Cutting 2C hair short?

alexyayalexyay Registered Users Posts: 1
I'm totally new to this as I've never really paid much attention to my hair but I've been really interested in cutting my hair short. I don't actually have many photos with my hair on display but (below) are a couple. I really want to cut it like this or like this but I'm worried about it growing back. My hair is quite flat on the top but do you guys think it'll grow back (if I decide to grow it again) odd? My mother has totally curly hair which sticks out at all ends and I'm sort of worried that mine won't grow back straight down like it has now. I'm quite a "boyish" girl and I'm into suits and menswear, which I wear quite often so short hair is something that I find really appealing.

(Excuse my sister, I'm the one on the left - this was my trying to show a "dress" I bought which is the top I'm wearing - I'm 5"11 so I don't get dresses that fit me very often)



Sometimes it's quite frizzy on the top but I don't do anything to it so that probably doesn't help. I love my long hair but after dying it red soon (just to see what it'll look like while it's long) I'd really like a change.


  • Joce12Joce12 Registered Users Posts: 35
    Speaking from personal experience, you have to be extremely careful when cutting hair really short, especially wavy or curly. I went from almost waist length hair to a pixie/crop, and hated it. Not that I hate short hair. I LOVE short hair especially messy pixie cuts, but my face was too long, my hair shrank too much because of my wave/curl(though it was too short to look wavy it shrank almost an inch), and she cut it too short. It was awful.. and my best friend and her mom thought I look kind of like a ferret(the cut brought a little too much attention to my big, round eyes). XD

    But that aside, if you're dead set on a shorter style, then I would definitely recomend something I little longer then those. You have a longer face, and those cuts wouldn't be flattering. The would make your face look longer and more narrow. I would get something at least this longer, maybe a little longer to be on the safe side. You can always cut off more later.

    As far as growing out, it might poke out in some places(might not), but for the most part it should look the same way it does now once you grow it out. I had a pixie cut about 3-4 years ago, and aside from that akward phase of being between just above your shoulders to just below, which everyone goes through who's had short hair that they're growing, My hair grew out quite nicely in the end. Trying to get it back to waist length right now.

    I also love men's wear and suits, and wear them fairly often(if not more mens wear inspired clothing, vintagey type things), and I love your "shirt". I'm only 5'4" but the way I'm built(big bust small waist) I have a hard time finding dress that don't end up mcuh shorter then they should be.. hehe I imagine you would prefer a more low maintance hair care routine, but you might try going CG, especially before dying your hair(the healthier it is the better your colour will turn out). It should also help cut back on the frizz.

    Oh goodness, that was a lot. I think I covered everything. ^^' Sorry about the length.
  • WildWaves54WildWaves54 Registered Users Posts: 16
    Yeah I definitely agree with Joce12. I once cut my hair short (my mum decided to cut my hair short) and it was about a chin length bob, I was eight and I HATED it because of the length, it stuck out and I ended up straightening it constantly and It took me a few years to grow out. If you want to cut your hair short definitely have a good think about it first maybe mid- length would better?? Oh and bye the way last time I had my haircut it made my hair less flat and the curls/waves were farther up my hair so that could be a solution. Hope your hair turns out well however you decide to cut x.
    2b/2c/3a hair, low porosity,high density, medium width, long . Co- washing since 26/3/12:happy10:'The Sooner You Accept Yourself The Happier You Will Be':happy2:UK Wurly:wave:

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