Is the graduated bob the best style for my hair type?

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Hi Hair Doctors,

My hair is fine with a slight wave and is cut into a graduated bob, short at the back and longer at the front. The front of my hair is all one length.

I like to use the natural texture of my hair rather than blow-drying it straight every day. Is the graduated bob the best style for my hair, or would it look better in a bob cut straight round the bottom but with layers all the way round too?

Thank you,
Anon, Wakefield

I would definitely suggest getting some long layers throughout. Having layers can actually make your hair look thicker and your hair texture sounds completely on trend for this summer! You will need to get the right products to enhance your wave. Try Alterna’s Bamboo Abundant Volume Shampoo and Conditioner (£16.75 each @ HOB Salons) for healthy, volumised locks and apply a mousse, perhaps Sebastian’s Mousse Forte (£18.95 @ HOB Salons) to add moisture and a firm hold. To lock in your curls, I would suggest applying Alterna’s Bamboo Strand Expand (£22.25 @HOB Salons) and either leaving your hair to dry naturally or diffuse it on a medium heat and at medium speed.

Andrea Martinelli, Member of the HOB Creative Team and Educator  


I would say the grad bob is a good shape to wear naturally, as the weight of the inside length will hold the curls down, try to avoid layering as this will make the curl react more.  

Try a curl cream or use conditioner as a styling product, and let you hair dry naturally without touching it. The conditioner will smooth the curl out and weigh it down a little. Apply a £2 coin size to wet hair and let dry, the hard bit is not touching it until it’s dry. 

Once you get that your hair needs a cream for moisture, try Bumble and Bumble Curl Conscious Cream, it’s fantastic and lasts for ages. 

Nelson Brown of Browns in Dumfires

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