Helix haircut?

Has anyone heard of this? Had it done? Supposedly, it makes hair curly. My mom, who has stick straight hair, is having it done as we speak.

http://www.myhelix.com

I am skeptical...
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I am skeptical too. I can't see how simply cutting your hair, in any fashion, will turn it curly, if your hair is naturally stick straight.



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There were some threads about this in the Spring.
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(I just wanted to add something. They have a before and after picture on their website. The girl in the before doesn't look like she has naturally straight hair. To my untrained eye, it looks like she has wavy/curly hair that she's straightened. What they are probably doing is just cutting lots of layers into people's hair, and teasing out any natural curl/wave that's there. I think more women have wavy or curly hair than they do straight. My guess is that most don't realise how much wave or curl they actually have. They're just bringing it out with a cut.

Just my 2 cents.



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The curved scissor, while I'm sure it's not exactly the same, and I don't even understand exactly how it's used, still strikes me as slightly similar to razoring for my comfort level.
Sorry, but this just doesn't look that impressive to me:

Before


After

Last edited by Kitara; 07-15-2008 at 03:15 PM.
Oh holy huge pictures Batman! I'll fix it.

Fixed

Last edited by Kitara; 07-15-2008 at 03:15 PM.
Their hair doesn't look good at all! Just looks like they teased the heck out of it, and then scrunched the hell out of certain sections with gel!

Everyone's hair on that site looked like huge poofballs!

Do they really think that's what curly hair is supposed to look like??
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Boy, it really depends on the gel (and the weather, and the position of the stars, and what kind of mischief Britney Spears has gotten into).
Yeah, Kitara's pics looks like I see teasing and spray. They probably could have just done that without cutting it.
I watched the "twist-a-shear" video on how they cut the hair...bizarre. Let us know how your mom's hair turns out.
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From their FAQ:
How exactly does the shear work?
  • The Helix™ Original Shear is curved and torqued or twisted to create conical end treatments into the cut section of hair, changing its structure permanently. The size and amount of natural looking curls or coils are based on the hair's natural elasticity and chosen styling method.
I am definitely skeptical about that. I can't imagine scissors working to permanently alter the structure of the hair.
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Does anyone else think the 'after hair' looks like a matted mess? Cut badly (with what looks like a razor) and then scrunched to death with gel?
Umm... am I the only one who doesn't see "curly"? Instead I see a bunch of straighties with way to much product in their hair and it's teased to high heaven.

Honestly, in the pics that Kitara posted her wavy hair looked great before, the only problem is that it was just a bit flat. The after looks like a big puffed-out stringy mess.
I just want to do what I want to do when I want to do it.
Sorry, but this just doesn't look that impressive to me:

Before


After
Originally Posted by Kitara
Her hair looks more wavy in the before pictures...
I agree that most people don't realize that their hair is curly, and that they can style it curly without a cut. Just this weekend, both my aunt and my step daughter were saying how much they wanted their hair to look like mine or at least curly a bit. I could tell that they both had, at minimum, waves so I styled both of their hair and they were amazed at the curls that they both had... and I didn't even have to cut it.

Long story short, I think that helix stylers are basically doing what I did to my relatives, only cutting their hair and making them think that the cut did it. I could be wrong, but I don't understand how a cut can make a straighty a curly...

Hopetocurl, let us know how your mom's cut goes.
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The before looks nice and the after reminds me of what my daughter looks like after shes ate spag bol for her dinner then ran her hands through her hair!!! (clumped up and stuck together!)
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This looks like a bunch of baloney, straight from the baloney farm!
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Well, my mom emailed me pictures of her new Helix cut. I am not exactly sure what to say. Messy? It looks like... well, she WANTS it to be curly. It does have some wave to it... I'd have to see it again after she styles it. I just hope she doesn't hate it tomorrow.
Currently, using JC HCC, Too Shea, CK and CCSS, RR or LOOB or MOP-C.
CK is the one!!

as of 6/17/10 - I have to add Joico!

Pics at: http://public.fotki.com/hopetocurl/
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We could learn a lot from crayons; some are sharp, some are pretty, some are dull, some have weird names and each is a different color. But they all have to learn how to live in the same box. ~Anonymous

Life is full of oxymorons....and morons too. ~hopetocurl
Well, I have curly hair and got a helix cut a few months ago. You can see pics in my fotki album. I really liked it actually. I need to get another cut this week, but will probably skip the helix this time but only b/c of finances. I really liked the cut itself.
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From their FAQ:
How exactly does the shear work?
  • The Helix™ Original Shear is curved and torqued or twisted to create conical end treatments into the cut section of hair, changing its structure permanently. The size and amount of natural looking curls or coils are based on the hair's natural elasticity and chosen styling method.
I am definitely skeptical about that. I can't imagine scissors working to permanently alter the structure of the hair.
Originally Posted by helloitsio
*sarcasm alert*

Sure it can, it's shorter isn't it? That's a structural change.

[That's how they get away with it, truth in advertising and all.]

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