A bob haircut is a stylish and sophisticated cut that shows off your features. But what happens if your bob is too thick?
If you’re frustrated with your thick bob, you need to know how to fix it. Fortunately, you have several options to regain the shape and style you want.
What to do if your bob is too thick?
You have three options to fix your overly thick bob and reclaim your style:
- Cut it yourself
- Go to a professional stylist
- Alternatives to cutting hair
Cut it yourself
Do you feel brave and confident? Maybe you have some experience working with hair and trust yourself with a cut to style things again.
With the right tools, you can take care of things at home. Invest in quality thin scissors designed for thinning hair, not the cheapest pair you can find at the craft store. You’ll also want a comb and hair clips or bands to tie sections back.
Start by separating the top layers of your hair and tying or pinning them on top of your head. This approach allows you better access to the lower layers.
Cut the bottom layer into smaller, shearable pieces, usually two inches wide. You may need to tie back the strips you don’t cut to avoid mistakes.
Slowly cut one section at a time until you have finished a layer. Drop the next layer down and repeat.
Make sure each section is even so that when it’s all done, you have an even bob!
Finish by looking above your head for any uneven or flyaway ends. Trim things off with regular hair clippers for a sleek look.
Go to a professional stylist
DIY haircuts aren’t for everyone and many things can go wrong, so it might be in your best interest to go to a salon. A professional stylist may be your best chance for a perfectly shaped bob.
Look for pictures of what you want your bob to look like before you even book the appointment. That way, when you meet with your stylist you can give them something to work with.
The stylist can assess your hair texture and thickness to help you find the right cut. If you have thick hair, they may suggest using layers to keep your bob from looking too heavy or full.
Adding layers is a great way to create more movement and reduce weight. It’s also not something most people want to try at home, so it’s best left to the professionals. Also, adding a bottom can also take a lot off your bob
Whichever style you choose, make sure you’re clear on what you want and what your daily hair care routine looks like before they start cutting.
Alternatives to cutting hair
Remember that you don’t have to cut your hair to manage the overly thick bob. Some of them require a little extra effort on your part, but they can help you tame the “do”.
- Use a keratin treatment to straighten your hair and make it look less bulky.
- Change shampoo and conditioner to something that tames frizz.
- Use deeper conditioning treatments to make your hair more manageable.
- If you dry your hair, try using a dry cream to keep strands healthier and protect them from heat damage.
If you don’t want to give up your length to lose some volume, consider a texture treatment.
Ask your stylist for balayage highlights as a way to add definition by highlighting thicker areas. It creates the illusion of volume without being too thick and heavy.
Tips for training thick dolls
Keeping a bob is the best way to keep a fresh look for a long time.
- Do not comb the hair, use your fingers or a bristle brush.
- Limit how often you use heat styling tools.
- Commit to a regular trim, every three to six weeks.
- Cold water is your friend, a blast of cool water can revive a dull bob.
- Use dry shampoo on days you don’t have time to wash your hair.
Taking special care of your hair can reduce your bad hair days and increase your confidence. It might take a little extra time each day, but isn’t a beautifully groomed bob worth the effort?
So how can you fix your overly thick bob?
If your bob looks a little unmanageable, you might want to start with a cut. Whether you treat it yourself or go to the salon, it helps to start over.
Between haircuts, pay more attention to how you manage your hair every day. Daily maintenance can keep your bob in shape for longer.
Use heat styling tools sparingly and invest in quality anti-frizz products to protect strands. Try to avoid combing your hair too much and choose your fingers or a bristle brush that reduces frizz.