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AcurlOr2 08-06-2009 06:16 PM

question about a curl clump
 
I've been following the super-soaker thread, and looking with awe & envy at some of the pics posted. Then, looking at my hair. yuck.
So now, I'm wondering about haircuts and clumps.
When I look at any given curl clump in most of those pics, it looks like all the hairs in the clump have mostly the same length. Like there is a fairly 'clean' cut end to the clump.
My clumps aren't like that. Lets say just for a round number, my clump has 50 hairs in it. Maybe 45-ish of them will be almost the same length, and then there will be 3-5 stragglers that hang longer than the rest. Like up to an inch longer.
Should a really good curly cut mean that your curls are 'neat' looking, same length hairs in that clump?
I've had my hair cut (dry) by a deva-trained stylist, I got 'rebel' hairs that hang down from its 'clump' crowd.
I've had my hair cut wet by a stylist recommended in salons, she seemed like she was looking at the curls, but I got the same results.

Sorry to be long-winded, but does this make sense?
Is this how a curly cut just is? I'm interested to know what the ends of other curlies clumps are like.

whatsercurl 08-06-2009 06:25 PM

Some of my clumps are as you describe - a few stragglers not conforming.

For me, I think it's because I have many curl types on my head. My stylist has cut some in the back to make them a bit more uniform but I haven't found a method or product that will completely make it go away.

Kranbery 08-06-2009 07:01 PM

I have scraggly hairs too, that seem to be a different length or a different type. In fact, the hairs that stick out seem to have a bigger curl width than most of my hair. I don't know anymore, I just let it be.

mpgirl 08-06-2009 07:11 PM

Maybe Struttswife will weigh in on this one.

onethousandcurls 08-06-2009 09:46 PM

I think some people's hair clump differently from day to day, so when your stylist cuts your hair it's all even that day. But next time, it all clumps a little differently so you have hairs (of differing lengths) from different clumps forming a new clump.

Just a theory.

redcelticcurls 08-06-2009 11:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by onethousandcurls (Post 1055287)
I think some people's hair clump differently from day to day, so when your stylist cuts your hair it's all even that day. But next time, it all clumps a little differently so you have hairs (of differing lengths) from different clumps forming a new clump.

Just a theory.

I agree with this.

kathymack 08-07-2009 06:58 AM

The only consistent thing about curly hair is that it's inconsistent day to day!

curlyhairmichuk 08-07-2009 04:29 PM

you're right KM - you can do your routine one day and have great hair and then the next do the same thing and it just doesn't work. It's just curly hair.

rudeechick 08-07-2009 04:55 PM

There is no question our hair is just plain wonky! Then factor in weather, product, application.... Its consistently inconsistent!

I will say my clumps are boosted tremendously by the fact that I have long layers; they are cut almost like steps, so the hairs on any given "step" gravitate towards each other.

StruttsWife 08-07-2009 09:07 PM

Our curls will definitely not clump the same from day to day.

With a good cut, however, your curls will usually "play" together nicely, no matter how they decide to clump.

Unless, of course, they don't. Curls have PMS, just like we do :-?

bigredapmi 08-08-2009 04:30 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by StruttsWife (Post 1056626)
Our curls will definitely not clump the same from day to day.

With a good cut, however, your curls will usually "play" together nicely, no matter how they decide to clump.

Unless, of course, they don't. Curls have PMS, just like we do :-?

Ain't that the truth ! :laughing3:

rudeechick 08-08-2009 08:05 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bigredapmi (Post 1056901)
Quote:

Originally Posted by StruttsWife (Post 1056626)
Our curls will definitely not clump the same from day to day.

With a good cut, however, your curls will usually "play" together nicely, no matter how they decide to clump.

Unless, of course, they don't. Curls have PMS, just like we do :-?

Ain't that the truth ! :laughing3:

Ahhh.... so THAT explains it! My curls must be going thru menopause!:-?


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