The best benefit about a bob layered haircut is how it looks beautiful both for curly and straight hair. When you have straight hair, you will get the "Egyptian" look with a round sexy hair with bangs and curved edges. With curly and wavy hair, you will get a playful fun young look like Rihanna with her famous short bob hairstyle. It gives you a more carefree and playful look that many guys admire and find attractive.
If your hair is dry and you have not conditioned it then you are running the risk for splitting the ends. So to begin with, make sure that you shampoo well and use a conditioner unless of course your hair is oily. Towel dry it as there is no need to blow_dry your hair for the ponytail look. You might want to add a little bit of gel to give it a nice shiny look and to help keep those flyaway hairs under control.