Hair Talk: Help Me Choose a New Style

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I’m in a rut with my hair and I need a change! I feel a little bad for obsessing over something like hair like this but, I really do just need something new.

Since my super big chop last September, I’ve been rocking my short ‘do and loving it! When my hair was still short, wash days were so easy breezy and my curl pattern was the most defined I’ve ever seen it.

I won’t lie though, every once in a while I would want my long hair back.  The new ‘defined-curl-no-heat-damage’ long hair though not that stringy, non-curling stuff I had before the cut.

In the meantime, in-between time, I’ve been learning new ways to style my hair.  Now it’s in that slightly awkward stage where it’s growing quite a bit but, not fast enough for all of my pre-big chop go-to styles.  My top knot bun and twistouts end up looking kinda chickenhead-ish actually.

Really not cute.

I want to let my hair grow out but, I’m getting impatient and I had a minor setback about a month ago after a hairstylist visit left me with a little heat damage once again.  So now I’m even more limited in how I can style my hair. Ugh!

My wash-n-go’s that I was wearing since I got my haircut now look hella crazy with these straight ends everywhere.  I keep reminding myself that it’s just hair but, it really affects my day when I feel like my hair looks a mess.

I went in with some scissors at home a few days ago and chopped off some of the straight ends in hopes of it looking a little better.  It helped somewhat but, I’m so bored and frustrated with it at this point.

I need something done! I’ve been scouring the internet to find some inspiration for what I should do next.  I’m leaning towards a protective style but, I’m also toying with the idea of cutting it again.


Marley twists. Love the look, despise the take down. Source- Instagram user genuinely_emilie        


I had my hair cut into this style last year and I loved it! I may revisit it soon.

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The curls, color, everything !  This would be a great Fall color.  Source- Instagram @beautybylee


The beautiful Keri Hilson with box braids. I love the ease of my days and nights with braids but, not feeling the take down.

Another contender on the color list. Source- Instagram user @shaddahelyse

So gorgeous! Another contender on my color list. Source- Instagram user @shaddahelyse

Which style do you think I should try next?