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my super short 2B hair

sfaithjsfaithj Posts: 106Registered Users
I wanted to posted this for other 2B's thinking of going super short. If you are on the fence, DO IT. I love having short hair. It's so easy. My hair reference (Carrie Mulligan), as well as myself, are attached.

Products: Chagrin Valley shampoo bar and coconut oil as leave in conditioner/styler.:tongue7:
2a wavy. acv is my friend. flax gelee weighs down my hair too much.

cleansers: giovanni, curls
conditioner: curls
styling: LA Looks sports gel

Comments

  • unepetitepruneunepetiteprune Posts: 46Registered Users
    Cute! I agree, wavy, short hair can look good with little effort because we already have that natural texture for a "tousled" look.
  • chupiechupie Posts: 5,270Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    So cute. I always wanted that but mine is straight with flips when short :(
  • sfaithjsfaithj Posts: 106Registered Users
    Cute! I agree, wavy, short hair can look good with little effort because we already have that natural texture for a "tousled" look.

    def. folks shouldn't be worried about cutting their hair short, if they feel so inspired. :-)
    2a wavy. acv is my friend. flax gelee weighs down my hair too much.

    cleansers: giovanni, curls
    conditioner: curls
    styling: LA Looks sports gel
  • sfaithjsfaithj Posts: 106Registered Users
    chupie wrote: »
    So cute. I always wanted that but mine is straight with flips when short :(

    mine can do that too, if i don't style it correctly. :-)
    2a wavy. acv is my friend. flax gelee weighs down my hair too much.

    cleansers: giovanni, curls
    conditioner: curls
    styling: LA Looks sports gel
  • DoodlesDoodles Posts: 1,984Registered Users
    Please share how you style it! Products, technique, etc. would be appreciated :)
    2A/2B, fine, normal porosity

    Growing out a pixie as of November 2013 :elephant:

    Shampoo: Elucence MBS & Renpure Originals Argan Oil
    Conditioner: Elucence MBC & Renpure Originals Argan Oil
    Leave-in: CJ BeautiCurls
    Stylers: BA gel & AG Re:coil

    Product Junkie that keeps falling off the wagon!:tongue3:
  • virginbluevirginblue Posts: 194Registered Users
    Doodles wrote: »
    Please share how you style it! Products, technique, etc. would be appreciated :)

    Yes, please! I'm a 2b who cut my hair about as short as yours a couple of months ago. I love it! But still experimenting...
    2b//high porosity//fine texture//medium density//low elasticity//loves protein
    Lo-poo: SMMR, SMC&S
    Clarifying: VO5 shampoos
    Co-wash: VO5 conditioners
    RO: VO5 conditioners
    Styling: AIF, FSG, gelatin gel, ecostyler krystal
    PT: IAGirl's gelatin treatment
  • sfaithjsfaithj Posts: 106Registered Users
    Doodles wrote: »
    Please share how you style it! Products, technique, etc. would be appreciated :)

    I either style it one of two ways, depending on how I'm feeling. If I'm feeling like I want straight hair, after I'm done shampooing and still have wet hair, I part my hair, use a wide tooth comb to spread coconut oil in it and then sleep with a knit cap all night. The knit cap keeps my hair close to my head and my hair dries pretty straight.

    If I want my hair to dry with waves (like in the picture), after I'm done shampooing and when my hair is still wet, I part my hair with a wide tooth comb and use the comb to spread a little bit of gel into my hair. Then, I scrunch the front longer piece to create a wave and the front shorter piece. For the sides and back, I scrunch and touse (mostly touse).
    2a wavy. acv is my friend. flax gelee weighs down my hair too much.

    cleansers: giovanni, curls
    conditioner: curls
    styling: LA Looks sports gel
  • bird19bird19 Posts: 66Registered Users
    Cool! Thanks for posting your pics, sfaithj!

    I want to cut mine again, but I'm afraid with my loose wave, mine would look straight...if you have a minute, would you mind posting pics of how yours looked longer, for comparison?
    2a/2b, fine and thin
    new wavy!

    currently using:
    cleansing: BS/ACV rinse weekly
    PT: Gelatin PT
    Conditioner: Desert Essences fragrance-free
    Styling: LOTD Aloe
  • sfaithjsfaithj Posts: 106Registered Users
    sure thing! keep in mind, my hair only does this nice wavy look when i style it correctly. when i dont style it correctly, it looks straight with a flip up (which i hate!) a la farrah fawcett.
    bird19 wrote: »
    Cool! Thanks for posting your pics, sfaithj!

    I want to cut mine again, but I'm afraid with my loose wave, mine would look straight...if you have a minute, would you mind posting pics of how yours looked longer, for comparison?
    2a wavy. acv is my friend. flax gelee weighs down my hair too much.

    cleansers: giovanni, curls
    conditioner: curls
    styling: LA Looks sports gel
  • bird19bird19 Posts: 66Registered Users
    Awesome, thanks so much! It's beautiful both ways, but I think your new cut is super-flattering.

    It is as I suspected--yours is wavier than mine, especially at the roots. :) I bet I would be a straighty at that length. (Or a mostly-straighty with an unfortunate flip here and there, as you mention)
    2a/2b, fine and thin
    new wavy!

    currently using:
    cleansing: BS/ACV rinse weekly
    PT: Gelatin PT
    Conditioner: Desert Essences fragrance-free
    Styling: LOTD Aloe
  • sfaithjsfaithj Posts: 106Registered Users
    Here are more examples of my hair when it's longer and my hair when it's short:

    Before:

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    2a wavy. acv is my friend. flax gelee weighs down my hair too much.

    cleansers: giovanni, curls
    conditioner: curls
    styling: LA Looks sports gel