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Please help me pick a hair cut! (fluffy hair+round face)

(18 Posts)
Rumplebelle Mon 25-Jan-16 16:20:47

I am so fed up with my hair!
It's very, very thick and curly but the curl falls out and leaves it wavy and fluffy/frizzy.
It's currently about boob length and I just can't do anything with it. Even a simple ponytail just looks like a load of candy floss.
I'm really tempted to get it cut shoulder length, add a fringe and thinned out but I'm worried it'll make my face look even bigger.
I'm overweight and my face is very round.

Can anyone suggest a cut that might work for me? Please?!
I'd just like to look more put together and tidy.

ILostItInTheEarlyNineties Mon 25-Jan-16 16:53:45

I would recommend using some decent hair straighteners. I have the GHD ones and they're brilliant once you get the hang of them. Blow dry your hair with serum/heat protection and then starting underneath, section your hair off with clips and iron each section. I have quite thick, wavy hair and much prefer it straight and neat. If you have extremely thick hair you could try GHDs for afro hair. If short of time, put your hair into a ponytail and run irons through the ends to give a sleeker look.
Bob hair cuts are hard to pull off with a round face and thick hair as they give more volume to the sides of your face. However, a steeply graduated bob could work, very short at the neck graduating to below chin. There are lots of products to make curly hair less frizzy, and more tousled e.g. frizz-ease, curly girl so might be worth having a look at those.

Rumplebelle Mon 25-Jan-16 17:27:51

I have some GHDs, I just never have the time to straighten my hair as it takes so long.
I use Frizz Ease and have tried countless serums, oils and anything going for frizzy hair but it doesn't make any difference to my mop, currently going the Curly Girl routine which has made it look nicer but it's still so fluffy!

That's what I was worried about having shorter hair, adding even more volume around my face. Absolutely the last thing I need!

I don't think I'm brave enough for a haircut that bold. I'm a complete wallflower and don't think I could pull it off confused

Theselittlelights Mon 25-Jan-16 17:32:08

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Diddlydokey Mon 25-Jan-16 17:34:12

Brazilian blow dry

WannaBurger2016 Mon 25-Jan-16 17:39:28

Your hair sounds just like mine!

I'd suggest a choppy, layered, shoulder length cut, slightly shorter at the back. You want to take the weight out the bottom to stop it looking like a pyramid.

I do plopping, which has changed my life! Boots do a £1 'curl creme'; it looks like Tubby Custard but works a treat.

WannaBurger2016 Mon 25-Jan-16 17:40:57

WannaBurger2016 Mon 25-Jan-16 17:41:39

Floowho Mon 25-Jan-16 18:51:06

I have a feeling that if you have a fringe, it will just bounce right up. It may sound weird, but have you thought about a perm? The curl would then be controlled. I am not a hairdresser though.

Pico2 Mon 25-Jan-16 19:26:34

Hair gel helps my curls to stay together. The first day looks good, the second less so.

Rumplebelle Mon 25-Jan-16 21:20:03

I plop and the pink creme just does nothing for my hair :/
Hair gel works, until I have to comb it.
Seriously, my hair is a nightmare!

Actually now you've shown me a photo, the graduated bob isn't too out there, maybe I could pull it off!
Ah yes, the pyramid. The reason I never wear my bloody hair down hmm

I was thinking I'd straighten my fringe to stop it springing up and looking silly, maybe it would still look rubbish though with a cut like Wanna posted. A bit too… helmet like?

Thank you for everyone trying to help, I really do appreciate it.

HelloItsMeAgain Mon 25-Jan-16 22:01:04

Um, Step. Away. From. The. Comb.

Seriously. You will always get frizz the second you take a comb or brush to curls. Without. Fail.

Rumplebelle Mon 25-Jan-16 22:35:45

I've ditched the brush for a wide tooth comb.
If I don't comb, how do I get rid of knots?!
Oh god I think I need a hair care intervention.

HelloItsMeAgain Mon 25-Jan-16 22:53:47

Conditioner coated fingers in the shower does it for me. Seriously, I have not used a comb or brush for decades. No knots here.

Pico2 Mon 25-Jan-16 23:32:43

You comb your hair? That is definitely not a good idea. I run my fingers through my hair before washing or while it's got conditioner in it. If it gets messy at night, you could try plaiting it before bed.

Rumplebelle Tue 26-Jan-16 10:16:56

Ok, I'll try not combing it and see if that helps smile

JennyOnAPlate Tue 26-Jan-16 10:51:31

Google the curly girl method and co-washing (washing with conditioner, no shampoo)

You need a conditioner with no sulphates or silicones. Definitely no with your fingers whilst you have conditioner in.

Rumplebelle Tue 26-Jan-16 14:12:00

I'm currently doing the curly girl method smile

I still need to have a decent cut I think to get rid of the triangle look I've got going on.

I've read not to have your hair thinned if it's curly. Does anyone know why this is?

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