Summer Update: Curly Hair Lob 

I was craving a major change decided to chop off my long curly hair to a lob (long bob). Here’s my before with natural hair (frizz central). 

And some inspo pics for my lob.

Kim Kardashian
Kim Kardashian
Marianna Hewitt
Blogger Marianna Hewitt
Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift

Out of all of them, Marianna Hewitt’s tousled bob was the one I was most interested. That is, until I actually got my cut.

This is how Steven at Local J Hair Salon styled it. 

I quickly fell in love with the waves and wanted to go even curlier. Photos of Nazanin Mandi motivating me all the while.

 

But I’m not too sure on my natural curls yet. The stylist cut it pretty blunt (like I wanted him to), so I find my natural curls look quite limp and flat. I may go back and have shorter layers added in so I get more dimension when I leave it natural.

Natural hair

And it doesn’t look bad straight either imo.

I now swear by Mixed Chicks Leave in Conditioner and Deva Curl’s Light Defining Gel. After I apply the gel I plop in a microfibre cloth and clip my ‘bangs’ into a pouf for volume. It’s working well for me but I’m still struggling not to touch my hair every two seconds. And I’ve not yet made the commitment to no shampoo.

If you’re interested in getting the most out of your curls then I highly recommend visiting reddit.com/r/curlyhair. They really got me loving my curls/waves and my natural hair.

Hope this was of some interest to you!

xx

Alyssa