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Happy Friday, Curlies! What is the biggest mistake your stylist has ever made cutting, curling or styling your hair?
Gretchen
NaturallyCurly.com co-founder
3A

You are beautiful!
I had my hair cut an inch shorter on one side by the same stylist twice! and she she cut wonky bangs. two times was enough chances for me....
in humidity hell south Florida or high and dry Colorado
CG since 2005
2a, 2b, 3b - fine hair, low density - low/normal porosity
washing: cj curl assurance gentle cleansing, cj daily fix
conditioning: cj smoothing, cj strengthening, giovanni 50/50 balance, darcy's pumpkin seed, kinky curly knot today
styling: homemade fsg, kinky curly curling custard, cj pattern pusha, botanical spirits magic curls puree
pt: cj curl fix, cj repair me
avoid: humectants, polyquats
Almost every stylist I've gone to dries my hair while RUNNING THEIR FINGERS THROUGH IT! This is one of the top curly no-nos! It creates so much frizz that halfway through they start to act uncomfortable and say "how about we just blow this out"?
Ex- stylist decided to give me SHORT disconnected layers. Kiss of death.
Ex- stylist decided to give me SHORT disconnected layers. Kiss of death.
Originally Posted by SpiralSpunk
I ended up with square head - wide on the sides and couldn't seem to get it fixed with that hairdresser
My stylist cut my hair extremely short in a punk type style. I was in my 50's and I am so not punk. Eeewww!

Plus it was a super straight style, glued in place with tons of hairspray which lasted about 5 minutes.
2/c and some 3A. Modified CG.
Protein sensitive
Highly porous. Color over grey.
Best 1st day method: Super Soaker
Conditioners: Curl Junkie Beauticurls Strengthening Conditioner,
Deep condish: Curl Junkie Curl Rehab
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

Last edited by curlypearl; 12-04-2012 at 06:38 PM.
Not listening to my goals for my hair & trying to upsell.

These are my curlfessions
About my hair:
weekly shampoo-HE Honey I'm Strong
daily conditioner-HE Honey I'm Strong (use as li)
go to style-Pocahontas braids
Razoring my curls and refusing to cut my hair dry (and curly). I hate when they insist on straightening my hair first!
3B, fine, high porosity, highlighted hair
Putting a brush anywhere near my head!
whurly girly (2C/3A).
thick; medium/coarse; low porosity.
hair that is drier than the sahara desert.

LOW-POO: Renpure Organics
CO: L'Oreal EverCreme Cleansing Conditioner
RO: Renpure Keratin Conditioner. New HG!
LI: L'Oreal EverSleek Humidity-Defying LI Creme
Styling: SM Curl Milk, Argan Oil for sealing, sometimes GFPC Gel, some honey for hold, TIGI Control Freak Serum!!
To me it's when they don't listen. If I go to the doctor and say a certain medication doesn't work for me I wouldn't expect them to prescribe it to me. When I go to a stylist I respect that they went to school to learn how to cut hear, but I expect when I say things like "Don't thin out, cut too short, style straight, etc." that they are going to respect my requests and cut my hair accordingly. I'd also expect if they cannot cut my hair following these rules that they'd tell me up front so I can find someone who can.
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Hairtype: 2C-3A/Highly Porous/High Density
Co-wash: Devacurl No-Poo
Daily Conditioner: Devacurl One Condition
Leave In: KCKT (still experimenting)
Gel: KCCC (still experimenting)

Last edited by ssa79; 02-24-2013 at 07:02 PM.
taking too much off and adding layers when i said please just give me a trim and i do not want layers. the frustration i can't even begin to explain.

Diane
NYC/NJ
2c/3a..fine/regular texture..normal porosity..low elasticity..high density..cherub curls

faves: - deva, jessicurl, ouidad...major product junkie
mod cg method as of 10/2012
goals: grow out bad layered cut & grow hair to waist!
last softener: Sept 2010
last trim/roots color: 9/5/12..1/12/13 trim // 11/17/12..1/19/13 color

youtube:
http://www.youtube.com/curlywavydiane
Firstly, I do not like when a stylist acts like she knows how to do curly hair, then proceeds to give me an awful haircut. Do not have this air of confidence, talk to me like you understand, then ruin my hair.

But the biggest problem I have is BAD LAYERS. So many stylists have given me layers that are too short, too chunky (the dreaded "shelf" layers), or ones that just don't blend or make the underneath look thin. I do not know how this keeps happening to me because I always try to be vigilant. Had another terrible cut in early December and I'll be growing this one out for awhile.

NaturallyCurly... help us! lol
My hair: 3b, corkicelli, medium porosity, medium texture, medium/thick density

Co-wash: DevaCurl NoPoo
Rinse-out: GVP Conditioning Balm
Leave-in: KCKT, Suave Naturals Coconut, or my rinse-out!
Gel: SS FHG (my new HG!!)... I also like HESMU, AIF, CJ CQ, BRHG, CJ PP and the occasional LALSG

Likes: Plopping!
Dislikes: Glycerin

CG and loving it!
Hi, Gretchen,

The worst mistake I've come across is when they claim to know your curls better then you do. (I've had this hair for nearly 50 years. I think I know what it does.)

I told my previous hair lady that my curls are tighter and thus shrink up more on top and front (4A) than at the nape (more 3C). So I asked her to cut more in the back.

She said, "No. Your hair is curlier in the back." So she didn't cut much in the back as I asked. The cut initially looked good... for a few weeks. Then the "curly mullet" was beginning to form.

Yeah... I don't think she'll get near my hair ever again!
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Definitely cutting too much off and telling me that she's the stylist, so she knows what's best for my hair!
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3B Mod CG
Medium texture/ Normal to low porosity / High density

Current Routine:

Shampoo- GTTT, GVP Paul Mitchell Tea tree Shampoo or ACV/ Baking soda (once a week)
Co wash- Trader Joes Nourish Spa
Leave in- Shea Moisture Shea Butter leave- in, Elucence
Gel- BRHG

Holy grail combo Feb 2013: ISO Bouncy Creme with BRHG on top!
I asked the stylist not to thin my hair. Well...she hid the shears, but proceeded to thin my hair with scissors, razor style. I had NO idea that this was what was going on, until I felt my thin hair and followed up on research that night. I will NEVER go back!!
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3B, Fine, Normal P, Normal E, Low-Med D
LowP: Kinky Curly Come Clean (50% EVOO)
NoP: As I Am CC
RO: Suave Coconut, VO5 Shea Cashmere
LI: KCKT or CJBCLI or HETT/HENOYF (w/ 8 drops GSO)


"To much is given, much is expected"
I also always get asked about blow outs, when I show up with it curly! Straight hair is not the status quo folks!!! Rant, over.
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3B, Fine, Normal P, Normal E, Low-Med D
LowP: Kinky Curly Come Clean (50% EVOO)
NoP: As I Am CC
RO: Suave Coconut, VO5 Shea Cashmere
LI: KCKT or CJBCLI or HETT/HENOYF (w/ 8 drops GSO)


"To much is given, much is expected"
cutting my hair wet and ending up making it way too short. i was left with layers that started about eye level -____- took forever to grow back out. and recently half my hair was dyed and bleach was used but no one told me how vital it was to treat that hair afterward so now i have half curly/wavy and half dried up damaged bleached hair.
Well how much time do I have? Okay, I'll just share one story then lol: The stylist stretching each curl straight before cutting it. Ended up w/a strange, asymmetrical hair "shelf" on one side because of that.
3b/c?

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Oh boy. Where to begin.

Pretending they know how to cut curly hair when they're clueless.

Not listening to the client because they think they know hair and that the client's lifetime of experience with her hair is invalid.

Agreeing to trim split ends from hair the client clearly states she is growing, which is below the shoulders, then cutting it into a cap style, and saying, "It's only hair. It will grow."

Thinking that a client's inability to see what they're doing when her glasses are off means they may disregard her instructions, and do anything they want to her hair.

Trying to book a next appointment for a client who is so distraught about how her hair was butchered that she's in tears.
Peace,
Morgan

Baby Fine 3B, low porosity, normal density and elasticity
CGing since July 2008

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