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Can I get some new hairstyle recommendations?

I'm a first time mom, and I do like my curls but as my hair has gotten longer it has gotten stringier. I need something I can still pull back, but will look better when I dry it curly.

Here is a picture below of me at the end of November. And for reference as my hair gets shorter it goes into ringlets. :)

Thanks!

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  • rbbrbb Posts: 4,091Registered Users Curl Dabbler
    your hair does not look stringy to me, it actually looks great! you could put some long layers in if you want to change it up, but if you cut the length, you won't be able to pull it back. i think i'd change around my products if you feel your hair is getting stringy. what products do you use? routine? hair properties?

    3a, some 2c & 3b, medium texture, porosity normal, low elasticity :-(
    washing/cowashing, conditioning, protein tx: 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
  • Fluffy01Fluffy01 Posts: 271Registered Users
    I use devacurl for the most part...occasionally Sheamoisture from target...gold bottles. I wash 2x a week and usually bun it. I think it might be stringy due to the after pregnancy hormones. Plus, I'm losing a ton of hair!

    Do you have examples of more long layers? My hair stretches down to mid-back right now. My shortest layer is probably about three inches below my chin?

    Thanks!
  • rbbrbb Posts: 4,091Registered Users Curl Dabbler
    ok, sounds like your hair is a LOT longer than i thought!! LOL! yeah, long layers can start at chin length for sure, and you can cut length off and still be able to pull it back.

    i haven't used deva products since they changed the formulas, and i do not know the other one, so i can't comment.

    do you low poo at least once a week? that might help. and even cowashing more often, maybe low pooing twice a week. losing hair after pregnancy is normal, it will stop and all grows back in. but it certainly is disconcerting to see all that hair on the bathroom floor!!

    3a, some 2c & 3b, medium texture, porosity normal, low elasticity :-(
    washing/cowashing, conditioning, protein tx: 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
  • Fluffy01Fluffy01 Posts: 271Registered Users
    Okay thank you! Yeah my longest layer is getting super long, and my hairstylist can't see me until Feb. 20th! So I have a long wait ahead of me. I definitely am going to ask her about more layers, though. She does Devacuts, so I don't know if they can do that with those kinds of cuts that work with your curl and all. We shall see, though, and I'll post pics when I get it done. :)

    Yeah, I had heard about the pregnancy shedding, but goodness! I went from a large ficcare clamp down to a medium LOL!