The dreaded triangle. Help!!!

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  • 2 Post By kathymack

Lately, my hair has been too flat on top and triangling out. Do I need a haircut? A different drying method? I have never mastered clipping properly. Should I go to Deva not for a cut but just to see how they do it?

Help!
2/c and some 3A.
Protein sensitive but can use occasionally
Highly porous. Color over grey.
Best 1st day method: Super Soaker
Stylers: Mix Curls in a Bottle into everything for shine. Terrible pj
Sometimes try roller sets - classic glamor but I prefer my curls.
Every day is a gift
I'm having the same problem. I guessed it was time for a cut. I have an appointment for my 2nd diva cut on Friday.

Would love another option though.

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Hair type 3C/4A
Last Relaxer 10/10
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Porosity- Normal to High
Currently
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you could go for a consult, see what they suggest.

in my experience, the triangle meant i needed layers.
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3a, some 2c & 3b, medium texture, porosity normal, low elasticity
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Thanks very much RBB and LexCoupe. I am trying to grow my hair but I think layers are probably the answer. I had it cut last at Takamichi by Cristin. She fixed an awful cut that I had given myself (what on earth was I thinking?). I think I will have to go back.
2/c and some 3A.
Protein sensitive but can use occasionally
Highly porous. Color over grey.
Best 1st day method: Super Soaker
Stylers: Mix Curls in a Bottle into everything for shine. Terrible pj
Sometimes try roller sets - classic glamor but I prefer my curls.
Every day is a gift
I'd agree with rbb, my hair is always flat on top (given up the fight there!) and if I don't have some layers I get the triangle.
3b in South Australia.
Curlypearl--I am also getting the triangle look lately and having borderline bad hair days so I think it is time for a haircut. I also do think the problem is caused by the layers being too long. When did you get your last haircut? Mine was about 3 months ago. In the meantime, I have been using the metal clips (like the small ones they use at Devachan) with gel on them and placing them like clothes pins upright around the crown. I have even been twirling my hair on the sides and clipping the sides horizontally to get more width. I really should get a haircut soon and probably you need to do the same. Hair grows so fast in the summer!HTH!
Thanks for chiming in Starmie. I guess I have to bite the bullet.

Curlswirl, you are right - it's been about 3 months for me. I definitely need more layers. The description of how you use clips is great! I'll have to try that. I'm so clip-challenged. Thanks for input!

Everyone - sending you for responding.
2/c and some 3A.
Protein sensitive but can use occasionally
Highly porous. Color over grey.
Best 1st day method: Super Soaker
Stylers: Mix Curls in a Bottle into everything for shine. Terrible pj
Sometimes try roller sets - classic glamor but I prefer my curls.
Every day is a gift
I know you live in the same "climate" as I do. I always need more layers in the summer. I get my hair cut every 6 weeks, Got it cut last week--the previous cut, my stylist looked at me when I walked in and commented the it was time for more layers. That was probably around Memorial Day.
3a (Corkicelli), highlighted, fine, low porosity
modified CG, since April '07
CG since 3/11/08

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HGs: Anything Sevi; Curly Kinks Satin Roots, Curlycue ReNew and Coil Jam; homemade FSG and okra gel; soap bars; UFD Curly Magic (now Hello Curly Curl Stimulater); Botanical Spirits Jellies, CJ Repair Me, Marie Dean Leave Ins and Curl Creams
Yes Kathymack, clearly I need more layers in summer. I just got it cut - terrific! I went back to Cristin at Takamichi. It looks 100% better. Problem solved.
2/c and some 3A.
Protein sensitive but can use occasionally
Highly porous. Color over grey.
Best 1st day method: Super Soaker
Stylers: Mix Curls in a Bottle into everything for shine. Terrible pj
Sometimes try roller sets - classic glamor but I prefer my curls.
Every day is a gift
Glad it worked for you!
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3a (Corkicelli), highlighted, fine, low porosity
modified CG, since April '07
CG since 3/11/08

SE PA

HGs: Anything Sevi; Curly Kinks Satin Roots, Curlycue ReNew and Coil Jam; homemade FSG and okra gel; soap bars; UFD Curly Magic (now Hello Curly Curl Stimulater); Botanical Spirits Jellies, CJ Repair Me, Marie Dean Leave Ins and Curl Creams
Are you still using KCCC? That stuff makes my hair flat on top. I highly recommend going to Devachan. I loved going there. I just found a "curly girl" stylist here in San Diego and I can't wait to make an appointment. But I'm also tempted to drive to LA, to go to the new Devachan.
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