Hair style for 50+ short & curly

KarenRB53KarenRB53 Registered Users Posts: 355
Hi: Trying to find pics of hair styles for over 50 with short naturally curly 3b. I have a round kind of wide face and it seems no matter how its cut its always "wide". I need some height on top because of face being round. If I wear it off my face then my face looks even bigger. Any advice appreciated.
3b, fine textured,thin and normal to high porosity.

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  • rbbrbb Registered Users Posts: 4,355 Curl Connoisseur
    i don't consider age a factor.
    what i consider is my face shape and the condition of my hair. for my face, keeping my hair a bit below chin length seems to work well. i did wear it a little longer, like to my collarbone until i stopped coloring. stretched out my hair is almost shoulder length, but i never wear it straight.

    take in all the factors. i THINK the thinking is that your hair should end either above or below the widest point of your face (that is what a stylist told me a long time ago, before i was cg he was my favorite stylist). ie, for your shape, maybe a short haircut, or something just below chin length, or longer if your hair is in good conditon and your face seems to do well with length.

    3a, some 2c & 3b, medium texture, porosity normal, low elasticity :-(
    washing/cowashing, conditioning, protein tx: curl junkie products
    leave in:curl junkie conditioners and treatments as leave in
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  • KarenRB53KarenRB53 Registered Users Posts: 355
    I don't consider age a factor really ....as you say as long as it suits my face, shape etc.
    Your curls are great. Do you let the whole head curl including the bang area? I have trouble with the bang or front area because it seems curlier than the rest of my hair, so I usually use curling iron on few pieces.
    3b, fine textured,thin and normal to high porosity.
  • rbbrbb Registered Users Posts: 4,355 Curl Connoisseur
    yes, i let the whole head curl, i love it!! it don't really have bangs, i have a few "swoopy" pieces that are shorter, but well below my eyes, i just sweep them over to the side with rest of hair and they curl a little shorter, but i love it!
    if you clip your bangs to where you want them to go when your hair is very wet, even if they are curlier, they will blend in with rest of your hair when dry.
    sometimes i help mine over with a clip, sometimes not. i generally let my hair start to dry and see how it is going. sometimes i put one clip at the root, helping it stay off my face, other times at the ends, helping it sweep over, and 60% of the time i don't clip.

    3a, some 2c & 3b, medium texture, porosity normal, low elasticity :-(
    washing/cowashing, conditioning, protein tx: curl junkie products
    leave in:curl junkie conditioners and treatments as leave in
    styling: curl junkie 
    sealants - jane carter nourish & shine
  • curlypearlcurlypearl Registered Users Posts: 12,231 Curl Connoisseur
    Try looking on the web for pictures and info on best hair styles for round face.

    My face is long and I wish it was wider and rounder! From what I've read (since I looked on the internet for best hair styles for long face LOL), a round face looks cute with short pixie type hair. I can't do that - I look like a skull - but it might look very chic on you.

    Also, consider getting something very edgy and punk - if you have a really good stylist. With a round wide face you might run the risk of looking too cute or childish - so I suggest something very sophisticated. HTH!

    ETA: I don't think age matters - mostly, it's the shape of your face and the type of hair you have that determines the best looking styles for you.
    2/c Coarse hair med. density.
    Highly porous. Color over grey.
    I love all the Curl Junkie products. Still experimenting with gels and curl creams. Still hoping for 2nd day hair....
    Every day is a gift :flower:
  • jeepcurlygurljeepcurlygurl Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Posts: 20,729 Curl Virtuoso
    I have yet to find anyone, no matter their age or face shape, who didn't look good with a chin length curly bob. I just think it looks great on everyone.
    --I'm located in Western PA.   --I found NC in late 2004, CG since February 2005, joined the forums in May 2005, started going grey in late 2005.   --My hair is 3B with some 3A, currently at mid back length when dry,  texture-medium/fine, porosity-top is low, middle is medium, ends are porous, elasticity-normal.   --My long time favorite products are Suave & VO5 conditioners, LA Looks Sport Gel, coconut oil, honey, vinegar.   
    --My CG and grey hair progress -  
    http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/going-gray/179328-jeepys-grey-hair-progress.html   
    --My article at NaturallyCurly about going grey - 
    https://www.naturallycurly.com/curlreading/color/how-i-went-completely-gray-and-loved-it

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