she told me i should flat iron!

So. i cut my hair 2 weeks ago... and it's pretty much a learning curve! all in all, it does look cute... but i'm just not 100% on board with it. so i've been havign it down these past couple of days, co-rinsing every morning cause it shrinks SOO much while i sleep- which is annoying cause i have to be at work at 7! so i have to wake up even earlier to do my hair! anyways, this morning i was like NO WAY i'm too tired, so i thru my hair in a little pony tail... it looks like a rabbit's tail! like a cute little puff ball! So this lady from work who didnt want me to cut my hair looks at it and says OMG its so short! and i explained to her it looks even shorter cause my hair is curly. well she looks at me and says, you should just flat iron it. I stood their looking like this: ! my eyes opened up and my jaw dropped! i just can't believe she said it! i'm sure she was thinking it, but she said it out loud! now i'm more self-conscience about the cut.. great...
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i has no hair type? (medium, f-iii), normal porosity, LOW elasticity.
CG journey began 2/8/09 - 4-08-09.. and then mod cg 4/14/09 -... 03/02/10- Barely CG but I like CG products
wash with Low Poo or Poo
condition with GVP Conditioning Balm or CJ BC Daily, Loreal Color Vive for Color Treated Hair Thats Normal
Leave ins- Garnier S&S; Marrakesh oil
style with - Ohm SHP; KCCC- BRHG or Boots- KCCC- BRHG; CIAB; CCCC
Protein- GVP Joico K-Pak
Play with ACV
If it helps, I thought the cut looked great in the curly bobs thread
Mostly 3bFiii with areas of A and C as well
As of now using only Devacurl One Condition and Angell then scrunching when dry
it looks super cute burgandy. And you will definitely get use to it. Give it some time.
I think she is just letting you know that if you straighten it, it'll look longer. That's all.
Try not to take that personal. Logically, it's true, if you straighten it, it will look longer.
That's one disadvantage we curlies have, I guess. But I'm willing to live with it. If I want my hair to look longer, I will have to grow it out even more so than a straight hair person. Oh well.
Short, curly hair is cute. So, enjoy it!!!
That's right, I said it! I wear scrunchies!!

I am a sulfate washing, cone slabbing, curly lovin' s.o.b. The CG police haven't caught me yet.


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I think she is just letting you know that if you straighten it, it'll look longer. That's all.
Try not to take that personal. Logically, it's true, if you straighten it, it will look longer.
Originally Posted by Boomygrrl
Ditto that. You seem unsure of the length here & in the Curly Bob thread, so I think she was just meaning well/trying to be helpful.
Thanks guys! i know that all in all, it is a good cut and it is cute. i'm still a bit traumatized i guess! happened last time i cut it! so i know it's gonna b ok...

and the lady did not mean to be mean or anything like that! it just shocked me since i am really trying to stay curly. of course, she has no idea of what my hair plans are and what i am trying to achieve. but it just shocked the hell out of me since i am trying hard to stick to CG and all that fun stuff!- again, something she has no idea about and has no way of knowing that i am trying to stay away from the iron.
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i has no hair type? (medium, f-iii), normal porosity, LOW elasticity.
CG journey began 2/8/09 - 4-08-09.. and then mod cg 4/14/09 -... 03/02/10- Barely CG but I like CG products
wash with Low Poo or Poo
condition with GVP Conditioning Balm or CJ BC Daily, Loreal Color Vive for Color Treated Hair Thats Normal
Leave ins- Garnier S&S; Marrakesh oil
style with - Ohm SHP; KCCC- BRHG or Boots- KCCC- BRHG; CIAB; CCCC
Protein- GVP Joico K-Pak
Play with ACV
You have to bear in mind that out there in the "real world," 99% of people are clueless about curly hair, and they'd be mystified by the things we talk about and take for granted here. Very few people, really (although there are more all the time) have ever heard of "curly girl" or "no-poo," they don't understand about not brushing or sulfates or 'cones, and most are still ironing, blow-drying, slapping on the smoothing serums, and so on. It's probably best not to say anything negative about your hair to someone like that, since the response probably will be to straighen it or frizz-ease it or whatever.

I'm sure your short hair looks adorable! You'll get used to it soon, and short hair always seems to grow so much faster, anyway, that in a month or so you'll have a lot more to work with.
2-something? Coarse, medium underneath. Mid-back. On CG since 5/9/07.
Washing COs: VO5 Blackberry, Suave Cherry
Detangle and leave-in: Sally's GVP Conditioning Balm -- I found my HG CO!
Seal with camellia oil
Leave-in: Aura cherry almond
Gels: Homemade FSG, Eco-styler
Plus: SOTC or smooth with camellia oil, JC Nourish & Shine
Homemade food-based DTs
RC color
You have to bear in mind that out there in the "real world," 99% of people are clueless about curly hair, and they'd be mystified by the things we talk about and take for granted here. Very few people, really (although there are more all the time) have ever heard of "curly girl" or "no-poo," they don't understand about not brushing or sulfates or 'cones, and most are still ironing, blow-drying, slapping on the smoothing serums, and so on. It's probably best not to say anything negative about your hair to someone like that, since the response probably will be to straighen it or frizz-ease it or whatever.

I'm sure your short hair looks adorable! You'll get used to it soon, and short hair always seems to grow so much faster, anyway, that in a month or so you'll have a lot more to work with.
Originally Posted by RozettaStone
Who are you telling!!! Even tho, i do think that their are most of us than we think! Everytime i want to buy some FOTE AVG, there's never any... and it always seems that the Lustrasilk or any other CG Friendly products are low or out of stock... i wonder how many of us there really are... . But yea, i know i can't force anyone to understand . that's why i didnt say anything. this particular lady just really liked my hair long and like boomy said, flat ironing would give it a longer look. for a second she just made me feel like my hair looked bad - as if flat ironing was the only way to achieve a better look. but after jumping the gun, i guess it has more to do with my insecurity at the moment, cause I KNOW she didnt mean to be rude or mean. i just had to rant . my hair does grow super duper fast, so yea, i'll probably end up cutting it again! who knows! i'm crazy like that!
loooooove the GVP, btw
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i has no hair type? (medium, f-iii), normal porosity, LOW elasticity.
CG journey began 2/8/09 - 4-08-09.. and then mod cg 4/14/09 -... 03/02/10- Barely CG but I like CG products
wash with Low Poo or Poo
condition with GVP Conditioning Balm or CJ BC Daily, Loreal Color Vive for Color Treated Hair Thats Normal
Leave ins- Garnier S&S; Marrakesh oil
style with - Ohm SHP; KCCC- BRHG or Boots- KCCC- BRHG; CIAB; CCCC
Protein- GVP Joico K-Pak
Play with ACV

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