Thinking about a big-ish chop...

Like Tree1Likes
  • 1 Post By rbb

Hi ladies,

Iím mostly an occasional lurker as I usually have my hair routine fairly sorted out (mod-cg-ing since 2007, but taking a very low maintenance approach with usually hardly any styling products at all).

My hair is currently just below shoulder length, 2c/3a texture with layers starting at chin-length (when freshly cut) - depending on the prevailing wind and humidity, I can manage 2nd day hair with a squish of water with a bit of conditioner in it. So far so good.

Thing is - Iím a bit bored. My hair being my hair Iíve had it in variations of this length/cut for the past 15 years.
The shortest it has been was an ill-advised radical cut just after I started CG (which at least got rid of my shot ends!) - and at that point that was too short for my hair to have any curl whatsoever.
The longest was about 3 years ago, when I has teased it own to bra-strap length - which was nice, but a lot of hard work and ultimately, I think my hair is too fine to work at that length. The end of my ponytail was just wispy and pathetic.

Also, Iím recently a bit less than impressed with my usual hairdresser - long story, essentially a screwed up up-do and poor service and taking into consideration that I had been using this salon for about 8 years I was a bit cheesed off. Anyhow - I think Iíd be in the business for a new hairdresser into the bargain.

So, after this lengthy spiel my two questions:

1) Whatís the opinion on chin-or slightly longer- length curly bobs for 2c/3a hair?

2) Does anyone know of reputable hairdressers in Glasgow? I realise this is taking a bit of apunt - I've had a look about on google and the british curly forum, but all the answers I could find are a few years old...

Curling it in Scotland the modCG way since September 2008.
Long suffering wavy - 2a/b.

  • Naked Rescue or Care
  • Original Source (any variety)
  • Naked Care and Naked Rescue DT
  • ASDA Essential Care Mango&Passionfruit or Coconut&Tiare
  • Boots Essentials Curl Creme
  • Boots Essentials Strong Hold Gel (purple)
i love the bob for 2c/3a hair! i think it would look great.
i would bring photos to whatever stylist you go to, really be clear on what you want. and make sure they are long layers, not short on top!!
ural0000 likes this.
[FONT="Arial Narrow"]
3a, some 2c & 3b, medium texture, porosity normal, low elasticity
washing/cowashing, conditioning, protein tx: [I] curl junkie products
leave in:cj conditioners and treatments as leave in
styling: cj aloe fix gel, cj pattern pusha, cj honey butta leave in, cj cccc, cj ciab.
sealants - jane carter nourish & shine
Join Date: Apr 2014
Posts: 1,073
I'm in the U.S. so all I can comment is about the bob. I've had different lengths of it through the years, one is showing in my avatar, so yeah, I like them, but for the very reason that I'd had them so many times when I went for a haircut last week and ended up with a short bob I was disappointed and 2 days later took matters into my own hands and shortened it maybe more than 2" more, probably a little too short but at least different than what I've had for the past 2+ years.
Doesn't anyone notice that after trimming horizontal their ends curl tighter? I trimmed a very small section and the.moment I clipped the scissors the end went curly on spot.... I am now tempted to do my whole head.

[Properties for mobile users]
M+C/ii, high porosity, medium elasticity, growing out color and heat damage.
2C/3A Botticelli/Corkicelli.Growing out color/heat damage
M/C, Low/Medium/High Por, Normal Elast. Medium Density
LP: INSIGHT DAMAGED HAIR Restructurizing Shampoo
CO: Generic protein conditioner, Hair Academy Deep Cleansing CO
DET/RO/LI: GNC Avocado And Shea Butter Conditioner +/mask,
Styler: Schwarzkopf Taft Fixing GelWellaflex Instant Volume Boost Mousse

Goal: WL when curly
CG since Feb 2014

Trending Topics

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:23 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2011