Friday, January 25, 2013

Growing out a Bob

You may remember my happy bob that switched up my hair after a long streak of long hair

It was a great change, and I loved playing with the highlights my hairdresser added-
but the short stacking in the back  made it hard to pull back.
I prefer a ponytail when I work, and the back layers looked great, but weren't super flexible.

I had it very long in the front, with one strand longer on the right side only for an asymmetrical touch.



After a year and half, I was ready for a shift...and ready to grow the back out.
My hairdresser thought it would be fun to add ombre melt aways, while we slowly matched the back to the front.  I loved the first cut!


Although it felt shorter, because I lost my long, detached pieces in the front of the A-line, the look with
the blended ombres was so fun- and quicker at the salon to accomplish.
I celebrated with a pic on Instagram that hit Pinterest and Twitter all at once (not bad for an old gal).
I even spent a few days leaving it naturally curly. My lifeling quest is to come to terms
with all the natural curl.  Someday.



Last month I postponed my hair appt (yikes) because the length in the
back has finally passed the collar of my shirt.
A huge milestone in the growing out phases of a serious stacked A-line. I want to give it
another month to get a bit more length before I trim the edges and shape it again.
The ombre highlights are still here...and I love them.



You may not see that big of a change, but in the back some of these layers have grown two inches or more, and it still has a style that feels fun and fresh.
The ombre highlights are more dramatic with a little more length of the darker shade.
(so easy to touch up to cover gray hairs.....I am in love with that).
Curls created by wrapping hair around a curling wand from Sally's Beauty Supply.
Major love how the wand curls look.


See that silky, shiny hair?
Let me say I did a coconut oil treatment on my hair
as demonstrated here on How Does She. ( great blog!)
(Basically slather on 100% coconut oil, kitchen grade, and let it sit under a shower cap or plastic wrap for 20-30 minutes, or heated for 15. Wash and style as usual).  Once you get the hair a little more conditioned, the ends will stop breaking and you will notice the growth better.
I think my hair looks great, and it felt great the minute I stepped out of the tub.


On day two, or after a long nap, you can opt to try a messy updo found on The Small Things Blog.



Not as great as hers, but I love the random feel of it,
and it is perfect for days that I want to wrap a scarf around my neck a few times.
Every day, basically.



Not sure what I am going for, but just a longer, casual do that I can leave down or messy bun up
would be perfect.


Jessica Alba inspired? Maybe.
I love her length in this picture and it looks great with the dark/carmel mix colors.

The quest continues....
I am brushing, massaging, oiling, and loving my locks to promote a little more growth.

We will see how they respond!

3 comments:

Lee said...

Oooh, very cute! My hair looks ombre just because the highlights are growing out! hehehe Mine is super long, even though I cut 3 inches off about 2 months aga. Now I'm thinking of bangs again, but not thick like last time, thin and long, just for the variety. The problem is I need to keep my hair back for work... not much I can do. Sigh. I love the gal's hair over at Funky Junk Interiors!

tammy said...

Looks very cute. Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog.

artsy heart said...

I LOVE your hair now!!! You look just fabulous--even better than Jessica Alba who became my favorite when she did The Dark Angel.