If you're looking for a curly haircut that will never go out of style consider a bob! Bobs are timeless, effortless chic and work great with all curl types. If you're thinking about taking the plunge and getting a shorter ‘do, consider these tips on how to achieve the best bob!
If you're been thinking about cutting your curls for awhile, now's the time! Before you make an appointment for the snip, do your research. Make sure you select the right stylist, and pick out a couple of pictures with models who have the same curl type as you for inspiration. If you've been rocking the long curls for awhile or have never gone short before, prepare yourself to loose a few inches off your length. A bonus: you might find your curls respond differently to a shorter cut and may have better definition.
Talk about it:
Once you've figured out the look you hope to achieve, have a conversation with your stylist. You're going to want to consider having longer layers, as short layers can make curls difficult to manage. Some curlies with type 2 or 3 curls also wear bangs with their bobs, so consider what look you're trying to achieve. Ask your stylist for their opinion and be honest with yourself about what you and your curls can handle.
Once you've cut your curls, you'll need to schedule regular appointments with your stylist to maintain your length. To keep your curls healthy, you'll want to regularly use a good leave in conditioner. When styling, apply products directly through layers by sectioning your curls. To keep your curls wet while applying product, don't be afraid to use a water bottle to keep them damp. Ditch your comb and use your fingers to style your curls! You can twist your curls to create waves and kinks. Allow curls to air dry, or to speed up the process, use a diffuser.
Once you've decided to take the plunge into having shorter hair, don't forget to enjoy your new ‘do! Play with your look by adding accessories, trying different looks and showing off your curls! If it feels a little strange to have shorter hair at first, spend some time experimenting and see what products and styles work best for you. To see more suggestions on how to achieve and enjoy a fantastic bob, click here.