“Short hair doesn’t have to be boring and flat – it can be voluminous too!” – claims Jocelyn McClellan, an Instagram influencer who promotes hundreds of ways of styling a bob. Indeed, a bob haircut is more versatile than you’d expect. If you fancy getting creative and trying a new way of styling your hair, let’s see what this tutorial brings us. Those who accidentally stumbled upon this read: beware of unequivocally craving a bob!
Jocelyn’s core technique of making your bob voluminous and smooth is a combination of straightening your hair and letting it cool down in rollers. You can, of course, just quickly run over your hair with straighteners, but then it will quite likely fall flat. On the other hand, using rollers only will help to avoid heat, yet it won’t work for those with frizzy and coarse hair.
As you can see in the video, Jocelyn is giving the front part of her hair a slight kink, whilst keeping the sides and the back straight. You can try doing this too or just stick with straight hair.
If you like your bob slightly curled underneath, tuck your straightening iron under starting from about mid-length. Keeping hair in rollers will do a great job of locking in this shape.
Is your hair fine and fragile, and the very thought of using Velcro rollers makes you panic? Jocelyn’s advice is to hold on to the hair before pulling out the rollers – this would help to protect your strands from potential damage. We want to mention that bigger diameter rollers are the ones that are easier to take out. Also, you can use plastic rollers as an alternative.
Once your hair is all textured and full, you can stop here, or you can add a little side twist. Essentially it is made as a two-strand braid (also called a rope braid) with hair added from one side – from the front. The trick to making a nice twist is to always keep your fingers close to the scalp – this way it will sit in the right place. If you like your twist softer and more relaxed, take bigger chunks of hair and make fewer turns (but still keep your hands next to the scalp!)
When securing it in place, please take a couple of bobby pins and weave them through the twist from the bottom towards the top. If it feels loose, take one more and do it again. The idea is to ensure the pins don’t show, but even if they do, they can be easily covered by the hair from the side.
Finally, if you love some extra oomph, backcomb the crown area and add a spritz of texturizing spray. Do you not have one? Use dry shampoo instead (you don’t need loads). Also, a fine layer of hairspray will help to protect your hair from humidity and other challenges of life.