Going to get my hair cut short!

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I've finally decided to get my hair cut short (to just above shoulder-length)! I haven't had my hair short since I was little, so I'm thinking it'll do my hair good as well to not have any weight like it has for the past 10 years or so.

I have mainly 3b hair, so this will make my hair more curly, right?

Some tips about getting my hair cut short would be really greatly appreciated.

THANKS!!!
Hair type: 3a/3b, 'tanned blonde', fine, normal porosity, normal elasticity, fine texture, naturally curly hair.
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Congratulations on the decision to get your hair cut. I just did the same thing. My appointment is next week.

I went to the hair type section and clicked on pics for 3b and looked through all the pages. Saved pics that I liked into a folder on my computer and showed friends. Asked them which one they liked the best and what would work for my hair. I got it down to 3 pics, they are all escentially the same cut, just different versions of length. Here's the link: http://www.naturallycurly.com/curlpi...Types%5B%5D=13

Good luck and hope this helps!!

By the way, just an FYI. The first time I got my hair cut short, from waistline to just above the bra line, I lost my equillibrium for 3 days. Who knew...hahaha
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All the best with your appointment! Let me know how it goes!

Btw, what would be your advice as to what to say to my hairdresser? How would I describe what I want doing to my hair? Because I'd like it just like Kate Humble's:

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but without the fringe. Would this photo be good enough to show my hairdresser?

And should I ask her if she could cut my hair dry instead of the usual wet? Otherwise she might cut it too short?

Thanks!
Hair type: 3a/3b, 'tanned blonde', fine, normal porosity, normal elasticity, fine texture, naturally curly hair.
Conditioner: Pure Coconut Oil Conditioner worked in, left for several minutes, washed out, second gentler application, left in for 3 minutes, washed out.
Styling: Boots Essentials Curl Creme or Styling Mousse for Curls





I like the style a lot.

You said it's been about 10 years since you have had short hair, do you remember how curly it really is without all the weight? The very first time I got my hair cut short, I was 14, had long hair to my waist and got it cut to just above my bra strap. It shrank up like a jerry curl. I had no clue my hair would do that or that it was even curly. The second time I went short, 19 yoa, I just had a "poof" on the top of my head. So hence, just let it grow and get 6" cut off once a year.

This time around, I am going to a Deva trained stylist who came highly recommended. If your stylist is not familiar with curly hair, you may want to search for one who is. I would recommend dry cut, but if she/he is not familiar with that, again, look for someone who is. Make sure they use sharp scissors, no razors and that they don't slide the scissors but actually cut. Can really damage hair if they slide them.

Bring your pic, but I would not go as short as her hair initially. I might even go 3-4" or more longer. I say that because a lot of weight will be taken off and you will want to think of the shrink factor. They can wet and stick you under the hood dryers to see what it will do after the cut and if you need it shorter. Better to have it too long initially than too short the first time around. I have 3 pics I am trying to decide from. The reality is I realize they are all the same hair cut but just different lengths, so I am going to go with the longest version first and go from there. I spoke with the stylist who is very nice and willing to work with me on this since it has been around some 20 years or so since I tried cutting my hair.

Hope this helps, would love to see the pics when you get it done too.

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