Bob with thick 3b Hair? (photos today!!)

hey you guys, i was just wondering if it would be possible to have a bob if you have very thick 3b hair. i was thinking of getting my hair cut short this summer, either chin length or a little longer but i dont want it to poof out and be an afro. So what do you guys think?

these are some pics of my hair:

this one is pretty old v


I was thinking something like these(it doesnt have to be as controlled or short just semi alike):
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*3B/C
*Fia's Hair type: 3A-B /F/iii
*About Shoulder/Chin length
*Natural since 6-26-08

Last edited by Megan15; 03-30-2009 at 09:13 PM.
I think it would be way cute. I say go for it!
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thanks for the comment im really thinking about it
*3B/C
*Fia's Hair type: 3A-B /F/iii
*About Shoulder/Chin length
*Natural since 6-26-08
It'll be so cute on you! Go for it!
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I think a longer one like the ones you posted would work. I think it would look great!

You could always go shorter after you find out how much your hair jumps up.

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Hey! me and you have very similar hair. a couple years ago i cut my hair really short. it wasnt really a bob because the type of hair i have, it doesnt really come thru as a bob, but just really short hair. here's a pic of it curly and straight. I really liked it! I cut off about 12 inches. I'm growing my hair out at the moment so i can cut another 10 inches off!! Do it!!! It would be tramatizing at first, but then you will love it!

para los gustos se hicieron los colores

i has no hair type? (medium, f-iii), normal porosity, LOW elasticity.
CG journey began 2/8/09 - 4-08-09.. and then mod cg 4/14/09 -... 03/02/10- Barely CG but I like CG products
wash with Low Poo or Poo
condition with GVP Conditioning Balm or CJ BC Daily, Loreal Color Vive for Color Treated Hair Thats Normal
Leave ins- Garnier S&S; Marrakesh oil
style with - Ohm SHP; KCCC- BRHG or Boots- KCCC- BRHG; CIAB; CCCC
Protein- GVP Joico K-Pak
Play with ACV
omg burgundy_locks, I love it! I think im going to have to get it cut.
*3B/C
*Fia's Hair type: 3A-B /F/iii
*About Shoulder/Chin length
*Natural since 6-26-08
omg burgundy_locks, I love it! I think im going to have to get it cut.
Originally Posted by Megan15
I will warn you.. i was very tramatized but ONLY AT FIRST! See, i went to the salon with my hair blown out so it was easier to donate, and i explained to the lady that my hair is naturally thick coarse and curly. she was convinced that she could straighten my hair. since she didnt get my roots, my hair was just a big puff ball... mental image: i looked like side show bob from the simpsons! But we got home (me and sorority sisters) and we flat ironed the hell out of it! it looked very chic! but i kinda liked with the little rollers at the bottom better. so for a good 2 hours i was in silence locked in my room . But i loved it and it was for a good cause, and SO MUCH easier to handle. This was the same day after flat ironing- which of course i dont recommend, but at least you know you have options! :
para los gustos se hicieron los colores

i has no hair type? (medium, f-iii), normal porosity, LOW elasticity.
CG journey began 2/8/09 - 4-08-09.. and then mod cg 4/14/09 -... 03/02/10- Barely CG but I like CG products
wash with Low Poo or Poo
condition with GVP Conditioning Balm or CJ BC Daily, Loreal Color Vive for Color Treated Hair Thats Normal
Leave ins- Garnier S&S; Marrakesh oil
style with - Ohm SHP; KCCC- BRHG or Boots- KCCC- BRHG; CIAB; CCCC
Protein- GVP Joico K-Pak
Play with ACV

Last edited by burgundy_locks; 04-07-2009 at 09:00 AM.
it does look really cute straight, but I know theres no way that the stylist is going to try to straighten my hair out!
i think ill probably freak out just because its short, ill get over it though, hair grows back. I never had short hair and cant wait, Im going to try to get my mom to let me get it cut this weekend.
*3B/C
*Fia's Hair type: 3A-B /F/iii
*About Shoulder/Chin length
*Natural since 6-26-08
enjoy it!!!!
para los gustos se hicieron los colores

i has no hair type? (medium, f-iii), normal porosity, LOW elasticity.
CG journey began 2/8/09 - 4-08-09.. and then mod cg 4/14/09 -... 03/02/10- Barely CG but I like CG products
wash with Low Poo or Poo
condition with GVP Conditioning Balm or CJ BC Daily, Loreal Color Vive for Color Treated Hair Thats Normal
Leave ins- Garnier S&S; Marrakesh oil
style with - Ohm SHP; KCCC- BRHG or Boots- KCCC- BRHG; CIAB; CCCC
Protein- GVP Joico K-Pak
Play with ACV
I'm so glad you posted! I have similar hair & I'm considering doing the same thing. I'll probably have it a touch longer though-I have a 4 month old so I want to be able to tie it back
You have beautiful hair go for it! My hair is not as curly as yours i may be more of a 2c but i just recently cut my hair to my chin. Its actually a little shorter in the back and longer to the chin in the front. I was so shocked at first cause i have always had hair below my shoulders but i love it now! I can onl describe it as looking like how Sarah Jessica Parker looked when she had really short hair just not as poofy. My hair is still somewhat curly but more way and its soo much easier to take care of. Plus i love the feeling of not having hair hang on the back of my neck its refreshing

And if you don't like it remember it is ONLY hair and it can grow back. Good luck!
thanks you guys for all the comments and support. My mom is letting me go for it and i think im going to get done saturday at either the haircuttery or this salon called Salon F/X Too. I cant wait!
*3B/C
*Fia's Hair type: 3A-B /F/iii
*About Shoulder/Chin length
*Natural since 6-26-08
So this sat. I went to the JCpenny salon in matteson and got my hair cut. I freakin love it!!! its so managable and it only takes a few min to detangle and style.

I have to upload my pics tommorow because they wont upload anywhere
*3B/C
*Fia's Hair type: 3A-B /F/iii
*About Shoulder/Chin length
*Natural since 6-26-08

Last edited by Megan15; 03-29-2009 at 08:01 PM.
So glad you like your haircut! Now - where are those pics?!!
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I'm so glad you love it! I have my appointment today! Can't wait to see pics!
ta da!

*3B/C
*Fia's Hair type: 3A-B /F/iii
*About Shoulder/Chin length
*Natural since 6-26-08
these were from when i first got it cut and styled by the stylist with mousse, and i like it this way. i think im going to try some mousse now!
*3B/C
*Fia's Hair type: 3A-B /F/iii
*About Shoulder/Chin length
*Natural since 6-26-08
this is one styled with my gel, let dry, and slept on so it wasnt crunchy


and the right side of my hair is so hard to get to clump and curl, and its not the side i sleep on! anyony know how to fix that?
*3B/C
*Fia's Hair type: 3A-B /F/iii
*About Shoulder/Chin length
*Natural since 6-26-08
Oooh! It looks great!
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