Totally Chopped off my hair

It was so damaged, I didn't do anything but pull it back into a pony-tail, so I just told my stylist to cut all the damage off. Now my hair is like a long pixie cut in back, that's fine, then it's cut into kind of a trendy cut that is supposed to come to a point, but since I'm wearing it curly all the time, just flips out. I guess you could call it a short assymetrical bob.

It's not even really long enough to put in a diffuser, really. So what do I do to dry my hair? I can't leave with wet hair because temps are in the 40's in the mornings right now.

People actually say they really like the cut, which surprises me because it seems a little wild, maybe that's just the nature of the cut!
2B...ish
http://public.fotki.com/SunshineGrrl/ pw: drama
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This area is under construction as my hair type changed and nothing works well for me. I shampoo, I condition and pretty much have done nothing but chuck my hair in a messy bun for the past oh...year? Yeah, I'm that lazy.

No...going no-poo or CG does not work for me. It leaves me overconditioned and oily in a second no matter what I use, so that's not what's not working.
Your cut sounds really nice! Gonna share some pics with us?

When you say "not long enough to put in a diffuser" I'm assuming you mean one of those bowl diffusers that have the finger-looking pieces poking up out of it -- is that right? Would you consider trying a "hot sock" diffuser? That's worked well for me for the rare times I diffuse.

Will air-drying work? I wake up early to allow time for air-drying while I do other stuff around the house in the mornings. I realize that option is not for everyone.
Location: Texas
Type: 3b/3c (i), below shoulder length.
CO wash: A-O GPB LYY, Salon Care Honey Almond, Devacurl OC, Acure Argan Stem Cell+Argan Oil, Mill Creek Botanicals Keratin Repair
Leave-ins: BWC, KCKT, cno overnight
Styling: BRHG, MGA Sculpting Gel, A-O Mandarin Magic Gel, LOTD AVG, LALSG
DT: Kiehl's Olive Fruit Oil Deeply Repairative Hair Pak, Curl Junkie Deep Fix, Briogeo Don't Despair Repair!
No pics until it has time to recover from the shock of having it cut. It's a little wild right now.

I'll have to look into a Hot Sock because my hair definitely does not fit into the bowl diffuser. And I think I'm back to square one on product application, too.

Air-drying really isn't a good option for me because most of the time, I'm late for work as it is. I always sleep past my alarm (gotta get past that!) and rush through getting ready and out the door. It's a day to mark on the calendar when I actually wear makeup to work!

Gravy, maybe this isn't so much a hair crisis as a lazy crisis!
2B...ish
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This area is under construction as my hair type changed and nothing works well for me. I shampoo, I condition and pretty much have done nothing but chuck my hair in a messy bun for the past oh...year? Yeah, I'm that lazy.

No...going no-poo or CG does not work for me. It leaves me overconditioned and oily in a second no matter what I use, so that's not what's not working.
You don't necessarily have to put your hair down into a bowl diffuser to use one - I often don't even though my hair's long enough. When it was fairly short last winter (see Fotki), I still used my bowl diffuser.

If you have a hardhat dryer, you could apply product, clip it if needed, and sit under it for a bit so you don't have to leave with it wet.
2C/3A/3B - mod. CG, med. to fine, normal to low porosity/normal elasticity

Current Main Rotation: MG217 medicated, GTTT or Aim2Health 'poos as scalp needs, YTCarrots or Elucence cond., Spiral Solutions Protein Trtmt & Deeply Decadent Cond., CJCCCC reg or lite, KCCC, AO Mandarin Magic, Giovanni LA Hold Hair Spritz + lots more, sporadically

HG Method: Super Soaker + Smasters-ing, brief upside down diffusing then clips or clamps & air dry. Blend gray w/henna glosses

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You don't necessarily have to put your hair down into a bowl diffuser to use one - I often don't even though my hair's long enough. When it was fairly short last winter (see Fotki), I still used my bowl diffuser.

If you have a hardhat dryer, you could apply product, clip it if needed, and sit under it for a bit so you don't have to leave with it wet.
Originally Posted by auntnett
I think I might have to break and buy a hardhat dryer. That's what she used in the salon.
2B...ish
http://public.fotki.com/SunshineGrrl/ pw: drama
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This area is under construction as my hair type changed and nothing works well for me. I shampoo, I condition and pretty much have done nothing but chuck my hair in a messy bun for the past oh...year? Yeah, I'm that lazy.

No...going no-poo or CG does not work for me. It leaves me overconditioned and oily in a second no matter what I use, so that's not what's not working.
I totally want to see pictures! I am actually cutting my hair off today! (Not cause of damage, just don't have time to keep up with the length!)

When I had short hair before (before CG too thought) I used my diffuser- just did the lowest setting. I am thinking I will be thinking of other options for you and I both here soon!

I hope that something works!

And you should show us pictures anyway!!
Kara in Chicago
Figuring out this CG stuff... sort of!
Big Chop on 10-14-09!! Donating hair to Pantene Beautiful Lengths. Hope that someone likes my curly hair as much as I do!
Mom to a curly-headed almost 2 year old!

Currently: No Poo, occasional Kathy Mack soap bars (LOVE them!), Deva products, L'Oreal Nutri Vive Pro Gloss, and honey.
Stylers: Curl Keeper (only works in winter), Deva gel, HESMU, and KCCC. And some other stuff that I don't remember now!!


I would still use the diffuser, but on a low setting. It doesn't have to be in the hair to actually work. We need pics now! If you are already getting compliments, we don't need to wait for it to adjust.

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Kara in Chicago
Figuring out this CG stuff... sort of!
Big Chop on 10-14-09!! Donating hair to Pantene Beautiful Lengths. Hope that someone likes my curly hair as much as I do!
Mom to a curly-headed almost 2 year old!

Currently: No Poo, occasional Kathy Mack soap bars (LOVE them!), Deva products, L'Oreal Nutri Vive Pro Gloss, and honey.
Stylers: Curl Keeper (only works in winter), Deva gel, HESMU, and KCCC. And some other stuff that I don't remember now!!


Okay, girls...here are the pictures. I realized that I need to get some water out of my hair before I apply products. Today was AG mousse/gel. Keep in mind that this is hair after a nap. Sorry for the face. Self-imposed pictures never turn out well.

Totally Chopped off my hair-short-back.jpgTotally Chopped off my hair-short-cut-front.jpg

So What do you think? Is my face too round for it? Suggestions?
2B...ish
http://public.fotki.com/SunshineGrrl/ pw: drama
Products
This area is under construction as my hair type changed and nothing works well for me. I shampoo, I condition and pretty much have done nothing but chuck my hair in a messy bun for the past oh...year? Yeah, I'm that lazy.

No...going no-poo or CG does not work for me. It leaves me overconditioned and oily in a second no matter what I use, so that's not what's not working.
I love it! Maybe try the sock diffuser? That might work better. You could also try the bowl diffuser anyway and see if it works. HTH

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Low-poo: Yes to Carrots Daily Pampering Shampoo (1-2x/week)
Rinse outs: Yes to Carrots Pampering Mud Conditioner
Styling: a little bit of leave in and a little bit of KCCC, diffusing
Olive oil DTs, honey rinses in the summer
I love it! I know how long you've waited to get some curls back so yay!

How about a flat diffuser like this one?

http://www.folica.com/Curly_Top_Diffu_d1410.html
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I love it! I know how long you've waited to get some curls back so yay!

How about a flat diffuser like this one?

http://www.folica.com/Curly_Top_Diffu_d1410.html
Originally Posted by Jess the Mess
Oooohhhh...I like that one. I have a pancake one from conair that I might dig up. Today was the result of a bowl diffuser, so it's not too bad. I really like the back, it's just the front I'm still trying to get to look right!
2B...ish
http://public.fotki.com/SunshineGrrl/ pw: drama
Products
This area is under construction as my hair type changed and nothing works well for me. I shampoo, I condition and pretty much have done nothing but chuck my hair in a messy bun for the past oh...year? Yeah, I'm that lazy.

No...going no-poo or CG does not work for me. It leaves me overconditioned and oily in a second no matter what I use, so that's not what's not working.
Your hair looks great - you have plent of volume it is not sitting flat which is great! You will get it how you want it - just takes a little bit of time with a new cut. It will be sooooo healthy now!
UK curly

fine to medium strands, porous, medium density
CG May 2009 - low poo occasionally
Co-wash: Tresemme Naturals
Styling -Naked Curl Defining Cream, BRHG, Mop Top, FSG
Product for a good hair day: FSG or Mop Top
Hair loves protein!
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new pics added Jan 2012

Enjoying the freedom of going curly!
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Your hair looks great! I haven't seen pics of it longer, but I love your new cut!
Location: Texas
Type: 3b/3c (i), below shoulder length.
CO wash: A-O GPB LYY, Salon Care Honey Almond, Devacurl OC, Acure Argan Stem Cell+Argan Oil, Mill Creek Botanicals Keratin Repair
Leave-ins: BWC, KCKT, cno overnight
Styling: BRHG, MGA Sculpting Gel, A-O Mandarin Magic Gel, LOTD AVG, LALSG
DT: Kiehl's Olive Fruit Oil Deeply Repairative Hair Pak, Curl Junkie Deep Fix, Briogeo Don't Despair Repair!
The cut is fantastic! My hair is short too, You can still use the bowl diffuser - just kind of keep it close to head-Enjoy it!
Awwwww, thank you girls! I really do like it. I have realized my hair doesn't respond well to gel. At least so far.
2B...ish
http://public.fotki.com/SunshineGrrl/ pw: drama
Products
This area is under construction as my hair type changed and nothing works well for me. I shampoo, I condition and pretty much have done nothing but chuck my hair in a messy bun for the past oh...year? Yeah, I'm that lazy.

No...going no-poo or CG does not work for me. It leaves me overconditioned and oily in a second no matter what I use, so that's not what's not working.
Okay, girls...here are the pictures. I realized that I need to get some water out of my hair before I apply products. Today was AG mousse/gel. Keep in mind that this is hair after a nap. Sorry for the face. Self-imposed pictures never turn out well.

Attachment 5911Attachment 5912

So What do you think? Is my face too round for it? Suggestions?
Originally Posted by SunshineGrrl

I love it!!! It looks fantastic!
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I love the cut!! Looks great on you.
And those flat diffusers are great. I've used them for decades with short and long hair and all in between.
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