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Bob with thick 3b Hair? (photos today!!)

hey you guys, i was just wondering if it would be possible to have a bob if you have very thick 3b hair. i was thinking of getting my hair cut short this summer, either chin length or a little longer but i dont want it to poof out and be an afro. So what do you guys think?

these are some pics of my hair:
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this one is pretty old v
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I was thinking something like these(it doesnt have to be as controlled or short just semi alike):
*3B/C
*Fia's Hair type: 3A-B /F/iii
*About Shoulder/Chin length
*Natural since 6-26-08

Comments

  • mamapajamamamapajama Posts: 66Registered Users
    I think it would be way cute. I say go for it!
    Brand new to CG - 3/16/09
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    before curly girl...
    I think I'm a 3A with 2A underneath.
    Trying to figure out my routine!

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  • Mbrianne16Mbrianne16 Posts: 67Registered Users
    thanks for the comment im really thinking about it
    *3B/C
    *Fia's Hair type: 3A-B /F/iii
    *About Shoulder/Chin length
    *Natural since 6-26-08
  • Katina128Katina128 Posts: 560Registered Users
    It'll be so cute on you! Go for it!
    Katina, 3a redhead with spirals/waves
    My Faves:
    CJ CCCC Lite, Mirracurls gel, Marie Dean Curly Styling Cream
  • CurliLocksCurliLocks Posts: 10,572Registered Users Curl Dabbler
    I think a longer one like the ones you posted would work. I think it would look great!

    You could always go shorter after you find out how much your hair jumps up. :)
    SF Bay Area, CA * "The Angel-Goddess-Guru of Haircoloring" :D
    3b/c/a mix. medium texture, low porosity
    My Motto: Strand Test! some hair pics
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC] -- gone, but never forgotten.
  • burgundy_locksburgundy_locks Posts: 2,420Registered Users
    Hey! me and you have very similar hair. a couple years ago i cut my hair really short. it wasnt really a bob because the type of hair i have, it doesnt really come thru as a bob, but just really short hair. here's a pic of it curly and straight. I really liked it! I cut off about 12 inches. I'm growing my hair out at the moment so i can cut another 10 inches off!! Do it!!! It would be tramatizing at first, but then you will love it!
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    para los gustos se hicieron los colores

    i has no hair type? (medium, f-iii), normal porosity, LOW elasticity.
    CG journey began 2/8/09 - 4-08-09.. and then mod cg 4/14/09 -... 03/02/10- Barely CG but I like CG products :)
    wash with Low Poo or Poo
    condition with GVP Conditioning Balm or CJ BC Daily, Loreal Color Vive for Color Treated Hair Thats Normal
    Leave ins- Garnier S&S; Marrakesh oil
    style with - Ohm SHP; KCCC- BRHG or Boots- KCCC- BRHG; CIAB; CCCC
    Protein- GVP Joico K-Pak
    Play with ACV
  • Mbrianne16Mbrianne16 Posts: 67Registered Users
    omg burgundy_locks, I love it! I think im going to have to get it cut.
    *3B/C
    *Fia's Hair type: 3A-B /F/iii
    *About Shoulder/Chin length
    *Natural since 6-26-08
  • burgundy_locksburgundy_locks Posts: 2,420Registered Users
    Megan15 wrote: »
    omg burgundy_locks, I love it! I think im going to have to get it cut.

    I will warn you.. i was very tramatized but ONLY AT FIRST! See, i went to the salon with my hair blown out so it was easier to donate, and i explained to the lady that my hair is naturally thick coarse and curly. she was convinced that she could straighten my hair. since she didnt get my roots, my hair was just a big puff ball... mental image: i looked like side show bob from the simpsons! But we got home (me and sorority sisters) and we flat ironed the hell out of it! it looked very chic! but i kinda liked with the little rollers at the bottom better. so for a good 2 hours i was in silence locked in my room :). But i loved it and it was for a good cause, and SO MUCH easier to handle. This was the same day after flat ironing- which of course i dont recommend, but at least you know you have options! :
    para los gustos se hicieron los colores

    i has no hair type? (medium, f-iii), normal porosity, LOW elasticity.
    CG journey began 2/8/09 - 4-08-09.. and then mod cg 4/14/09 -... 03/02/10- Barely CG but I like CG products :)
    wash with Low Poo or Poo
    condition with GVP Conditioning Balm or CJ BC Daily, Loreal Color Vive for Color Treated Hair Thats Normal
    Leave ins- Garnier S&S; Marrakesh oil
    style with - Ohm SHP; KCCC- BRHG or Boots- KCCC- BRHG; CIAB; CCCC
    Protein- GVP Joico K-Pak
    Play with ACV
  • Mbrianne16Mbrianne16 Posts: 67Registered Users
    it does look really cute straight, but I know theres no way that the stylist is going to try to straighten my hair out!
    i think ill probably freak out just because its short, ill get over it though, hair grows back. I never had short hair and cant wait, Im going to try to get my mom to let me get it cut this weekend.
    *3B/C
    *Fia's Hair type: 3A-B /F/iii
    *About Shoulder/Chin length
    *Natural since 6-26-08
  • burgundy_locksburgundy_locks Posts: 2,420Registered Users
    enjoy it!!!! :hello1:
    para los gustos se hicieron los colores

    i has no hair type? (medium, f-iii), normal porosity, LOW elasticity.
    CG journey began 2/8/09 - 4-08-09.. and then mod cg 4/14/09 -... 03/02/10- Barely CG but I like CG products :)
    wash with Low Poo or Poo
    condition with GVP Conditioning Balm or CJ BC Daily, Loreal Color Vive for Color Treated Hair Thats Normal
    Leave ins- Garnier S&S; Marrakesh oil
    style with - Ohm SHP; KCCC- BRHG or Boots- KCCC- BRHG; CIAB; CCCC
    Protein- GVP Joico K-Pak
    Play with ACV
  • KailahKailah Posts: 62Registered Users
    I'm so glad you posted! I have similar hair & I'm considering doing the same thing. I'll probably have it a touch longer though-I have a 4 month old so I want to be able to tie it back :)
    3a/b course shoulder length bob
    Low Poo: GTTT
    Condish: Giovanni 50/50, Giovanni Smooth as Silk, KCKT, LVPNG
    Styling: Condish as a leave in, KCCC & BRHG, AOMM
    Scrunching with CLU towels
    Currently trying & not really liking: Ohm SHP or DMCCB...still experimenting, I guess
  • Jerseygirl2008Jerseygirl2008 Posts: 17Registered Users
    You have beautiful hair go for it! My hair is not as curly as yours i may be more of a 2c but i just recently cut my hair to my chin. Its actually a little shorter in the back and longer to the chin in the front. I was so shocked at first cause i have always had hair below my shoulders but i love it now! I can onl describe it as looking like how Sarah Jessica Parker looked when she had really short hair just not as poofy. My hair is still somewhat curly but more way and its soo much easier to take care of. Plus i love the feeling of not having hair hang on the back of my neck its refreshing :laughing6:

    And if you don't like it remember it is ONLY hair and it can grow back. Good luck!
  • Mbrianne16Mbrianne16 Posts: 67Registered Users
    thanks you guys for all the comments and support. My mom is letting me go for it and i think im going to get done saturday at either the haircuttery or this salon called Salon F/X Too. I cant wait! :D
    *3B/C
    *Fia's Hair type: 3A-B /F/iii
    *About Shoulder/Chin length
    *Natural since 6-26-08
  • Mbrianne16Mbrianne16 Posts: 67Registered Users
    So this sat. I went to the JCpenny salon in matteson and got my hair cut. I freakin love it!!! its so managable and it only takes a few min to detangle and style.

    I have to upload my pics tommorow because they wont upload anywhere :(
    *3B/C
    *Fia's Hair type: 3A-B /F/iii
    *About Shoulder/Chin length
    *Natural since 6-26-08
  • 2poodles2poodles Posts: 2,480Registered Users
    So glad you like your haircut! Now - where are those pics?!!
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]2Poodles :flower: Southeast PA
    fine, med porosity, normal elasticity
    Currently using the following 2 - 3 x/week:
    Living Proof Perfect Hair Day suphate-free Poo, cone-free CO and styling treatment, plus KCCC

  • KailahKailah Posts: 62Registered Users
    I'm so glad you love it! I have my appointment today! :blob8: Can't wait to see pics!
    3a/b course shoulder length bob
    Low Poo: GTTT
    Condish: Giovanni 50/50, Giovanni Smooth as Silk, KCKT, LVPNG
    Styling: Condish as a leave in, KCCC & BRHG, AOMM
    Scrunching with CLU towels
    Currently trying & not really liking: Ohm SHP or DMCCB...still experimenting, I guess
  • Mbrianne16Mbrianne16 Posts: 67Registered Users
    ta da!
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    *3B/C
    *Fia's Hair type: 3A-B /F/iii
    *About Shoulder/Chin length
    *Natural since 6-26-08
  • Mbrianne16Mbrianne16 Posts: 67Registered Users
    these were from when i first got it cut and styled by the stylist with mousse, and i like it this way. i think im going to try some mousse now! :)
    *3B/C
    *Fia's Hair type: 3A-B /F/iii
    *About Shoulder/Chin length
    *Natural since 6-26-08
  • Mbrianne16Mbrianne16 Posts: 67Registered Users
    this is one styled with my gel, let dry, and slept on so it wasnt crunchy
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    and the right side of my hair is so hard to get to clump and curl, and its not the side i sleep on! anyony know how to fix that?
    *3B/C
    *Fia's Hair type: 3A-B /F/iii
    *About Shoulder/Chin length
    *Natural since 6-26-08
  • sunnisunni Posts: 45Registered Users
    Oooh! It looks great! :D
    Sunni -
    Reading for daughter's 2b/3a fii curly hair care. Mine is stick straight (wishing for curls).
    /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fpublic.fotki.com%2Fsunnicurl%2F" class="Popup

    We currently use KCKT, Curl Junkie LI & Curls in a Bottle

    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
  • izzytartizzytart Posts: 88Registered Users
    So cute!! And your hair is so shiny, too!
    "when I sleep, my curls crush flat, like a slinky that's slopped sideways"
    Gone 'girly. Last 'poo 10/18/08
    Current experiment is Co-Wash and Condition: V05 kiwi lime clarifying conditioner
    Then KBB super silky, KCCC, then L'Oreal Melting Gel with a bit of GF Super Stiff mixed in.
    Pre-toweling, post-toweling, pre-plop and post-plop. The jury is not out on the plopping thing. I think my hair is too fine.
    fine / non-porous / thin aka 3"abba" / oh so Fine / just barely ii
  • CurliLocksCurliLocks Posts: 10,572Registered Users Curl Dabbler
    Very cute! :) I'm glad you love it and it's easier to style too. :)
    SF Bay Area, CA * "The Angel-Goddess-Guru of Haircoloring" :D
    3b/c/a mix. medium texture, low porosity
    My Motto: Strand Test! some hair pics
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC] -- gone, but never forgotten.
  • burgundy_locksburgundy_locks Posts: 2,420Registered Users
    awwww its so cute! now go buy yourself some big earrings and enjoy :)
    para los gustos se hicieron los colores

    i has no hair type? (medium, f-iii), normal porosity, LOW elasticity.
    CG journey began 2/8/09 - 4-08-09.. and then mod cg 4/14/09 -... 03/02/10- Barely CG but I like CG products :)
    wash with Low Poo or Poo
    condition with GVP Conditioning Balm or CJ BC Daily, Loreal Color Vive for Color Treated Hair Thats Normal
    Leave ins- Garnier S&S; Marrakesh oil
    style with - Ohm SHP; KCCC- BRHG or Boots- KCCC- BRHG; CIAB; CCCC
    Protein- GVP Joico K-Pak
    Play with ACV