How long is "awkward hair-length"?

zoozoedzoozoed Curl NovicePosts: 24Registered Users Curl Novice
I think my hair length may fit in the "awkward hair-length" category because it is too short for short hairstyles but too long for medium hairstyles.

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  • bomegabomega Curl Virtuoso Posts: 1,355 Curl Virtuoso
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    I don't know. For me, awkward length is more about being between hair lengths when I am trying to grow it out. I feel like any length hair has a good hair style available to it if the cut is maintained. When I am trying to grow out, usually the awkward stages seems lo last maybe a month or two? It's been a while since I've grown my hair out so I'm not sure.
    Low-poo: Alaffia Coffee & Shea Revitalizing Shampoo for Fine/Thin Hair (summer), Alaffia Coconut & Shea Hydrating Shampoo
    Clarify: Kinky Curly Come Clean
    Rinse-out: Alaffia Coffee & Shea Revitalizing Conditioner for Fine/Thin Hair (summer), Alaffia Everyday Coconut Ultra Hydrating Conditioner
    DT: Camille Rose Naturals Algae Renew Deep Conditioner
    Leave-in: As I Am Leave-in
    Styler: Lily of the Desert 99% Aloe Vera Gelly
    Treatment: Daily tea spray; Coconut oil overnight treatment; Citric acid rinse for hard water; 2-step Henndigo w/ amla to cover gray

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  • jeepcurlygurljeepcurlygurl Curl Virtuoso Posts: 20,727 Curl Virtuoso
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    For me, the most awkward length is right at the shoulders. I just hate my hair at that length. 
    --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.   
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  • ellajellaj Curl Virtuoso Posts: 826Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Curl Virtuoso
    @zoozoed we have the same hair issues at the moment. Have you thought about using some small hair clips or barrettes to accessorize your hair, maybe doing some small twists and such? 

    Type: 2c
    Density: medium
    Porosity: high
    Thickness: fine

  • WavyKfromNJWavyKfromNJ Curl Virtuoso Posts: 853Registered Users Curl Virtuoso
    I think it is a personal thing.  For me awkward is too short for a ponytail.
    2b, 2c,
    High Porosity - Very Fine Hair

    Low Poo: Living Proof Restore Shampoo
    Rinse Out: Living Proof Restore Conditioner
    Leave In: Living Proof Curl Leave-In or Garnier 1 Minute Mask - Papaya
    Treatments: Restore Repair Leave-In, 
    Styling: Living Proof In-Shower Styler with Ouidad Advanced Climate Control Gel Stronger Hold
  • almond_joyalmond_joy Curl Neophyte Posts: 10Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    edited April 2018
    My hair is between armpit & bra strap length stretched, but always ends up at shoulder length at some point because of shrinkage. I consider my shrinkage length awkward (for me), especially since I intended for my hair to be longer by now  so I would have this problem :*
  • ttoosdayttoosday Curl Connoisseur Posts: 509Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    edited April 2018
    My hair has been awkward since it began touching the tops of my shoulders. The bottom sections now reach my bra clasp, that took forever. But I still had a chunk on top that I let my stylist put in a long time ago when it was very early awkward in order to "try layers." she cut it about mid-ear length. That layer is still about 8 inches shorter than my length now so I've been in an awkward length situation a LONG time - basically TWO ear to bra clasp growth periods.  
    CG since 11/2014
    Mostly 2B, but ranges A-C front to back and root to tip
    Low density, very coarse, high porosity
    Collarbone length, gray dyed brown, dry and rough
    Typical LEG routine could be any combination of:
    Lo poo: Shea Moisture brand shampoo, Ion Hard Water Shampoo
    Cowash: As I Am Coc Cowash
    RO: GVP CB, Aussie Mega Moist, Not Your Mothers Gardenia
    Leave In: As I Am LI, KCKT, or Not Your Mothers Gardenia
    Enhancer: Camille Rose Curl Maker
    Deep condition: SM Deep Treat Mask
    Protein: Hask Keratin
    Styler: Curl Keeper Original, Ouidad Climate Control gel, LA Looks gel

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