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Let it grow, or cut it? w/ pics

natural2anatural2a Posts: 154Registered Users
New to CG since October. I am growing my bangs out. The question is, should I grow the length, too, or cut it (inverted bob, maybe?) My hair is baby fine, and it becomes see-through at this length. I need some layers for the illusion of volume. I'm just not sure if I should go short in the back or not. I am 35 years old and also an architect (so looking stylish is important :) but so is being low-maintenance.

The image of the blond is what I mean by inverted bob, but obviously the fine, wavy version of this...
baby-fine 2a wavy hair
growing out my bangs and short layers


Current routine, every day:
Mastey Traite shampoo
Mastey Frehair conditioner
pink Boots curl creme (TINY amount)
Aura Lemongrass Mousse
scrunch with Curls Like Us Curl Cloth
diffuse
air dry
scrunch out the crunch

Comments

  • rudeechickrudeechick Posts: 6,726Registered Users
    With your hair being as fine as you describe I think it might be a good cut for you - to maximize volume. Plus I think its both Chic and Professional!
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  • DEL2CDEL2C Posts: 6,418Registered Users
    GO FOR IT! That's a really nice cut and looks like it will work with your hair type :)
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  • natural2anatural2a Posts: 154Registered Users
    I'm guessing it would look more like this photo of Kiera. Do you think so? My bangs aren't that long, though, but maybe they will blend in better if I bring the rest closer to it?
    baby-fine 2a wavy hair
    growing out my bangs and short layers


    Current routine, every day:
    Mastey Traite shampoo
    Mastey Frehair conditioner
    pink Boots curl creme (TINY amount)
    Aura Lemongrass Mousse
    scrunch with Curls Like Us Curl Cloth
    diffuse
    air dry
    scrunch out the crunch
  • DEL2CDEL2C Posts: 6,418Registered Users
    I thought the 1st Pic had a long side swept bang?? I think it would look really nice WITH the bans myself :)
    Discovered CG 2007

    2C Fia BSL/Thick/Med-Coarse/Low(crown)-Normal Porosity Protein and Oil Sensitive

    Link-Spritz & Condish Washing:glasses7:

    I'm aCurlJunkieJunky :love4:

    My hair LOVES Coconut DESPISES Soap Bars :tongue6:


    CJRehab or H&B Fix, Deva NO POO, EO Rose & Cham POO & Condish, CJ CurlFix, CJ Pattern Pusha, CJ CIAB, SS FHG, KCCC, BRHG, AG Mousse Gel, ACV Rinses,Shikakai Conditioning Hair Rinse.
  • makemewavymakemewavy Posts: 15Registered Users
    if you can get you hair to look like keira's i would definitely do it! do you ever straighten it? i had mine kind of like that in may (before CG) and this is what mine looked like... always with the sideswept bangs :)
    2b/c(?)/m/iii

  • natural2anatural2a Posts: 154Registered Users
    Makemewavy,

    Do you have a photo of the back of your haircut when you hair was that short? Just curious... All those books in salons don't have us fine-haired girls represented!
    baby-fine 2a wavy hair
    growing out my bangs and short layers


    Current routine, every day:
    Mastey Traite shampoo
    Mastey Frehair conditioner
    pink Boots curl creme (TINY amount)
    Aura Lemongrass Mousse
    scrunch with Curls Like Us Curl Cloth
    diffuse
    air dry
    scrunch out the crunch
  • makemewavymakemewavy Posts: 15Registered Users
    i'm not sure, but i'll look. i've switched computers since then but i'll check on my photobucket/myspace/etc
    2b/c(?)/m/iii

  • curlsAboundcurlsAbound Posts: 227Registered Users
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  • patientlygrowingpatientlygrowing Posts: 62Registered Users
    I would grow it you can do more with hair when its longer like tying it up in a nice bun but its up to you remember you have to wear it, noone else
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  • ural0000ural0000 Posts: 114Registered Users
    I got fed up with my wavy, shoulder length hair about a year and a half ago and had it cut like the 'do Keira Knightley had in Atonement - bad, bad, bad idea.com.

    A-ni-hi-lated my waves; ended up with mostly straight hair plus a weird bit on the right side that decided to stick out at the most unflattering angles and that even after using the iron on it reverted to it's unruly previous shape in a matter of about 30 minutes.
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  • lazywaveslazywaves Posts: 93Registered Users
    Totally bad idea for me to have short hair...I regretted it once I saw that the beautiful layers quickly turned into these flippy pieces that curled up at the ends and never fell into place. I didn't feel chic for longer than a day after cutting my hair short.

    I tried to attach a pic, I'm new to these boards...

    However, I am a 2c, and my hair is very thick, so maybe yours would conform better.
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    My routine:
    Low poo for scalp
    Condition using icequeen method
    rake in gel at scalp
    scrunch with microfiber towel
    scrunch in more gel side to side
    pixiecurl diffuse side to side
    SOTC

    My hair hates:
    Upside down diffusing
    Upside down Plopping
    Protein
  • selashv1selashv1 Posts: 3Registered Users
    Shorter hair is easier to take care of and for fine hair, it is not as temperamental. However, I wouldn't count on that picture with the blond straight hair. Wavy hair will look very different, it will get curlier, not straighter when short. After awhile with short hair, I got bored with it and really wanted to go back to longer hair hoping I can find some way to maintain volume when it gets there. Mine is shoulder length now and I'm waiting for the layers to grow out.
  • wavy wonderwavy wonder Posts: 3,061Registered Users
    it's pretty much the cut i have.
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    ahhh maybe not. I guess mine is a lot longer:) I've been growing, it was super short last summer.