View Full Version : at that annoying past collar length flicking out at the ends stage anyone?!?!

November 9th, 2009, 08:50 AM
I am currently growing out a bob it is now at the past collar length stage but it keeps flicking out at the bottom at the back which looks untidy. I am a past user of flat irons and refuse to start doing this again to rectify the flicks as I have far less split ends since I stopped the flat iron. Basically I am starting a thread here for hair rants at awkward stages and how to deal with them :)

November 9th, 2009, 10:48 AM
Forgive me for not knowing what a "bob" is :p, but I can definitely relate to the flicking out at the ends predicament. My hair has ALWAYS been like that...not just through the awkward stage - before, during and after the awkward stage now and I still have the flicking out... It has to do with your shoulders...the hair sitting there, essentially at a road block for most of its time (when loose) is forced to bend and flick...at least until it's longer and passes that road block. Annoying I know...not sure what advice to give. During my entire growing period I've kept my hair loose and let it do what it's going to do lol

November 9th, 2009, 11:17 AM
My ends also flipped like that, but I was never bothered by it. You could pretend you are doing it on purpose :D

November 9th, 2009, 11:20 AM
Forgive me for not knowing what a "bob" is :p,

Bob is a hairstyle where the hair is between shoulder and ear length, but not a pixie short. Link to wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob_cut).

November 9th, 2009, 11:43 AM
I'm at the same length! Wasn't it Dr. George Michael who called it the "flip length"? Anyway, I know how aggravating it is. It should be over in a few months, though. Besides, the flip is cute. :)

November 9th, 2009, 11:48 AM
My hair does that too. I'm growing out a pixie, and the front is at about chin length, but I only trimmed the back once during the mullet stages. The back flipped out horribly, and is just now at about collar length. The extra length is just now starting to lay a little flat. I would have trimmed it a long time ago, except for the fact that I never want to have to grow my hair past that stage again!

There wasn't much I could do except lots of headscarves and even more patience. Hang in there!

November 9th, 2009, 12:23 PM
Oh, man, I just grew out of that stage a few months ago... it's AWFUL when you have curly, fine, tangle- and frizz-prone hair! It doesn't do that cute flip, it just forms little unattractive dreads around your collar that take forever to detangle! I got past it by wearing my hair up as much as possible so that it couldn't bother me.

November 9th, 2009, 12:26 PM
A lot of styles feature flipped-out ends on purpose, so go with the flow and enjoy.

November 9th, 2009, 12:32 PM
Braid waves really helped me at that length. If the whole thing is wavy, the ends can go any direction and look right.

November 9th, 2009, 12:40 PM
My hair was very "flicky-outy" from about collar until after it past my shoulders. :steam One of my many unearned compliments about my “hairstyle” when growing it out (I just didn’t bother cutting it for 12 months) was from a lady asking me how I managed to get it to flick out so nicely and that she could never replicate that no matter how hard she tried. Another that amused me was from a lady who complimented me on the "layers" I had put in... :bigeyes:

My solution was just to use creative brushing when drying my hair. Thankfully, my hair is now long enough to pull itself into a semblance of order.

November 9th, 2009, 01:06 PM
Me! I stupidly let the hairdresser cut loads of flicky layers in (I didn't have my glasses on at the time, lol) and they go out to the side. Kinda like Alice Cullen hair, but 34875364578356x more annoying and ugly.

November 9th, 2009, 02:14 PM
I'm there. My hair is right at the tippy top of SL, so my ends are always catching on collars (and it doesn't help that winter is approaching so my collars will be getting higher). Unfortunately, ponytails don't work either because my hair isn't long enought to tuck under. So I just twist it, but still, I can't wait until next year when I'm past this stage.

November 9th, 2009, 02:22 PM
i am growing out a pixie and the back parts of my hairis about 2inchs below the bottom of my ears and it flicks out and upwards and looks horribly stupid too. the front of my hair is at the bottom of my ears so its shorter than the back and looks like i am a member of The Beatles so I have to clip those shorter parts backwards to hide it! I also have a little bit of fringe thats just below my eyebrows but i push it to the side of my face with a side parting in and usually wear a handband pushing the whole lot back. I look terribly awful ! I can get a bit of the back parts into little pigtails that are about an inch long and this gets rid of the flick that you are experiancing! But luckily for me I have to wear a hat and hairnet for work at all times since I work with food and on the way to work I wear a wooly hat since it's just coming up to wintertime hehe. I am a bit of a cheater! I also refuse to use straighteners which would instantly solve my flick, I don't blow dry either. I will only ever use heat on my hair again if it is a very special occassion with photographs being taken!