Although you may say, shorter curly hair is lighter; shorter curly hairstyles are freeing. You should also consider that when you have shorter hair, you can expect that the curls will be tighter and possibly more defined. The longer the hair gets, the looser the curls get. This is due to the weight of the hair combined with stretching techniques.
Are you a candidate?
How many of you have ever watched America’s Top Model and found yourself getting nervous when it came time for the episode where the competitors had to change their hairstyles? When the female competitor finds that they have to cut off their tresses, there’s usually some type of meltdown. If you can see yourself as the one experiencing the meltdown, you may not be a good candidate for shorter curly hairstyles.
Advantage of shorter curly hairstyles
Here are the “pros” to shorter curly hairstyles. Shorter curly hairstyles mean less product. Shorter curly will require fewer trips to the Beauty Supply Store or fewer orders online.
For the natural hair sisters who do frequent co-washes, shorter hairstyles are less expensive to care for. Doing a co-wash for shorter curly hairstyles require less conditioner. And of course, conditioners tend to be more expensive and come in less volume than shampoo.
Just as with the fact that you’ll be using less product, prepare to spend less time in the bathroom getting ready for your big night out. Another advantage is time, shorter curly hairstyles are less time-consuming.
Shorter curly hairstyles take less time to style than long hairstyles do.
Feel like a Wash n’ go? Go for it! Detangling? No problem! All thanks to a shorter curly hairstyle.
Curl definition change means that you may find yourself changing products.What you’ve used on your long hair at one point may no longer be as effective.Are you ready for the change?Will you be able to deal with the fact that you may have to switch up your routine?Can you handle switching up your products?
Whether you’re a seasoned chopper or it’s your first time, it’s definitely great to consider your options when it comes to choosing shorter curly hairstyles.
What advice would you give to women considering The Big Chop?