#1: Please help me decide whether to keep growing out or cut it
I am an occassional poster... I almost qualify for over forty so I popped in here...
I have been growing out for a couple of years now, and I suddenly find I don't like the way my hair is looking. It is 3A (I guess) and now that it is past shoulder length, I find it getting straggely (sp?) and thin. Perhaps it is because I don't have many layers now (which is unusual for me). Also, I don't have bangs which I don't like...
Anyway, I am being daring and posting a series of pics of me with hair of varying lengths. I think I look best with it shoulder length. Could I have your opinions (don't hold back... I can take it)...
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Getting a haircut is such a tough decision!
Your picture with the striped shirt is also my favorite. I also love your short haircut. I'm not much help, am I?
For myself, I think I look best with chin to shoulder length hair. That's where it is right now, while I grow out my grey hair. After that I'll probably let it grow long again. It's just so much easier to deal with when it's long (bad hair day? just put it in a pony!).
Good luck deciding.
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Found NC in 2004. CG since 2-05, going grey since 9-05. 3B with some 3A.
Hair texture-medium/fine, porosity-normal except for the ends which are porous, elasticity-normal.
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Thanks for the replies so far everyone.... I agree that my hair looks best in the photo with the striped shirt (though I do notice my face seems a lot "fuller" looking with my hair like that....but so what....) It seems then that my hair looks best with layers (sort of ironic considering how long it has taken me to grow them out!).....
3A with a bit of 3B here and there, shoulder length, dark brown
I'm the different one .. the pic I was drawn to was the bob/w bangs .. the one to the right of the striped shirt one.
I can relate to how your hair is doing right now. I'm trying to let mine grow and it's just past my shoulders (a little longer in the very back) and to me it looks thin and wispy. I also look better with bangs, so I'm going to have to decide whether to keep them short and continue using a curling iron on them or try to let them grow and get a side part thing going.
Anyway .. my vote is for the top third one !
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It looks to me as if your hair still has a lot of layers. Sometimes that means that the bottom layer doesn't have much hair in it and looks wispy. You might want to keep the length even and grow out the layers a bit.