Is it better to get a haircut or wait and see

What your hair will look like at its full CG potential?

I havent had a hair cut since the last massacre over a year ago. The style wasnt bad, just waaaaaayyyy shorter than what I asked for. I specifically told him I was growing my hair out and to take off as alittle length as possible. He had naturally curly hair, doesnt shampoo (not sure if he was full CG or what) , etc etc... And he tookoff more than 7 inches (wet) .

So Im skeered like crazy to get my hair cut but it is resembling a triangle again. How do I know if layers will work well with my hair? And I need at least a trim to tame frizzies and have healthier hair.

My goal is mid back length why dry. Its aaaaaalmost there when wet, but depending on the day it is BSL or shorter when dry. The second day its a little longer after sleeping on it of course.

I would love a look like this one (Annalynn McCord)
AnnaLynne McCord hair - poponthepop.com
But my hair has tighter spirals than hers. Last time I had my hair short, it was tight spirals all over (preCG) now, its looser 3a on top and 3b underneath. My healthy pattern is 3 b all over but Im still figuring out CG ...

So what to do? Am I the only fraidy cat here or just paranoid. Or what?
All bets off on finding the perfect products for the curls - focusing on regrowing (50%) hair loss due to
A) Depo Provera (injectable birth control)
B) seborrheic dermatitis
C) stress/diet
I don't think you're a fraidy cat at all! If you've had a bad experience with a stylist who ignored your request, it's going to make you more than wary about going for the chop next time. (I'm speaking from experience too!) Your hair is so important, and even if you have to have several consultations, without actually committing to having it cut by the first stylist you visit, I think would be the best option, in my opinion. If you tell any potential stylist what you've said here and how wary you feel in having anything drastic done, at least they will know from the outset not to get too scissor happy! (And I agree AnnaLynne McCord's hair is gorgeous!)

Wishing you every success, and hope your next salon experience is a good one!
UK Curly
Curl type : Boticelli, 3a, loose curls
Porosity : High
Texture : Fine/medium (I think!)
Co-wash/rinse out/leave in : L'oreal Full Restore 5, GFR&S, Schwarzkopf Bio Pomegranite
Gels : Umberto Giannini Flirty Curls Scrunching Jelly
Finish product : Boots Naked Style Frizz Fighter Serum or a pea-sized blob of condish smoothed over canopy
CG since Feb 2011
Curlimami - I completely understand where you are coming from. I actually was trying to decide what I should do with my hair too. I had a bad experience with a Deva cut in March 2011 and then decided to cut all the bad cut off in September 2011. I am trying to decide whether layers would help as the cut in September was cut by blunt cutting it. It was the only option so that we could get it even again, but now it is looking wonky again growing out. I don't want to cut any more off but am wondering if some layers would help the triangle effect.
3a/3b & fine
CG since 3/2010
Low sulphate shampoo once a week:
Elucence Moisture Benefits Shampoo

Rinse Out Conditioner - used only when needed - Elucence Moisture Benefits, & KCKT

Leave-in - used only when needed - KCKT

Co-wash- Elucence Moisture Benefits Conditioner (about 1-2 a week).

Stylers: KCKT, Eco-Styler Gel, AG:Recoil, FSG.

Styling: Raking and smoothing product throughout hair and then the Super Soaker Method without the Denman.
He cut off 7 INCHES?! What kind of incompetent stylist chops off that much when you say, "Cut off as little as possible" ???? Shoot, he should've just gotten 10 inches and at least donated it to Locks of Love...

Anywho, I agree with proudcurlygirly in that you should explain to your next stylist what your experience was last time. They'll be sure to be careful after hearing... Layers do wonders for curly hair, and that picture you posted is gorgeous! Perhaps select a few more photos like it, print them off and take with you for your cut, that way the stylist can have a good visual on what you want.
CG Birthday: 7/25/11
Type 3a/2c
Dense, Fine in front Coarse in back, Low porosity
Low-Poo: SM Moisture Retention Shampoo
Rinse Out: Tresemme Naturals
Leave In: ^^^^
Stylers: AIF, Natural Silks Curly Gel
*Desert Curly*
He cut off 7 INCHES?! What kind of incompetent stylist chops off that much when you say, "Cut off as little as possible" ???? Shoot, he should've just gotten 10 inches and at least donated it to Locks of Love...

Anywho, I agree with proudcurlygirly in that you should explain to your next stylist what your experience was last time. They'll be sure to be careful after hearing... Layers do wonders for curly hair, and that picture you posted is gorgeous! Perhaps select a few more photos like it, print them off and take with you for your cut, that way the stylist can have a good visual on what you want.
Originally Posted by SaraNoH
Sara - the funny (sad) thing was that I talked for 45 minutes about how stylists always take off more than I want, how I really wanteed long long long hair, how much my hair shrinks when dry (he refused to cut dry even though I requestd it . He even said "oh yeah, look how long your hair is now when its wet! Wow, you werent kidding! We will only take off a little".

I also took three pictures, and the length I was going for was the Taylor Swift length (evenn though ny curls look nothing like hers) ... He looked at the picsl assured me Taylors curls were aided by a barrel (whatever! I just wanted the length!) blah blah. A fellow curly, massacred me. (ok, now Im gtting dramatic)


Sooooo the suprise is i spent all last night searching here and ytube on how to do a DIY cut and today I DID IT! The difference is hardly noticeable, Im going to shower and let it dry again tomorrow to see what the shrinkage is, and probaboy do another shaping round.

If I wNt a cut ike the one listed
Hairstyles for Curly Hair: Photos of Naturally Curly Hair

Do I need some shorter layers up top? Or is that a bit scary with 3a-3b ish hair? I am going for volume, I am embracing the big curly thing. I just dont want a big curly pyramid.
All bets off on finding the perfect products for the curls - focusing on regrowing (50%) hair loss due to
A) Depo Provera (injectable birth control)
B) seborrheic dermatitis
C) stress/diet
Curlimami - I completely understand where you are coming from. I actually was trying to decide what I should do with my hair too. I had a bad experience with a Deva cut in March 2011 and then decided to cut all the bad cut off in September 2011. I am trying to decide whether layers would help as the cut in September was cut by blunt cutting it. It was the only option so that we could get it even again, but now it is looking wonky again growing out. I don't want to cut any more off but am wondering if some layers would help the triangle effect.
Originally Posted by greekgoddess
From all I read last night (used the search function here on curltalk and it pulled up millions of threads) long layers seem to helo the triangle effect without loosing length? Im not a hair stylist but that was the general thought on all the threads.

Sucks you didnt like your Deva cut. I hear lots of mixed reviews about the cuts, good thign Im in Mexico City and dont evne have that option . Good luck mama!
All bets off on finding the perfect products for the curls - focusing on regrowing (50%) hair loss due to
A) Depo Provera (injectable birth control)
B) seborrheic dermatitis
C) stress/diet
I don't think you're a fraidy cat at all! If you've had a bad experience with a stylist who ignored your request, it's going to make you more than wary about going for the chop next time. (I'm speaking from experience too!) Your hair is so important, and even if you have to have several consultations, without actually committing to having it cut by the first stylist you visit, I think would be the best option, in my opinion. If you tell any potential stylist what you've said here and how wary you feel in having anything drastic done, at least they will know from the outset not to get too scissor happy! (And I agree AnnaLynne McCord's hair is gorgeous!)

Wishing you every success, and hope your next salon experience is a good one!
Originally Posted by proudcurlygirly
Thanks so uch curly! If I lived in a country where I was 100% fluent in the language, it would be easier, but trying to explain what I want in a second language scares me! I kinda left that part out of my OP , LOL.

Thanksfor the positive thoughts!
All bets off on finding the perfect products for the curls - focusing on regrowing (50%) hair loss due to
A) Depo Provera (injectable birth control)
B) seborrheic dermatitis
C) stress/diet

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