black hole between straight and curly

So I went to a local salon last night and had a stylist who was supposed to be good at wavy and curly hair. I came in with my slightly less wavier than usual natural hair, mostly blunt cut, no products. I showed a picture of my hair very wavy when it was cut in long layers years ago. After paying very little attention to my hair in its natural state, the stylist (with stick straight hair herself) washed it. Combing it out she said my hair was straight! She did some layering and a bit of thinning, then proceeded to style it to bring out any waves. After being diffused for a couple of minutes with my head upside down, she told me to come up, and was very surprised there was so much wave in my hair! She asked me if I'd had wavy hair when I was little and had only become straight as an adult. At a loss for words I mumbled that my hair had always been this way and the texture depends on how its treated and the weather.
Its not that I received a bad cut, its a good cut, but I didn't get the BEST cut I could've had if she'd understood the concept of WAVY hair!
2B wavy thick hair
Fia=2a M iii
modified CG since 1/12/06
Okay, maybe this cut isn't so good. The crown of my head is flat, and the rest is popping up in very disorderly waves. No more wet cuts!!
What results have you other wavies had with dry cuts?
TIA
2B wavy thick hair
Fia=2a M iii
modified CG since 1/12/06
I've never had a dry cut, actually. It sounds like the hairstylist that you went to has no idea how to deal with wavy/curly hair. I've had mine cut wet several times before and my waves/curls are always really bouncy and it looks great afterwards. I'm kind of scared to get my hair cut dry actually. Try another hairstylist.
3A/2C combination of ringlets and waves
Today I spritzed it with a homeade spray - epsom salt, honey, and lavender oil drops, and it looks great! I flipped my head over and spritzed my dry hair. Got the recipe on this site.
So maybe the cut isn't too bad, but I didn't like the stylist's attitude. I wonder if dry cuts are just good for curly hair, not wavy.
2B wavy thick hair
Fia=2a M iii
modified CG since 1/12/06
I have found that a lot of stylists don't understand wavy hair. But don't let that discourage you. I agree with Dolphinluver, find another stylist.
Formerly known as colomunky.
I'm going in on Wednesday for an actual consultation with a stylist to see if I will feel like letting her with scissors anywhere near my head.

See, in Chicago, a decent cut at a real salon runs $50 and I am not going to continue to walk away feeling like I just put my hair and a $50 bill through a shredder. My last stylist kept cutting off more than I wanted, so I said "don't do that! I'm trying to grow it out!" And that's when she told me - after telling me the exact opposite thing several months earlier - that the straightening iron was damaging my hair and she had to cut off the damage.
This thus-far-unknown stylist has a reputation as someone who can work with wavy/curly hair. I remain skeptical, but the consultation doesn't cost anything. Usually, I pin my hair back when it's wet so that it dries flat. I'm not going to do that on Wednesday. I'm going to go into that salon with my finger-inna-lightsocket look and see what she says about my hair. If I don't like what she says, I'll keep looking.
Also, hi, I'm new to the boards. And my hair is also stubborn wavy Irish hair.
Not curly, but wavy. Learning to love it.
Valiantly attempting to become a product minimalist.
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Also, hi, I'm new to the boards. And my hair is also stubborn wavy Irish hair.
Originally Posted by henchperson
We are glad to have you in the subborn wavy Irish hair club

I can not find anybody that gets wavy hair either. If I go to someone that deals with curly hair they think my hair is straight. If I go to someone who normally only deals with straight hair they think my hair is curly There seems to be no in between!! My husband always says my hair is on the isle of indecision between curly and straight. That's the truth!

I have been cutting my hair myself lately and loving it! I got a good straigth layered cut and then I have been trimming myself per the curly girl books instructions and my hair looks awesome. It is not hard to do when you just have to pick up each wave and trim the end per the books directions DH makes sure I got all of the back for me too
What a great idea to do it yourself! I may try that, because its getting time for a trim, and I am dreading it. I'm afraid my husband won't be able to do the back though. The problem with cutting hair like mine is that if you cut it wet, your apt to cut it right in the middle of a fat wave, leading to the hair sticking out insanely until it grows. My hair is stubborn about its waves, it doesn't like to have a tight curl pattern, just a big fat wavy one.
2B wavy thick hair
Fia=2a M iii
modified CG since 1/12/06
Today I spritzed it with a homeade spray - epsom salt, honey, and lavender oil drops, and it looks great! I flipped my head over and spritzed my dry hair. Got the recipe on this site.
So maybe the cut isn't too bad, but I didn't like the stylist's attitude. I wonder if dry cuts are just good for curly hair, not wavy.
Originally Posted by stubbornirishhair
Would you be kind enough to post or PM me the recipe? Thanks
3b (with 3c tendencies) on modified CG

Stylists can be such a pain. I'm a wavy too and yep, people with straight hair are like "wow your hair is so curly" but then people with tight curls think my hair is basically the same as straight sometimes! Oh well.. that's the "woe of a wavie" as someone else had said!!

I always get dry cuts. If I get my hair cut wet, it never fails that I'm in shock afterwards by how much is gone. And my stylist really doesn't know anything about curly hair.. or wavy hair. She thinks I'm very curly, as hers is very straight, but she does a good job at listening and taking the right amount so I like her. She can't style it to save her life, but that's alright too... Sorry you had such a bad experience with yours. Definitely find someone else!

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