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Could you suggest a hairstyle please? (pic)

(44 Posts)
owhereismyhairbrush Sat 28-Jan-17 22:58:49

This is me - lots of very thick, curly hair. I'm in PJs in the photo but tbh it's an accurate depiction of how scruffy I look normally.

I'd like a new style - preferably something less aging and mumsy - but have no idea what would work for me.

I don't tend to straighten my hair, so it needs to be something that can just dry into the natural curl (as per photo).

I've got a haircut booked in a couple of weeks, can anybody help me with what I should ask for?

playmobilpeacock Sat 28-Jan-17 23:03:10

I think you look amazing andyourhsir is gorgeous.

You don't look old or mumsy to me.

Sorry, that was no help at all grin

dontpokethebear Sat 28-Jan-17 23:05:15

I love your hair! I would recommend buying some Olaplex #3, it'll work wonders.

TheresABluebirdOnMyShoulder Sat 28-Jan-17 23:06:23

Oh my. I have some serious hair envy right now. Please do not cut off that glorious mane of yours! This just goes to show that we all want what we haven't got. Is that your natural colour too? It's lovely.

NotTodaySatan Sat 28-Jan-17 23:06:30

You look bloody gorgeous and you should leave your beautiful hair alone!

Honestly, it's fab. Don't cut it.

Silverdream Sat 28-Jan-17 23:07:40

A curly bob cut at your jaw would look cute. You could carry that off really well. I love your hair.

BillyButtfuck Sat 28-Jan-17 23:07:43

You're really naturally pretty OP, I wish I looked like that without having to slap ALOT of make up on

owhereismyhairbrush Sat 28-Jan-17 23:17:17

Oh my.

I'm absolutely screen shotting all of these comments for when I need an emergency confidence boost. Aren't you all lovely?

I think it's probably flattering lighting, but thank you anyway.

Hmm... yes, I'd wondered about a longish bob. Silver can you find a picture of the sort of thing you mean? When I've searched for curly bob images I can only ever find either afro-esque hair or loose GHD waves, so can't get an idea of how it would work on me, if you see what I mean?

Livinabarnn Sat 28-Jan-17 23:26:20

Your hair is wonderful.
If you feel 'mumsy', would make up or new clothes help?
Your hair is fab and not at all aging or mumsy. You also have lovely skin.
I would wear light make up, but heavier on the eye and maybe some lip gloss. Get your nails done, look at the dark dark reds, short oval shape.

Honestly, you look lovely!

TheresABluebirdOnMyShoulder Sat 28-Jan-17 23:26:54

Curly hair can be profiled into different 'types' depending on how wavy/curly it is. Yours looks like a 3B to me (Google "curly hair type" and you'll see what I'm on about). If you search Pinterest for '3B curly hair' there are some ideas to look at. Much as I disapprove of you cutting those lovely locks grin, there are some nice shorter styles actually.

Littleballerina Sat 28-Jan-17 23:28:34

I would do anything for your hair! Not helpful.

APlaceOnTheCouch Sat 28-Jan-17 23:31:34

Your hair is gorgeous.
But if you want something different, you could go for a graduated bob like this either with or without a fringe.

owhereismyhairbrush Sat 28-Jan-17 23:48:53

Oooh I think I'm maybe somewhere between a 3a and 3b, bluebird. What a clever system. I'm going to pour over Pinterest for a few hours now. Thanks for the tip.

I like that bob, couch, but maybe a tiny bit longer for me. I've always struggled with fringes - I'd like one I think, but if a curl dries weird one day then it can throw the whole thing off because you can't just smooth it back into place.

Thanks all grin

nancy75 Sat 28-Jan-17 23:57:30

My hair is a bit curlier than yours op and the best cut I have found for it is like this, there are quite a lot of short layers ( I like my hair to look big, this might not be for you)
Whatever you do do t have a fringe, I've done it (more than once) it always ends up in hair clips or looking like Kevin keegan on a bad day

mumbanator Sun 29-Jan-17 00:06:09

You've got really lovely hair that looks perfect around your face. I wouldn't change it!

Lessthanaballpark Sun 29-Jan-17 00:09:02

I'm a bit worried about your username OP because you should never brush curly hair grin

SuperPug Sun 29-Jan-17 00:09:27

Another vote for not touching your hair. It's lovely and really suits you.
I straighten my hair now and naturally my hair is frizzier and in poor condition. When I cut it short, it went out like a mushroom. Longer hair seemed to be far more manageable.
What about looking at Pinterest etc for updo inspiration which looks especially nice with curly hair?
Bumble and bumble curl creme is excellent.

yogalatte Sun 29-Jan-17 00:23:16

I LOVE your hair. You should change by creating a style based on this pic adding the twists....

yogalatte Sun 29-Jan-17 00:24:29

I LOVE your hair. You could try adding some twists to it similar to attached photo.

yogalatte Sun 29-Jan-17 00:25:05


EnidButton Sun 29-Jan-17 01:52:01

Your hair is bloody awesome! It's not ageing or mumsy at all. Seriously, it's gorgeous.

If you must cut it, I like the pic Nancy has posted.

retainertrainer Sun 29-Jan-17 07:17:28

You do have beautiful hair,don't cut it! If you feel mumsy I'd look at new clothes/makeup. Your hair's gorgeous.

Motherfuckers Sun 29-Jan-17 07:23:51

Much shorter with layers to bring out the curl. The sides are fab but the top is being dragged down.

showmeislands Sun 29-Jan-17 07:26:17

Your hair is lovely as it is! Beautiful curls. The only improvement I can think of is to trim the ends a bit and cut some shorter layers into it, so you'd get a bit more volume at the top. This does depend on liking 'big' hair though. Which personally I do! (And would love to have myself). Seriously though, your hair is great.

ZuzuMyLittleGingersnap Sun 29-Jan-17 07:45:59

Another one here just to echo what fabulous curls you have! <sighs, enviously>

Max the Hell out of such lovely tresses...

(And run in opposite direction if anyone advises 'straighteners'. Would be sacrilege)

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