05-06-2010, 09:02 PM
Join Date: Aug 2009
I too have yet to be satisfied with my haircuts in the past several years. This past year I found a Deva-trained stylist. I've had her cut my hair twice now, and though I really didn't like how much she cut from my hair the 2nd time, it did help my curl formation. I did my last hair cut myself--with help from my mom. We both know the dry-cutting technique for curls, so, together, we literally trimmed about 20 curls max, and I'm happy with it. The thing I dislike about many stylists is their need to cut off 20lbs of hair when I ask for 'just a trim.' I'm paying you. A lot. Please respect my requests, ya know?
Try getting slightly thicker, blended layers to help with your volume. If you're not up for the cut, try styling your hair with no part. You mentioned you use bobby pins--they don't really provide a strong enough to give you volume. Try clipping up your hair when its wet with duck bill clips
. Sometimes I even use those huge clampy clips
for the hair on the top of my head. And since I shower at night, I sometimes keep it in my hair overnight. My hair looks a little odd after it's dry and I take the huge clip out, but I just wet it and rearranged it a little and I get some really nice volume out of it. Lastly do an ACV rinse from time to time. ACV rinses give me volume and bouncier curls.
Low/Med porosity, very fine, low/med elasticity & density, 3A
AKA hard to work with hair!
Low-Poo: Kenra Volumizing shampoo, AG Fast Food shampoo
CO: AG Ultramoist, AO GPB, Nature's Gate Aloe Vera
Gel: GFCC mousse, HETT, Aquage Megagel
Also: Aloe Vera juice or Alba Leave-in. Weekly ACV rinse.
Wishlist: YTC low-poo, Elucence poo, Bioterra Curl Creme, AGEbeautiful Strengthening trtment, SS Repairing Protein Trtment, LuxyHair ext's