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Which length do you like my hair?

I'm thinking of getting it cut due to Post Partum hormones. My hair is so dry and frizzy. It changed over the course of about three months. At 6 months PP, it looked fine, but now at 9 months it's like my hair died lol. Plus my little one pulls on it all the time!!!!

This was me at 6 months PP for reference...I know it doesn't look that bad at this point...it's gotten worse:

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Other options for shorter:

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  • chloe92uschloe92us Posts: 1,203Registered Users
    I love, love, LOVE it short!!!!!!
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  • Fluffy01Fluffy01 Posts: 271Registered Users
    Thank you! Which one? 2nd or 3rd short?
  • chloe92uschloe92us Posts: 1,203Registered Users
    Either one- you have the face to pull of really short hair! I think I prefer the second one though.
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    Cleanse: AIA cowash, TJ Tea Tree Condish
    Condish: JC Too Shea, Tresemme Botanique
    Stylers: flax/okra gel or KCCC + CJ PP or JC Spiralicious
    Experimenting with Got2B Ultra gel and loving it so far!
  • Fluffy01Fluffy01 Posts: 271Registered Users
    Thank you again! I'm definitely leaning towards the second one if I do it. I'm still hesitating because right now I don't have much time to style my hair...I wet bun it most days. However, if I remember correctly, when it was short it didn't take THAT long to style. And it would certainly take less time than wearing it down now, and I need a hairstyle I can wear down to look professional. However, I'm not sure me with short curls looks professional or child-like LOL.
  • chloe92uschloe92us Posts: 1,203Registered Users
    I don't think it looks childlike, and I think short hair is much easier than long. Do it! :)
    2C/ Coarse/ Normal porosity/ SW Florida/ Salt & Pepper
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    Condish: JC Too Shea, Tresemme Botanique
    Stylers: flax/okra gel or KCCC + CJ PP or JC Spiralicious
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  • CurlyGrey3CurlyGrey3 Posts: 508Registered Users
    I like the third one best, but I like the second one too. Your hair looks great in both.
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  • Firefox7275Firefox7275 Posts: 3,750Registered Users
    All looks suit you but the second photograph is amazing in that the style really draws attention to your eyes. To me it looks professional because your hair is well groomed, a child has fluffy bedhead-ish short curls.
    2a-2c, medium texture, porous/ colour treated. Three years CG. Past bra strap length heading for waist.

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  • chupiechupie Posts: 5,270Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Fluffy01 wrote: »
    I'm thinking of getting it cut due to Post Partum hormones. My hair is so dry and frizzy. It changed over the course of about three months. At 6 months PP, it looked fine, but now at 9 months it's like my hair died lol. Plus my little one pulls on it all the time!!!!

    This was me at 6 months PP for reference...I know it doesn't look that bad at this point...it's gotten worse:

    IMAG2709_zps64cf9094.jpg


    Other options for shorter:

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    2011-04-04_08-56-39_796_zps88cd158b.jpg

    OMG your hair is so adorable short!!!! I would go for it since baby is grabby. Just insanely cute!!!!!
  • curry curlscurry curls Posts: 972Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    I LOVE the second one. It's really cute. :)
    Started CG July 8, 2008


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    Leave-in/Styling: Deva Decadence One Condition, Deva Supercream, and Deva B'leave-in
    Others: ACV rinses and protein treatments


  • wavydazewavydaze Posts: 2,061Registered Users
    I vote second pic as well! Very cute and chic and definitely says put-together to me.
    2bc/ f / ii. low porosity roots + normal-high porosity shaft where bleached. normal elasticity.

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  • anonymous_133347anonymous_133347 Posts: 1,426Registered Users
    :shock: You looks gorgeous with short hair. Like a combination between Audrey Hepburn and Julia Ormond in Sabrina(s). It doesn't look childish at all. Honestly, you have to cut it again. You just have to. Like now. I love both the second and third cuts but I agree with Firefox that the second, for whatever reason, does draw attention to the eyes.
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  • Fluffy01Fluffy01 Posts: 271Registered Users
    LOL...well thank you very much! :)

    I did like it short, but I've never had long long hair. This is why I'm torn...I feel like I need to have mid back or waist length hair just once in my life to see how I like it...is that weird? Plus, my mom doesn't like my short hair...I know...I'm a 30 year old wimp that still listens to her mama sometimes.

    All these super nice short loving compliments are really making me think harder on this though.
  • CurlyGrey3CurlyGrey3 Posts: 508Registered Users
    dusalocks wrote: »
    Like a combination between Audrey Hepburn and Julia Ormond in Sabrina(s).

    Dusa, I see that too.
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    Pre-poo/DT: Conditioner with honey & coconut oil

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  • anonymous_133347anonymous_133347 Posts: 1,426Registered Users
    I'm in the same boat, Fluffy. I haven't had super long hair in a while so that's why I'm trying to get it there now. Well, here's the silver lining--if you cut it and once your hormones stabilize, you can grow it out nice and long and super healthy. It'll grow out faster if you're not having to deal with the breakage or dryness you're dealing with now. And, in the meanwhile, you get to look chic and stylish. You also won't have a baby pulling your hair which should be a welcome reprieve.
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  • Fluffy01Fluffy01 Posts: 271Registered Users
    Haha I know right?! Here's the kicker...I'm trying to get pregnant again. We want 2-3 kids, so this disaster isn't ending anytime soon with the hair lol. I think I may try a few more product changes before making the final decision. The other problem is I shed a ton after pregnancy...so much that now I have a complete line of new growth along my temple...all the way around!!! :confused1: Tons of short tiny little curls...they are probably going to look ridiculous with long hair in a few months. *sigh* Decisions decisions.
  • chloe92uschloe92us Posts: 1,203Registered Users
    Fluffy01 wrote: »
    I did like it short, but I've never had long long hair. This is why I'm torn...I feel like I need to have mid back or waist length hair just once in my life to see how I like it...is that weird?

    I went through the exact same thing after I had my son almost 8 years ago. I always had shorter hair, but let mine grow to below bra-strap length. I kept in a ponytail 24/7. Did the big chop a couple months ago and will never go long again!
    2C/ Coarse/ Normal porosity/ SW Florida/ Salt & Pepper
    Cleanse: AIA cowash, TJ Tea Tree Condish
    Condish: JC Too Shea, Tresemme Botanique
    Stylers: flax/okra gel or KCCC + CJ PP or JC Spiralicious
    Experimenting with Got2B Ultra gel and loving it so far!
  • Fluffy01Fluffy01 Posts: 271Registered Users
    I just wonder if things will get any better once it's longer and one length you know? I'm so so tempted to chop. I love the idea of long hair...but I just don't know if my hair was made for it. It's very thick and unruly....I only have stellar spiral curls when it's super short. Plus everyone on "mothering" boards says that if I chop I will have to spend more time on it than just pulling it back in a bun. I'm also worried that if my hair is this dry at this length...will it be a giant afro puffball at a super short length? :banghead: Can someone please see into the future for me lol?
  • Fluffy01Fluffy01 Posts: 271Registered Users
    chloe92us wrote: »
    Fluffy01 wrote: »
    I did like it short, but I've never had long long hair. This is why I'm torn...I feel like I need to have mid back or waist length hair just once in my life to see how I like it...is that weird?

    I went through the exact same thing after I had my son almost 8 years ago. I always had shorter hair, but let mine grow to below bra-strap length. I kept in a ponytail 24/7. Did the big chop a couple months ago and will never go long again!

    Your hair does look fab btw!
  • sheilacurlsheilacurl Posts: 1,240Registered Users
    My 2 cents…

    First of all, you are stunning. I also love your curls in the second picture (I can't see the 3rd for some reason) and I really love your eyebrows in that one as well!

    I have heard that having shorter/shortish hair can be higher maintenance in the sense that you need to get it cut/shaped more often to keep a certain look. I've only heard that info from anyone sporting a pixie cut. When you do decide to grow it out there is always that awkward stage.

    Longer hair is a different sort of high maintenance including deep treatments, using more product, longer showers and longer drying times, the list goes on.

    It's nice to have the option to put it up/back for a different look and get it out of you and your baby's way. I would be torn as well, it's a huge decision, but you have a great support group here and we all just want you to know that you will be beautiful no matter what hairstyle you choose!
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  • wheretostartwheretostart Posts: 244Registered Users
    I can only see two pics - one long and one short (brown polka dot top). I think you look beautiful in both pics but with the short hair I'd see you and do a double take - you look very unique and sassy. I LOVE it... I'd do it myself if I had the right shaped face and curls like that!
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  • FloridaCurlyFloridaCurly Posts: 21Registered Users
    First of all your hair is stunning and really looks great either way! For some reason I can't see the third picture either but the second one is really cute.

    I'll share a quick story when I was going through the same decision. I had just had my third child and asked my long time hairdresser to chop it off. He told me he had a policy of no postpartum big chops until the client had asked for it three times in a row:). I agreed and kept asking and finally he chopped it off and I went pixie. I loved it and came home excited to show off my new hair and my then five year old ran up to me, gave me a hug and said, "Don't worry Mom, I still love you.":angel11:

    Personally, as a mom of five children - mostly grown now, do whatever is easier to maintain and quick to style because you're time is precious.
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  • CurlyGrey3CurlyGrey3 Posts: 508Registered Users
    Awww, what a cute story!
    Salt & pepper wavy mix 2B/2C
    Low to normal porosity, coarse, kinky, normal elasticity
    Current favorites:
    Low poo: Yes To Cukes Color Protection (the no sulfate one)
    Conditioners: Renpure MPHIP, CJ Smoothing Lotion, AB LI, CJ Curl Rehab, CJ Argan/Olive, Darcy's Pumpkin
    Style: FSG, BRHG
    Pre-poo/DT: Conditioner with honey & coconut oil

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  • Fluffy01Fluffy01 Posts: 271Registered Users
    Aww thanks everyone! I really appreciate the support! I fixed that third pic btw...newbie to photobucket lol.

    I still haven't quite decided what to do...I think I'm going to experiment with some product changes first and see if that makes any difference in my curls before cutting them again. Although everyday I stare at my new growth around my hairline and think "wow...that's ridiculous with super short curls right in the front and super long hair everywhere else" LOL.

    I am afraid that my 9 month old will cry when she sees my new curls. I showed her the second pic of me and she scoffed! She laughed in a scoffing manner! I couldn't believe it. My mother said that I had my answer right then and there...well I say :tongue10:
  • JohariJohari Posts: 673Registered Users
    Both short styles look nice but i think the first one with the poka dot shirt looks best ^.^

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  • JessiebananaJessiebanana Posts: 940Banned Users
    I love the second picture. It has a very vintage feel to it.
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  • KiraSavannahKiraSavannah Posts: 423Registered Users
    I like the second picture, it really frames your gorgeous face :)

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  • anonymous_133347anonymous_133347 Posts: 1,426Registered Users
    If you're ambivalent, then I recommend sitting on it a little while. But when do you make your decision, do it for you. Not your momma or your baby. You need to be happy first. And lucky you--looking fabulous with all 3 lengths.
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  • jeepcurlygurljeepcurlygurl Posts: 19,250Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    You look good with your hair long and short. I personally think long hair is easier to deal with but if you decide to go short I vote for pic #2. It's beautiful.
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  • CurlyInTheFogCurlyInTheFog Posts: 876Registered Users
    I think you look lovely in the second picture. You have a beautiful smile! I've never been one to get too hung up on worrying about growing back out if I've wanted to go shorter, but if you think you will want to go longer at some point, it's absolutely true that growing from pixie to bob length and evening it all out is a real pain. It's much, much easier to grow from a bob to waist (took me roughly three years, and could take almost that much to go from pixie to bob). So you might want to consider something around chin.
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  • Fluffy01Fluffy01 Posts: 271Registered Users
    Well thank you again everyone. I'm still on the fence. It seems like my hair has stalled growing, and I flat ironed it today to see if the damage I'm thinking I see when it's curly is real. It is. :(

    However I do like it straight, but it's hot and always in my way. Makes me wonder if I will ever wear it down when I get it to a longer length.

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