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My naked hair- woman with a flattop

I bc:ed a month or so ago and although the length is a tad short I truely am loving my not being relaxed.

BUT besides having a mullet, I am a flattop.
I have curls on the bottom half and nothingness on top.

Does anyone have the same problem and what can I do to adjust this.

My hair straightens so easy that my twistouts and braidouts do nothing but make it flatter.

Pic1
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Curly on the bottom, undefined nothing on top

Pic2
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Close up of top area

Pic3
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Mullet galore

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Full mullet frontal


Anyone?

Comments

  • BekkaPooBekkaPoo Posts: 3,861Registered Users
    Congratulations on chopping!! :headbang:

    I guess your hair is currently long enough to hang, but because it's in layers you have the famous mullet shape. Welcome to "in between length purgatory"! lol In a year you will probably be out of it, but for now, just baby your hair as much as possible. If you want more volume up top, use less product.

    I think it looks great!

    P.S. Check out my mullet from last year:
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    "The challenge is to be yourself in a world that is trying to make you like everybody else."
    "...rationality is not necessary to sell things.."
    My staples: Mane n Tail (cowash), Garnier Fructis Sleek n Shine (leave in condish), Grapeseed oil or shea butter (sealing), Organic Root Stimulator Elasticitea (leave-in condish & light hold)
  • ninadefninadef Posts: 243Registered Users
    BekkaPoo wrote: »
    Congratulations on chopping!! :headbang:

    I guess your hair is currently long enough to hang, but because it's in layers you have the famous mullet shape. Welcome to "in between length purgatory"! lol In a year you will probably be out of it, but for now, just baby your hair as much as possible. If you want more volume up top, use less product.

    I think it looks great!

    P.S. Check out my mullet from last year:
    /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fsuprnatural.files.wordpress.com%2F2009%2F06%2Fimg_0155.jpg" class="Popup

    Thank you!
    I guess I was hoping for curls on top to magiclly appear when I chopped though. I still haven't really given up hope that it'll get culrier... some day...

    I have nothing in my hair in these pictures.
    True, it does look less compact with no product, [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Kinky-Curly-Curling-Custard-p-778.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=kinkycurly-curling-custard]KCCC[/buylink] didn't help my issue.

    Your mullet was wayyy prettier than mine.
    My 3z kinda ruins it...
  • BekkaPooBekkaPoo Posts: 3,861Registered Users
    ninadef wrote: »
    BekkaPoo wrote: »
    Congratulations on chopping!! :headbang:

    I guess your hair is currently long enough to hang, but because it's in layers you have the famous mullet shape. Welcome to "in between length purgatory"! lol In a year you will probably be out of it, but for now, just baby your hair as much as possible. If you want more volume up top, use less product.

    I think it looks great!

    P.S. Check out my mullet from last year:
    /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fsuprnatural.files.wordpress.com%2F2009%2F06%2Fimg_0155.jpg" class="Popup

    Thank you!
    I guess I was hoping for curls on top to magiclly appear when I chopped though. I still haven't really given up hope that it'll get culrier... some day...

    I have nothing in my hair in these pictures.
    True, it does look less compact with no product, [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Kinky-Curly-Curling-Custard-p-778.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=kinkycurly-curling-custard]KCCC[/buylink] didn't help my issue.

    Your mullet was wayyy prettier than mine.
    My 3z kinda ruins it...

    Ach schmarn!!

    Your hair is beautiful :notworthy:.. but thank you for the compliment.

    I know you're in Sweden, so do you have trouble finding good hair products? I would think you have better access to herbs though. I recently discovered a Russian-owned pharmacy that has nettles, burdock, and lots of other herbs that are good for hair teas.
    "The challenge is to be yourself in a world that is trying to make you like everybody else."
    "...rationality is not necessary to sell things.."
    My staples: Mane n Tail (cowash), Garnier Fructis Sleek n Shine (leave in condish), Grapeseed oil or shea butter (sealing), Organic Root Stimulator Elasticitea (leave-in condish & light hold)
  • BekkaPooBekkaPoo Posts: 3,861Registered Users
    P.S. When you said "flat top" I was thinking something more like Grace Jones' hair. (I love her though!)
    "The challenge is to be yourself in a world that is trying to make you like everybody else."
    "...rationality is not necessary to sell things.."
    My staples: Mane n Tail (cowash), Garnier Fructis Sleek n Shine (leave in condish), Grapeseed oil or shea butter (sealing), Organic Root Stimulator Elasticitea (leave-in condish & light hold)
  • Gemini13Gemini13 Posts: 5,000Registered Users
    I wouldn't call it a mullet, lol. :) With mullets there's a drastic difference between the shorter and longer hair. A different cut should alleviate the flat top, but if you're trying to grow your hair, I agree, it's just at an in-between stage. Which is never fun. Maybe someone else has another suggestion, but the only thing I can think of would be to clip back the sides.
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  • ninadefninadef Posts: 243Registered Users
    BekkaPoo wrote: »
    Ach schmarn!!

    Your hair is beautiful :notworthy:.. but thank you for the compliment.

    I know you're in Sweden, so do you have trouble finding good hair products? I would think you have better access to herbs though. I recently discovered a Russian-owned pharmacy that has nettles, burdock, and lots of other herbs that are good for hair teas.

    Actually I'm importing myself so I've tried most products ever made:confused3:.

    So far I have found my favorite shampoo (Mozeke), a few good conditioners (AO and Mozeke) and a good leave in (Mozeke).

    Of course nothing will get me the coveted curls but I do try.

    Ohh, forgot about the 80's flattop.... yeah, THAT would be worse ... Only Grace can rock it (oh and Gumby... and Kid n Play...)
    Gemini13 wrote: »
    I wouldn't call it a mullet, lol. :) With mullets there's a drastic difference between the shorter and longer hair. A different cut should alleviate the flat top, but if you're trying to grow your hair, I agree, it's just at an in-between stage. Which is never fun. Maybe someone else has another suggestion, but the only thing I can think of would be to clip back the sides.

    Unfortunately being in Sweden there is NOONE who can cut my hair type.

    NOONE.

    So I think I'll wait until I can get over to NYC... or at least the UK (woe is me).

    I'm hoping that the summer sun is going to give me a HUGE growth spurt!

    Thanks for your answers!
  • BekkaPooBekkaPoo Posts: 3,861Registered Users
    Do you think you'd be willing to try to cut your own hair? I recently trimmed my hair and that was actually pretty easy and came out okay looking.
    "The challenge is to be yourself in a world that is trying to make you like everybody else."
    "...rationality is not necessary to sell things.."
    My staples: Mane n Tail (cowash), Garnier Fructis Sleek n Shine (leave in condish), Grapeseed oil or shea butter (sealing), Organic Root Stimulator Elasticitea (leave-in condish & light hold)
  • ninadefninadef Posts: 243Registered Users
    BekkaPoo wrote: »
    Do you think you'd be willing to try to cut your own hair? I recently trimmed my hair and that was actually pretty easy and came out okay looking.

    I have, when it was longer but now, I'm scared to mess up the few inches I have.

    On another note I am LOVING my naked hair.
    It's so soft.... granted it looks stupid right now but somehow it always does anyhoo. My family keeps giving me a side-eye when they think I'm not looking...
  • BekkaPooBekkaPoo Posts: 3,861Registered Users
    ninadef wrote: »
    BekkaPoo wrote: »
    Do you think you'd be willing to try to cut your own hair? I recently trimmed my hair and that was actually pretty easy and came out okay looking.

    I have, when it was longer but now, I'm scared to mess up the few inches I have.

    On another note I am LOVING my naked hair.
    It's so soft.... granted it looks stupid right now but somehow it always does anyhoo. My family keeps giving me a side-eye when they think I'm not looking...

    Hehe.. I hear you on not wanting to mess up. Well, you could straighten your hair once just to trim it. I normally wouldn't suggest that, but in this case it seems like that would make the trimming go better only because you can work with more apparent length.

    As for your family.. they will come around. Heck, that's who you got the hair from anyways..lol :laughing5: (assuming you mean your parents.)
    "The challenge is to be yourself in a world that is trying to make you like everybody else."
    "...rationality is not necessary to sell things.."
    My staples: Mane n Tail (cowash), Garnier Fructis Sleek n Shine (leave in condish), Grapeseed oil or shea butter (sealing), Organic Root Stimulator Elasticitea (leave-in condish & light hold)
  • ninadefninadef Posts: 243Registered Users
    :glasses7:
    BekkaPoo wrote: »
    Hehe.. I hear you on not wanting to mess up. Well, you could straighten your hair once just to trim it. I normally wouldn't suggest that, but in this case it seems like that would make the trimming go better only because you can work with more apparent length.

    As for your family.. they will come around. Heck, that's who you got the hair from anyways..lol :laughing5: (assuming you mean your parents.)

    Nope, my family = (I'm 44) husband and 1 of my sons, yeah, I see y'all! I've been stroking, pulling, twirling my curls all day so I am now, at 11 p.m., a huge halo of fuzz:glasses7:, it'll be interesting what my bedhead is going to look like!

    I do straighten now and then, that's what got me through my transition but when I do it now I miss my curls, or at least the bottom half of my head.
  • BekkaPooBekkaPoo Posts: 3,861Registered Users
    ninadef wrote: »
    I do straighten now and then, that's what got me through my transition but when I do it now I miss my curls, or at least the bottom half of my head.

    I only straightened twice last year, and the second time was for a trim. I promptly wet my hair after the trim so that I'd be curly again. I don't like how I look with straight hair.. it ages me 10 years. For me straight hair = :blah5:.

    My flat iron is going to look like new forever if I only use it once or twice a year. lol
    "The challenge is to be yourself in a world that is trying to make you like everybody else."
    "...rationality is not necessary to sell things.."
    My staples: Mane n Tail (cowash), Garnier Fructis Sleek n Shine (leave in condish), Grapeseed oil or shea butter (sealing), Organic Root Stimulator Elasticitea (leave-in condish & light hold)