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Old 11-09-2005, 08:15 AM   #1
 
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I got my hair cut this summer and the stylist who I went to(not my usual stylist, I should have known better) cut my hair into so many short layers. Instead of making it curlier like I thought it would, it made it straighter. Now that it's growing out it's starting to get back its curl. Has anyone else ever experienced this?
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Old 11-09-2005, 07:28 PM   #2
 
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That would be my hair!! If it's around shoulder length it's straighter. Around midway between shoulder and bra length in the back, it's curlier. Right now I'm trying to grow it to my bra in back and it went from curlier to getting a little bit flatter now that it's longer. I'm wondering what it's going to be like long. It seems the perfect curl length for me is about 2-3 inches below shoulder length.
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Old 11-10-2005, 06:45 AM   #3
 
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I can see that. For a long time, people thought my sister had straight hair, because she always wore it short and it didn't look as curly as mine. However, she's lately grown it longer, maybe about shoulder length, and her waves are starting to look similar to mine (I was getting used to being the "curlyhead" in the family!).
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Old 11-10-2005, 08:08 AM   #4
 
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I'm so glad I'm not the only one whose hair does that. Right now my hair length is about 1 inch past my shoulders. My original hair stylist had to go in and break up the layers. So now it's all different lengths. I think the next time I have the crazy impulse to cut my hair I'm going to have someone stop me. I should have listened to my mother(who I get my waves from) when she told me that I probably wasn't going to like it.
By the way, Kimmy and Noel, you both have gorgeous hair. I can't wait until my hair starts to look like that again.
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Old 11-11-2005, 05:05 PM   #5
 
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That's not me in my av (karma if you can guess who it is though)! My hair does something similar to that pic on a good day, but I really don't have any great pics (I wrecked my digital camera a few months back and can't yet spring for a new one).
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Old 11-14-2005, 08:39 AM   #6
 
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I'm sure your hair is beautiful anyway. I'm a poor grad student and I can't afford a digital camera. Plus, my hair is so hacked up anyway that I'm embarrassed to post my picture. I think I'll do a before and after once my curls regrow.
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Old 11-14-2005, 12:53 PM   #7
 
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I got my hair cut this summer and the stylist who I went to(not my usual stylist, I should have known better) cut my hair into so many short layers. Instead of making it curlier like I thought it would, it made it straighter. Now that it's growing out it's starting to get back its curl. Has anyone else ever experienced this?

that's 2b hair, I'd say. It took me years to find a stylist who understands that! Long layers! I have to have long layers!
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Old 11-14-2005, 02:08 PM   #8
 
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When I went back to my original hair stylist, and she had to take a lot off the length and break up the layers. The way the stylist who cut my hair cut it made it look like I had a bobb on top and a straight layer underneath. It looked like i had three different styles at once I had great long layers from my usual hair stylist. When I went back and told her what I was trying to accomplish by cutting my hair(more curl definition) she said it would have been as simple as a trim, clarifying, deep conditioning, and a new styling product. Lesson learned: next time I'm having styling troubles, try small changes first. Drastic changes like a hair cut are not the way to go.
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Old 11-16-2005, 06:41 AM   #9
 
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when i first went very very short, it turned out much straighter than usual which surprised me quite a bit. my layers were about less than 3cm...and thinned out all over the place, so hello to the frizzies when the hair grew out.

i'm thinking of leaving it long to weigh it down. several stylists have told me that if i want to keep it long, i can but must rebond/straighten/whatever. i think that's so annoying and tiring.
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Old 11-16-2005, 08:34 AM   #10
 
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A lot of stylists who I have talked to always suggest straightening. You're right, Mavica. It is annoying. I personally think that stylists find curly and wavy hair intimidating to work with. Until I found my current stylist, I sort of felt like any other stylist who straightened my hair was trying to make me something that I'm not instead of helping me make the most of what I have. It's almost insulting to me anymore when someone says I should straighten my hair.
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Old 11-26-2005, 09:34 AM   #11
 
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Okay you guys are really scaring me! I'm going to get more layers throughout my hair this week. I was hoping to bounce up the curl cuz it weighs limp on top. But now, hearing all your horror stories, I don't know what to do. I'm NOT having any length cut off. If that what you're talking about? HELP! Before I make a mistake!
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Old 11-28-2005, 09:04 AM   #12
 
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I'm sure that if you went to someone who knows how to cut wavy hair so that it will curl more it would be ok. But what happened to me is that this stylist cut out my waves and curls. Make sure you are VERY specific with your stylist about what you want.
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