Someone hide my scissors!

I don't know what is wrong with me, but over the past week I have trimmed, and cut my hair too many times..... the first time I sort of dusted my ends all over, curl by curl, trying to make even cuts. I also tried to take my straight under layer up just a little so it didn't stick out so blatantly. This in itself is hard for me since my hair is long and I don't really know what I doing and have trouble pulling it straight and reaching the ends lol. I adjusted this a couple times over the next days as I watched where my lower layer shrank to and trying to even it out.

Then I realized that though my hair has a lot of front layers from my last haircut the back only has one very long layer. And my back hair is sort of flat compared to the front so I wanted to add in some layers to sort of add volume and maybe encourage a bit more curl back there. In theory this seems like a good idea, but I don't know how well I executed it lol. I probably should have at least watched some youtube videos first, but I just winged it. I quickly realized I was having a hard time keeping it even because my hair was tangling so I wet it down and did it that way to get it closer to even. Same issues... reaching ends of my hair while pulled straight and sectioning hair and knowing which I cut already.

I cut my boys hair all the time and I do a good job, and I could cut someone else's hair but doing your own is a bit trickier IMO. So I just re-showered and am plopping and I guess we'll see how it turns out....

I need to stop though because if I do much more I am going to take it past the point where I can get it fixed and still keep at least a shoulder length cut!

Does anyone else do stupid things like this? Please tell me I am not alone lol. It's funny because I care about my hair, but at the same time I guess I just don't care enough since I just randomly cut it without knowing how lol. It's especially weird to me that I have been so afraid to just go get a cut like I normally would wet to add in layers and then I do practically the same thing... though I know they would take more than I wanted.
My Hair:
2c
Fine, low porosity, med/high density
BSL - going for mid back to waist

HG: currently
just washing with a low poo that contains protein (Alba Naturals Coconut) and using Suave Naturals Coconut as both a RO and LI. No stylers right now, but this gives me pretty good curl, definition, low-ish frizz, and it feels and looks good. Also an occasional PT (liking the Palmer's Coconut Oil Formula which has cones) seems to be key for me.

Modified CG since February 2013


Last edited by awelcome; 05-24-2013 at 06:53 PM.
though I know they would take more than I wanted.
Originally Posted by awelcome
Yeah, I've done this several times over the last few decades as I tried to alternately grow it out, get it healthy, wear it wavy... and that last statement is exactly why. Even this last year when I knew I had someone I trusted and all I had to do was call and make an appointment, I still cut myself some long 'bangs' in the front because I wanted my hair to look better/different NOW and didn't have the patience to wait till there was an opening. I'm a very spur-of-the-moment person, I hate making appointments. But there's always the fear that (once again) I'll end up with something way different then what I ask for. It came out fine but I did end up making an appointment a month or so later so she could even up everything, she wasn't too critical of my slightly uneven chop job.
2A / F / MD / LP / ?E / BSL --- CG since Dec. 2012

This is what I'm happiest with right now.
Co-wash: CJ DailyFix
Lo-poo: DermOrganic low-poo
RO: SS Caitlin's co
Leave-in: SheScentIt Okra Repair condish
PT: SS Caitlin's + SS PT
Stylers: Volumax Mega Gel, Max Green Styling Gel, DermOrganics Spray Gel
Techniques: Plopping & Pixie Diffusing.
glycerin, honey, oils & butters Protein!
I learned long ago not to let anyone cut my bangs.. I do that myself because I can't even count how many bad bang cuts I have had.
My Hair:
2c
Fine, low porosity, med/high density
BSL - going for mid back to waist

HG: currently
just washing with a low poo that contains protein (Alba Naturals Coconut) and using Suave Naturals Coconut as both a RO and LI. No stylers right now, but this gives me pretty good curl, definition, low-ish frizz, and it feels and looks good. Also an occasional PT (liking the Palmer's Coconut Oil Formula which has cones) seems to be key for me.

Modified CG since February 2013

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