HELP! My hair is too much to handle!

I really am at my wits end, I don't quite know what to with it! The problem is, my hair is soo thick, like crazy thick. I am in desperate need of a hair cut, but what do i do to my hair? It seems thinning it is a really bad idea and looks terrible in the long run according to others, so how do i get my hair A LOT thinner and manageable without cutting too much off (i only want a teeny tiny bit off my length as i am growing my hair and the shorter it is, the more it springs up) i really want to wear my hair down,but it seems whatever i do, even straightening it, results in ridiculously poofy hair, which really saddens me as i miss wearing my hair down and feeling confident about it. i wanted advice from curlies so i can go to the hairdresser and just tell them what i want, as unfortunately hair salons in the uk dont really know how to deal with curly hair from my experience.

i know this seems like a difficult post to answer, but please help me, i am beginning to think curly hair isnt for me after all and even though it would be a battle to straighten, i am beginning straight hair is the only way i can even slightly manage it, and i really dont want to do this after only straightening on special occasions for a couple of years now. if you answer, i will appreciate it so much so i hope i get as many replies as possible, thanks.
Curl pattern: Loose waved underlayer, a mixture of 2b, 2c, 3a
Porosity: Low
Density: Thick
Length: When stretched approx 5cm above belly button
Low poo: Tresemme Naturals
Conditioner: Herbal Essences Hello Hydration
Styler: Olive Oil Eco Styler
Deep conditioner: Olive oil

You probably just want long layers. there are YouTube videos on cutting curly hair, might be worth watching those.

Have you thought about going to richer/ heavier products to weigh your hair down more or trying to increase the amount you use? You might try making your Ecystyler into a Ecostyler custard by adding a little oil.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6R5s1eO4sWo

Are you getting good clumping throughout when you wear your hair curly? Have you tried heat free straightening such as wet wrapping?
2a-2c, medium texture, porous/ colour treated. Three years CG. Past bra strap length heading for waist.

CO-wash: Inecto coconut/ Elvive Volume Collagen
Treatments: Komaza Care Matani, coconut/ sweet almond/ fractionated coconut oils, Hairveda Sitrinillah
Leave in: Fructis Sleek & Shine (old), Gliss Ultimate Volume, various Elvive
Styler: Umberto Giannini jelly, Au Naturale styling gelee
Flour sack towel, pixie diffuse or air dry.
Experimenting with: benign neglect

Last edited by Firefox7275; 06-17-2013 at 12:06 PM.
hmm that's what i thought too...and im not sure wet wrapping would work, my hair is long, only a few cm above belly button when straight, and very thick...a hair cut may be on the cards but im trying to delay it, im scared they'll cut it badly!
Curl pattern: Loose waved underlayer, a mixture of 2b, 2c, 3a
Porosity: Low
Density: Thick
Length: When stretched approx 5cm above belly button
Low poo: Tresemme Naturals
Conditioner: Herbal Essences Hello Hydration
Styler: Olive Oil Eco Styler
Deep conditioner: Olive oil

hmm that's what i thought too...and im not sure wet wrapping would work, my hair is long, only a few cm above belly button when straight, and very thick...a hair cut may be on the cards but im trying to delay it, im scared they'll cut it badly!
Originally Posted by justdoingme
You have nothing to lose by trying wet wrapping, it works on long haired ladies with afro hair. Probably would work better after layering, dead ends rarely behave.

You might try cutting your own hair, a little at a time ... there are videos on YouTube.
2a-2c, medium texture, porous/ colour treated. Three years CG. Past bra strap length heading for waist.

CO-wash: Inecto coconut/ Elvive Volume Collagen
Treatments: Komaza Care Matani, coconut/ sweet almond/ fractionated coconut oils, Hairveda Sitrinillah
Leave in: Fructis Sleek & Shine (old), Gliss Ultimate Volume, various Elvive
Styler: Umberto Giannini jelly, Au Naturale styling gelee
Flour sack towel, pixie diffuse or air dry.
Experimenting with: benign neglect
Feel lucky you have such bountiful hair! I lost a lot of density recently and I envy every girl with thick hair (and miss my hair!)
fine - normal porosity*?- medium density - normal elasticity. Hard water. SoCal.
*Used to be low-porosity, but I lightened my hair 1-2 shades, so I may be normal-porosity now.

New climate! Current favorites:
Low-poo: CJ Gentle Cleansing Shampoo, Giovanni SaS
RO: V05 Kiwi Lime
Styler: UFD CM (old formula), FSG + CNPF
PT: CJ Repair Me, IAgirl's gelatine

Experimenting with: JC Confident Coils, JC Rockin Ringlets, CJ CIAB, gelatin gel

iherb discount code: CFN646

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