Scared to get my hair cut--any advice?

Hi, I need some advice about getting my hair cut. My hair is wavy and fine.

I've been growing out bangs for years, and they are about chin length now. The back of my hair is shoulder length. Ever since I grew out my layers, my hair won't curl. It just wants to frizz. That's very unusual in the winter for me - besides having a lot of static, it usually behaves better in the winter.

So I am wondering if other people have better luck getting their hair to curl with layers.

Also, I just got a new job and will be moving in a few weeks. My current stylist always cuts and styles my hair straight, so I'm scared to have her cut it in a new style when I want to style it curly. On the other hand, I'm scared to get a new cut from a new stylist when I'm starting a new job.

What would you do??? Thanks!
As every stylist will tell you layers are the best way to help with curls and their formation, and it's true, they remove weight from the hair and will give it more of a chance to spring.

The underneath is usually everyones concern "what if the top layers curl and the underneath stays the same?", the answer is just logical, basically if hair is all one length then obviously the top layer will be the longest part of the hair and the underneath the shortest, so when layers are cut in a uniform way, theoretically the hair is the same length all over, when distance from the scalp is considered. Layers were designed for curls.

Personally I have consistently good results with layers. Try not to worry too much about the hair being cut pulled straight either, it makes little if any difference the the curls formation. Curls will find their own way and don't care if their ends are straight or point. This is completely personal choice in how you want the cut to look.

Although I would be careful if your hair is fine as you may get more flyaways with layers, so you might need a bit more product.

Hope this helps x
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Yes, your answer does help - thank you so much for your reply! I never thought of the distance from the scalp being the same with layers. That's a great point.

I don't have trouble with the underlayers of my hair curling; they always wave no matter what the rest of my hair is doing.

Have you ever seen any pictures of a style with layers in the back while keeping the front long? I'm trying to get away from any semblance of bangs. I'm not quite sure how to layer the back without layering the front and it still look good.

Thanks again for your help!
If it was me cutting I would layer the back as usual and then graduate them down at the front, so by the time I got to the front, there would be no layering, its difficult to explain, but any stylist will know how to do it.

Maybe you should try and spend as much as you can afford on a good stylist being that this will be so important to you, with the new job n'all.

Happy to help, unfortuntely I only know about cutting and colouring and know nothing about ingredients and the other knowledge "the curlies" crave.

My only other advice is it will grow back.
3a Redhead
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Ha ha! That's hilarious! Someone once said, "It's just hair!" I try to remember that. It's hard to remember since we base our self-esteem so much on how our hair looks!

Your layering explanation makes sense. Thanks again for the encouragement!
Well I just got layers on Friday and it has really helped bring more curl and volume to my hair so I would recommend it....but make sure you trust the stylist as we all know some of them are dangerous lol
Routine: Wash everyday with Pantene Pro V Shampoo and Condtioner for color treated hair, Plop Upside Down for around ten minutes Take Down Then Scrunch in Curl Junkie Curl Queen Styling Gel and Redken Fresh Curls Curl Refiner. Then Diffuse upside down until almost dry.


I feel your pain. I went for 5 years without a cut because on a horrible experience. I've found since that it helps, esp. w/ a new stylist to be very, very specific. As in, "I'd like 1/2" taken off -- & no more. Period." I also insist (nicely of course) they cut my hair dry the first time, or just sprayed slightly damp. It eliminate the fear of shrinkage. I never allow my hair to be brushed out first either. That is just nuts. If you have specific things you want to avoid, like, you don't want the top layer shorter than your nose, or you don't want the back to look too thin, by all means tell her that before she starts cutting. I also usually say that I want very light, long layers.
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Yep, that's exactly what happened to me - a horrible haircut experience. My growout was going just fine until a stylist ruined it! That's why I'm trying to simplify my style. I thought all one length might be the answer, but now I have very little wave and end up straightening it, which I hate, but I do it because it's the only way I've found to get rid of the frizz. If I could find a layered look without bangs, I believe that would work best for me. Let me know if you run across any pictures.
By the way, CelticCurls, do you have a collie? I have a tricolor.
I'm going to do it - I'm going to get my layers back. I have an appointment today at 3:00. Wish me luck!

I decided to use my old stylist because I'm going to need some time to get used to the new cut before starting my new job. I'm just going to be insistent that I want to wear my hair CURLY. Although it looks great the way she fixes it, I can't duplicate that, and I don't want her to style it that way any more. I think I can do it!

Thanks for all the pep talks!
Good luck I hope everything goes great!
Routine: Wash everyday with Pantene Pro V Shampoo and Condtioner for color treated hair, Plop Upside Down for around ten minutes Take Down Then Scrunch in Curl Junkie Curl Queen Styling Gel and Redken Fresh Curls Curl Refiner. Then Diffuse upside down until almost dry.


I saw your new pictures - your layers look great on you!
Thanks I'm sure yours are going to look great on you too
Routine: Wash everyday with Pantene Pro V Shampoo and Condtioner for color treated hair, Plop Upside Down for around ten minutes Take Down Then Scrunch in Curl Junkie Curl Queen Styling Gel and Redken Fresh Curls Curl Refiner. Then Diffuse upside down until almost dry.


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