As someone who loved and had long straight hair all my life, experimenting in getting shorter hair than a lob was such a terrifying idea for me. Yet, I wanted to try a bob style haircut. My decision was backed with reasons like scorching heat, new look and chic style.if you are willing to chop off your hairs this summer, I want to walk you through the essential things you need to know before getting a short or a long bob hairstyle.
1. Need to change your makeup
If you are going with a retro-inspired bob cut, you will be carrying a load of style. You will overload your look when you indulge your statement cut with statement makeup. So, it is advisable to embrace a more subtle and minimal beauty look. Avoid sharp cat eyes and opt for softer eyeshadow in brown or gray shades. Also, switch out heavy contouring for gentle blush layered with the light-toned highlighter.
2. Get into the new world of hair accessories
When you will have shorter hair, you will realize that you constantly need pins and clips. Wearing your lovely locks short, you need to manage the hair coming on the face. And, we certainly don’t like that. Hence, functional accessories play an important part here to manage your hair and make them look elegant simultaneously. There are many hair accessories for short hair like an elastic headband, bobby pin, hair clip, etc.
3. Attention focusing on neck and back
With bob layered haircut, your neck and back will be on full display. Hence, make sure you are saving them from heat, and dreaded body acne. You can try out what I generally do. I use gentle but effective cleansers that contain benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid followed by a toner or pad containing glycolic acid twice a week. But, if your condition is critical and you still having breakouts, consult a dermatologist.
4. There may be texture changes
After a dramatic haircut, you will be playing with new looks like curls, new waves, and cowlicks. Your haircut is responsible for this but the fact that there’s just less weight holding your hair down. Hence, it can go wild and free causing different textures of the hair. You can certainly tackle them with styling tricks but why to do so. Why not play along and lean into it? You can go with beach wavy (which is my personal favorite), curly bobs, undone or the simplest of all sleek bob. Also, if you are scared (like me) to go with the short bob, and you can choose the equally cool and classy look with bob layered medium.
5. Need the perfect heat protector
If you have perfectly straight hair, you are good to go without putting much effort. But, apart from this bob haircut is not something you would consider wake up and go hairstyle. You need a fair bit of styling to enhance your overall look. Mostly, this could mean heat. For this, you will need something that protects your hair from heating tools. You can find many preventive products to provide the best care to your hair even with heating tools.
6. Quicker to wash but slower to dry
We all agree that short hair is faster to wash and condition. But, if you don’t have submissive hair, it might take much longer time to dry your bob cut. This can be problematic, as you need to style it. And, there are amazing ways to style your bob. For instance, you can make French bun, or curl them. Blow drying is always an option but why to torture your hair when you can let them dry themselves.
7. Frequent visits to the stylist
According to hairstylists, your occasional visit to stylish depends on the type of haircut you possess. Same goes with your bob cut. So, if you are rocking a blunt cut, you will require a lot of upkeep thereby frequent stylish appointment. You can expect a visit every month or so. Is this getting too much for you? If yes, don’t worry. Ask your stylist for the bob cut that suits your lifestyle. You can go with a slightly A-lined bob with many elegant loose layers. This will look sleek and beautiful even after growing out a bit.
Every styling has its pros and cons. While your bob cut is easy to manage and wash, you will need frequent trims. There are many styles in bob haircut too. So, choose one in accordance with your personality and face cut. Also, if you are someone with a bold personality, adding color to your hair will enhance and drama to your overall look. The aforementioned points will also help you to manage your bob cut more efficiently.