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justdoingme 11-26-2012 03:05 PM

Should I razor my hair? I'M FED UP.
 
Right okay so a lot of you may be thinking no no. But i want to try this out, basically you just run a razor down the hair to thin the front out. I'm sick of my hair, it's so thick at the front, and so much curlier than the rest of the hair, and frizzy, no matter what i do. I'm finding myself having to put it up because I don't like the way it turns out, and it's at the front, which just makes me feel really not confident about my hair? I'm aware this may cause split ends, but hmm, i don't know. The only thing i'm concerned about is will it cause my curls to totally spring up and go crazy and awful? I have done it before but I can't really remember the results... please help, i'm at my wits end.

Ericachristina 11-26-2012 06:07 PM

I would consult a hair dresser that knows about curls and does a lot of work with curly hair before I did something that could make the situation worse. Maybe you could do some research on line and see if you can find any info about razor cutting curly hair.

poemaXX 11-26-2012 08:55 PM

Razoring your hair is bad idea. Your curls will not clump well and will look stringy, especially towards the ends.

What exactly is the dilemma you're having? Can you tell us more about your hair type and properties (porosity, texture, etc) so we can help? Live Curly Live Free - Curly Hair Basics

justdoingme 11-27-2012 01:36 PM

Well i'm not quite sure about the properties, but i think it's like this. low porosity, loose, shiny curls, more waves, underneath. however, towards the front of my hair, the top curls are 3a i think... i'm not sure but they're quite tight in comparison, and the end of the curls just look dry and instead of going downwards, it springs up. in fact no matter what i do they seem to be frizzy, i don't know whether it's just me being paranoid but i just really don't like the way the top/front turns out. it's because it's shorter than the rest, so they spring up more. i do co washes, put olive oil in overnight, shampoo not too often, and use a leave in and cream, any tips to avoid this problem?

poemaXX 11-29-2012 01:29 PM

Mm, the best advice I have is long-term: that layer needs to be kept longer. Basically, those curls will need more weight to hang down more like your waves. Make sure your haircut works with your differing curl patterns. In your case, a dry cut that allows your stylist to better see how your curls shrink up might be best.

You mention olive oil treatments. I notice my hair hangs and seems to have more weight to it when I do an oil treatment. (I use coconut oil.) I really like that effect! If you notice an improvement when you do oil treatments, make sure to do them as often as necessary so you can enjoy your hair. Maybe try pre-pooing with oil for an hour before you shower? Just to get oil into your routine as conveniently as possible.

Using stronger hold products on that curlier layer might also be helpful. HTH!

Korkscrew 11-29-2012 03:48 PM

Poema is right on point.

Do you have a photo of your hair? That might also be helpful.


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