Am Coconut Co-Wash
Leave in Products: As I Am Leave-In, SM Smoothie/Milk, KCKT, Giovanni Direct Leave-In
Air Dry

Looking for new products and methods to try!



Thanks rbb and DaniGirl88!
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2C canopy & 2A/B underlayer
coarse | low-normal porosity | normal elasticity | low density
(by GoosefootPrints)

Clarify: North American Hemp Co. Moisturizing Shampoo, Citric acid rinse
CO/RO/LI: Suave Naturals Tropical Coconut, The Body Shop Banana Conditioner
Styler: Okra Gel, Garnier Fructis Endurance 24H Gel
Treatment: Holland & Barrett Wonder Oil + Coconut oil
So cute, frckls!
CG since 11/2011
2c /3a F /Mii, low porosity

Autumn Products /Routine:
Clarifying: ACV rinses, Suave Professional Men Deep Clean Peppermint
Low Poo: Renpure Luxurious Argan Oil
Co-washes: VO5 Kiwi Lime Squeeze or Strawberries & Cream
RO: VO5 KLS or S&C, Cure Care
LI (if needed): VO5 S&C, VO5 KLS, Cure Care
Stylers: FSG, L'Oreal Studio Clean gel, Tresemme Flawless Curls Bouncy Curls gel
PT: IAGirl's as needed

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