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Old 02-21-2012, 02:45 AM   #1
 
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Question Callin all fine ladies!

All fine haired ladies that is lol I just officially started CG yesterday, my hair is down to my waist with long layers, fine (but LOTS of it), low porosity and a 2a at best. It makes sense that maybe the length is pulling some potential wave/curl out so Im looking to get a haircut in a few weeks.

My question is: has anyone ever cut their hair shorter and NOT experience a significant change in their wave/curl? I'd like to keep my hair long but Im not sure how much length I should take off. I've been growing my hair out to this length for 4 years and understandably I'm a bit nervous Thanks! HAPPY MARDI GRAS!
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Old 02-21-2012, 07:59 AM   #2
 
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Interesting question. Most people see additional curliness after a cut, but I'll be interested to hear if someone has had a different experience.

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Old 02-21-2012, 08:17 AM   #3
 
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Usually a trim helps me tremendously and I try to go once a month if possible. I have a lot of layers and it's helped the crown area get more volume. I suppose a lot depends on whether you have just large waves to your hair or slightly more curl. I'd guess that if you have just wider waves to your pattern, then cutting a layer too short could cause flatness in areas.
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Old 02-21-2012, 08:58 AM   #4
 
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Hi, If you like your length, but just want curlier hair give CG a few weeks before you decide how much to cut. My hair gained a lot of curl from doing CG.
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Old 02-21-2012, 10:04 AM   #5
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I was a chin length wavy and got some shorter layers put in before I realized that the curl started lower down (so the layers became straight pieces). I wouldn't go shorter than maybe chin length for shortest layer, unless your waves start at the root. Otherwise, cut whatever length you want, it'll grow back!
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Thanks for responding ya'll, I guess you could say I have large s waves. Dont think Im gonna cut new layers, just shape up what I already have and give it some shape. Right now it's just hanging like a curtain and not cute anymore.

Yeah Im giving CG a few weeks, Im just a planner by nature Im thinking maybe 5 inches to bring it up to bra strap length? I only cut my hair once a year usually and I just want to make sure when I do, I do it right.
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Old 02-23-2012, 02:35 PM   #7
 
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My curls increase with length. When my hair was short my curls were lacking.
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Most people that have less wavy hair (2a & 2b) will end up having straight hair pretty much when they cut it short, since their wave pattern increases as their hair gets longer, and because the wave pattern on those hair types do not start until pretty far down.
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Old 02-23-2012, 07:24 PM   #9
 
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Actually my 2a waves start at my roots
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