With my hair texture and skin tone, it is difficult to play with hair cuts and colors. Every time I have, it ended up going very wrong. In college, I lightened my hair but couldn’t keep up with the roots and ended up looking like a zebra. Out of frustration, I dyed it dark and chopped it to a short bob , but ended up looking like a puff ball. Oh, and then I had the “ombre” (more like two-tone) hair that was just bad. I’ve learned while it may sound boring, long, layered hair in my natural hair color was the best option. And while the long bob caught my eye, I was worried that jumping on the latest hair trend could be yet another mistake. And at this age, I don’t need anymore hair mistakes.
My hair has been growing like crazy lately so I went to my hairdresser, Diva, last week for a trim. She’s pretty straightforward with what she thinks I should and shouldn’t do, and she actually thought that a lob could work. The two things she suggested were to cut my hair to a length that looked like a lob when I wear my hair naturally curly and to cut my hair slightly shorter in the back. This prevents the triangle shape that us curly hair girls are familiar with. So, I spontaneously decided to say goodbye to my long tresses.
Okay, I admit it’s only been 4 days since I cut my hair but I’m loving my curly lob! It was surprisingly warm in SF over the weekend (which is becoming more of a usual thing here) and the lightweight lob kept me cool. It only takes me a few minutes to style and is still long enough to put into a braid/bun/ponytail. It’s a great cut for curly hair… I personally think it looks best on girls who at least have a wave, but maybe I’m bias. Either way, it’s fun to finally have a change!