does a curly cut make that big of a difference?

For us wavies, does a curly cut really help?

I ask b/c I am not thrilled w/ my cut. One side is layered more than the other. And my side that is layered more, waves up SO much better. The other side looks almost straight. I am wondering if a curly cut might help. But on the other side, I want to grow my hair out, and I would hate to cut it again. I wish I would never have cut it.....it was at my shoulders when I decided I wanted an angled bob, and I just don't like it. Last time I had an angled bob, I had straight hair and it looked good.

Is a curly cut more expensive? Can't I just go to a regular stylist and have her put more layers in the one side?
CG since 6/2012

Hair type: 2a/2b, normal/high porosity, fine, normal density
Lo: Organix Coconut water shampoo
Co: Suave Naturals, V05 kiwi lime
RO: Loreal Total Care
LI: KCKT, V05
Style: AIA Curling Jelly, KCCC, Noodle head curling mouse, LALSG, AG Re:Coil
Methods: icequeen, scrunch n pump, smathers, diffusing

Currently dealing with learning how to style shorter wavy hair...
i posted something similar to this a few days ago and haven't heard back. I would like a curly cut, but i'm concerned that since going CG that my pattern is changing and how long i should wait to get a cut. my pattern is already much tighter now and i'm on week 4.

started CG on 6/25/12.
  • 2c with a strait underneath
  • normal elasticity on top, none on the underneath
  • Fine side of Normal
  • Thick hair
  • Poriosity is a mystery. I think its all over the place.
That is a good question! I have been CG for going on 3wks now, and my pattern is still changing also.
CG since 6/2012

Hair type: 2a/2b, normal/high porosity, fine, normal density
Lo: Organix Coconut water shampoo
Co: Suave Naturals, V05 kiwi lime
RO: Loreal Total Care
LI: KCKT, V05
Style: AIA Curling Jelly, KCCC, Noodle head curling mouse, LALSG, AG Re:Coil
Methods: icequeen, scrunch n pump, smathers, diffusing

Currently dealing with learning how to style shorter wavy hair...
There are a number of wavies who have had fantastic results with curly cuts. I personally waited about 5 months, partly because I'm growing out having my hair thinned without my permission and partly so I could figure out my hair a bit.

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Modified CG since 11/5/11
CLEANSE: VO5 Vanilla Mint Tea Clarifying, DevaCare No-Poo, CHS Treatment Shampoo
RO: DevaCare One Condition, SS Caitlin's Conditioner, Mop Top Daily Conditioner
LI: SS Repairing Protein Treatment, CHS Silk Leave-In
STYLE: Re:Coil, Curl Keeper, Deva Ultra Defining Gel, Curls Rock Amplifier and Strong Hold Mousse, Sweet Curls Elixirs Okra Gel and Hard Hold Gel, SS Curl Enhancing Jelly and Firm Hold Gel
I waited about six months into my CG journey before getting a curly cut and I kind of wish I had done it sooner because it came out fantastic. I have a before and after shot in my fokti (link in my signature) if that might help.
2b, fine texture, normal porosity & elasticity (CG as of 12/2011)

Low-poo: UFD Rich & Funky
Cowash: VO5 Kiwi Lime
RO: Tresemme Naturals, Aubrey Organics GPB, Ion Effective Care, MillCreek Keratin
PT/DT: IAgirl's PT, GVP CB
LI: KCKT, Cure Care, CJ CCCC Lite
Styling: Curl Keeper, As I Am Jelly, UFD Curly Magic, CJ Curl Queen, TIGI Strong Hold Mousse


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^^ day 1 of going CG; avatar = 6 months later
finally got a reply to my question on the newbies thread. Gretchen suggested waiting a bit longer before i went and got my hair cut. So i'm thinking another month. I just want someone to fix this awful layer the last lady put in my hair with the complete disregard to my curly hair. I feel like i put a diamond shaped helmet on my head.

started CG on 6/25/12.
  • 2c with a strait underneath
  • normal elasticity on top, none on the underneath
  • Fine side of Normal
  • Thick hair
  • Poriosity is a mystery. I think its all over the place.
I know this is an old post, but I wanted to say YES, it makes a difference. I'm about a 2b and never knew how to style my hair wavy; it never looked right. It was always cut to be straight, so the shape was all wrong when I'd try to wear it wavy. I paid $55 for a Deva cut in Minneapolis and it was awesome; she taught me everything along the way and I saw how curly my hair could be! My hair was practically large ringlets after I left. I will always go to that stylist now (FYI, at my salon anyway, every other cut is an "oxygenation" cut, where they just trim and don't do the whole she-bang and it's $35 instead of $55 for the full curly cut. Maybe other salons do this as well? Good savings anyway.)
I waited for about 8 months before I started seeking out a stylist who specialized in curly hair. I think the cut made a difference. My stylist doesn't charge anything extra... It's $32 for a cut and style, just like for straight haired girls...
Hair Properties: 2A/2B, Medium-fine, Normal porosity, Normal elasticity, Medium density
Low Poo: DevaCare, Yes to Cuc's
Rinse Out: DevaCare One Condition, Yes to Cuc's
Cowash: Suave Naturals Lavender, Yes to Carrots Scalp Conditioner
Curl Cream: AG ReCoil, Organix Moroccan Oil Curl Cream
Gel/Mousse: Sweet Curls Elixirs FSG w/ Mag Sulfate added, Sweet Curls Elixirs hard hold gel, DevaCurl Frizz Free Foam, Aquage Uplifting Foam
Protein: Spiral Solutions Protein Spray for daily use
I had one great curly cut and one from another who had great reviews that I didn't like at all. (I moved to a different country or I would have returned to the first one.)

The second one washed and dried my hair (so it was extra-curly) then cut it. My bottom layer is pretty straight, but she got it to curl, and then when I would style it myself, it would end up hanging too long.

Now I go to a stylist who is 5 stars on NC but she cuts hair wet. She has super curly hair and can even diffuse it better than I can.

So I guess it depends on the stylist as much as wet/dry.
A dry curly cut didn't work for me. It seemed to me that she knew how to work with curls, but not waves.

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I only waited about 3 weeks after going CG to get a devacut, so I can't tell you for sure if its the cut itself or what i've been doing to my hair that has helped, but either way, OMG YES. probably a bit of both, but honestly more the cut I think than anything.

Before doing this, I hadn't had a professional cut in 5 years. I just trimmed my hair myself with crappy haircut scissors I got from walgreens. It was always rather long and I didnt have a fancy style so I just did it myself. After going CG, my hair was happier definitely, but weighed down by a style and layers that didn't compliment my curl pattern. I got my devacut 4 days ago, and in just that short time and messing around with my routine and my products, I have straight up big fat spirals, and i'm finding more of them every day. it was like "oh hell, this piece here is actually corkscrewing instead of waving...." next day was "holy crap this one is a REAL curl, oh my god i've never seen that before" etc etc.

I was recommended to my deva stylist (and to go cg too) by my best friend. She had frizzy crazy "brillow pad" hair, and one day she came into work with these unbelievable cherubic curls and I was just shocked that that's what her hair wanted to do this whole time. Katie at Babyface day spa in Austin tx btw, if anyone wants to know, is awesome. When I went in to see her my hair was wavy and dry and long, and she did an awesome job. I also got some deep conditioning magic done with her, so that plus my cut I think was about $70


p.s. She cut the length dry, then washed, conditioned, styled, dried, THEN cut the curls and layers.

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