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Before choosing a style, consider the normal up dos you like to put your hair into. A bob tends to be too short to put into a ponytail or bun, and can sometimes be difficult to curl. Lobs tend to reach down to the collarbones, and are much more versatile than the bob. These can be curled, straightened and tied into a low ponytail for a quick everyday up do. Think about your daily routine, and make sure you can keep your hair out of your way if you lead an active lifestyle.
Thin or Thick Hair
For women with thinning hair, shorter styles tend to look better as they give the appearance of the hair being thicker than it actually is. This can help you to achieve a full look, and hair will be lifted from the roots without the extra weight of long hair. Thicker hair suits the lob well – due to the body and weight of it – and cutting it too short can often leave the hair looking frizzy.
Short hair sometimes requires more maintenance than long hair, and for busy people this can be a problem. Before you commit to a short style, think about how much time you can spend styling it in the morning, as well as how often you can visit the salon. To give your hair a full bodied and thick appearance you will need to blow dry your hair from the roots. And, for extra style many people will use straighteners or curlers as well. Bobs require regular trims to keep them looking perfectly maintained, so for a lower maintenance look, choose a lob which can be left to grow out.
If you have gone from long to short, you’ll need to adapt your makeup to suit your new do. Bobs look stunning when paired with minimal beauty looks, but can also look lovely with retro inspired makeup when on a night out. Think about your current makeup routine, and whether it will fit with a shorter style. Choose a lob first if you are unsure, and you can always have it cut shorter if you decide you like how it looks with your personal style.
Getting your hair cut short is a big decision, so consider the speed at which your hair grows. If you decide you don’t like the style, you’ll have to wait several months for it to reach the length it was, if not longer. Women experiencing hair loss may find that their hair takes longer to grow than most, and this is a serious point to consider when choosing a cut. The lob is often a safer option which can be grown out much quicker, whereas the bob can take up to a year to get back to the length it used to be.
Think It Through
If you’ve had the same hairstyle for years, it can sometimes be a shock to change to something dramatically different, especially if you’re changing from long to short. Think about it for at least a month, and make sure the bob or the lob is really what you want to try. Ask the opinion of friends and family, and find a picture of the style you like so you can show the hairdresser exactly how you want it to look.
If you have experienced female hair loss, visit The London Centre of Trichology for more information on how we can help.