Those bob photos have WAYYYYY more hair than me. My hair is very fine and very thin. One thing I was noticing was that heaps of my hair was falling out every day.
I've been on a bit of a hippy thing lately and wondered if the shampooing and conditioning etc was having an effect. I had noticed that some conditioners that came with hair colouring treatments would cause more hair to fall out and my skin to break out. So after much experimentation, what I did was go shampoo-free. But it was a multistep process.
I started by changing to the Moo Goo shampoo and conditioner. I found that the shampoo was so gentle, I didn't need the conditioner. My hair felt quite different for awhile, not bad, just a different kind of clean. I also stretched out the time between washes. Those of us with fine hair will tell you that you HAVE to wash everyday or it's disgustingly oily. But I found my hair was becoming less oily.
Then, after a while, I decided to switch to straight bicarb diluted in water in a cup (if you use a disposable plastic cup, you just lightly cover the bottom with bicarb and add about an inch of water and swish it around). You condition with something mildly acidic like diluted vinegar or lemon or lime juice. My hair is now squeeky clean, but most importantly - it's not falling out anymore! Even my husband noticed that the hair trap in the bottom of the shower is no longer clogged with hair. So while still quite thin, there's more hair because it simply isn't falling out all the time. It was getting to the point where you could see my scalp all through my hair. Now it looks covered.
I've been doing this for the better part of a year now (also since choosing to not dye my hair anymore, which will also help). My hair is thicker and shinier. I'm working up to using beaten egg as a deep conditioner to see if that helps too.
Maybe worth a try?
As for hair style... at the back it's approximately along the tops of my shoulder or at most an inch or two below. I noticed that the front of my hair doesn't really grow longer than the tip of my nose. After that it fizzles out to straggly hairs. So I decided to cut it to the tip of my nose. Actually what I do is comb all my hair forward and towards my nose. I cut everything longer than my nose or, if coming around from the sides, anything longer than the corners of my mouth. This has the added benefit of not having my spiderweb hair blowing into my mouth (I've been known to choke on it). You then ease these layers into the back of your hair. And no, it doesn't end up looking like a mullet
it looks like a layered bob with long fringe (as opposed to longer sides, like in the links above). More like this http://cdn.sheknows.com/filter/l/gallery/h...layered_bob.jpg
or the first 2 on this page http://plamgirlshop.com/2012/10/layered-bo...yles-for-women/
And it can look a bit posh if you put your hair behind your ears, a bit like this: http://bobhairstyles.tk/2012/09/long-chopp...styles-slodive/
I hope that helps.
Edited by HappyWomble, 10 December 2012 - 06:08 AM.