Love and Life

Hair or There

So my beauty friends, who knows the struggle of wanting to cut all your hair off yet wanting to grow it out at the same time?! I have gotten to the point where I need something new!  I know so many of you have been hair before too. (I am so punny, I know:-))

I have very straight thin somewhat oily hair (meaning I wash it every day or look like a hot mess.)  Oh, and did I forget to mention the crazy cowlicks, yeah, I have a bunch of them too!

I have had a similar hair cut for several years now. I tend to wear my hair in some form of a graduated bob that is medium short, just between the chin and shoulders, with medium length side swept bangs.

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I am not complaining about the style that I wear it in now, I think that it looks good on me and is so easy to do.  I just feel like I am wanting something different…

“Hair” is a little history of my past styles…

college hair |
Wow, look at those eyebrows! I didn’t realize that my eyebrows have been on fleek since college, haha!  😉

In college, (15ish years ago) I kept my hair quite short and layered in a pixie cut.  It was very easy to do and manage while living in humid Florida, and also had to wear a nursing cap while at clinical in the hospital. (I am not even kidding!).

wedding |

Like every bride, I had planned to grow out my hair for my wedding, but my husband prefers my hair shorter, so I cut it a few months before we got married and wore it curled half up and half down.

growing out long hair |

I really liked my hair at this length.  I think that it was very manageable and didn’t look too thin.

medium hair |


This above photo is from around 11 years ago.  I had been growing out my hair for about 11 months at this point. Also, look at that tan!  We had just come back from a vacation to California.

long hair dont care |

As you can tell from the above photo, the growing out process went very well…maybe a bit too well.  My hair thrived while I was pregnant with my son,  it quickly grew so thick and so long!  Unfortunately, as with many women, once I had my son, my hair started falling out like crazy!  About 9-10 months after my son was born I cut my hair into a medium length bob.

short hair |

About 4 years ago, I decided that I wanted to cut my hair much shorter again.  I also switched the side I part my hair on, and cut side swept bangs.  I think this length might be considered a long pixie cut. The shorter my hair is the thicker it looks.  While I did really like my hair like this, it required a lot of upkeep with constant haircuts and I had to style it every day.

Beaute Basics 3 Tone Bronzer |

This past summer I cut thicker bangs and wore them a bit less side swept.  I do like shorter bangs, but they require a lot of upkeep.  Also, bangs are kinda like avocados, they are only perfect for such a short amount of time.

Hello! I'm Laura Joli from Looking Joli Good! |

Despite this being a picture from last Easter, this is how my hair is usually styled: graduated bob medium short between the chin and shoulders with medium/long length side swept bangs.

I’m not sure what I am planning to do next.  I may grow it out for a bit… end up with hair down to my waist again (my husband is not a fan of that, so probably not), I may cut it into a pixie cut again.  We’ll see.

What do you think?  Any tips and tricks on how to make thinner hair look thicker when it is grown out?

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5 thoughts on “Hair or There

  1. I wash my hair daily too or else it’s a limp lifeless mess. 😛 I only have one cowlick at the front and years ago my hairdresser suggested I change my parting to cover it. 😆
    I like your hair like this! I also like the bob hairstyle from after your son was born. And you’re so right, bangs ARE like avocados! XD
    This might sound like an odd thing to say, but I think you’re more attractive now than ever… 🙂 ❤

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  2. Every time I cut my hair I end up regretting it a month or 2 later. It’s a vicious cycle but I’m stepping away from it and just letting my hair grow. I’ve been growing it out for nearly 4 years now. My hair has been in a decent growth cycle since I stopped washing it every day (dry shampoo is my best friend). Finally getting to the length I want. I’ll still use my clip-in extensions but now they’re more for volume than length (we’ll just a little length).

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