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Old 04-03-2009, 01:05 PM   #1
 
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Red face What does a curly girl do about layers?

I'm learning so much through this website, but one thing I don't understand about curly hair yet is how to cut it....are layers a good thing or a bad thing? Is there a certain kind to get (is that even possible?) or is it the everyone has to have it cut in a unique way thing?

I'm really curious about it and want to hear how you all take care of hair cuts


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Old 04-03-2009, 01:17 PM   #2
 
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Most of us want at least some layers to release the curl and help them spring up better, as well as to avoid having pyramid shaped hair. Keeps the weight of the hair from pulling curl out and keeps the top from being so flat. Dries faster, too.

Needs to be cut by someone who understands curly hair so that they cut even, graduated layers without creating "shelves" in it, whether it's cut wet or dry.
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Most of us want at least some layers to release the curl and help them spring up better, as well as to avoid having pyramid shaped hair. Keeps the weight of the hair from pulling curl out and keeps the top from being so flat. Dries faster, too.

Needs to be cut by someone who understands curly hair so that they cut even, graduated layers without creating "shelves" in it, whether it's cut wet or dry.
I totally agree!! A good layered haircut can make a huge difference in your hair. A bad layered haircut, however, can ruin it. My last haircut, she swore she could cut curly hair. She layered it way too short and they're uneven and choppy. Shelves, steps, rows, whatever you want to call it, that's what it is. And with the shortest layers being so short, my hair just 'fros out.

Unfortunately, that's why it's soo hard for us to find good hairstylists!
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Old 04-04-2009, 01:00 PM   #4
 
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In a pinch I flip my wet hair over (that has some conditioner in it) and comb straight down and snip off 1/2 inch.(you can do it straight across or in a sort of V-shape) Takes care of the dry ends and gives a mild layer to it in between haircuts,etc.
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Old 04-06-2009, 09:41 AM   #5
 
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Most of us want at least some layers to release the curl and help them spring up better, as well as to avoid having pyramid shaped hair. Keeps the weight of the hair from pulling curl out and keeps the top from being so flat. Dries faster, too.

Needs to be cut by someone who understands curly hair so that they cut even, graduated layers without creating "shelves" in it, whether it's cut wet or dry.
I totally agree!! A good layered haircut can make a huge difference in your hair. A bad layered haircut, however, can ruin it. My last haircut, she swore she could cut curly hair. She layered it way too short and they're uneven and choppy. Shelves, steps, rows, whatever you want to call it, that's what it is. And with the shortest layers being so short, my hair just 'fros out.

Unfortunately, that's why it's soo hard for us to find good hairstylists!
So true! I think we've all been there at one time or another. I was just last summer, which is part of the reason I'm so short right now - getting rid of old highlights and correcting the layers from that cut.
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Old 04-06-2009, 09:59 AM   #6
 
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I'm long layered. Thankfully my stylist knows how to cut curly hair because I would have no clue how to even ask for what I wanted.
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