With the hair cut, colored and dried it’s time for a final review. So how do I wear my bob after several weeks since the restyle? I never wear it straight down at both sides. But here are the six ways to wear a bob that I think suit me a lot better.
This is the final post in a series of four about getting a bob cut. If you haven’t seen the first three here they are:
3 How to dry and style a short bob – this post includes suggested products
The condition of my hair
The hair defender has ensured that all the blow-drying over the circular brush has not damaged or over-dried my hair. I’m happy with the shine and the smoothness and the blonder highlights catch the light well.
I’ve continued with a conditioner for fine hair in the weeks since the restyle. And I’ve been using a heat defence spray all through my hair before blow-drying.
Is the bob too straight for my features?
I’m still worried by the straight line of hair each side of my face which emphasizes my lined lower cheeks and the drooping corners of my mouth. (How did I get such a worried and tired expression? If you wonder why I mainly smile when doing my clothes try-ons, now you know!)
Alison suggests she snip the corner off the very top layer of the hair so it falls less heavily at the side of my face.
In the video you’ll see her demonstrating how she will make that cut.
But I know that, in fact, I intend to wear my bob tucked behind my ears. This is a look that’s popular at the moment in France – though admittedly I’ve only seen it on younger women.
This means that I can just dry and style my hair quickly so it has a naturally straight lower edge.
I use a flat iron to style the very ends
When I want one or both sides to hang near my face I add a bit of extra width at the ends by using my straighteners just on the ends. These can be used to get a nice sharp edge or to turn the hair under for more swing and bounce.
Sometimes I pull the front hair back with my fingers and spray it with hairspray. This gives a look I like. But on my fine hair it doesn’t last very long. So I have to respray every couple of hours.
When I’m on my laptop I like to have my hair well out of my eyes. So I’ve been experimenting with clips and grips to hold back all, or part of, my hair.
These also work to take the top half of my hair back off my face and secure it at the back leaving just the short back hair to show in the area between my earlobes and my jaw. I find this style is less severe than pulling all my hair back.
I hope you’ve enjoyed watching me get a bob haircut in my mid-seventies and seeing, honestly, the ways to wear a bob that I can manage without a hairdresser. I’m getting used to it and love the ease of drying and styling it brings. I might get it cut even shorter next time.
If you prefer to wear your hair longer, then take a look at 20 Stylish Ways to Wear Long Hair Over 50. The models are various ages but all the styles work for older women.
Or if you’re looking for inspiration for a different restyle I’ve put together 25 Flattering Easy-care Hairstyles for Women Over 50