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Old 04-06-2007, 09:28 PM   #1
 
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OK..so like I took 10 inches off my hair a few weeks back...and I like it..I do! The person that cut it was awesome...knew a lot about the ingrediant issues and "cutting at the C" thing...all of that..and even washed my hair with conditioner!

The problem I always have had with my hair is the back...it just always has been so much straighter than the front.

Today I went into the ONLY salon in my area to get Re:Coil to try (since so many people here swear on it) and the people in that salon are super-duper cool and hip/in-style.

I was talking to to a few of them about this AG stuff and this website, etc and one said that my hair was cut in long layers on the sides, but all one length in the back...and THAT is why it isn't curling.

I asked her if she thought she could get it like the front if I let her put in the layers and she said, "I KNOW I can!".

So now I am confused and po'd all at the same time.

Why would the person that cut my hair put in these layers only on the sides and not in the back????? Is that a way TO do it or should she have done it all the same??

Do I not listen to what I was told today??

All this does now to me is make me paranoid again with my hair. I mean HELLO! I took off TEN INCHES and that is a lot of hair to risk being cut with curly hair....I don't want anymore off and risking someone else touching it.....well...you get what I mean.

What do I do?? Who do I believe???

HELP!!!!
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Old 04-06-2007, 09:34 PM   #2
 
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hmmm... that's a toughie. I'd say try out the non-permanent option first... give the re:coil a go before getting layers cut in.

I don't know if the layers would help. You'd think that the loss of length would have helped more than getting half an inch layered off.

Re:coil is brilliant, and you can wash it out if you don't like it! Unlike layers.
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Old 04-06-2007, 09:45 PM   #3
 
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I agree the cut should help along with the recoil, give it all a chance before you make any changes
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Old 04-06-2007, 10:17 PM   #4
 
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Yikes! Are you really in Lansing?

If so, where oh where do you get re:coil? I'm in East Lansing and I just moved here and if I can get it around here I would just flip!
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Old 04-06-2007, 11:41 PM   #6
 
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I have layers on the sides and in the back also.. when my curls were going limp in the back had layers brought up more to get more curl if that make sense ? it did give me more curl and since i was hesitant on layering the back im glad i did it , my curls match and look more uniformed and clump better too.. i did have all one length for a while but as my hair is getting longer it was pulling out the curl, layering has help lotts! ( also i loooooove Re:coil! Im lucky to get it locally here as well.)
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Old 04-07-2007, 02:20 AM   #7
 
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I can't say for sure if putting layers on the back would improve your curls (but there's a good chance that it will), however, you needn't fear to have this done as it only requires taking a little off the top hair but the bottom would remain the same length.
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Old 04-07-2007, 08:41 AM   #8
 
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carrie- I have layers in the back and my sides are still curlier. They come in curly and the hair is finer than in the back. The back is thicker and coarser. It's just the way my hair grows. The hair by my ears is curliest when one length or layered. It just is.

Now as for recoil, I've been mixing recoil with a little boots, or sometimes recoil with a little leave in and using it under a gel and boy does it make a big difference. I use a strong hold gel with it and just scrunch the crunch out. For me that works. Under too light a hold gel I get frizz sometimes.
If it's a dry day I'll start out with ok hair but then as the day goes on I get full on spirals in a couple of hours. Lovely stuff. My hair will do that eventually but it takes hours and hours longer. Just be careful to start out with just a little bit since too much can make some look producty. Use it on real wet hair is generally how it works for most.

I'd experiment with the product and gels first before cutting again. Then if you want to cut long layers go for it. I mean it will grow back right?
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Exactly what HalfWavyHalfCurly said.. i have a lil bit cut above in the back/sides but my length stayed the same , wasnt even touched if that makes sense, sometimes i would get a trim on my length but i didnt need it this time , plus im growing my hair long too so i didnt want any length cut off..my stylist said my length was healthy , no split ends either so i was happy about that.
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Old 04-07-2007, 01:45 PM   #10
 
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I was talking to to a few of them about this AG stuff and this website, etc and one said that my hair was cut in long layers on the sides, but all one length in the back...and THAT is why it isn't curling.

I asked her if she thought she could get it like the front if I let her put in the layers and she said, "I KNOW I can!".
I don't mean to be cynical (ok, maybe I do ), but realize that stylists are trying to gain business. You are a potential customer, and it wouldn't be unheard of for a stylist to offer you the "sun and the moon" to get you into her chair and get your money in her hands!

If it were me, I would try different ways of styling before getting another haircut. Have you tried pinning up your curls in the back? A "how-to" is in the CG book if you haven't tried it already. GL!
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Old 04-09-2007, 03:49 PM   #11
 
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I agree try the re:coil and pin curls first before layering. Give your hair some time to adjust to the new length first too you might find that it takes awhile for it to bounce back and get more curl once it is released from the extra weight of 10 inches!
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