Wish me luck! - UPDATE

Your hair and the color with the highlights look lovely!
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If I'm Going To Have A Bad Hair Day, It Might As Well Be In Aruba!

I know I originally wanted a change from the long one-length blah look I previously posted on another thread, but I think I now have "buyer's remorse".

Hours after posting yesterday I became apprehensive of what I'd see if I let my hair air dry after a shampoo & condition because I started feeling naked when the style went flat/limp, feeling "thin". And then I made a ponytail for sleeping in...

After waking I decided to leave it straight for the day, but then I decided to take a break from boxing stuff up for home renovations that start Monday & get rid of the serum & hairspray she used on me.

While wetting down, my hair smelled burnt! I didn't smell anything there but maybe it was covered by the scent of the products used in the salon. I hope deep treatments will "cure" this!

I think she gave me medium layers & length, which were hidden by the straightening, instead of long layers & length. The length of the the face-framing (layers?) match the cut.

So I decided to not let it air dry & not use curl-enhancing product(s) because I don't want it to appear even shorter so I took the blow dryer to it on high without a diffuser.

Though it does have a cute wavy shag-like/messy look to it now, I think I may have to continue straightening or "waving" it until the layers & length grow long again. I just wonder how long that'll take.
The coloring is probably the burned smell. At least I think it smells like that, either that or from the straightening or both.

I have the face framing stuff too. I think you just have to get used to the style. The medium layers should give you more volume if you use some gel.

I bet if you use some of your normal products and let your hair settle into the style and get over the shock of being cut/colored/straightened it will look good.

We're our own worst critics, I bet it looks better than you think. I do wish stylists would learn what long layers are though
2c/3a?
Low porosity, medium texture.
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If it smells good put it in your hair, if it tastes good spit it out!
I didn't get it colored though. The highlights, & if there are any lowlights left, are from November.

You're probably right though, that I need to get used to the cut, get over the shock & let it settle.

It is a shock since I haven't had layers since maybe November, or before.

I'm probably just really missing my old stylist, a curly.

At least today I'm rocking a shorter version of the young Tawny Kitaen look!
You might try letting it go curly/wavy (natural) anyway. I really don't think it looks like it will go that short. My hair is curlier, and at that length pulled straight, it was still around shoulder length, so yours should be longer. Come on, we want to see it natural!

SF Bay Area, CA * "The Angel-Goddess-Guru of Haircoloring"
3b/c/a mix. medium texture, low porosity
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* My Motto: Strand Test!
some hair pics
-- gone, but never forgotten.
I agree with CurliLocks. I bet it would look really cute just letting it go natural & wavy/curly with that length and style. I obviously don't know for sure but your hair type sounds like it probably wouldn't shrink up all that much.
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Countess Balashi of Divi Beach in the Order of the Curly Crusaders

If I'm Going To Have A Bad Hair Day, It Might As Well Be In Aruba!

Curli,

I don't want to bother with a picture as I'm up to my ears in boxes, recycling & donating crap found in teen son's room that he's been hoarding for years, laundry... Sorry! But I'll give you a brief rundown. Today I let it air dry & it's just a few inches past the top of my shoulders. I think the shortest layer, without stretching, comes to around my cheekbone (CORRECTION, jaw). It basically looks a shorter version of the what I posted yesterday.

I'm not complaining too much about it all though. It's nowhere near like I was given a short cut, or worse, shaved bald!
See? It sounds like it looks great curly too!

You're not moving yet, are you? Just cleaning? Have fun!
Although we haven't finished the kitchen (waiting for tile and paint), the cabinets are done so I'm starting the long process of finding a new home for everything.

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.
The shortest layer might actually be between the cheekbone & jaw. I think I stretched the strands a little the second time I checked.

ETA: I still didn't use any styling product.

And I think I'll get used to it. I just shouldn't go between layers so long that it's such a shock the next time I do.

But anyhow, no, we're not moving, we're boxing up the rooms getting carpeting & vinyl tiles this week. We're also getting other minor renovation, like an AC unit & new furnace for starters. Workers will be cutting wallboard & mudding on the first & second floor where the swamp cooler vents are. Why they couldn't wait to do everything until we moved out & before the next people moved in is beyond me.
Why they couldn't wait to do everything until we moved out & before the next people moved in is beyond me.
Originally Posted by Liz's loops
You are on-base right? I would think they could have waited. But I guess that's how they operate.

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.
Why they couldn't wait to do everything until we moved out & before the next people moved in is beyond me.
Originally Posted by Liz's loops
You are on-base right? I would think they could have waited. But I guess that's how they operate.
Originally Posted by CurliLocks
Yes & yes. Hill is a privatized base & some homes are going through minor renovations (our section) while others are going through major renovations & yet others are being bulldozed & new ones built.

Not everything has been boxed yet due to a room-by-room schedule per the contractors, which I guess is tentative. For instance, the canned goods in a stand-alone pantry hubby built & files in a 5-drawer cabinet are still in place, as is all the furniture, appliances & electronics. I hope he buys a moving dolly at Harbor Freight after work so he can move the filing cabinet without me having to box up everything, when we've run out of boxes, & then put it all back. I bet I have to take down pictures on the walls too so they don't knock them down with the rolls of carpeting. Also the time they'll show is tentative, anywhere from 8 to 5 Monday through Friday.

Tonight I think the computer will be shut down & unhooked to take in for yearly maintenance & hubby can dismantle the desk he built so he can fix what contracted movers to/from other bases broke. Maybe I'll be back on-line in a week or two.

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