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Do you like this hairstyle? (NEW PICTURES POSTED)

I think it's kinda stupid looking. It's got a sort of diamondy shape to it...not attractive.
I like having something "down below"
Originally Posted by spring1onu
What would you call it, sci-fi guru?
Originally Posted by smurfette
don't click this. seriously.
Laurabeth,

The top layers of my hair definately do get curlier as they get shorter. But now that my hair at the roots is so healthy, I think the ringlets will be a little fuller and softer. The main reason I want to do it is to get rid of the highlights and the short razored pieces throughout my entire head. And actually, the big chop is scheduled for tomorrow. I'm going to take my camera and take some before and after photos! I think I'm actually going to go through with it. I know it will be a shock, but I think the cut will be cute down or with some of the front pieces pinned up. I also think a headband will look really nice. I know it won't look good straightened, but when the cut grows out, I will have nice healthy virgin hair. I'm never going to color my hair again -- maybe just a few highlights now and again. Thanks for all of your help and support!

Cyndi
I think that I deceive genius.
That was a great pic laurabeth did for you, but I don't think your hair would be as full; that's a bit much. Mine might, but I'm a 3b/c. Your hair isn't quite as full and curly. And even mine wouldn't actually be that big with product in it. That's about how my hair is cut in my Jan 02 pic in my album (password: Just4Sher) and it doesn't look like that when styled.

Good luck with the cut tomorrow! Passing on the "good haircut vibes"!

SF Bay Area, CA * "The Angel-Goddess-Guru of Haircoloring"
3b/c/a mix. medium texture, low porosity
* pw: just4curlies
* My Motto: Strand Test!
some hair pics
-- gone, but never forgotten.
Cyndi,

I think removing razored hair is definitely a good plan. It is wide open to becoming split-ends-ville. I think you are really beautiful and resourceful. With your hair so much healthier with that razoring removed, you probably won't have the bulk or volume. If you do, we'll find you a softening/loosening product. You'll be okay. And removing that razored stuff, especially, will make a world of difference.

CurliLocks-- I was really surprised how much softer and looser your curls look shorter in your 1/2004 shots compared to the longer hair photos. It's a great look for you!
CurliLocks-- I was really surprised how much softer and looser your curls look shorter in your 1/2004 shots compared to the longer hair photos. It's a great look for you!
Originally Posted by laurabeth33
That's probably because of all the combing and cutting, and the fact that he took Curls Rock and reeeeaaaalllly worked it thru my hair! :P I've never seen my hair so "3a" before LOL! But I'd like to be able to duplicate it just for a change every once in a while. I guess if I work a gel or something thru my hair and really pull and handle it a lot, it might loosen up.

I can't use the Curls Rock because I found out it was stripping my RC Color bad! It just rinsed down the drain with a bunch of foamy slime, and I hadn't done anything but wet it!

SF Bay Area, CA * "The Angel-Goddess-Guru of Haircoloring"
3b/c/a mix. medium texture, low porosity
* pw: just4curlies
* My Motto: Strand Test!
some hair pics
-- gone, but never forgotten.
Cyndi, can't wait to see what you decided to do!! I hope the cut was a great success!!!
Mrs. SpanishCurls 3b/c
Cyndi, can't wait to see what you decided to do!! I hope the cut was a great success!!!
Originally Posted by SpanishCurls
Ditto! Waiting to hear about it.

SF Bay Area, CA * "The Angel-Goddess-Guru of Haircoloring"
3b/c/a mix. medium texture, low porosity
* pw: just4curlies
* My Motto: Strand Test!
some hair pics
-- gone, but never forgotten.
Any moisture-rich, anti-frizz choice like Biolage Curl Creme, ISO Bouncy Creme, or such.

Stay away from mousses since they help with volume, which you wouldn't want.
Originally Posted by laurabeth33
What is your product routine? I absolutely love your curl definition!
Ack...I finally get up the nerve to cut my hair and my appointment gets canceled. I'll have to reschedule!
I think that I deceive genius.
OMG! Keep your nerve up and hang on to those good vibes. Let us know when you're going.

SF Bay Area, CA * "The Angel-Goddess-Guru of Haircoloring"
3b/c/a mix. medium texture, low porosity
* pw: just4curlies
* My Motto: Strand Test!
some hair pics
-- gone, but never forgotten.
Poodlehead--my routine or cyndi's?
Originally Posted by laurabeth33
Yours, if that picture of the gorgeous curls is you!
Okay, (blush). My routine breaks about half the rules, but here goes.

I wash every other night with Moist or Dove Moisturizing Color Shampoo. I like Dove a tiny bit better, but the Moist gets the job done and is cheaper in the big bottle.

I condition with KMS Curl Up Hydrator. I really do see more curls. It's really thick so it can be hard to spread through my thick hair. But the magnesium sulfate in it seems to boost my curls even though I completely rinse the conditioner out.

Before I get out of the shower, I squeeze my hair toward my hair in my palms to get out excess water. Then after drying off the rest of me, I turn my head upside down and squeeze out in excess water out of my hair. I don't rub, but I squeeze out as much as possible.

Then I scrunch in whatever product I'm currently trying. If it's a lotion or gel, I scrunch in a dime-sized blob upside down to really get into the back and underside of my hair. Then I flip my head over and scrunch another dime-sized blob into the front and top and kind of tossle-scrunch so all the crown pieces aren't laying next to each other (hoping they don't look straight). If it's a spray, I do everything upright and scrunch more to get it distributed.

Finally, and this really is key, I sleep on it wet-damp on an aquis towel over my pillow. It's not plopping, but similar. I can't sit upright afterward or gravity seems to undermind some of the curl. The laying down really does help.

In the am, I spray generously with water until I see damp curl shape, like a shadow of a curl. It's always a mess until the water is sprayed. Then I scrunch and shape it a bit and go. I've liked the Awe Inspiraling spray of Jessicurl's if the curl shape isn't all that. If I'm using a cream like Aveda Be Curly, I scrunch a smear (and no more) in after the water spray.

As for the products, I got the most curl with the Dream Curls spray by far, but my hair was plastered to my head and with thick hair, that looks weird in person (can't see it as much in photos but it looked a bit greasy because of the heavy effect). My hair would start frizzing every 4-6 hours so I sprayed more on and the curl would look better than even before, but then 4-6 hrs later it would start frizzing again. My hair also was really dry and brittle by the end of day one and day two was yucky-sticky-coated and brittle.

The Aveda Be Curly has given me soft curls, but when it's rained I've had a big of frizz. And the results haven't been all that I hoped for but better than most. I'm not sure if it's been HG-quality, at least for that price. Yes, the quest for the perfect product continues.

Marc Anthony's Strictly Curls was soft and nice to touch, but I had the least curl formation with it of everything. In the am, it was okay. But by 5pm, I barely even had a tossled look.

Noodlehead wasn't perfect day one, though I had some increase in curls, but day 2 was really greasy. I don't want to wash daily since my moisture balance is just right with every-other-day washing.

As for RR and Gelebration, thanks for the complement. I like Meg Ryan's look and will keep that in the back of my mind. Those two are the only product I keep picking up and re-trying. Eventually, I may find something that works. Maybe a cocktail with one of the softies.

I think a lot of my routine is because my hair is short. Plopping doesn't work with short hair, for me at least, because it isn't holding the length from gravity. It's just flattening the little bit of hair that's there against my head. The sleeping-on-it-wet and airdrying really is a lifesaver for me. And despite the product, I've put it on towel-dried hair. Whenever I put in on wet hair, I get areas that are fluffy and areas with okay curl. It's like the wettest areas dilute the product too much.

Long post for such a simple routine, but I thought I'd give you all my details so you could see the big picture.

Which product photos did you like the most?
Wow, that seems like it's very involved. No wonder my hair always looks crummy, I just wash it, condition it, throw on some leave-in and gel, and comb it.

I liked the Aveda Be Curly pics. I've never thought much of that line until I saw your hair. Maybe I should give it another chance...
Allright....rescheduled for Saturday at 2:30! I posted some before photos in my album, I'll post some after photos ASAP (but I have to get my film developed first so it may take a few days to get around to doing it).
I think that I deceive genius.
Allright....rescheduled for Saturday at 2:30! I posted some before photos in my album, I'll post some after photos ASAP (but I have to get my film developed first so it may take a few days to get around to doing it).
Originally Posted by cyndi
Good luck! Looking forward to hearing how great it's going to come out. I guess we'll have to be patient for those pictures......

SF Bay Area, CA * "The Angel-Goddess-Guru of Haircoloring"
3b/c/a mix. medium texture, low porosity
* pw: just4curlies
* My Motto: Strand Test!
some hair pics
-- gone, but never forgotten.
Thanks for the supporst CurliLocks!

Right now, I'm just hoping the weather cooperates. We're supposed to get snow here tonght -- and in Dallas, that mean icy (not snowy) roads. And the salon I'm going to is 40 minutes away (in my home town, where my mom lives) so I won't be able to go if the roads are icy!
I think that I deceive genius.
Okay, I went through with it! I don't hate it, but I'm not overly crazy about it either. I think I may be in shock -- I've NEVER had my hair this short before. It turned out a little bit "rounder" than I would have liked. But then again, I had to use a different gel while I was at the salon, so it was probably look better when I style it at home. My mom says it looks just like the picture, but I'm not too sure. We took some before and after pictures so I'll post them as soon as I get them developed. The good news is, she told it would look really cute straight too, so I'll have to play around with that tomorrow.
I think that I deceive genius.
Hi Cyndi! I'll bet it'll look great with your own gel and styling at home. Have fun playing with it and getting used to the new length. It may take a while for your hair to settle into the new cut since you took off so much. I know my hair always freaks out! Let us know whenever you do get the pictures up.

SF Bay Area, CA * "The Angel-Goddess-Guru of Haircoloring"
3b/c/a mix. medium texture, low porosity
* pw: just4curlies
* My Motto: Strand Test!
some hair pics
-- gone, but never forgotten.
cyndi~
do you have a picture of your new cut? I like Keri's hair, but I don't know if mine could do it or not!!

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