The bulky hairstyles of the Victorian and Edwardian days had favoured women born with naturally frizzy hair.
(By frizzy hair I mean fine hair with an irregular wild natural curl which often resists grooming and control.)
For decades women with frizzed hair had been envied by other women for the bulk it gave to these longer styles.
Wavy, curly or frizzy hair was a natural asset a girl appreciated and other people admired.
Generally the new short styles favoured women with straight hair but not all bobbed styles were slicked with brilliantene .
The above photograph dates from about 1920
Date about 1920: Age about 20 years old Estimate: born 1900 ± 5 years